Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod marks its third annual celebration of holiday welcoming. A Joyous Luminescence unfolded as a vibrant tribute to Bacolod’s cultural richness, showcasing its artistry, talent, and community spirit last November 23. Rendering their very own version of “Santa’s Workshop,” guests witnessed a trilogy of events all over the public areas of the hotel.
Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod Holds Joyous Luminescence: A Trilogy of Events
The event began with the launching of “Light and Life Through Glass”, a stained-glass art exhibit by Bacolodnon artist Sharon Agapuyan.
The stained-glass showcase embarks its viewers into a visual odyssey through the transformative medium of glass. Each piece reflects a chapter in the artist’s profound exploration of life’s essence.
Sharon says, “Light is truly a gift from our Creator. Just like in life, we need people behind us or people who “have our backs” to support and guide us. In life, we need people to show us our wonderful colors and to help us shine.”
The ceremonial ribbon cutting was led by distinguished guests of honor headed by Ms. Peggy Angeles, Executive Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp. She was joined by Hon. Em Ang, Bacolod City Councilor, and the featured artist herself, Ms. Sharon Agapuyan.
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Guests were then invited to the Marapara pool deck at the second level of the hotel for the Ceremonial Tree Lighting Ceremony.
Adding a touch of grace to the event, the attendees were honored by the presence of His Excellency, Abp. Charles John Brown D.D., Papal Nuncio to the Philippines.
Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod’s General Manager, Sherwin Lucas, set the stage for the evening with his opening address. “This year’s “Santa’s workshop” serves as a symbolic reflection of the dedication and diligence we invest daily in our own workshop of crafting unforgettable moments,” he said, emphasizing
how the Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod team works hard to deliver significant connections and top-notch service to its guests.
His Excellency Archbishop Charles John Brown, D.D., brought his distinguished presence to the gathering, delivering insightful reflections that resonated perfectly with the spirit of the festive season. “For me, as the papal nuncio, it gives me a lot of happiness and joy to be with you this evening, to be a part of this wonderful tree lighting ceremony. May this Christmas be a time to receive the love of God in us and recognize the love of God in others and try to receive them as our brothers and sisters,” he said.
The ceremonial tree lighting started with the captivating storytelling performance that brought characters revolving around “Santa’s Workshop” to life. Meanwhile, the Yuri Crew, dressed as elves, set the stage with an interactive dance, followed by the entrance of a marching band and a dynamic drum and bugle performance by the Domingo Lacson National High School students.
All these paved the way for Santa Claus’s entrance as the story’s main character, leading the honorable guests to the tree-lighting podium.
After the tree-lighting ceremony, guests were invited to the Thanksgiving reception at the hotel’s Arima restaurant. In the main foyer, the angelic voices of the CenterPhil Montessori International School – Children’s Chorus warmly welcomed everyone. They are trained by renowned Bacolod pianist, Prof. Alexander Magno Romero.
The Thanksgiving Dinner presented an opulent spread of holiday-themed delights meticulously crafted by Park Inn by Radisson Bacolod’s talented culinary team led by Executive Sous Chef Billy Andaca and Sous Chef Diego Trillana.
The stars of the buffet were the succulent roasted turkey topped with a rich and flavorful touch of tarragon gravy and Park Inn’s juicy Christmas Ham. Guests were treated to an elevated dinner experience with live music in the background.
A Toast to Good Tidings
Commemorating the true spirit of Thanksgiving, Ms. Peggy Angeles, Executive Vice President of SM Hotels and Conventions Corp., shared a heartfelt toast, inspiring gratitude among the gathered guests and team members.
To add a delightful finale, the event concluded with an eagerly anticipated raffle draw featuring prizes such as assorted food and beverage vouchers and stay vouchers from Park Inn by Radisson hotels nationwide.
Adding to the festive magic, Santa Claus and his Christmas elves personally distributed charming Christmas, ensuring every guest left with a warm and memorable holiday keepsake.
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