Mall rings in the festive season with enchanting carols and joyous bells

Shangri-La Plaza welcomes the festive season with the most melodious sights and sounds possible – with carols and bells.

“Our holiday celebration this year is inspired by ‘Carol of the Bells,’ an enduring Christmas song that’s beloved for its angelic melody that evokes the wonder and excitement of the season,” shares Joy R. Polloso, executive vice president for Retail and Commercial at Shang Properties, Inc.

Christmas at the Shang puts the spotlight on musicians and traditional Christmas carols.  Shangri-La Plaza hopes to bring people together and cheer them up through enchanting melodies of love and faith.

“It’s one of the best songs to usher in the season with lines like ‘Christmas is here bringing good cheer. We want to highlight carols and bells that have become icons of the season and focus on how the sounds of Christmas — from the ringing bells heralding Christ’s birth to carolers hopping between houses and church bells sounding the nine-day Simbang Gabi — encourage us to embrace the good cheer and sentimentality the season brings. Shang imparts this message to our mall guests as a way to welcome this season of joy, peace and harmony, wishing everyone a bountiful year ahead,” Polloso added.

Carols are also going to sound around the Shang as it is giving musicians and carolers the platform to perform merry tunes and nostalgic songs to delight every mall guest. Hear their choruses echo around the mall on 25 and 26 November and 10 and 17 December at either Grand or East Atrium. Caroling has been a longstanding tradition that also highlights the Filipinos’ innate generosity and jovial nature.

At the Grand Atrium, mall guests will see massive hanging bells with a creative array of lighting that’s inspired by the dazzling colors of the aurora borealis and shooting stars. The design transforms the atrium into a place of wonder with the hanging bells gracefully moving up and down as the lights flicker and dance, giving spectators a magical out-of-this-world holiday light show.

Get ready for the ultimate holiday treat with The Shang Christmas Raffle. Receive one raffle coupon for every P2,500 spent on purchases between 5 November 2023 and 31 January 2024 and stand a chance to win a brand-new Toyota Land Cruiser Prado.

Kids are also going to get a chance to share their Christmas wishes with jolly old St. Nicholas at the Santa’s Corner every Friday and weekend starting today at Level 1, Main Wing. Or they can visit Santa’s Toy Factory and collect some gifts at the Toy Fair from 27 November to 3 December at the Grand Atrium. Explorers of all ages can also embrace creativity over the holidays with Lego Christmas which features the beloved brand’s festive Christmas sets and sought-after collections from 4 to 10 December at Level 1, Main Wing.