Last November 15, 2013 at 5 o'clock in the afternoon, SM City Mall had their Grand launching of Christmas held at the Atrium. There was a mini-chapel built in the area where people can pose and take pictures as souvenirs. The event was hosted by Ms. Cagayan de Oro 2012 and graced by none other than the City Mayor Oscar Moreno and his wife Arlene. People from different sectors also attended the Christmas Festival. The UCCP Choir, Kids choir (I forgot the name) and XU-College Glee Club rendered different Christmas Carols.
With Mayor Oscar Moreno
The unveiling of big Christmas Tree and life-sized Nativity was the main event that night. After which, people were given tasty Filipino delicacies such as kutsinta, empanada, cassava roll, chokolate and orange juice. And oh, Santa Claus was there, too, and game enough to pose with the kids and those kids at heart.