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Be ‘Merry & Bright’ as Marco Polo Plaza Cebu lights up Tree of Hope

Help make people’s Christmas “Merry and Bright” and get the chance to win a round-trip to Hong Kong via Cathay Pacific by donating to Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Tree of…

Help make people’s Christmas “Merry and Bright” and get the chance to win a round-trip to Hong Kong via Cathay Pacific by donating to Marco Polo Plaza Cebu’s Tree of Hope.

Cebu City’s finest is inviting everyone to the lighting of the Tree of Hope on Saturday, November 17. The lighting of the Tree of Hope kicks off the Festive Season at the hotel with this year’s theme “Merry & Bright”.

Catch live performances from Cebu Center for Dance, GMA’s The Clash winner Golden Cañedo and finalists Anthony Rosaldo and Garrett Bolden. Have a photo taken with Mr. & Mrs. Claus as we count down together to the lighting of the Tree of Hope.

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Tree of Hope

Marco Polo Plaza and GMA Kapuso Foundation have been partners for the past 9 years and a total of P1,344,181.57 in donations have already been raised. By donating to the Tree of Hope, you support various projects of GMA Kapuso Foundation such as the Unang Hakbang sa Kinabukasan Project, Give-A-Gift Project and many more.

By donating two or more Christmas balls, you can earn one raffle ticket for a chance to win a roundtrip ticket to Hong Kong care of Cathay Pacific.

Be part of this beautiful Christmas tradition and donate to the Tree of Hope for only P200 per Christmas ball from November 16 to January 6. All proceeds will be given to GMA Kapuso Foundation – one of the most accomplished non-government organizations in the Philippines whose mission is to uplift the lives of underprivileged Filipinos.

Join us as we light up our Tree of Hope and bring a Merry and Bright Christmas to one and all. Celebrate this Festive Season with your family and friends at Cebu City’s Finest – Marco Polo Plaza. (Press Release)

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Marco Polo Plaza Cebu lights up Tree of Hope to mark start of ‘Festive Season’

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu lit up last night, November 28, the Christmas tree that now dominates its expansive lobby to mark the start of the hotel’s annual “Festive Season” to celebrate the holidays.

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu lit up last night, November 28, the Christmas tree that now dominates its expansive lobby to mark the start of the hotel’s annual “Festive Season” to celebrate the holidays.

The putting up of the Tree of Hope is a yearly tradition of the hotel in partnership with the GMA Kapuso Foundation. To mark the “season of giving,” people can donate through the Tree of Hope at P200 per Christmas ball, which are then used to adorn posts placed around the tree. Donors leave messages along with the balls.

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Tree of Hope

PERFORMANCE. Dancers entertain the crowd that gathered for last night’s lighting of the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Tree of Hope.

 

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu GM Julie Najar

CALL FOR PEACE. That’s the theme of this year’s Tree of Hope, said Marco Polo Plaza Cebu general manager Julie Najar.

 

Donations will be accepted until January 5. The funds that will be raised will be handed to beneficiaries and programs identified by the GMA Kapuso Foundation.

Tree of Hope partnership

“The Marco Polo Plaza Cebu and GMA partnership has touched so many lives,” said Mel Tiangco, executive vice president of the GMA Kapuso Foundation in a recorded video message shown during the tree lighting. She thanked those who donated money and encouraged people to extend their generosity to beneficiaries of the program.

The lighting up of the Tree of Hope is also a call for peace and goodwill, said Marco Polo Plaza Cebu general manager Julie Najar during the ceremony.

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Frenchesca Farr

FRENCHESCA FARR, a GMA 7 artist, sings “All I Want For Christmas Is You” during the lighting of the Christmas tree.

 

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Tree of Hope

WHO’S NAUGHTY, WHO’S NICE? Children and their parents line up to have their photos taken with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus near a mock fireplace at the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu hotel lobby.

 

The ceremony was highlighted by performances by the Celestial Voices choral group and GMA singer and model Frenchesca Farr, who gave a lively rendition of “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Msgr. Roberto Alesna opened the ceremonies by blessing the Tree of Hope. A highlight of the event was the opportunity for the people to have their photos taken with Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus near a mock fireplace put up at the lobby.

Marco Polo Plaza Cebu Tree of Hope

TREE OF HOPE. The Christmas tree dominates the Marco Polo Plaza Cebu lobby throughout the holiday season. People can donate to the GMA Kapuso Foundation at P200 per Christmas ball, which are then used to adorn posts around it.

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