Araneta City holds first Christmas tree lighting at New Gateway Mall 2
The latest mall of Araneta City kicks off its very first holiday celebration with a ceremonial Christmas tree lighting event on November 14.
The New Gateway Mall 2 brightens up on its first Yuletide celebration with a grand unveiling of a 35-foot silver Christmas tree at the Quantum Skyview. The Christmas tree features 520 Christmas balls, 200 LED lights, 58 Sputnik light bulbs, and 1,500 pine garlands.
The holiday celebration was made more festive by performances from Zephanie Dimaranan, Roselle Nava and son Rafa Tan (from The Voice Kids), Quezon City Performing Arts, and Madison Events performers. Miss International 2023 3rd Runner-Up Nicole Borromeo, the Binibining Pilipinas 2023 queens, the It's Showtime kids, and Araneta City executives also graced the occasion.
During the program, Araneta City gave the audience a teaser of its upcoming holiday offerings, such as the start of its annual Christmas car raffle promo on November 17, and the much-awaited reopening of the classic Fiesta Carnival in December.
"Through the years, Christmas celebration has been synonymous with holiday attractions in Araneta City. That's why we adopted this year the theme 'City of Firsts: Your Home this Christmas.' This tall beautiful Christmas tree here is among our newest holiday offerings to the public. So please do tell your family and friends to check out this amazing display as they visit the New Gateway Mall 2," Lorna Fabian, VP for Leasing of Araneta City, said.
The event at the New Gateway Mall 2 marks the culmination of Araneta City's series of Christmas tree lighting ceremonies. The City of Firsts lit its iconic giant Christmas tree, adorned this year with red-gold accents and a carousel to signify the revival of Fiesta Carnival, in a star-studded festivity on November 10. Separate indoor tree-lighting events were then held from November 11 to 13 at the Ali Mall, Gateway Mall, and Farmers Plaza, respectively.