Cebu Parklane International Hotel retold the Chronicles of Christmas as it lit up its tree on Nov. 12, 2019 at the hotel’s lobby.
With this year’s theme “Ang Sugilanon sa Pasko,” Cebu Parklane narrated the evolution of the Filipino Christmas and its traditions, particularly in Cebu, that have been handed down from one generation to another.
Furthermore, Cebu Parklane emphasized the real essence of the season by incorporating a life-sized belen under the tree, a first in its 13 years of providing “distinctly local” hospitality and service. The belen is a significant Christmas tradition that the Filipinos have practiced ever since it was brought by the Franciscan friars during the Spanish occupation in the country.
To represent the chronicling of Christmas and to live up to its yearly tradition of recycling materials for the majority of its décor, Cebu Parklane’s Christmas tree is covered with leaves made out of newspapers. The recycled newspapers have been converted into beautiful decorative pieces that form part of the Christmas tree and the lobby’s decorations.
In addition, handicraft paper products made by the PDLs (Persons Deprived of Liberty) from the Naga City Jail-Male and Female Dormitory are being sold at the hotel lobby through the hotel’s project “Buy a Gift, Be a Gift.” The Christmas tree lighting also included the turnover of this project’s proceeds to the children of the Cancer Warriors Foundation-Cebu Chapter.
Performances from MDF Productions headed by its founder Margo Frasco, and the Fidelis Choir also relived the Christmas tales and traditions from the olden times and brought to life past revelry. SPONSORED CONTENT