BUTTERFLIES take flight as Shangri-La Plaza mall as a signal of hope and home to everyone this Christmas. This has been a year full of challenges — from the Taal eruption, the COVID-19 pandemic, to typhoon Ulysses — but Filipinos are strong and resilient people. “After everything that we’ve all gone through, many of us may not be in as high spirits as before. But Christmas always brings joy and healing, and Shangri-La Plaza wants to put that at the center of our celebrations,” said Joy R. Polloso, EVP of Shang Properties, Inc., in a statement. The mall has decked its halls with butterflies, symbolic creatures of transformation that reflect Filipinos’ capacity to continuously push forward, come through a great deal of darkness, and still come out beautiful. Cebu-based fashion designer Axel Que’s Monarch butterfly-inspired gown that stunned at the Miss Universe-Philippines pageant is one of the centerpieces of Shang’s décor. The designer teamed up with the mall, allowing his gown to be showcased there for the season. Que’s design elements align perfectly with Shang’s thematic décor, spotlighting the complexity and detail of nature’s angels. Stories of Hope and Resilience also abound in Shangri-La Plaza’s social media pages, inspiring its community to celebrate the season. Christmas events and performances, as well as bazaars and fairs are ongoing, and with the mall’s longer hours, provide mall guests a haven this Christmas. For updates and inquiries, follow Shangri-La Plaza on Facebook at www.facebook.com/shangrilaplazaofficial and on Instagram @shangrilaplazaofficial.