Dusit Thani Manila dazzled with elegance and the timeless message of Christmas filled the air during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony held recently to officially welcome the holiday season in the hotel. To give a new approach to the traditional Christmas décor, Dusit commissioned New York-based and Filipino premier events designer, Jerry Sibal to bring a Yuletide glow to the iconic hotel lobby. Sibal showcased a stunning creation of a life size fabricated art sculpture of golden Rudolph, the famous reindeer from a popular Christmas song and story for children. The elaborate illustrations seen on Rudolph’s body, the sides of the platform and Santa’s sleigh evoked the look that characterized the baroque style of 17th century in Europe. While the majestic 20-foot tall Christmas tree with glittering gold trinkets perfectly complemented the design of the lobby, which itself is a representation of traditional Thai architecture. Sibal’s version of ‘classical with a twist’ was highlighted during the ceremonial tree lighting event, which was led by Sibal himself, Makati Mayor Abby Binay, Vice Chairman and President Mrs. Evelyn Singson, General Manager Stanley Lo and Resident Manager Michael Kempf. The powerhouse voices of The Angelos echoed through the lobby with well-loved Yuletide carols. ‘Pop Diva’ Kuh Ledesma also graced the evening and serenaded the guests with classical favorites and heart-warming Christmas hymns. Dusit has proven once again that Christmas is not only about merry-making and festivities, but also a wonderful time to celebrate what it should really be about- giving. This year, the Christmas Reindeer Parade was launched as part of the hotel's annual pledge of giving back. Dusit has invited eight different corporations to adopt a reindeer and breathe life into it through unique decorations that highlight their corporate brand and values. Part of the proceeds from this campaign will be donated to benefit the children of Operation Smile Philippines. The corporation with the most beautiful and meaningful reindeer will receive cash prizes to be donated to its chosen charity. The participating companies are as follows: Torre Lorenzo Development Corporation, FNGG Engineering Consultancy Services, BDO Unibank, Inc., Green Amenities Supply Corporation, PDJAM Enterprise, Ralph’s Wines and Spirits, Dusit Hospitality Management College and Operation Smile Philippines. The public can be also part of this meaningful endeavor as 30% of the total criteria for judging will be based from the most number of likes on Facebook. Go to the official Facebook page of Dusit Thani Manila to vote for your favorite reindeer and extend a helping hand to those who are in need. All eight reindeers will be exhibited at the hotel lobby until January 4, 2018.