Filipino Christmas at The Picasso
Text by Erika Denise Manalo Magtoto
Press Release – Share wondrous cheers and celebrate Christmas festivities at Picasso Boutique! This year, the designer boutique residences is launching their Filipino-inspired Christmas theme. From sparkling decors to seasonal specials, Picasso is bringing you the Filipino Christmas traditions whether you’re with your families or you’re far away from home.
Christmas season has always been much loved and as it takes the world on a magic glow and merriment, guests flock to different countries to experience the culture and cuisine but with plenty of Christmas trimmings. Christmas traditions around the world are wonderful, memorable and will definitely put you in a festive spirit. From shopping in Christmas markets to skiing in blankets of snow, hearing classical concerts to witnessing tree lighting ceremonies, these bring back oodles of good memories and create anew. But Philippines is one of the countries that celebrates this season the longest and with our unique customs and culture, we have shown the world why Christmas is more fun in the Philippines. An archipelago commonly divided by class, religion, social status, dialects, politics and beliefs, this Christmas season is one of the few reasons that upholds unity, peace and celebrates the value of family.
For the whole month of December, Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences invites you to experience the famed Filipino traditions and native food. Nestled in the heart of Makati City, you can truly experience why Christmas in this country is worth coming home to. More than delivering the elusive market with personalized service, unique offerings, primo cultural art and culinary surprises, this perennial favorite weekend destination has a lot up on their sleeves this month!
The vacation fortress brimming with calming hues is now transformed into a festive sparkle of reds, greens and rustic golds – reminiscent of a big open house celebration with family and friends every Christmas. It’s what’s inside the brings the onlookers. The hotel is bedecked in thousands of illuminating white twinkling lights. Feast your eyes with plenty of gala ornaments, Christmas tree adorned with parols (lighted star lanterns) and a Noche Buena (a Yuletide grand midnight feast) multi-course holiday tasting menus in Pablo Bistro. Pablo Bistro is a foraging Spanish dining and cocktail destination that will also have a plethora of gourmet feast galore for the New Year’s Eve such as their bestselling paella, steaks and a selection of tapas. Pablo Bistro’s holiday fare will take you on a gastronomical delight of International flavors with quintessential Filipino twist.
Sip some fizzles of bubbly and embrace joyous wonder. Picasso Boutique Residences takes guests to a melodic symphony as carolers sing Filipino Christmas songs on selected days of December. Relive how Christmas carolers knock on your doors to perform merry harmonic tunes accompanied by handmade instruments. Christmas Eve is also one of the most important days and in-house guests can take part in the early morning Simbang Gabi and evening mass Misa de Gallo in nearby churches around Salcedo Village. Picasso Boutique will also host a New Year’s Eve traditional countdown in their lobby while being serenaded by the children chorale. Families can fill their stays with seasonal cheer as they watch classic holiday flicks together while sipping hot cocoa and exchange presents during Christmas morning!
Spending Christmas time at a hotel does hold a certain travel allure, without a single dish to wash or a tree to trim. Let caring carry the season and give the gift of a memorable holiday to your loved ones with Picasso’s special rate to welcome a prosperous New Year. Share warm conversations, find simple joys, remember traditions and create lasting memories only at Picasso Makati. At the heart of the frenzied holiday season, there is a special place inside of us where wonder and magic come alive. This year, Picasso invites you to make this Christmas a season to remember and share the moment of love, hope and joy!