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Saturday, December 24, 2016

#ChristmasAroundthePH: Christmas Village of Hope diorama exhibit at SM City Cebu



For our 4th Christmas Around the PH blog series, we are here again in Cebu City, the Queen City of the South, featuring the biggest and largest Christmas village diorama ever that I have seen, I'm not sure if this is the biggest, but according to our contact at SM City Cebu, this is the biggest that they have for this year.

I just learned that every year they organize a Christmas Village diorama on display for the Christmas season and the owner of the entire set up are from a couple who are avid collectors of Christmas villages ceramic diorama miniatures.

So expect that their collection grew more for this year, I think 4th or 5th year exhibit here in SM City Cebu.

The 2016 exhibit is titled "Christmas Village of Hope"
The exhibit will run til January 7, 2017

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The Christmas Village Hope can be visited at the Atrium of SM City Cebu's North Wing.
Access is FREE!
Photo op and selfie are also free!

The giant Christmas tree center piece can also be found here, surrounded by Christmas village backdrop for photo op for kids and also a live pianist performance playing Christmas songs daily.


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Our Bears of Joy are back!! Here we spotted Merry the bear photo bombing the busy viewing of Juander Bear.


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SM City Cebu's giant Christmas Tree
I think its the largest tree here in Cebu

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE OF HOPE
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The highlight of the Christmas Village of Hope exhibit are the newly acquired different kinds of Churches around the world. The collectors of this diorama almost have it all, and now they started to complete the entire Church building that existed from different parts of the world.

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Trains and flying vehicles can be seen at the diorama display


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If you noticed that there are lots of number signs and names on each Christmas village house, they are numbered because the exhibit invites everyone to ADOPT one building for a price of PHP 5,000 for one house and PHP10,000 for a bigger and with moving vehicles.

Adopting one building will be good for the entire year, and when you adopt a Christmas village here at the Christmas Village of Hope, you also donate all the cash to SM Care's beneficiary -- the Kythe Foundation, an organization that helps and takes care of kids stricken with cancer and chronic illness.

The number of villages here at the exhibit is around 700+ , and the adopted villages are almost 70%

Wow! that's a lot of cash donations to Kythe Foundation. Thanks so much!!


Here are more pictures and closer look
of the Christmas Village in SM City Cebu


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BEHIND THE SCENES

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This is the day that I found out that my DSLR camera's mic input is no longer working.
Noticed that my camera no longer uses an external mic

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I spotted this cute snack kiosk

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Thanks to the team of SM City Cebu for touring us around SM City Cebu.
The mall is jampacked!!! and all shoppers are so busy shopping for gifts.

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Wow moments when I viewed the Christmas Village of Hope


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Thanks for reading my Christmas Around the PH blog series!
More to come in my next blog post~

Next:  Davao City!

SM City Cebu
https://www.facebook.com/smcitycebuofficial/


ABOUT THE CHRISTMAS AROUND THE PH BLOG SERIES
Christmas Around the PH blog series is a project of #EATgetaway blog team of Azrael Coladilla of Azrael’s Merryland Blog, Ted Claudio of Wazzup PH and Enzo Luna of Juan Manila Express. This blog series project is in partnership with SM Supermalls. The mission for the project is to witness and feature the different Christmas center piece of the branches of SM Supermalls and also get to know how they will celebrate Christmas located in different regions in the Philippines.

BLOG POST
SM CITY TRECE MARTIRES
http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmasaroundtheph-grand-magical.html

SM CITY PAMPANGA
http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmasaroundtheph-nickelodeon.html

SM SEASIDE CEBU CITY
http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmasaroundtheph-glory-of-christmas.html

SM CITY CEBU
http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmasaroundtheph-christmas-village.html

SM CITY DAVAO
http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmasaroundtheph-yule-duel-choir.html

SM LANANG PREMER
http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmasaroundtheph-tunnel-of-lights.html

SM CITY FAIRVIEW
http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmasaroundtheph-3d-video-mapping.html

SM SOUTHMALL
http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2016/12/christmasaroundtheph-kids-sent-letters.html

SM CITY MARIKINA
http://azraelsmerryland.blogspot.com/2017/01/christmasaroundtheph-final-blog-series.html


#EATGETAWAY VLOG X CHRISTMAS AROUND THE PH


SM CITY TRECE MARTIRES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsFTjLkLbAk

SM CITY PAMPANGA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFi3jJJz6Yk&t=48s

TRAVEL TO CEBU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJhfNHxLEZ0

SM SEASIDE CEBU CITY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lfXMehvCFw

SM CITY CEBU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IICnOCTdEos

SM CITY DAVAO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GV29JM-6N0

DAVAO NIGHT MARKET
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jBvSUAk8v4&t=534s

SM LANANG PREMIER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txqynpMTjjg&t=332s

SM CITY FAIRVIEW
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUBG49kl-1k&t=145s

SM SOUTHMALL
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgME9CVXEZQ&t=19s


SM CITY MARIKINA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpXTnyerJDw&t=9s

HASHTAGS in social media
#EATgetaway
#ChristmasAroundthePH
#MerrySMChristmas2016

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.


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