Christmas 2016

That COD mannequin show in Greenhills is back for Christmas 2016

Fireworks light up the sky as Greenhills Shopping Center kicks off its holiday celebration with the start of its yearly Christmas On Display show, November 11, 2016. Photo by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.

Fireworks light up the sky as Greenhills Shopping Center kicks off its holiday celebration with the start of its yearly Christmas On Display show, November 11, 2016. Photo by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.

Ortigas & Company culminates its 85th anniversary celebration through Greenhills Shopping Center’s yearly Christmas on Display (COD) mannequin show unveiled last November 11.

With the theme “One Life, One Story, One Fairytale,” the annual yuletide spectacle highlights the premier property developer’s legacy of building quality projects that aim to elevate the Filipino’s lifestyle. Among these properties are Greenhills Shopping Center, Capitol Commons, Frontera Verde, and Circulo Verde.

Mall goers at the parking area of Greenhills Shopping Center to view the latter's yearly Christmas On Display mannequin show. Photo by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.

Mall goers at the parking area of Greenhills Shopping Center to view the latter’s yearly Christmas On Display mannequin show. Photo by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.

Originally viewed at the now defunct COD department store in Cubao, Quezon City, the mannequin show has been hosted by Ortigas & Company since 2002 at Greenhills Shopping Center. Now on its 14th year at the popular San Juan shopping center, the show isn’t only entertaining but always includes valuable lessons such as love for the environment and pride in Filipino values as among its past themes.

Christmas on Display is in collaboration with Smart Communications and Rosario Animated Display, which pioneered the show in the 70s.

Ortigas & Company executives, local officials, and special guests gather at the lighting ceremony of Greenhills Shopping Center's Christmas tree, November 11, 2016. From left:  Maite Ortigas; Carlotta Soller, Assistant General Manager, SCD: Tom Mirasol, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ortigas & Co.; Loudette Rosario, daughter of Alex Rosario of Rosario Animated Display; Mayor Guia Gomez of San Juan City; Architect Renee Bacani; Jimmy Ortigas, Vide President and General Manager of Ortigas Malls. Photo by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.

Ortigas & Company executives, local officials, and special guests gather at the lighting ceremony of Greenhills Shopping Center’s Christmas tree, November 11, 2016. From left: Maite Ortigas; Carlotta Soller, Assistant General Manager, SCD: Tom Mirasol, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Ortigas & Co.; Loudette Rosario, daughter of Alex Rosario of Rosario Animated Display; Mayor Guia Gomez of San Juan City; Architect Renee Bacani; Jimmy Ortigas, Vide President and General Manager of Ortigas Malls. Photo by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.

Ortigas & Company President and CEO Jaime Ysmael noted in a press statement, “It has always been Ortigas & Company’s desire to enhance Filipinos’ lives. For the past 85 years, we have endeavored to design developments that evolve with Filipinos’ needs and make us an integral part of their life stories, including creating a Christmas wonderland that will bring families together and children will remember forever.”

Mascots give cheer to the young guests of Ortigas & Company who were all treated to a party before the start of the Christmas On Display show, November 11, 2016. Photo by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.

Mascots give cheer to the young guests of Ortigas & Company who were all treated to a party before the start of the Christmas On Display show, November 11, 2016. Photo by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.

Just like its past holiday celebrations, Ortigas & Company treated 200 kids from the Department of Social Welfare and Development-San Juan and the children of the maintenance and janitorial staff to a party filled with food, fun, and games before the program’s kickoff.

The Christmas on Display runs at Parking 1B of Greenhills Shopping Center until January 1, 2017, with shows every 30 minutes, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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