The SM Cebu Christmas Village of Hope is back on display at the Northwing Atrium area. For year 2013 there is something special, something to closer to home. Aside from the miniature Christmas houses, cars and trains and Christmas scenes of the western snowy world, they now boast of a Philippine Christmas Village which showcases a collection of bahay kubo, the native and traditional house in the Philippines, houses on stilts of the Badjaos and Tausugs, stone houses of the Ivatans and more. You can also find jeepneys, tricycles, kalesas and vintas among the display.
Check out the display at the Northwing Atrium
Some of the many miniature christmas village display waiting for adoption/sponsors:
Do you collect miniature christmas villages?
Philippine Christmas Village this 2013!
Come visit SM Cebu this holiday season, bring your kids and watch their eyes glow with wonder at the little houses and little trains. Bring your whole family too for a dose of Christmas cheer! I bet you yourself won’t be able to resist taking pictures after pictures of the display, they are simply spectacular! =)
Traditional House aka Bahay Kubo
Aside from the Village of Hope, a huge Christmas tree sparkles and shines at the center area drawing smiles from mall-goers and attracting visitors to take selfies and group shots.
Christmas Village of Hope Importance
This massive set-up in SM Cebu is not “for show only”, it’s also not put up just to welcome the holiday season. Nope, it’s much more than that. The Village of Hope serves a meaningful purpose.
“Give A Child The Gift of Hope This Christmas”
This display was organized by SM Cebu together with the Kythe Foundation, the Tugonons and all the generous donors. The Christmas village is the collection of Clayton and Joji Tugonon that they’ve shared to the public to raise funds for indigent kids suffering from cancer.
If you notice on some of the pics there are names beside a miniature house, a bakery, a boat etc. These generous souls and corporations donated to the Kythe Foundation and in return their corporate or personal names or dedication are placed beside the collection they’ve adopted. As of November 10, there were still lots of items waiting for sponsors.
Price of Sponsorship:
House – Php 5,000
Amusement Ride – Php 10,000
Train Carriage – Php 20,000
Billboard – Php 25,000
There are representatives from the foundations stationed at the entrance of the Village of Hope that you can approach to make your donations. They can also answer any question you may have about how the foundation is helping indigent kids afflicted with cancer.
If you have the funds and is looking for ways on how to make your Christmas celebration more meaningful, I hope you will consider sponsoring one of the collections. Your help could save a little kids’ life. Be a Santa!
These are just some of my favorite miniatures from the Christmas Village of Hope. Enjoy the pics! Better yet, go to SM and see them for yourself. =) This display was unveiled last November 9 and will run until January 6, Feast of the Three Kings.
I sincerely wish for everyone to have a special, wonderful Christmas.
Our nation faces problems and calamities right now but the Filipino Spirit of Bayanihan lives on.
This display at SM is a bayanihan in action. A community coming together from the owners, organizations and donors to extend help to kids who are suffering. At the same time giving joy to those who sees the display.
Kudos to everyone who shared their blessings.
May we all be blessed.