By MARIA JESUSA A. ESTEBAN
TUGUEGARAO CITY-Mallgoers here have something to cheer on as a 30-foot giant Christmas tree, touted as the biggest in this year’s holiday decorations in the city, has been launched and lit up at the SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown on Saturday night.
The much-awaited Tuguegarao mall’s giant Christmas centerpiece launching at the mall atrium has a giant gift box on its base which represents season of giving, public relations officer Gerina Malubay-Torno said.
This year’s theme for the centerpiece is a Christmas Village, a multi-purpose centerpiece consisting of selling, dining, and fun areas for the shoppers to experience, she added.
The Christmas tree is decorated with red and golden Christmas balls while dining gazebos and reindeers surround the centerpiece.The launching came after the mall’s donation of hats and boots to the selected 4Ps beneficiary-farmers from the different barangays of Tuguegarao City, a part of the company’s pledge in its 100 days of caring and giving this year’s Christmas countdown, Torno added.
“The way we celebrate this festive season may change with the times, but many beautiful things remain: Sharing our time, food and gifts, the love of friends and family through hard times and adversity – these are the real blessings of Christmas,” Assistant Mall Manager Romel Uy said.
Uy also added that mall employees are 100-percent fully vaccinated for the safety of its customers and families. The Christmas Village will be on display until January 2022.#