Wednesday, November 25, 2020

10 Creative Christmas Tree Centerpieces That Will Surely Bring Joy To SM Shoppers

 It is said that Filipinos began decorating their homes with Christmas trees in the early 1900s, as influenced by our American colonizers. Earlier, however, Dr. Jose Rizal, our National Hero, introduced and brought the idea about the Christmas tree in his letter to his eldest sister when he was in Berlin in November 1886. He simply described how Christmas is celebrated in Germany and Spain, and how a forest pine tree decorated with glitter, lights, candies, and fruit is placed inside the house where everyone celebrates Christmas around it.


Since that time, the Christmas tree has found its place in many Filipino homes. Beyond the display and the ornaments, it has conveyed a message of love, unity, and joy in every member of the family.


The iconic Christmas tree has also found its way as a creative centerpiece in SM's malls with artistic renditions in modern and traditional themes. Some like the Christmas in Bloom at SM Aura Premier, and the Southacular Carnival Christmas at SM Southmall, highlight blooms and fair images, respectively, instead of ornaments.


Others highlight the work of artisans in the regions - the lantern makers of Pampanga in SM City Clark's Parul Kapampangan and indigenous fabrics from local communities - hablon, jusi, piña, abaca, and rattan - at SM City Iloilo.


More than just beautiful centerpieces, these have become symbols of hope, love, and joy during these most challenging times. These have become focal points where we can reconnect with our traditional celebrations, and join the Filipino community in hoping for safer, brighter, and merrier times.


Here are 10 creative Christmas Tree Centerpieces that will surely bring joy to SM shoppers:


SM Southmall


SM Southmall's Southacular Carnival Christmas features a 34-foot tree, life-size bears, and a gigantic Ferris wheel! Carnival snacks like cotton candy and popcorn and a myriad of colorful neon lights celebrate the spirit of the season.


SM City Iloilo


Inspired by the beautiful heritage houses around the city, SM City Iloilo's 40-foot tree is born out of love for everything Ilonggo. The indigenous fabric from local communities - hablon, jusi, piña, abaca, and rattan are wrapped around this regal centerpiece, a symbol of the city's solid foundation rooted on its rich history and noble tradition.


SM City North EDSA


It's a Holly Jolly Christmas at SM City North EDSA with a towering 40-foot Christmas tree glittering in wine red tinsel and covered with shimmering gold ornaments. Playful artisan sculpted reindeer surrounding the tree awaken the child in us that cherish and rekindle the warmth and joy this season brings.


The Podium


With its Holiday Blossoms theme, The Podium's 40-foot tree is adorned by giant red and gold lotus leaves, Christmas balls, and lanterns. It is surrounded by reindeer with intricate antlers.


SM City Baguio


SM City Baguio's Winter Wonderland spectacle features a 35-foot tree with snow-capped pine cones, sparkling snowflakes, and glimmering garlands surrounded by adorable polar bears. Built by the artistry of local craftsmen, it celebrates Baguio as the cradle of creative culture and traditions.


SM Megamall


Everything is Mega and Bright in SM Megamall's dazzling Christmas tree with bright light and sparkling ornaments. The gold and fuchsia palette is carried on to the giant Santa Chair with stars upholstered in pink satin, and a telephone booth accented with stars and pink fairy lights.


SM Lanang Premier


Embellished with crystals and twinkling lights, SM Lanang Premier's 57-foot Christmas tree glows in classic Christmas colors of red, white, and gold. This festive holiday centerpiece symbolizes an overflow of hope and cheer, inspiring shoppers to give joy and celebrate life amid challenging times.


SM Seaside City Cebu


Get a glimpse of Christmas Mornings in the Orient with SM Seaside City Cebu's 45-foot tree with red and gold peony flower embellishments, and stately crane birds at the side.


SM City Sucat


SM City Sucat's A Magical Christmas Tale centerpiece features a 20-foot castle-themed Christmas tree, which glows with pages from a storybook, and has well-loved fairy tale characters on each side.


SM City Clark


SM City Clark's Parul Kampampangan centerpiece is a tribute to Pampanga's lantern-making industry. The dazzling 45-foot tree with 1,680 bulbs and spinning lights is proudly designed and assembled by Kapampangan parol makers



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