This Christmas, Ayala Malls hosts ‘Awit at Laro,’ a project conceived by United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) national ambassador Gary Valenciano and Tukod Foundation’s Bambi Mañosa. It aims to reintroduce traditional games to a new generation of youth through music and the arts, along with the help of over a hundred artists.
Awit at Laro begins with 20 songs produced with the participation of over a hundred of the country’s top musical arrangers, songwriters, and singers such as Lea Salonga, Ryan Cayabyab, Joey Ayala, KZ Tandingan, Yeng Constantino and of course Gary V himself.
There will also be an accompanying songbook containing the lyrics of the songs, a special artwork depicting each song, and a unique code that will allow the recipient to download the music at their convenience.
One highlight is the ‘Awit at Laro’ concert, which will tour 21 malls throughout the country during Christmas season, spreading the joy of music across the Philippines.
Directed by Paolo Valenciano, it will feature Gary Valenciano, Steps Dance Studio and artists from the album, including Kiana Valenciano, Jona, Gab V, Katrina Velarde, Darren Espanto, Lara Maigue, Yeng Constantino, Joey Ayala, RJ Dela Fuente, ACBonifacio, Daryll Ong, and Janella Salvador. The shows will begin on Nov. 3 and run until Dec. 22 at Ayala Malls across the country.
Ayala Malls will also be spearheading Laruang Aguinaldo. From Nov. 3 to Dec. 16, participating department stores and toy stores will be selling toys that customers can purchase and donate to UNICEF and Kids 4 Kids.
Christmas tree lighting
Also on November 3, Ayala Malls will officially launch the holiday season with a Christmas tree lighting, as well as Filipino-inspired décors using vibrant colors and designs reminiscent of indigenous textiles that are also the inspiration for the work of
Ayala Corporation chairman emeritus Don Jaime Zobel, which is featured at the Greenbelt tunnel every year.
There will be community shows, cantatas and concerts throughout
the holiday season, and, on top of Ayala’s traditional fireworks and light shows, awaken amazing lights of wonder thru “A Night of Lights” at the Ayala Malls, a 3D projection mapping in partnership with Panasonic every weekend from Nov. 16 to Dec. 23 in Glorietta, Greenbelt, Alabang Town Center, UP Town Center, Ayala Malls Fairview, and Ayala Malls Solenad.
Shoppers are invited to end the night with Simbang Gabi and feast on classic delicacies such as bibingka and putobungbong at the Town Plazas.
Ayala Malls in the Philippines are found in Alabang Town Center, TriNoma, UP Town Center, Solenad, Ayala Malls Fairview, Ayala Malls Legaspi, Pavilion Mall, Ayala Center Cebu, Abreeza, and Centrio.