The first part of the parade started around 4:00 pm at the ground floor of building A right beside the Hypermarket. First, a band dressed up in red soldier outfit performed a special production number while playing medleys of Christmas songs. The band led the parade around the building and behind them are colorful and spectacular fairy tale-like characters, which made the parade even more fun.
Huge cuddly Snowman
Fairies and Fairy God Mothers
Giant Gingerbread Man
Large Gift Boxes, Snowflakes and Clowns
Princess and the Prince Charming
Of course Santa Claus too!
While watching the show, some people followed the parade around, some took photos and videos of it with so much joy as evident by the huge smiles on their face. The parade lasted for almost an hour but wait there's more!
The second part of the parade began around 6:00 in the evening, this time at the building B of SM City Sucat. As usual, they toured around the building and stopped at the activity center with "Adventure Time" as the theme. It was a joyful moment as the fairy tale-like characters showcased a music and dance number, people can't resist to stop with what they are doing and watch the show. There's also a photo opportunity, kids and young-at-heart fell in line to be able to take pictures with some of these spectacular characters.
Kids with the Princess and the Prince Charming
Mom and Kids with the Princess
|Picture with the Princess and my event buddy Eihdra Gatchalian of oneproudmomma.com|
Would I miss the opportunity? Of course not!
Just when I thought I've seen it all, I was really surprised when Finn the Human showed up! He's one of the main character of the TV cartoon show Adventure Time. The kid in me just can't resist not to take photos with him, and I did! Haha!
There were no mascots for the other main characters like Jake the dog and Princess Bubble Gum, but there were displays also available for display and picture taking.
Hey there Jake!
Princess Bubblegum inside the Cage, I think she needs some rescuing!
The SM Christmas Magical Parade indeed gave everyone a magical feel about Christmas. It also showcased how festive Filipino Christmas celebration is. I definitely enjoyed the parade and I'm sure that everyone else did too!
Watch out for more Christmas activities and events at your nearest SM Malls.