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Jen Sarmiento

  • Writer's pictureJen Sarmiento

Montebello's Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2018

It's the most wonderful time of the year indeed, and today we were able to witness a beautiful Holiday event for Montebello Villa Hotel - its Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony 2018.

For those of you who don't know where and what Montebello is, Montebello is the oldest existing hotel in Cebu. It's been around for 46 years since Feb 14, 1972. It is an oasis in the midst of bustling Cebu metropolis and is a seemingly secret nook hiding behind the concretes of the city. It has a landscape of an Old-world charm that reflects Cebu's Hispanic Heritage, so a "hidden" escape within the City.

To be honest, I haven't been in Montebello for the longest time until a few weeks ago (Halloween - November 2018), When i went inside the hotel, I was quite surprised on how different it looked and how beautiful the place has gotten. Montebello has indeed changed. The ambiance was different, they renovated the hotel and made it have a more modern but hispanic feel and the food has gotten way better (Try their milkshake and pasta!)

During the Tree lighting Ceremony, there was a carving station, free-flowing canapes, desserts and drinks.

They treated everyone with their delicious selection of food and prepared great entertainment for the night.

A violinist serenaded us with his beautiful choice of Christmas music. After a while, the Tree Lighting ceremony proper took place, and the CEO of Montebello along with the other board member's lit the tree along with a champagne parade of the F&B department. It was truly a great experience!

Aside from the free-flowing food and drinks, they also surprised us with Christmas goodies! I must say that their CAKE in a jar is the best! It was the best chocolate cake I have ever tasted and I will definitely come back for MORE!

After the program, they gave us a glimpse of their Exclusive Christmas Dishes for December 23-24.

Don't they look DELICIOUS?? They will be serving this exclusively on Christmas! So for those of you who want something different for Noche Buena this year, you can go to Montebello and have a wonderful dinner there. You can also contact (032) 231 3681directly and look for Charmaine for more details.

I can already feel the Holiday Spirit!! With all these festivities going around in the City, I'm sure it's going to be even more fun as we closely approach Christmas Day. For those of you who want to relax with your family during the holidays, you must give Montebello a try!

Thank you again for the wonderful experience Montebello and Ms. Charmaine! I had a great time.





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