Monday, November 26, 2012

CHRISTMAS TREES IN MANILA 2012

I just happen to attend conventions and workshops in Manila this Christmas season and I noticed that the Christmas trees in the places I've been to are the traditional Christmas trees with red and gold and other colorful balls. 

From Wikipedia, this is what they say about the Christmas Tree!
A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as pine or fir, traditionally associated with the celebration of Christmas. An artificial Christmas tree is an object made to resemble such a tree, usually made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
The tree was traditionally decorated with edibles such as apples, nuts or dates. In the 18th century, it began to be illuminated by candles, which with electrification could also be replaced by Christmas lights. Today, there is a wide variety of traditional ornaments, such as garland, tinsel, and candy canes.An angel or star may be placed at the top of the tree, to represent the host of angels or the Star of Bethlehem from the Nativity.
The custom of the Christmas tree developed in early modern Germany with predecessors that can be traced to the 16th and possibly the 15th century. It acquired popularity beyond Germany during the second half of the 19th century.[1] The Christmas tree has also been known as the "Yule-tree", especially in discussions of its folkloristic origins.[2][3]


I'd like to share some of the Christmas trees I've seen around Manila (only where I went to...no extra effort to look for it!)... 

Century Park Hotel.
Very tall pine tree with colorful Christmas balls and oval lighted lanterns with the effect of jewels.


Heritage Hotel.
Another very tall pine tree with red and gold Christmas balls and ribbon garland... very classical tree!
The theme for Heritage Hotel this year is the Jungle Safari but they separated this from the Christmas Tree.
Heritage Christmas Tree by day
Heritage Christmas Tree by night
Manila Hotel.
The centrally displayed tall pine tree with red and gold Christmas balls, the Nutcracker and huge candy canes, including wreaths with red and gold balls.
The theme of Manila Hotel this Christmas is the Nutcracker Christmas.
 





Richmonde Hotel
The classic pine tree with red and gold Christmas balls and red, gold and green glittering fern-like leaves.
The other theme they have are the gingerbread houses and they, indeed smelled of cinnamon!
And of course, the grand staircase was also beautifully adorned!



It is also so nice to see the Christmas trees so traditionally decorated again with reds, greens and golds and brightened by the fine Christmas lights , tinsels and garlands!

38 comments:

  1. No giant Christmas tree yet here in my place..I like the last one...:)

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  2. Wow so many Christmas trees. Christmas is really coming fast.

    Mommy Maye
    http://www.momaye.com

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  3. Wow! You've been practically all over these hotels. I've always admired how these Christmas Trees are set up. I tried setting up ours for the first time and it's pretty but not as I want it to be. looks like I need to buy more ornaments or hangings.. :) I'll be an expert soon I know.. a little practice will go a long way. :)

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  4. weeee!!! am sooooo excited to be in Manila this weekend doc!!! :-) eto ang namimiss ko sa manila...kahit san ka magpunta you'll really feel the christmas spirit... dito kasi sa atin sa downtown area lang... :-) i missed december in manila last year... am happy go kami this year! hihi will make this a regular annual trip na... be in manila during christmas season hihihihi :D

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  5. You're like hotel-hopping there. :-) They have such lavish decors, don't they? Manila Hotel really splurged on the nutcracker theme.

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  6. I love that nutcracker them, too! The christmas trees are beautiful! Kaya lang, there's no nativity scene ano?

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    1. not in the hotels I saw... I am looking for nativity scenes too but I saw only one at the facade of a building across EDSA Shangrila!

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  7. Lovely christmas tree pictures. I'm see lots of christmas tree decorations being set up in malls too. Haven't really taken photos of them though.

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  8. It is really nice to see fully decorated Christmas Trees.

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  9. i can already feel the christmas spirit... nice photos you have there!

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  10. I enjoy these photos. I love Christmas trees to bits. I haven't seen giant white trees though here in Cebu, but the one in Fuente Osmena is fancy.

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  11. Ang gaganda ng Christmas trees! have you seen the giant Christmas tree at the Araneta Center? It looks beautiful specially with the lights on :)

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  12. I love the trees in Manila Hotel and Richmond Hotel. They're so whimsical. ;)

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  13. nice photos! XD love the christmas trees so huge! i hope we have it at home. haha

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  14. I like the idea of compiling photos of different Christmas trees! It's fascinating how they decorate their trees.

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  15. I enjoy reading this! :) Good idea to write about the Christmas trees you've seen. ;) I'm still thinking of a theme for this year, that's why I haven't started decorating yet. LOL Merry Christmas to you! :)

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  16. Is it just me or pinakamalaki yung sa century park hotel talaga? All of them are so lovely! Dito walang gigantic xmas trees. I miss Manila. I hope to spend xmas there next year.

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  17. Wow that's a lot of Christmas Trees. I want to have my own big Christmas tree pag may bahay kami.

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  18. All are lovely, I love the one with the nutcracker decor the most. Oh, and the gigantic Nutcraker statues at the lobby are awesome!

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  19. It's good that you were able to capture those photos! At least we can have a tour of different Christmas trees being shown on display sa mga high class hotels. :)

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  20. Those are lovely trees. I only I could fit a big tree that big inside my house. LOL.

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  21. lovely trees...xmas is coming!

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  22. For sure those giant Christmas trees cost moolah!!!

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  23. It indeed is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. :)
    Everything seems beautiful this season.

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  24. I really love looking at Christmas Trees.. :)

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  25. I really really like this post! I love looking at everything Christmas-themed! Makes me forget my worries and personal issues. Haha. For some reason it's therapeutic for me.

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  26. Those are lovely Christmas trees! We're sticking to traditional colors this year also. :)

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  27. Christmas tree, my christmas tree... ang saya! I miss my family back home :(

    CE 11/27

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  28. the christmas tree at the Heritage hotel is adorable. i love looking at them especially at those huge towering ones. i just marvel at their beauty,

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  29. Love those Christmas trees designs. They really made me feel Christmas even more.

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  30. We usually don't put up Christmas tree, but this year, we are planning to :)

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  31. I like the Richmonde tree with the Christmas village. I am setting up my tree soon. I am just waiting for typhoon Pablo to pass.

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  32. Well, there are quite few who tries to get out of the traditional colors and designs of Christmas Trees but still most Filipinos choose to have the traditional colors of green, gold, silver and red. Great that you've visited and compared different Christmas Trees in different Hotels.

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  33. From the hotels you've visited, which one is your favorite? I think I will forever be at awe with all the grand Christmas decors conspicuous this season. The closer the days progress, the more excited I become (though I'm old, hehehe)

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  34. Wonderful Christmas trees! All of them are so grand that I cannot choose which one is my favorite.

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  35. paskong pasko na dito ah.. sana i will have a chance to take a picture of different christmas tree

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  36. Wow! Amazing Christmas trees. Now I can feel the need to buy gifts naaaaa! )

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