The Nutcracker at the Manila Hotel

Giant Nutcracker soldiers filing at the sides, wreaths hanging on the wall, candy canes set on table centerpieces – all these now fill the grandoise lobby of the Manila Hotel, bringing the Christmas spirit to every guest that enters its doors. At the end of the august hall is a Christmas tree with the Sugar Plum Fairy sitting on top of it. Then, there’s the Gingerbread Clock House with lots of Christmas goodies that are delightful to the eyes and, I’m sure, to one’s taste buds.

(L-R) Manila Hotel SVP Ginny Banaag, Manila Hotel President Joey Lina, Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, and Manila Hotel EVP Enrique Yap, Jr. light the Christmas tree at the hotel lobby. Photo by Shaira Luna.

The Manila Hotel, celebrating its 100 years, brings to life the Christmas classic tale of Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece – the Nutcracker.

The Grand Dame of the Philippines, as the Manila Hotel is often called, offers various Christmas treats for families and guests. There are special room packages for the holidays that include free breakfast, relaxing massage, lunch buffet, Nutcracker gifts for kids, and complimentary drop-off shuttel service. Moreover, guests will have a fun time with a special vingcard and a surprise for those who can find the image of the Nutcracker in their room.


Delectable treats from the Manila Hotel. Photo by Shaira Luna.

Take a sip at the Nutcracker-inspired cocktails and get a Nutcracker stuffed toy. You will also get an opportunity to help when you purchase the limited edition Nutcracker jar, wherein proceeds will be donated to the House of Refuge. Christmas hampers, such as the Land of Sweets Gift collection, are something that you can gift to loved ones. And during the weekends of the holiday season, prima ballerina Lisa Macuja-Elizalde and Ballet Manila will hold special shows in the Manila Hotel lobby.

Giant Nutcracker soldiers are there to guard you. Photo by Shaira Luna.

Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, Manila Hotel President Atty. Joey Lina, Manila Hotel EVP Enrique Yap, Jr. and Manila Hotel SVP Ginny Banaag lighted the Christmas tree to officially launch the hotel’s Christmas theme and welcome the Nutcracker to the Manila Hotel as its residence for the holiday season.

For more information on Manila Hotel’s Christmas promo and packages, please visit

3 comments on “The Nutcracker at the Manila Hotel

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  2. jo-ann says:

    I love to see this nutcracker thing in Manila hotel. Their so cute. The christmas tree is also awesome.

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