December 22, 2009

North

I did some last-minute shopping yesterday and saw this charming Christmas Village at The Block in SM City North EDSA. You wouldn't believe how long I had to stand with my camera at the ready to get photos of each without all the people posing in front of them.

Santa's Mail Station
Santa's Mail Station at the Christmas Village in The Block at SM City North EDSA
Elf School
Elf School at the Christmas Village in The Block at SM City North EDSA
Winter Café
Winter Café at the Christmas Village in The Block at SM City North EDSA
Nutcracker Inn
Nutcracker Inn at the Christmas Village in The Block at SM City North EDSA
Frosty Shop
Frosty Shop at the Christmas Village in The Block at SM City North EDSA

24 comments:

arabesque said...

haha, they all look very cute hilda!
i know how exhausting it is to wait in line among the hordes of people..
ugh!!
anyway, that's one of the reasons why we celebrate the yuletide seasons i guess...! ^0^
merry Christmas to you and your family! ^0^

Louis la Vache said...

The snow in these scenes must be more than a little incongruous in Manila! ;-)

gogouci said...

I wonder how one is chosen to design Santa's various mall villages. It looks like it would be fun. Not one shopper in any of your photos...unbelievable.

Lianne said...

those are adorable!! i love christmas mall decorations. have you seen the window display of rustan's this year? :)

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Dina said...

Sweet Village scenes. Thanks for waiting.

Vogon Poet said...

Lovely scenes, a very nice set of pictures...

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Hilda, thanks so much for be patient with your camera,they are adorable Christmas ornaments and your pictures are fabulous!I can imagine how many people wanted to have a picture from there!Just lovely!
Hugs
Léia

*** I have also some "last minut"shop to do butttt, all mess at street about the snow here and I'm not confident to drive, even confident to walk!Maybe later...

ρομπερτ said...

Thank you very much for this little 'escape' into a village so mistical it is rarely seen.
Thank you also for the effort you did make to take these nice pictures.
Please have a wonderful Tuesday.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Hilda, the shopping you did yesterday was not "last minute." Last minute Christmas shopping would be shopping that you do the day after tomorrow. You must be an organized person.

My wife and I buy all our presents on our travels, wrap them and put them in the closet. We never have to do any last minute shopping. We just go into the closet to retrieve gifts.

brattcat said...

How sweet these are, how patient you are. Someone, or several someones, worked hard on these decorations. It's nice to know they are appreciated, even if it meant you had to wait, wait, wait for these perfect shots.

Leif Hagen said...

Excuse me, Ma'am, but I'd like my photo taken in front of the Frosty Shop .....
Fun snaps, Hilda!

CafebyJW said...

Thanks for your patient! It is beautiful indeed.

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FA said...

Great shots...worth waiting for. Although I don't promote (or do) a lot of shopping, I do enjoy being around a lot of people and seeing all the Christmas decorations. This seems worth a trip to the mall a few days before Christmas.

To answer your questions...Yes, that picture on my blog was taken in front of our chapel...and the that Noble Fir is about 12 years old. They usually grow about a foot a year and many of our Christmas trees come from Oregon and Washington. Thanks for visiting and I pray that you will have a blessed Christmas.

afv said...

Looks like a real snow there Hilda. Lovely decos.

Lois said...

Thanks for taking the time to get these beautiful pictures Hilda!

Pam said...

They do a wonderful job of decorating this Mall, Hilda. Your photos are beautiful.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year, my friend.

Bergson said...

a charming little village that seems to have imported snow

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Beauiful photos - it's like something out of a children's story book.
Have a very mery Christmas.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

marley said...

Very cute and very festive! love it!

George said...

I can only imagine how long it took you to get these pictures, but I think they were worth it. This is a beautiful, charming Christmas village.

Kris said...

It’s that time of year again! I’m doing the rounds and apologising for my complete failure to more regularly offer comment on everybody’s incredible efforts for the year. I know how hard it can be to keep up with the daily grind of everyday posting, and want to thank you for your efforts.

I especially want to wish festive greetings for all from down here at [nearly] the end of the world, the bottom of Tasmania.

So, if you could delete whatever is not applicable, I’d like to wish you a very pleasant/merry/happy/wonderful/safe Amaterasu; Ashurall; Beiwe; Choimus; Christmas; Dazh Boh; Dongzhi; Goru; Hanukkah; Hogmanay; Junkanoo; Karachun; Koleda; Lenæa; Meán Geimhridh; Modranicht; New Years; Ras as-Sana; Rozhanitsa Feast; Şeva Zistanê; shōgatsu; Summer Solstice [if you're in the Southern Hemisphere]; Sviatki; Winter solstice [if you're in the Northern Hemisphere]; Yalda; Yule-tide; Ziemassvētki; and Коляда!

With a hearty three cheers from Kris, Jen, Henry and Ezra!

Kitty said...

wonderful, brings me back to my childhood!

bfarr said...

I imagine that it took 1/2 of your shopping trip to get 'people free' photos. Great series of shots.

Hilda said...

Leif:
You and half of the people inside the mall! The Frosty Shop was the most popular and the longest I had to wait for. And I only managed to get this single 'people-free' photo.