With the Yuletide celebrations just around the corner, the season for Christmas shopping has never been as hectic as ever. Celadon’s Financial Affairs Department (FIN) took it upon itself to give its members and shoppers alike an early Christmas present by holding this year’s annual Christmas bazaar. Christened Santa’s Attic: A Christmas Bazaar, the event was held in Glorietta 5, Makati City on December 12 and 13. The event was supervised by the FIN VP and AVP, Aldwyn Tan and Irish Tolentino respectively, and spearheaded by managers, Jerome Imperio and Nicole Sun.
A Special Kind of Bazaar
Situated at the heart of the shopping center, Glorietta 5’s atrium served as an excellent spot to hold this year’s Santa’s Attic. Stalls were clustered around in a way where potential shoppers could easily check out the wide variety of products offered. Shoppers were treated to wide range of possible gift selections, which included head-to-toe clothing articles, food and beverages, stationary items, and cosmetic products.
The bazaar was open from 10 AM to 11 PM during its two-day run. Despite Glorietta 5 being one of the less frequented malls in the Glorietta complex, Aldwyn considered the event to be a success.
“Santa’s Attic was a success not just for us, the organizers, but also for the concessionaires there. The concessionaires were really happy, and the event was jam-packed with shoppers,” he confirms.
Musicians from Ateneo’s various organizations performed in the early evening hours of both days to entertain the shoppers. First-day performances from MEAcapella, Fractured Forearm, and Tiffany Uy and Ashton Wong, and second-day performances from MAJAM Sisters, Hannah Furigay, John Chua, and Joaqui Madamba brought the holiday jam to the mall shoppers and the stall keepers alike.
Santa’s Attic was made possible with the support of sponsors, including Ayala Malls, Glorietta, Citibank N.A., Slimmer’s World, Laiya Plaza, Golfhill Gardens, Zalora, Uber, Chinoy TV, Metrobank, Make It Makati, and ClickTheCity.com.
Find the page here: https://www.facebook.com/SantasAtticBazaar/
Written by Ervin Llobrera
Photography by Justin Ang & Benedict Tiu