Maya on the Block: Parks of Joy

Indeed, Christmas is a season of joy.

For SM Lanang Premier, joy comes in verdant green colors. For SM City Davao, joy means loads of thrill.

This holiday season, SM Supermalls in Davao reimagined Christmas through thoughtful moments through decors inspired by gardens and parks made to bring joy to Dabawenyos in the middle of this pandemic.

At SM Lanang Premier, the centerpiece element is a 55-foot Christmas tree that stands at the center of a lush man-made garden. The tree is topped with a Sputnik chandelier that sparkles from all corners. The verdant spot at the mall’s atrium is accentuated with 25-feet evergreen wrought-iron arches and life-size topiaries in giraffe form.

Christmas spirit can be felt as every corner is filled with greens and sparkles through displays of platinum drop crystals, moss-covered balls, glitters, and glass balls.

Over at SM City Davao, the park-inspired space displayed lush installations that celebrate an adventurous holiday.

The activity center was transformed into a lively park with glistening greeneries, popup stalls, and large ruby-colored Christmas balls for a funfilled outdoor vibe featuring five life-size statues of prancing Parisian bears.

The main attraction is the 30-feet Christmas tree decked with 50,000 lights and 300 balls and adjacent to it is the 12-feet Christmas ball-inspired dome with a tunnel of bright and sparkly lights.

“All decors are refurbished and recycled for sustainability so we can save and give more back to the community,” said Lester R. Tantoco, mall manager of SM City Davao.

The two Christmas installations lit up on November 5 and 6, 2021, respectively.

These installations aim to recreate outdoor experiences like safe dining and a walk in the park as customers can be a part of these holiday displays through dining pods and easy access to holiday treats.

The malls’ management reminded Dabawenyos to follow the minimum health and safety protocols while having fun in the displays.

For quick gift inspirations and holiday treats, visit also the Christmas Markets that runs from November 6, 2021, to January 9, 2021, at the annex event center in SM City Davao and from November 18, 2021, to December 18, 2021, at the Northwing event grounds in SM Lanang Premier.

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