In this enchanted retreat where four winds meet, nights are unmistakably growing colder, longer, and with the thousands of pine trees, certainly much sweeter. The seasons are changing and nowhere else can it be felt the most than at Brittany’s CrossWinds. In this haven for Manila’s urban warriors, the thick Tagaytay fog gently blanketing the rolling terrain heralds the arrival of the holiday season. Indeed, Christmas comes first to CrossWinds. Exactly three months before Christmas, CrossWinds has thrown its doors open to welcome the holidays. Truly the home of Christmas, the celebration began with a motorcade with Santa’s sleigh taking lead. Upon entering the ornate gates of Crosswinds, guests were serenaded by the angelic voices of the Las Piñas Boys Choir. The Christmas carols were made more festive with snow machines filling the air with white flakes. The cool Tagaytay climate made the special treat the perfect Christmas moment.
Guests then moved on to the Christmas Store to catch the first glimpse of this season’s exciting holiday offerings. Open everyday from 8am - 6pm with the Christmas lights display from 5pm - 10pm everyday until January 16, 2011, the quaint green and red shop offers a variety of Christmas decors, home wares, and ornaments that are unique to the store – providing an outlet for shoppers to bring home one-of-a-kind items and begin the joyful chore of dressing up the home for the holidays.
Apart from the sweet scent of pine, the aroma of traditional Filipino Christmas treats also perfumed the air. Guests were treated to hot chocolate, puto bumbong and bibingka which they nibbled on while watching the sky explode with color and lights from the beautifully designed fireworks.
Present during the event were Vista Land CEO Jing Serrano, Brittany COO Camille Villar and Marketing Head Nova Noval who joined CrossWinds’ residents with their families and friends in making this early Christmas welcome a meaningful and joyful gathering of loved ones.
“It is very hard not to think of Christmas the moment you enter CrossWinds. The architecture, the altitude, the terrain and the pine trees all come together and evoke the most festive season in the calendar,” said Brittany COO Camille Villar.