Christmas Spirit of SM City Marikina

The Fire and Warmth of the Christmas Spirit in our Home

SM City Marikina’s Santa’s Fireplace gives us the sentiment that our SM mall is our home away from home. It encapsulates a warm homey feel and gives us the overall sense of happiness from the comfort of celebrating the Christmas season with our family and loved-ones. SM Marikina’s Santa’s Fireplace is a symbol of the warmth and fire in our hearts to celebrate the coming of Christ in our homes, and more so that place that we value as our second home.  

To celebrate and initiate the spread of love and cheers throughout the mall, SM City Marikina opened the season with the unveiling and launch of the Christmas Centerpiece. The event was hosted by DJ Pam of Wave 89.1 as the celebration was graced by the presence of the Local Government officials such as Mayor Del De Guzman and Vice- Mayor Fabian Cadiz among others. The Central 2’s ROManager, Ms. Johanna N. Rupisan, and the SM City Marikina Mall Manager, Ms. Mitchell S. Martel were among the SM Management that were present in the program.

The celebration was a feast for the senses as shoppers listened to the beautiful music from the Our Lady of the Abandoned Choir.  The Serenata String Quartet set the Christmas mood as the guests took their seats and greeted their friends and some familiar faces. Shoppers gazed at the eye catching dance performances of Teatro Marikeno and the booming finale performance of UP Street Dance Club. Guests smiled and moved to the soulful voice of Sam Conception as he serenaded the crowd while shoppers laughed and cheered with Kuya Tony Pet Gaba as he headed the gift-giving ceremony. The crowd’s heart melted as gifts, Christmas shirts, and Jollibee sponsored food were whole heartedly given to the 100 kids from Marikina’s District 1 Congressman Marcy Teodoro’s local welfare program. Hearts skipped a beat as Jollibee and his pals took the stage to dance a special number for the kids. The delectable palates were satisfied as Jollibee and Vikings sponsored food and dinner of the kids and adults. And most importantly, smiles were high beaming as kids enjoyed the company of Sta. Claus as he too was unveiled with the Christmas Centerpiece.

For SM City Marikina, the event was not just a launch of the Christmas Centerpiece, but it was a way to thank its supporters, shoppers, and its overall community for the loyalty they have displayed throughout the years. SM City Marikina, through its stringent and detailed program of events, intended to please its patrons, share the love for Christmas, and show its love to the community that made it feel like it is indeed a second home for most families who are steadfast in sharing both mundane and special family moments at the mall.