If you still want to shop this Christmas, REBPH enumerates these four malls in Metro Manila that have revolutionized the shopping experience by infusing health and safety protocols that every shopper must comply with.
Christmas–and New Year–celebrations this year will be a whole lot different from what we are accustomed to. We will have to do without the usual parties and big get-togethers for everybody’s safety but that should not dampen our Christmas spirit. Many shopping destinations are going the extra mile to ensure that, despite the pandemic, Filipinos can still go about their Christmas preparations safely and feel the joy of the season, albeit virtually.
Power Plant Mall
Get your Christmas errands done in a flash while practicing physical distancing with Power Plant Mall’s The Rockwellist mobile app. It’s a mall directory, credit card vault, mobile wallet, fast parking assistant and restaurant booking app in one stylish package.
You can map out your shopping trip through its list of shops and establishments, securely pay for your purchases, do away with the queue at the parking cashier and skip the long lines at select restaurants. As a mobile wallet, The Rockwellist also offers rewards and cashbacks in participating shops. It also keeps a record of your purchases, allowing you to stay within your Christmas budget. Download The Rockwellist mobile app for free on your mobile phone via App Store or Google Play.
By now, we’re pretty sure you’ve filled out more contact tracing forms than you can remember. While this is of course a necessary procedure these days, we cannot deny the fact how this can be a bother.
Power Plant Mall makes shopping more seamless via the HealthBadge. Shoppers only need to register at contacttracin Therockwellist.com to get their own unique QR codes which will be scanned prior to entering any store. No more filling up endless contact tracing forms as you hop from one shop to another.
The Chapel of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the official chapel of Rockwell Center, will be holding anticipated Simbang Gabi starting Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. As the number of attendees need to be limited per Mass, slot reservations are necessary via rockwellchapel.com. Those who want to attend Simbang Gabi from the safety of their homes may also do so as Masses will be livestreamed on their Facebook page, officialrockwellchapel.
Estancia at Capitol Commons
Get your Christmas shopping done with the help of Estancia at Capitol Commons’ Estancia My Home Dashers. Simply call or text a Home Dasher at 0917-851-9261 and get your essentials, food cravings, gadgets and gifts delivered right at your doorstep.
Even Santa is abiding by physical distancing protocols with Ortigas Malls’ “Christmas Tales,” a virtual Christmas celebration with Saint Nick. Listen to classic Christmas tales and sing along to your favorite Yuletide tunes. Visit Estancia at Capitol Commons official Facebook page for the schedules.
Catch “Christmas Symphony” and be serenaded by LA-based musical group The Filharmonic (Dec. 14 to 16) and award-winning homegrown group Acapellago (Dec. 17 to 20), also on Estancia at Capitol Commons Facebook page.
Shop from the safety of your living spaces by downloading the SM Malls Online Beta App. Available in SM Megamall, SM City North Edsa and SM Mall of Asia.
SM Supermalls brings back its SM Bears of Joy with four specially designed plushies honoring the bravery and selflessness of our front-liners in the fight against COVID-19. For only P200, you may bring home one adorable bear while another bear will be donated to the mall’s chosen charity.
A magical Christmas Virtual Parade, meanwhile, awaits you at SM Supermalls’ official Facebook page.
SM Supermalls also brings #PamaskongHandog2020ngSMatBDO, an online Christmas entertainment show for overseas Filipinos and their families. Catch the virtual concert tomorrow, Dec. 13, at 2 p.m. on BDO Kabayan’s Facebook page.
ANA, (Ayala Malls Neighborhood Assistant) is ever on hand to help you this season for a safe and convenient way to hold your virtual Christmas gatherings with family and friends. Shop for gifts, Christmas goodies, including party decor, and deliver these to their respective homes for your annual Christmas party.
Make your Christmas countdown even merrier with Ayala Malls’ Community Chorale shows, Night of Lights events and Simbang Gabi. Visit the Ayala Malls official Facebook page for the schedules at the Ayala Mall nearest your home.
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Article and Photo originally posted by Inquirer last December 12, 2020 3:25am and written by Din M. Villafuerte. Minor edits have been made by REBPH to cater to its own readers.