Your Pambansang Blogger ng Pilipinas was invited to witness the grand Christmas Tree lighting at Crosswinds Tagaytay which was the highlight of their pre-holiday season celebration entitled "Christmas Musical" - a musical concert welcoming the holidays featuring lots of our favorite Christmas songs sang live by astounding performers.
With the "BER" months already signifying the nearing of Christmas day, Crosswinds Tagaytay is kicking off the holiday season early by holding the event on October 17, 2015 at the lavish Brittany Corporation, the high-end luxury arm of Vista Land Group of Companies, featuring a first class luxury resort with several distinct enclaves that features Swiss-homes-inspired residences boasting a majestic Tagaytay landscape.
Before the countdown to the 10-ft Christmas Tree lighting, several Christmas songs mixed with the cool breeze of the Tagaytay winds as performers serenaded everyone who attended the event. The impending "Lando" typhoon did not stop the celebration. The rain may have been a bit of a hassle but the spirit of Christmas was a lot stronger than any storm. We were glad that the storm did not escalated to a point where it was no longer possible to celebrate. We were in luck that the rains were merely a drizzle, and that the crowd were able to celebrate with us.
Santa Claus may have gotten a little wet, but he continued to be jolly and accommodating for all ages who wanted to get photo ops and selfies with him. He also inclined to my request of saying the iconic "Wazzup Pilipinas" greeting on video added with his very own Christmas greeting. The big fat man in red and white suit even joined the all-boys performers as he danced on stage while they sang "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" immediately after the lighting and the several minutes long fireworks which lighted the sky with amazing sparks that illuminated the gloomy and bad-weather night sky.
Aside from the video above summarizing almost everything that happened that night, I will also try to upload each performances of the entertainers. The Christmas songs will come in handy when you want to play Christmas tunes as the highly-awaited season nears.
The 10-ft Christmas tree was already a sight to behold during the day, but it got more enchanting when lit. The holiday season would never really be complete without seeing brightly decorated and lit Christmas trees at every corner of the country.
Food trucks were available at the foot of the hill offering affordable fast-food delights for everyone to purchase and eat while enjoying the festivities.
We were sort of expecting a more festive celebration because the night could have been a lot better if they engaged the crowd with some fun games and giveaways. Since the holiday season is all about giving and being generous, the celebration would have been complete if Santa Claus gave away more than just a few pieces of candies and chocolates to the children.
The children would have been a lot happier if toys were given while they sat on the lap of the jolly red-nosed big-bellied fat man wearing the bright red and white suit. Cotton candies, lollipops, ice cream (or maybe not because of the cold air) and other kids favorites should have been around for everyone to partake. Now that would have been a more cheerful celebration.
The crowd were all eager to smile for our camera even though some are getting wet fro the drizzle. Everyone was in such a happy mood which is expected of Filipinos all wanting a great night of entertainment.
There were tables and seats under huge tents available for everyone infront of a stage where the performers would soon showcase Christmas beats.
You can see many children, and even grown-ups, going gaga over Santa Claus. The kids were either dancing to the background music or running back and forth in the vast open space. Many were taking selfies and photos with the various decorations, and of course, the giant Cjristmas tree.
Brittany Corporation General Manager Roy Fernandez gave the welcome message as well as the main man who set light on the giant Christmas Tree. Valerie Villar Devinagracia led the opening prayer, and the program was hosted by two staff from the Brittany group.
The remarkably soothing voices of all the performers brought both happiness and warmth to an otherwise cold October night escalated by the rainy weather caused by Typhoon Lando.
More photos can be found at the official Facebook fan page of Wazzup Pilipinas
The video can also be found at our Wazzup Pilipinas YouTube channel
Below is the official press release pertaining to Crosswinds Tagaytay:
A Vacation Home Where Investment Returns Never Take Vacations
An inspiring twist has taken over the majestic Tagaytay landscape. With its scenic slopes featuring over 23,000 delightfully lush pine trees, Crosswinds is a fragrant masterpiece. A Swiss-inspired community spanning a hundred thirty hectares, Crosswinds is a first class luxury resort with several distinct enclaves that feature homes and residences inspired by the beautiful and distinct architecture of Switzerland from House & Lot, townhomes and Condominium Units.
The property boasts of well-appointed facilities, which include a commercial complex, called the Alpine Village featuring Café Voi La, Go Down Bar and Coffee Bean to date. CondoTel facilities are also available at Crosswinds’ Grand Quartier, with 2 towers already operational. You may choose to purchase a unit as your weekend home or you may opt to enroll it in the CondoTel services that you would need not to worry about your unit’s maintenance while it will provide you with rental income. Apart from the CondoTel facilities offered at the Grand Quartier, there are also Banquet services and function rooms which can be rented for special occasions. The Salle Entremont and Events Lawn are the perfect venues for your precious moments. Soon to be included in its roster of impressive facilities are the chapel, spa and wellness services, and picnic areas.
Grand Quartier awarded “Best Condo Development in the Philippines”
Crosswinds’ Grand Quartier reaped recognition as one of Southeast Asia’s “Highly Commended” condos under the Best Condo Development (Philippines) in the Southeast Asia Awards held last October 2014. The 3rd building of the Grand Quartier will be inaugurated by November this year with spacious unit floor areas as big as 190 square meters.
Enjoy this spacious elegance yourself, or enjoy the yields of renting it out to a fellow seeker of splendor. Give yourself a residence at Crosswinds this Christmas, and receive returns all year round.