Easter Sunday (04/11/19)

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Diamond Hotel

THE hotel will be holding an Easter party — Easter Spectacle: Kids’ Party on Parade — on April 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Diamond Ballroom. Children are encouraged to come in costume for the occasion. Tickets are available at P1,000 nett per person inclusive of a take-home snack box and many activities. Children will get a chance to win an Apple Watch Series 4 in the grand raffle draw. There will be games, face painting, a kid’s salon, glitter tattoos, a photo booth, the chance to meet some Easter characters, live musical performances, and a magic show. Kids who will participate in the costume parade will get a chance to win prizes. For ticket inquiries call 528-3000 ext. 8461.

Holiday Inn Baguio

HOLIDAY INN Baguio City Centre is celebrating the Easter holidays with the “Baguio Eggstravaganza” on April 19-21. The Lamisaan Dining & Bar will be serving a Good Friday Seafood Dinner on April 19 from 6 to 10 p.m., showcasing the freshest catch cooked in the uniquely Visayan method of su-tu-kil (sugba, tuwa, kilaw), along with dishes like seafood kare-kare and paella. The hotel will be offering its regular Oriental Buffet on Black Saturday and throughout the whole month of April. On April 21, Lamisaan will also be offering a complete station buffet with live grill station for Easter Lunch Special that will come with one complimentary Easter Egg Hunt pass for every two dining adults. Children can take part in the Easter Egg Hunt with activities like face painting, magic show, puppet show, and more. To learn more about the hotel, visit www.facebook.com/holidayinnbaguio or www.holidayinn.com/baguio.

Marriott Café

MARRIOTT Café’s Easter goodies

MARRIOTT Café celebrates Easter on April 21 with a video-game themed celebration that includes an egg hunt, a whole lot of sweet treats to fill up Easter baskets, a magic show, and a visit from Mr. Bunny. The kids will get a chance to win buffet and bakery gift certificates from the hunt for the dragon egg. It will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for P2,950 nett. Also available are safari-inspired sweets and cakes molded like chicks.

Sheraton Manila Hotel

KIDS can go on an egg hunt at the Sheraton Manila.

ON Easter Sunday, Sheraton Manila’s S Kitchen will offer a wide spread of international cuisines for P2,800 net. Children are in for a treat in their Minecraft-themed activity including face painting and egg hunt at the Kids Club. It is an afternoon bursting with games, prizes, and loot bags. Sheraton Manila will also host a Eucharistic Mass on April 21 in the ballroom at 11 a.m., which is open for all. For details, visit www.sheratonmanila.com.

Ortigas Malls

ESTANCIA holds an Easter Safari Eggventure that includes musical performances inspired by the Lion King, lots of games, a magician’s show, and an Easter egg safari hunt on April 21. Tiendesitas will have lots of games and an Easter-egg hunt. Industria will have an Easter Cookie Decorating session for children. For more information, visit www.ortigasmalls.com.

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

MARCO POLO Ortigas Manila will hold an Easter Sunday event called “A Nautical Adventure,” which includes magic, arts and crafts, and games. For details and tickets, contact the Catering Department at catering.mnl@marcopolohotels.com or at 720-7777 loc 6310.

The Peninsula Manila

THE Great Peninsula Easter Barnyard on April 21 will include egg hunts, “Farm Finds and Rabbit’s Warren” sensory bins, egg painting and felt decorating, rabbit papier-mâché painting, D.I.Y. Easter ornament making, and egg piñata craft workshops. The hotel also has special dining options over Holy Week. Try the Sustainable Catch of the Day at The Lobby from April 18 to 21, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (P1,370.54) with Grilled Jumbo Prawn with Rice Noodles and Laksa Curry on Thursday, Line-caught Big-Eye Tuna Steak on Friday, Mahimahi a la Plancha on Saturday, and Norwegian Salmon on Sunday. There will also be a Holy Weekend Merienda Buffet at The Upper Lobby from April 18 to 21, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. (P2,850 with a glass of Champagne, P2,250 for adults, and P1,125 for children under 12). There will be a Seafood Dinner Buffet at Escolta on April 19 and 20, 6:30 to 10 pm (P 2,800 for adults, P1,400 for children under 12). For inquiries or details, visit peninsula.com.

Eastwood Richmonde Hotel

EASTWOOD Richmonde Hotel celebrates with an “EGGStraordinary Easter Sunday Party” on April 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the hotel’s Grand Ballroom. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt, live musical entertainment, a magic show, game booths, a buffet spread, dessert stations, a photo booth, glitter tattoos, loot bags, and an appearance from the Easter Bunny. Attendees are encouraged to wear their most creative Easter Egg costume for a chance to win gift certificates for hotel accommodations. The Best in Costume awards will be given to one child and one adult. Tickets are priced at P900 per head (adult or child). Children 2 years old and below can participate for free if accompanied by a paying adult. For inquiries and reservations, call 570-7777.

Shangri-La at the Fort

AT the hotel’s High Street Cafe, guests can enjoy a special dinner buffet from April 18 to 21 at P2,400 nett per person. A sumptuous Sunday brunch awaits on April 21 and is priced at P3,400 nett per person, inclusive of an alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage package. While away the afternoons at High Street Lounge from April 15 to 21 with an Easter-themed tea set for two at P1,500 nett per person, inclusive of a Toby’s Estate curated coffee selection. Guests can also get their fill of fancy from the roving pastry trolley to complement the experience, from 2 to 6 p.m., from April 18 to 21. Canton Road offers a dim sum set menu from April 19 to 21 for P2,200 nett per person. Guests may also opt to have a la carte favorites like the Jiangnan sweet and sour pork ribs, crispy pork macau, free-range chicken stuffed with glutinous rice and more if they wish. Beginning April 18, a selection of Easter treats will be offered daily at the pastry counter on Level 2 across High Street Café.

City of Dreams

CITY of Dreams Manila celebrates Easter with diverse offerings, from Easter-themed confections at Chocol8 and Café Society; a How to Train Your Dragon-themed Easter egg hunt and other activities at DreamPlay; an acoustic night of music at The Garage with special guest performer Jinky Vidal. From April 12 to 21, Chocol8 will have unique handcrafted Easter chocolates including Chocol8 bunnies in white, milk, and dark variants (P200 each), chocolate dragees (P1,800) and chocolate sculptures such as Easter Bunny Hop (P1,600), and bunnies inside Easter eggs (P2,100 each), to name a few. Café Society will also have sweet creations from April 15 to 21 consist of Lemon Bunny Cakes (P1,500); Easter White Chocolate Brownies (P900); Easter Bunny Coconut Carrot Cake (P260); and Easter Egg Cookies (P290), among others. On Easter Sunday, families can avail of the Easter VIP Package for P1,499 nett, and get access to exciting How To Train Your Dragon-inspired activities happening from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dreamplay: an exclusive dragon-themed egg hunt; dragon egg painting activity; a 4-D movie experience at Dream Theater; and a video outtake from a 360-degree spin camera. On Easter Sunday at The Garage, there will be performances from 6-9 p.m. by Pia Diamante and singer-songwriter and former lead vocalist of Freestyle band, Jinky Vidal. For P990 per person, guests can avail of free-flowing drinks for three hours. For inquiries, call 800-8080 or e-mail guestservices@cod-manila.com or visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com.

Manila Hotel

THE Manila Hotel will be hosting The Greatest Easter Eggs-stravaganza on April 21, 2-6 p.m., at the hotel’s Tent City. It will be an Easter carnival, complete with an Easter egg hunt, a petting zoo, a bouncy castle, plenty of Easter-themed games and activities, and a selection of snacks. entrance is P1,000 for one child age 12 and below, and one accompanying adult. Guests who avail of the hotel’s Easter Staycation Package are entitled to two tickets. Guests with an accumulated P5,000 in a single receipt from any of the hotel’s dining outlets, are entitled to one complimentary ticket. There will also be an Easter Brunch on April 21 at the Champagne Room featuring a special menu which is highlighted by an entree choice of rosemary-seasoned rack of lamb or black cod on a purée of creamed peas. The Easter Brunch is priced at P2,780 nett. For the entire month at the hotel lobby, visit the Egg-chanted Garden, a display of 31 Easter eggs painted by well-known Filipino artists.

Crimson Hotel

THE Crimson Hotel in Filinvest City will be holding a Dino Easter Eggsploration on April 21, 2 p.m., at the Crimson Grand Ballroom. There will be a snack buffet, an interactive show, The Great Dino Egg Hunt for kids, games and activities, an egg-decorating contest, and loot bags. Tickets are P1,100 net for children ages three and above. Children two years old and below may enter for free as long as they are accompanied by one paying companion per child. There will also be an Easter Sunday brunch buffet at Café Eight starting at noon. Aside from its savory signature dishes and international cuisines, there will be activities for kids such as face painting and Easter cookie decorating. The brunch costs P1,720++ per person with free flowing drinks. For inquiries or reservations, call 863-2222 or 0998-595-3769 or e-mail dining@crimsonhotel.com.

New World Makati

THE New World Makati Hotel will have a splashing Easter weekend, with an Easter Magic Fair held by the poolside on April 21 from 2 to 5 p.m. There will be games and activities such as a bounce castle, a Velcro wall, egg-painting, and an egg hunt. Snacks and drinks will be available at food stalls and the candy corner. To join the fair either book a weekend at the hotel and receive two passes to the Easter fair, or dine at Café 1228’s wide brunch buffet selection to receive one pass, or try the Easter set menus at Jasmine restaurant to receive two passes. Each Easter Magic Fair pass entitles participation of one child and entrance for one accompanying adult. An Easter pass for additional child is P1,500.

Century Park Hotel

On April 21, Century Park Hotel will hold “A Magical, Mystical, Easter” Egg Hunt from 9 a.m. to noon at the hotel’s Grand Ballroom. Tickets are P850 net per kid or P1,450 net for a kid and one accompanying adult, inclusive of food and loot bag. Ticket holders are also entitled to a 50% discount on lunch and dinner buffets during Holy Week (April 14-21, 2019) by presenting their ticket.

Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu

THE Quest Hotel & Conference Center Cebu marks Easter Sunday with a “Funny Bunny” celebration in the hotel’s all-day dining restaurant Pusô Bistro & Bar. Children can hunt for Easter eggs at the scenic 7th floor poolside and enjoy a children’s buffet. Activities include bunny face paint, the egg hunt, DIY bunny pancakes and Easter waffles, and a storytelling session by The Tutoring Club Cebu. Everyone is invited to wear their most creative bunny-inspired costume to the Funny Bunny program for a chance to win prizes from the hotel and The Tutoring Club Cebu. Registration is P500 net per child, inclusive of children’s lunch buffet and activities. Registration starts at 10:30 a.m. Pusô Bistro & Bar’s Easter Lunch Buffet is at P700 net per adult. Meanwhile, the Holy Week special at the Pool Bar is the Seafood Platter, featuring a combo of crabs, stuffed squid, grilled fish, and mussels. The set menu is P1,800 net per order and is good for three persons. The Seafood Platter is available throughout April. For inquiries or reservations, guests may call (63-32) 402-5999 or send an e-mail to cebuinfo@questhotelsandresorts.com.

Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria

Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria will have a woodland-themed Easter party on Easter Sunday at the Grand Ballroom from 1 to 5  p.m. Activities a meet and greet with Eldar the Wizard of Enchanted Kingdom and Julie the mascot of Julie’s Biscuits (Hershey’s), an Easter egg hunt, a bunny petting and feeding zoo and day care, party hat making, coloring and egg decorating, balloon twisting, face painting and glitter tattoo art, a giant inflatable play area, a bird’s nest puzzle game, balloon bursting game, and monkey relay game. The afternoon’s festivities will culminate in the woodland costume parade where the best kiddie costumes and the best woodland basket design/decoration, with each winning an overnight stay at the hotel with buffet breakfast at Seven Corners restaurant for two. Each ticket to the Easter Woodland Adventure is inclusive of admission for one child and one adult, a kiddie loot bag, a kiddie meal, and access to all Easter activities. Tickets are P1,200 for regular admission; P900 for Lil Diners and Levitate members; P800 for an additional child; and P300 for an additional adult.. Easter and woodland-inspired sweet treats are also available at Agenda until the end of April. These include Raspberry Pink velvet cake with Raspberry Cream cheese frosting, Easter melon cupcake, chocolate log cake and Easter cream fruitcake. For details call 633-7222 or e-mail fandbreservations@ihg.com.

Tim Hortons

THE Canadian coffee house Tim Hortons welcomes Easter than with a special treat called “Breakfast Brewout.” From 7 to 9 a.m. on April 21, Easter Sunday, and April 22, guests can enjoy a free sausage and cheese biscuit for every purchase of a large coffee or iced coffee beverage at all Tim Hortons restaurants.

EDSA Shangri-La

Edsa Shangri-La, Manila invites kids to don their favorite animal costumes and hop over to The Great Safari on April 21, at the Isla Ballroom, from 1 to 6 pm. Tickets are priced at P2,500 per person, for both kids and adults, inclusive of live entertainment, activities, surprise loot, lunch and a dessert buffet. Avail of four regular-priced tickets and get one complimentary ticket. There will be games and activity booths such as Easter egg hunting, a designated section for inflatables and ball pit, a design-your-own Easter egg booth, interactive storytelling and photobooths, face painting, coloring activities, teepee painting, brain games, a kiddie salon and spa, and more. There will be a magical show, local specialty acts, a musical extravaganza and a lot of raffle prizes. Meanwhile, Easter treats are available at The Bakeshop until April 26 including colorful chocolate pralines, Easter chocolate eggs and bunnies in variety of flavors and sizes starting at P150.00, and decadent specialty Easter cakes at P1,250 each.  For inquiries call 633-8888 ext. 2895 or e-mail events.esl@shangri-la.com. Tickets are available at Edsa Shangri-La, Manila’s Events Lounge and Business Center daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Conrad Manila

Conrad Manila celebrates the coming Easter with culinary fetes, a Kiddie Dreamland show, and an egg hunt with Pororo the Little Penguin, Dibo the Gift Dragon, and friends on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2 p.m. at the Forbes Ballroom. Children of all ages, dressed in their favorite costumes, are welcome to join the fun. Aside from the musical show and Easter egg hunt, there will be face painting, an egg toss, pin the tail on the bunny, bunny bowling, and more. The kids will also bring home Easter loot bags and enjoy some snacks. Easter Kiddie Dreamland tickets are priced at P2,500 nett per person. Families who wish to celebrate Easter Sunday with a hearty lunch before the show may take advantage of a special Easter Package at Brasserie on 3 inclusive of a buffet lunch and an Easter Kiddie Dreamland ticket for one person. Prices are from P3,500 nett per person for adults and P3,000 nett for children ages six to 12 years old. Children ages five and below dine for free when accompanied by a paying adult at Brasserie on 3. The regular Easter buffet lunch (without the Easter Kiddie Dreamland ticket) is priced at P2,100 nett per person. Conrad Manila’s Bru Coffee Bar, located at the welcome lobby, offers handmade Easter goodies and premium chocolates including Easter eggs, bunnies, and cookies, among other treats. For inquiries or reservations, visit www.conradhotels.com/manila or call 833-9999.

Araneta Center

THERE will be an out-of-this-world party at the Araneta Center on April 21, Easter Sunday. Leading the “eggs-ploration” in Spacetacular Easter are child star Jordan Lim, and Mela Francisco, daughter of Pinoy Big Brother couple Melai Cantiveros and Jason Francisco. Registration starts at 11 a.m. One of the highlights of the event is an egg hunt with a twist. Kids will search the grounds of Gateway Mall, Ali Mall, and Farmers Plaza for “cosmic eggs.” In exchange for these eggs, the kids who find them will receive treats. Participants ages 12 years old and below who come dressed as astronauts, space explorers, aliens, galaxy heroes, and even cosmic figures may join the Little Universe Costume Contest at the Gateway Mall and Ali Mall — prizes await. Gateway Mall and Ali Mall will host a Mad Science show. There will be a kiddie ball pit at the Farmers Plaza. Families will also enjoy the photo booths and other activities in the three malls. All child registrants will receive loot bags and other freebies from Araneta Center and the event sponsors. For details, visit www.aranetacenter.net.

Bonifacio High Street

Celebrate Easter Sunday with the family at Bonifacio High Street’s Tiki Easter Adventure to enjoy games and treats.

Ortigas Malls

Ortigas Malls lines up an array of activities for Easter Sunday. Estancia will hold an Easter Safari Eggventure that includse musical performances inspired by the Lion King, lots of games, a magician’s show, and an Easter egg safari hunt. Easter is extra special at Tiendesitas, with lots of games and an Easter egg hunt that promises lots of fun. Celebrate Easter on April 21 at Industria with an Easter cookie secorating session. For more information, visit www.ortigasmalls.com.

SM Supermalls

SM Supermalls, in partnership with Toy Kingdom and global toy brand Hatchimals, has Easter games and activities ongoing until April 21 in select SM malls nationwide. On April 21, the QR Easter Egg Hunt Year 2 engages shoppers in an interactive manner. To join, visit the #EggcitingEasterAtSM egg wall in the mall’s event center and hunt for the lucky Hatchimals QR

eggs. Winners will receive giveaways and they can say hi to their favorite Hatchimals through a special meet-and-greet. Participating malls will have playgrounds, arts and crafts exhibits, and photo opps at the Egg-chanted Display. Mallgoers can shop at the Easter Family Bazaar, and check out the dining deals with Easter Family Meals which is ongoing until April 21. Play around with dresses at the Eggstravagant Bunny Costume Contest for a chance to win treats.

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls

THE various Megaworld Lifestyle Malls celebrate Easter with a variety of activities, from traditional egg hunts and costume contests to interactive activities. Eastwood City’s Easter Wonderland presents The Mightiest Squad where children can come in superhero costumes and join Eastwood City’s mightiest squads defeating villains at the different worlds. While wearing best superhero costumes, each squad can complete the mission to collect all Infinity eggs inside five Easter worlds. To join, guests can present a receipt purchase worth P1,500 from participating establishments from April 1-21. At Uptown Bonifacio, chidren can go through the Bunny maze, enjoy bubble and magic shows, mascot meet and greet, Easter egg painting, face painting, musical shows, and more. Children can also wear their best Easter costumes and join the costume contest and egg hunt for a chance to take home prizes and treats. To join, guests can present a single or accumulated receipt purchase worth P2,500 from participating establishments. At Forbes Town, there are larger-than-life toys and board games at the Zoomed In Easter Celebration on April 21 at 3 p.m. There will be art pieces, face painting, musical adventures, magic tricks, bubble shows and egg hunting. Children who attend wearing a toy costume have a chance to win prizes. To join, guests can present a single or accumulated purchase receipt worth P1,000 from participating establishments. There will be an Easter Toyland Egg-venture at Venice Grand Canal, ongoing until April 30. There are arts and crafts activities, a mall-wide Easter egg hunt and costume contest, and the Easter Eggspectacular — a parade mascots and children in their Easter costumes. At Lucky Chinatown, there will be an Easter Party with Detective Pikachu on April 21 at 1 p.m. Mall guests can go on a mystery hunt at Chinatown Walk, Those who help Easter Bunny solve Mystery Manila’s Lucky Egg Challenge will receive freebies. Tickets are available for P250 at the Atrium. Participating children can also get to meet and have their photos taken with Detective Pikachu. More solving activities await such as Crack the Code, Word Scramble, Who’s That Pokemon, Find the Pokemon are ongoing at the mall until April 25. To join, guests can purchase two movie tickets to Pokemon: Detective Pikachu at the venue. At Southwoods Mall, there will be an Easter Wonderland, with an egg hunt at participating establishments, and the Into The Juanderland musical, free face painting, games, arts and crafts, plus a chance to win up to P7,500 worth of gift certificates at the costume contest. To join, guests can present a single or accumulated receipt purchase worth P1,500 from participating establishments from April 1-20 at the concierge. There will be a Magical Easter Dreamland at Festive Walk Iloilo, with an egg hunt with prizes, the Colorful Bunnyville, magical performances, and a dog fashion show. To join and receive tips on where to find the Golden Egg, guests can present a minimum single receipt purchase worth P1,000 from any mall establishment. Twin Lakes will host an Enchanted Wonderland on April 21, at 4 p.m., with activities like an egg hunt and Easter Bunny meet & greet. To participate, present a single or accumulated receipt worth P1,000 from any Twin Lakes establishment made on April 20-21. The Village Square Alabang will have a Hoppy Easter Village on April 21 at 10 a.m. Children can come in animal-themed costumes for a chance to win prizes. Activities include a Hoppy Eggsplortion where children can collect as many eggs as you can at selected stores. They can also meet Mr. Bunny. An Easter Eggstravaganza will be held at the the mall Atrium with face and egg painting and a magic show. Admission is free. For more details, visit www.megaworld-lifestylemalls.com.