Saturday, November 21, 2015

A Grand Welcome to Casa Santa: Review

 Jardin de Miramar is a well known party and event venue in Antipolo City. It is a 3 hectare garden complex that also houses "Casa Santa Museum".

Casa Santa is home to more than 3700 collections of Christmas and Santa Clause items.

I have never seen so many Santa Clauses in my entire life.  I was so engrossed in the tour I must have taken a couple dozens of photos.

Casa Santa

A life size Santa seats on the sofa (begging for photos, I guess)

I so love this cutie Santa, just 2 inches in size.

Working Santa, preparing his list of "naughty and good". I hope I made the good list :P

So many cute figurines, I can't decide on a favorite.  

The Christmas theme carries on Casa Santa's dining area.

Santa Clauses from around the world, line up the stairs heading to the mezzanine.

My husband's favorite part of Casa Santa is the Christmas Village.   

I just found my most favorite ~these charming Santas, just made me want to start my own collection :P

There are also Belen and Nativity scene displays.

This child's bedroom abound in Christmas items.

A sleeping Santa

I enjoyed touring Casa Santa.  It was truly worth going there. 

If you are planning a visit to Antipolo, I suggest you include this in your itinerary.  Entrance is P180/adult.

Other activities offered at Jardin includes:

  • Arts and Crafts ~ such a painting animation characters in ceramics, Art 101 in canvas, and Pinoy games.
  • Kids would love Jardin's open play ground, "Galera" AND 30-foot Noah’s Ark.
  • See Santa live for picture taking (though he wasn't there when we visited, please call in first to confirm Santa's schedule before bringing your kids along).
  • View art works by awarded artists such as Ed Castrillo, Michael Cacnio, Tony Leano, Ral Arrogante, Earth Artists of Rizal, Reg Yuson, Daniel dela Cruz, mosaic artist Hannah Liongoren, and muralist Alfred Galvez.
  • Buy souvenirs ~ such as a huggable “SANTA-ko” rag doll, t-shirts, keychains, refrigerator magnets, that make for appropriate mementos of Casa Santa.
Casa Santa is located at Jardin de Miramar

276 San Jose Ext., San Isidro Antipolo City
Telephone No.: 584-3199
Cellphone No.: 09178912208

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Legoland Hotel Malayia for the 2nd Time Around

 I cannot stress enough, how much my boys love LEGOLAND Malaysia.  We were there just last December and were recently back for more Legoland adventures.  
My boys will never grow tired of Lego bricks ~ you can turn into almost anything.  Your imagination is the limit. 
Compared to our previous stay at LLM Hotel, I could honestly say that service has greatly improved.
Check in was swift and fast (though check-in time remains to be at 4pm ~ real late if you ask me, but it was okay since we only deposited our bags, claimed our reserved tickets before heading off to the park).

We stayed at the Pirates Themed Room this time.  I liked our previous room better, the "Adventure Themed Room", but  my boys liked the Pirates Room better.  The room
 This room has the same configuration as the Adverture Themed Room.  Rooms at LLM Hotel are huge, with a separate sleeping area  for the kiddos.

There are 2 televisions, 1 in the adult room and another at the kid's sleeping area, with a good selection of kiddie and adult channels to choose from.

Food options has likewise improved.  There are now more Western food options to choose from.  Staff has also become more attentive to guest/visitors requests.  Good work here. 
My son clowning around.

For Legoland Hotel bookings and inquiries, please visit their webpage: LEGOLAND MALAYSIA
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