The RCC Himig Musika sings Christmas carols as the 35-foot Christmas tree lights up behind them. Photo by Joann M. Valenciano
CLARK FREEPORT — One of the tallest if not the tallest Christmas tree in this freeport was lit up for a livelier Christmas celebration here.
Royce Hotel and Casino lit up its 35-foot tall outdoor Christmas tree on Thursday officially marking the start of the celebration of the Yuletide season for a merrier Christmas with sparkling lights and joyous festivities.
Now on its third year, Royce Hotel and Casino favored in bringing the Christmas tree lighting tradition outdoors for the first time completing its Yuletide ambience starting right at the hotel’s driveway entrance.
The event was spearheaded by casino general manager William Avendaño and hotel resident manager Orlan Castillo. Certificates and tokens were also given to esteemed clients and event suppliers who attended the event.
The holiday season was truly felt through musical performances in Christmas jingles by Royce chorale and two-time defending champion in the Awit Paskuhan Choir competition RCC Himig Musika chorale. A free Christmas roulette for guests to play was also set up during the event.
Traditional Christmas treats such as tsokolate batirol, puto bumbong, suman, and bibingka were also served during the Christmas tree lighting ceremony following a sumptuous dinner at the hotel’s Choi Garden restaurant.
Indeed, the holiday season has arrived with a merrier Christmas and a lucky, jolly good time at Royce Hotel and Casino.