Saturday, December 8, 2012

A Visit to Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia

Last Wednesday, the whole clan attended Day 3 of Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration being held at SM Mall of Asia-Ice Skating Rink.


Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia

The affair was promoted as one's passport to a European-inspired Christmas. Somehow it didn't turn out the way we hoped it to be. As U said, he expected to see a recreation of a German village or something, a gingerbread house even, complete with a tour guide explaining how Christmas is celebrated in Europe. I, for one, envisioned a portion where you can put on ski jackets and have your picture taken with a make-believe snowman.Smiling Smiley Face

Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia

Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia

Although the event was rife with lovely Christmas decors and glittering lights, we discovered soon enough that it was actually a bazaar featuring some local and imported brands mainly revolving around food and to our surprise, real estate! Considering all the European delis around Makati, U said that it would have been nice though if they were actually at Christkindlemarket. I completely agree with what he said especially with the deli part for I was actually craving for some scrumptious sandwiches that night! Smiling Smiley Face


Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia

However, when Momshie Leng told me about all the free tastings involved, I felt much better most especially when I got to avail them. 

My first stopover was Twinings which proved to be a delight not only for its array of great products but its kind staff as well. 

Twinings @ the 
Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia

Although Twinings is available at leading supermarkets, Twinings Box Sets aren't. I must say though that these gift sets look too good to drink?


Twinings @ the 
Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia

Though I can't help but ask for a free cup because I heard from family members that Twinings tea was superbly delish! Oh, they were telling the truth, alright.


Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia
Cheers to you Twinings!

We also saw Mio Gelati at the event. This particular local brand is slowly gaining recognition for its plethora of great tasting frozen delights in extremely lovable flavors such as Ferrero, Blueberry Cheesecake and Mango Cream Pie, among others.

Mio Gelati @ the 
Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia


Mio Gelati @ the 
Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia

I also enjoyed some unique choco tidbits from Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates. Their flavors were really worth checking out: Dark Chocolate with Green Mango and Salt, Dark Chocolate with Calamansi and Dark Chocolate with Siling Labuyo among others.


Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates @ the 
Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia


Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates @ the
Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia


Enjoying a taste of Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates @ the 
Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia

To my surprise, Dolcelatte Bakeshop was also there! If you've been to this cafe before, you would know that this is the spot to go to if you're in for some serious celebrity sightings. Smiling Smiley Face



Dolcelatte Bakeshop @ the 
Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia

Best-loved Filipino brand The French Baker was also there and it really made its presence felt with its uniquely-crafted bread decors that screamed festive from a distance!


Joyeux Noel from The French Baker @ the 
Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia

Lovin' this beautifully orchestrated nine-tier french macarons design piece from 
The French Baker @ the 
Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia

Stopping by this gorgeous bread tree from 
The French Baker @ the 
Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia

During the event, I found the decors around just too lovely to ignore that was why Tutapel and I made sure to have our photos taken with them.

Having fun with Tutapel @ the 
Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia

My turn! 
@ the Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia


And since the Christkindlemarket is located near the skating rink, I rushed for a photo op because it reminded me so much of that romantic scene in the hit Korean Drama Full House, wherein Rain's character, Young-Jae, skated with and later on proposed to Song Hye kyo's character, Han ji-eun.Smiling Smiley Face

But because of Tutapel's winter gear, I also felt that I was Geum Jandi from Boys over Flowers. But where is my Gu Jun-pyo? Smiling Smiley Face

Feeling like Geum Jandi in this lovely Old Navy winter gear from U&M
@ the Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia

My exploration was cut short because I wanted to see the remaining contestants of the Heavenly Voices Choral Competition. My goodness, I can't believe they were merely high school students for they sounded really good! 
Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia


Heavenly Voices Choral Competition @ the 
Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia

Thankfully, I was able to record the final chorale of the night who later on turned out to be the grand prize winner for the high school category. Enjoy Ramon Magsaysay Chorale's winning performances at the Heavenly Voices Choral Competition.

Please press the HD button for better quality.


Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia
Courtesy of Timeless Confection on YouTube


Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia
Courtesy of Timeless Confection on YouTube

Catch the Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia until tomorrow, December 9, 2012, from 10 AM to 10 PM. Enjoy!

Daily Activites @ the 
Christkindlemarket: A European Christmas Celebration at SM Mall of Asia

List of Exhibitors mentioned in this post:

Mio Gelati
Available at Mercato Centrale
Bonifacio Global City (BGC)
34th St. and 8th Avenue
(Near MC Home Depot)
Operating Hours:
Friday 10 PM -3 AM
Saturday 10 PM -2 PM
Saturday 10 PM - 3 AM 
Sunday 7 AM - 2 PM

Theo & Philo Artisan Chocolates
Available at Team Manila Branches in:
Rockwell Power Plant Mall
Trinoma
SM Mall of Asia
Market! Market!
SM San Lazaro
SM Makati

Dolcelatte Bakeshop
1616 Quezon Ave. 
South Triangle, Quezon City

The French Baker
Website



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