Okada Manila Unveils The Garden, Welcomes the Yuletide Season with Exciting Activities


Okada Manila has unveiled its latest attraction and I was invited at the press launch. The Garden is a lush open space that offers guests with the best seat for a breathtaking view of the Manila Bay sunset.

The Garden is a perfect outdoor venue for guests who wants to be in the city but doesn't feel like they are in the concrete jungle. 

The sprawling spread of greenery within Okada Manila is ideal for family gatherings and the guests will definitely enjoy dining under the stars. 

"The Garden is more than an outdoor space. It's an integral part of Okada Manila where guests can enjoy life's best moments under the sky with the people they treasure the most," said Ivaylo Ivanov, Okada Manila's Vice President for Hospitality.

Grand Christmas Tree Lighting

Okada Manila's 28-foot tall Grand Christmas Tree made up of 38,008 pieces of capiz shells from Cebu located at The Fountain Foyer was lit up and guests were serenaded by Chorus Vocales Philippines, Hazel Faith, and Monique Lualhati.

This coming December, award-winning Himig Rizalia will sing your favorite Christmas songs on all weekends of December until the 23rd. 

Play at Okada

Santa Claus is coming to town at Okada Manila—and he’s ready to listen to Christmas wishes from kids and kids-at-heart! Okada Manila is hosting a meet-and-greet with jolly old Saint Nick himself at Santa’s Cabin by the Crystal Corridor junction on selected dates starting November 17 until December 25, from 3 to 5 PM. 

Holidays are bound to be more fun with the Yuletide Kiddie Jam at PLAY (weekends from November 17 to December 16, and daily from December 21 to 25). Kids will get to enjoy activities such as storytelling time with Santa, Christmas caroling, and fun games. Kids can come in their Santa outfits to get a complimentary pass for both child and guardian for their next visit, as well as 50% off on a six-month MOON Pass.

PLAY also has fun activities in store during its Best Friends Day on December 2 and Kasambahay Appreciation Day on December 9. Both events include exciting activities like arts and crafts, Pinoy Henyo, Zumba, and more.

The Retreat Spa

Already feeling stressed out?

If the season is becoming too hectic, head on over to The Retreat Spa and let their team of experts take care of all your grooming and wellness needs. Choose from a variety of Yuletide Spa Gift Sets to bring the relaxation home. These festive jute box hampers come with a complimentary treatment voucher that you can use on your next visit or gift to a loved one. 

Need to glam up for your holiday parties? The Retreat Spa salon offers exclusive packages that will ensure you’ll be party-ready in no time. Yuletide Glam Packages start at PHP 2,500 plus guests can enjoy 25% off add-on services like manicures, pedicures, root touch-ups, and hair treatments. There’s no such thing as too much merrymaking with the Hangover Recovery Package that will hydrate and re-energize you for the next celebration!

Exciting Holiday Activities for the entire family

Catch up with family and friends over a scrumptious meal as Okada Manila’s signature restaurants bring special treats to the table. Starting November 15, Okada Manila guests will get to enjoy delightful homemade treats created by Executive Pastry Chef Josef Teuschler, in a life-size Gingerbread House. 

Enjoy hassle and worry-free holiday feasts at Kiapo with special set menus that will bring mouthwatering flavors to your Christmas reunions, as well as the Ultimate 8 Samgyeopsal from Goryeo which will deliver the most delectable Korean experience for the whole month of December. You’ll never run out of festive dining options from a wide range of international cuisines as Enbu, La Piazza, Medley, Red Spice, Lobby Lounge, and Yu Lei serve up their holiday specials.

As the year draws to a close, the fun doesn’t stop as you can still enjoy nights of revelry, drinks, and world-class music acts at Southeast Asia’s largest indoor beach club and nightclub, Cove Manila. This beach party destination will celebrate its all-star anniversary with the three-part party series, Crescendome, which will bring in world-renowned DJs for three consecutive weeks: Tiesto on November 30, DJ Snake on December 7, and Afrojack on December 15.

Come New Year’s Eve, with last year’s grand fireworks setting the standard, Okada Manila is set to make it bigger than ever, with something very special planned along the entire venue and for its guests.

“Our guests will never run out of fun and exciting experiences here at Okada Manila. Bring the whole family, barkada, and even your colleagues for unforgettable holiday celebrations!” added Ivanov.

For more information on upcoming events and promotions, visit www.okadamanila.com, like Okada Manila on Facebook, and follow @okadamanila on Instagram and Twitter.