NordCham Philippines, in partnership with Spartan Race Philippines and together with the Nordic Embassies in Manila, celebrated the annual family Christmas fest at Enderun Colleges in McKinley Hill on December 3, 2017. 130 members and guests were greeted with a Lucia Parade and traditional Glögg (Nordic mulled wine), Pepparkakor (Nordic gingerbread cookies), and free Spartan shirts for the kids courtesy of Spartan Race Philippines.
There was no shortage of food, drinks, and activities to suit every age. Starting with a separate buffet for the adults and kids, free flowing craft beer by Engkanto Brewery and Martin Miller gin cocktails and martinis courtesy of Wine Depot. After lunch kids were treated to numerous outdoor activities, putting on their Spartan shirts and playing in the Spartan obstacle course. For the young ones, an inflatable castle, imported games from France courtesy of Mr. Loic Toullec, face painting, coloring workshop by Faber-castell, and bubbles… Engkanto Brewery also brought drinking games for the parents!
The fun did not end there as NordCham raffled off 12 overnight stays from various hotels, and a round trip ticket to Europe courtesy of Turkish Airlines. After the raffle, guests were treated to a beautiful Christmas choir sung by the Virlanie Voices, a foundation for kids in need. The program ended with a bang, as Santa Claus surprised us and gathered the kids outdoors to bring them inside the venue for the gift giving. Every child received a present from Santa, slippers and hat by Spartan Race Philippines, and a loot-bag courtesy of Carepak.
Special thanks to our event partners Spartan Race Philippines, Active Fun, Azumi Boutique Hotel, Carepak Moving and Storage, Conrad Manila, Engkanto Brewery, Faber-Castell, Fairmont Makati, John Robert Powers, Loic Toullec, Picasso Boutique Hotel, Wayfair Tours, When in Manila, and Wine Depot.