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Estancia brings your Sweet Illusions to life with this year’s candy-inspired Christmas installations

Ortigas & Company’s award-winning Christmas installation is returning with a brand new theme this November 12 at Estancia to give holiday revelers a pleasant surprise.

In line with the company’s candy land theme this year, Estancia is putting together another Christmas must-see named Sweet Illusion Chambers – delectable rooms with light installations that bring to mind the candies and desserts that everybody craves for, especially during the holiday season. These Instagram-worthy and interactive rooms are open during mall hours and will run until January 6, 2019.

The four secret rooms are strategically placed across Capitol Commons––at the mall and the park––with each beholding a fun surprise for those who venture inside.

For those who wish to see a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the Tutti Frutti or Rainbow Prism Room awaits at the Capitol Commons Park. And inside Estancia, if you’re in search of a sweet thrill, the Sugar Rush at the Laser Room promises a feeling a rush quicker than a ray of light. And for those who prefer a sweet escape, the Candy Blast at the Shadow Light Room offers a delightful haven that transports you to a candy dreamland. Lastly, if you’re into tasting the dark side, Special Dark at the Dark Light Room beckons another captivating exhibit of modern neon displays.

Last year’s Vast Imaginarium was inspired by famous contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms––a four-room art installation that served as a magical journey for the imagination––recently bagged two Silver Stevie Award for Marketing Campaign of the Year – Retail and Brand Experience of the Year – Consumer for helping cement Estancia’s reputation as a lifestyle space that promotes the arts.  

“Ortigas & Company has always valued providing accessible art to the public, through Estancia’s Vast Imaginarium rooms as well as this year’s Ortigas Art Festival; We want to continue this effort for the holidays, so we are bringing back our renowned rooms now called Sweet Illusion Chambers. Estancia has become Ortigas’ art hub that fosters creativity in the middle of the metro, and what better way to celebrate that than to launch it this season,” says Arch. Renee C. Bacani, VP of Ortigas & Company.

Aside from Sweet Illusions Chambers, Estancia also has a lot in store for shoppers this holiday season. A Keto Workshop will be held from November 30 to December 2 at the ground floor South Wing entrance from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. True to the spirit of celebrating, the Holiday Feasts with treats, in partnership with Mastercard, will run from November 15 to January 15, 2019 at participating restaurants for families and friends alike. On December 9, a MIIS Kids Can! Bazaar will take place at the 2F Bridgeway from 10 a.m. to 4.pm. A Magic The Gathering Tournament (Day 1) Tekken Tournament will also take place at the 2F Bridgeway from December 15 to 16 at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For the kids and the young at heart, get a chance to Meet and Greet Santa on all Saturdays of December at the 2F Bridgeway from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m and then watch a spectacular fireworks show at 7 p.m. And finally, for churchgoers, a Simbang Gabi will also take place at the 2F Bridgeway from December 15 to 23 at 6 p.m.

Visitors can enjoy all these holiday activities while exploring the newly-opened stores in Estancia: Motorino, Brow Lounge, Power Station, Anna Pashmina, Vivere Salon, and Shi Lin. In addition, new stores will be opening its doors such as Anytime Fitness, Scout’s Honor, Alba, Tim Horton’s, Haruta, among many others.

Make your sweetest Christmas illusions come alive at Estancia!

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