Christmas at Central Square

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November 10, 2017 | BY Philippine Tatler

The holiday season comes to life through special activities at Central Square


An endless slew of fun activities, thoughtful gift ideas, and irresistible shopping deals await shoppers at Central Square this season. Beginning in November, Central Square’s holiday offerings bring joy for kids and adults alike.

Inspired by the “Traditions of Christmas,” the programmes are designed to make the most of the holidays. Gift giving is a central practice during this season, and as such a series of workshops are in store every Saturday of December from 2:30 to 4:00 PM. On December 2, kids can learn how to put their personal touch on presents at the giftwrapping workshop. On December 9, cookie monsters can indulge in sweet treats at the cookie-decorating workshop. On December 16, kids can learn how to deck the halls and decorate their Christmas trees with their own Christmas socks.


Weekend holiday parades are also in place from 4:30 to 5:00 PM, featuring Hamley’s well-loved characters. Kids can also spend some time with Santa Claus every Saturday and Sunday, 5:00 to 7:00 PM. At 7:30, beautiful music will fill the air as group chorales serenade visitors with Christmas carols.

While the kids have the time of their lives participating in activities, the adults can also have their fair share of fun while shopping. SSI, Mastercard, and Singapore Airlines are offering a special deal for shoppers with the promos “Swipe to Travel” and “Swipe to Shop.”


With “Swipe to Travel,” three lucky winners will get SSI Purple gift cards worth PHP 200,000, a flight to London, Paris, or Singapore while enjoying the ultimate luxe experience in business class via Singapore Airlines, luxury accommodations for two, and a private and curated tour of the destination, a professional makeover, and photo shoots around the scenic sites, among others. Earn one raffle entry for every single receipt purchase worth PHP 30,000. Promo runs from November 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018.

central-square-2.jpgAnton Huang with Santa Claus

In “Swipe to Shop,” shoppers can splurge on contemporary beauty, fashion. And food staples inside Central Square for a chance to win SSI Pruple gift cards. Ten lucky shoppers can win gift cards loaded with PHP 500,000 credits. Consolation prizes include two SSI Purple gift cards with PHP 100,000 credits, two with PHP 75,000 credits, and five with PHP 30,000 credits. Shop until January 15, earn one raffle entry for single receipt purchase worth PHP 3,000.

What’s more, every purchase using Mastercard garners the shopper the chance to pick a prize at the Concierge area from November 17 to December 31, 2017.

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