By Maya M. Padillo
Journalists from Manila, Visayas and Mindanao were recently treated to a fabulous night at premier entertainment and tourism destination Resorts World Manila (RWM) for the launch of Grand Fiesta Manila (GFM) Yuletide Season.
With the theme “Fantasy Funfair”, the celebration kicked off with the giant Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on November 9 at The Plaza in Newport Mall and followed by a Thanks-giving Dinner at RWM’s signature Cantonese restaurant, Passion.
In this Holiday Season, guests are invited to visit RWM to experience a marathon lineup of special events and world-class entertainment offerings for the whole family during the seven-week holiday fiesta.
Café Maxims lets guests create their own Christmas Gifts and Hampers until the New Year, while Asian fusion restaurant Ginzadon serves up its Japanese-Korean Unlimited for the whole month of November. French-themed Impressions also offers its thanksgiving specials from November 23 to 30, while Cantonese restaurant Passion invites guests to indulge in its Lobster Festival.
Exclusive shows also highlight this year’s festivities with American rapper and producer Kid Ink performing a one-night concert at House Manila on November 15 and Mr. Shades Randy Santiago at Bar 360 on November 18.
The Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT) is also set to present a torrent of OPM concerts for GFM starting with Ogie Alcasid’s “The Soundtrack of My Life” concert on November 30; Bamboo on December 7; Dingdong Avanzado and Jessa Zaragosa’s anniversary concert on December 8; Manila Sound with Hotdog on December 13; and Aegis in “Ating Sayawin” on December 20.
As in previous years, GFM will culminate with the grandest New Year’s Eve party in the country. On December 31, The Grand Countdown to 2018 will showcase an unforgettable entertainment line-up featuring Lani Misalucha, Arnel Pineda, Darren Espanto, Giselle Sanchez and Jon Santos.
RWM is the first one-stop, non-stop entertainment and leisure destination in the Philippines that features recreational thrills, world-class performances, unique events, and exciting lifestyle options.
Thanks to Ian Garcia for sharing his photos.