‘The best present is your presence’ | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

As Ayala Malls celebrates the season with well-loved holiday traditions, it also underscores the importance of giving your loved ones the gift of your time


The best present is your presence. 

That’s the overarching theme of Ayala Malls’ celebration for the holiday season. 

 Ayala Malls holiday season gift
Ballet performance by Steps Dance Studio

“With 2023 as a year of recovery, we’re happy to welcome back our customers across generations to enjoy well-loved traditions at Ayala Malls,” said Mariana Zobel de Ayala, Ayala Land Inc.’s senior vice president and leasing and hospitality group head, at the recent kick-off of Ayala Malls’ holiday festivities at the Glorietta Activity Center. 

 Ayala Malls holiday season gift
Mariana Zobel de Ayala, Ayala Land Inc. senior vice president and head of leasing and hospitality group

“We know that time is the ultimate commodity and holds the greatest value,” Zobel continued, “and therefore it’s apt to highlight how Ayala Malls has been a constant in the lives of Filipinos, their families, friends and significant others, because of the moments that have been created in our spaces, and the special memories that those moments have brought recognize the value and importance of our time. So this Christmas, we thought it would be an opportunity to share the message that the best present is your presence.” 

On that same day, four of Ayala’s Makati malls—Glorietta, Greenbelt, One Ayala and Circuit Makati—held their respective tree-lighting ceremonies via the “A Holiday Trail: A Hop On, Hop Off Journey.” The rest of the group’s shopping centers followed suit that same week, including Alabang Town Center, Ayala Malls Vermosa, Trinoma, Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Ayala Malls Cebu, and other malls outside of central Manila. 

All the Ayala Malls have commenced their holiday calendar, each with their respective list of magical activities and promos to usher in the Christmas season. 

Zobel said that it was stepping into Glorietta that day that made her finally feel that indeed, the holidays were upon us. Christmas wonderland From the moment you step into any Ayala Mall, you’ll be greeted by a symphony of twinkling lights, vibrant colors and melodic sounds

Christmas Wonderland 

From the moment you step into any Ayala Mall, you’ll be greeted by a symphony of twinkling lights, vibrant colors and the melodic sounds of holiday music—a virtual Christmas wonderland that instantly gets you in a holiday mood. The transformations are truly breathtaking, as each mall is meticulously adorned with stunning decorations that transport you into a world of wonder and delight. Giant sparkling Christmas trees, whimsical reindeer and cascading garlands create a captivating ambiance that sets the stage for holiday festivities. 

Ayala Malls understands that the holiday season is not just about shopping, but also about creating cherished moments with your loved ones. That’s why they have prepared a lineup of enchanting events and activities for everyone to enjoy. 

Children can meet Santa Claus himself and whisper their Christmas wishes in his ear. 

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Santa Claus makes an appearance at Glorietta.

For the young and young at heart, Ayala Malls presents captivating performances by talented artists, mesmerizing everyone with their grace, skill, and festive spirit. From ballet recitals to acrobatic displays and musical concerts, each show is a testament to the magic of the season and a reminder of the incredible talent within our communities. 

As you wander through the malls, you’ll discover a treasure trove of gift options for your loved ones. Ayala Malls boasts a wide array of shops, from high-end boutiques to local artisanal stores. Whether you’re looking for fashion, home decor, gadgets or unique handmade crafts, you’ll find the perfect present to make someone’s holiday truly special. And with friendly and knowledgeable staff ready to assist you, shopping becomes a joyful experience in itself. 

Christopher Maglanoc, Ayala Malls president and Ayala Land Inc. senior vice president.

After all the excitement and shopping, it’s time to indulge your taste buds in delectable holiday treats. Ayala Malls’ dining options are a culinary delight, offering a diverse range of cuisines to satisfy every craving. From traditional holiday feasts to international delights, you can savor the flavors of the season while creating lasting memories with family and friends in your holiday get-togethers.

Giving back

But Ayala Malls doesn’t stop there. They believe in the power of giving back to the community, and have thus designed themed weekends filled with activities centered around the joy of giving. Throughout the holiday season, Ayala Malls partners with various charitable organizations to spread love and kindness to those in need. From toy drives to fundraising events, they actively promote the spirit of generosity and remind us all of the true meaning of the season. 

With “Presents of Gratitude,” Ayala Malls expresses its heartfelt appreciation by extending gifts to the heroes of our community, including front-liners, security guards, sales personnel, Grab and Lalamove drivers and all those who tirelessly helped us get through the challenging times. 

Ayala Malls has also unveiled an innovative exchange gift concept for shoppers and merchants that pays it forward and gifts back to others. 

So, as the holiday season approaches, mark your calendars and prepare for a magical experience at Ayala Malls. Let the twinkling lights, joyful laughter, and heartwarming atmosphere ignite the spirit of giving within you. Rediscover the joy of creating beautiful memories with your loved ones and embrace the true essence of the season. Ayala Malls is the place where your season of giving begins, where holiday wonders come to life, and where the magic of the holidays never fades away.

For more information, visit Ayala Malls at ayalamalls.com; stay tuned for updates and announcements at @AyalaMalls360 on Facebook and @iloveayalamalls on Instagram. 


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