Friday, October 23, 2015

Alviera Christmas Jamboree Press Launch

INVITATION

I was invited in a Press Launch of Alviera Christmas Jamboree at Mind Museum, I was intrigued to know what the event was about so I googled it the day after the invitation was received which was yesterday.

I Found out that they had a former partner event called  Alviera Brightscape Campfest was like that summer camp similar to 'Parent Trap movie' and 'Camp Rock movie by Demi Lovato'. That includes not only to kids but to also adults.

If you want to find out more about the former event they had an official blog: 






The event Alviera Christmas Jamboree however, is the Holiday version of this. The whole activities and information are below I will provide.








TRANSPORT

Bonifacio Global City, Mind Museum is the venue selected for the Press Launch, transportation is difficult if you will take the  Bus or MRT, so we did a little life hack transportation:


HOW TO COMMUTE TO BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY WITHOUT FACING THE HORRIBLE  TRAFFIC OF EDSA :



First take LRT, stop at GIL PUYAT STATION, from there you will find buses on the north bound lane That travels Malanday/SM Fairview/Malinta buses that pass Ayala MRT Station, we were dropped at Caltex Gas station And 7/11  Edsa Ave. , you'll find yourself at the corner street at the HARVARD ST. from there you could walk or ride tricycle that will drop you at 32nd Ave Under Kalayaan Ave. GLOBAL CITY, After the drop point you could walk at from 32nd Ave then turn right at Rizal Drive to The mind museum. 

Our travel time from LRT took at least 1 1/2 hour, 10:00 am - 11:45 am. Well thats one hell of a travel hack.

ok moving on...

ARRIVAL
When we got to Mind Museum, we we're greeted by Mam Nia and Sir Arman, we immediately went inside and found that Lunch has been served buffet style.





 We signed in first at the receiving area by the door and when I went inside a different feeling suddenly struck me, Firstly the airconditioning so cool, especially at that midday that the sun is scorching hot, then a sound of a Christmas Carol playing in the background plus the warm welcome coupled with sweet scent all around changed my mood to "KAWAII!" well, its hard to describe that feeling but once you go in they really set the mood to make that 'CHRISTMAS Feeling'!

The media station or receving area where I jot down my information and name

The media station's center piece


The Front Entrance Fireplace Decor

Giveaways I received inside bag includes Candies and Lollipop plus 2 Chocolate Chuckies, a Cellphone holder by Coleman and Santa hat
Then an LED Lamp to guide you through the night camp.
When I went inside the air smells so sweet, I felt like a kid again

After signing we went straight to the food... Ita! Da! Ki! Mas!
The Buffet
Apple, Turnip, Cucumber Salad with Tossed Greens in Honey Miso Dressing
This salad, I regret for not being able to taste as I got busy after the other courses.
White Rice
White Rice is maintained hot and cooked just right. This is my First Pick!


Angel Hair with Basilico Sauce
The pasta is my second regret that I wasnt able to taste as I prefer to choose rice over pasta, but according to sources it had a herbal taste thats unforgettable.
Sylvanna Balls and Fruit Slices

This by far is my most favorite, the Sylvanna balls that taste so much like cotton candy which is chewy and crunchy then soft on the inside! This taste completed the Christmas feeling where excitement is always felt for the upcoming Christmas.
Grilled Prawns with Lemon Butter Sauce
The Grilled pawns are incredibly tasty and grilled to perfection, adding the lemon butter sauce that compliments to the dish!
Corns and Carrots
This dish is healthy and a good side compliment.
Parmesan Chicken
The Parmesan chicken has a milk type taste with the smell of pizza and soft chewy chicken!!
Braised Style Spare Ribs
Braised beef is sweet and savory, but not overpowering the other dishes, they all compliment with one another, one being the catalyst and the other neutralizers.
Yummy! My face doesn't tell a lie of how excited I am to try it out!

If I would have buffet style catering this one is a winner! 

Buffet Style

We were seated at the far right side.

Our dining table's center piece
Each table are adorned with a set of Holiday Centerpieces


 The program started with the host introducing the experts of flow art Philippines, surprise singing contest, which I was not able to join because I could not find the song inside the bag that they placed and a minor raffle draw.
The host made the program worthwhile, she made the program flow smoothly and gave us good information about the event.
Flow Art Philippines
These that you see in the Pictures are their Art called the 'Prancing poi'   
 Prancing Poi- learn to dance and move with LED lights at the PRANCING POI booth, where our expert LED artists teach you the basics of poi, hoop, and other light toys.


Poi



Hula Hoop

When the first round of challenge started, we were all excited, the host told us that there is something inside our giveaway, a title of a song which we have to sing infront to win prizes, unfortunately, I found it too late.
Me unable to find the song immediately so I wasn't able to join the contest
Participants of singing contest
Participants of singing contest
First Raffle Draw
Minor raffle draw

Sir Benjie winning the raffle

He received this Tote bag

Sir Arman Arboleda winning a tote bag
The great part of the second raffle, 3 people have won prizes and its all inside our group PLP.
Sir Donn winning the raffle 

Alviera celebrates the holiday season with “Christmas Jamboree,” a one-of-a-kind camping adventure that transforms SandBox into a Yuletide wonderland for families and merrymakers. John Estacio, Alviera General Manager, talks more about the activities at the event.
The General Manager Mr. John Estacio gave a hearty introduction of the event. 


Mr. John Estacio General Manager of Alviera
 Then the fourth raffle happened. The Fourth, third, second prizes was won, and as I was writing on one side of the room about this blog, my name was suddenly called, I was surprised and could not believe it, it took two calls for my name for me to realize I won their last, final PRIZE.  


I won this COLEMAN CONVERTA COT BLUE which technically is bigger than my size, but the feeling is incredible, when I got to my senses I couldn't stop jumping in joy.

Me wiining the biggest Prize, thank you very much sir Donn, PLP family, Alviera 





Later on the question and answer for the press held and pictures were taken.
Question and answer 



Flow Art Philippines



Thank you to my PLP Family for making my dreams come true! This experience is unforgettable!



The Alviera Christmas Jamboree will take place on Nov. 28-29, 2015
Slots are limited, they mentioned the total capacity is only 200-300 people, so reserve early!
2-3 persons per tent.
They provide shuttle service.
Perfect for families, friends, barkadas or lovers who want a different Christmas experience for all!





My PRIZE




That day, I felt God and Dad was with me smiling. I never felt so touched, they are both good to me and keep on reminding me that I should always believe and make my dreams come true no matter how difficult life is.




I am very thankful for 


for inviting me and the unforgettable friendship we had, especial mention to Sir Donn.

DETAILS FOR THE ALVIERA CHRISTMAS JAMBOREE


Alviera Christmas Jamboree offers unique holiday camping adventure
for families and first-time campers


Alviera offers a one-of-a-kind Christmas adventure for the whole family with the Christmas Jamboree on November 28 and 29 at Porac, Pampanga. It is a unique Yuletide celebration where you get to camp out under the stars and enjoy day-long arts and crafts workshops, live performances and holiday games.



During this weekend, SandBox transforms into a Christmas wonderland with festive workshop tents, life-sized Christmas displays and numerous parols or Pinoy Christmas lanterns lighting up the campsite. Alviera’s majestic 360-degree view of scenic hills and mountains enhance the fantasy setting.


“Alviera is here not just to merely create an economic hub, we are also making sure that the natural beauty of Porac is preserved and highlighted. Our role as a developer is to simply enhance God’s gift to us and the best way for people to appreciate this would be to bring them closer to nature through camping,” said John Estacio, Alviera General Manager.
Alviera is Ayala Land’s first masterplanned estate in the north, in partnership with Leonio Land. A 1,100 hectare development, it is inspired by a philosophy of harmonious balance between urban living and nature.


“The Alviera Christmas Jamboree gives you a glimpse of what to expect in Alviera in the future. Even at full development there will be open spaces for everyone to enjoy. More importantly, we want to provide opportunities where families can create moments they can share together,” added Estacio.



Packages to the Alviera Christmas Jamboree come in Day Dasher and Christmas Camper variants. The Day Dasher package, at P1,900 per person, includes roundtrip transportation from Manila to Alviera, free use of SandBox attractions, access to all Christmas Jamboree Day Workshops, passes to the evening entertainment, stage shows and Starlight Cinema outdoor movie theater.

The Christmas Camper package at P2,850 per person entitles participants to all Day Dasher inclusions plus overnight campsite stay, access to campsite-exclusive activities, free use of Coleman tents, exclusive use of SandBox in the morning of the second day, a bonfire treat complete with a set grilled dinner and buffet breakfast on Sunday morning.
As a family event, the Christmas Jamboree offers special rates for kids at P1,050 for Day Dasher and P1,750 for Christmas Camper for all children 4 feet below. Both packages come with travel insurance, Alviera Camp Bag, and a Christmas Passport that serves as your event journal that contains raffle stubs for exciting prizes.


Day Dashers will experience a full day’s worth of activities including arts and crafts activities such as Christmas cookie- making and designing angel souvenirs and parols. Guests can test one’s knowledge on Christmas trivia with Quiz Kringle. Each time they sign up for an activity, they get an entry to the hourly Jamboree raffle. There will also be all-day fun bubble activities with bubble artists.
Live entertainment begins at night with the “poi” or fire dancing and a Christmas carol serenade by some of the country’s top chorale groups. Guests can perform onstage during the Merry-oke open mic session, complete with a live brass band. After the Yuletide dinner, astronomy experts will lead constellation-tracking sessions. The “Starlight Cinema” opens from 9:00 p.m. until midnight to feature Christmas movie favorites.

HIGHLIGHTS- Experience the spirit of Christmas at SandBox!- Get crafty and creative with our unique activities.- Enjoy great food and holiday tunes come nightfall!- Win exciting prizes all throughout the day!

ITINERARY
November 28, 2015 (Saturday)


10:00 AM Meet-up at Ortigas Area
10:30 AM Estimated Time of Departure
01:00 PM Estimated Time of Arrival at Alviera Christmas Jamboree
02:00 PM SandBox Adventures, Day Time Activities
06:00 PM Night Activities, Evening Christmas Entertainment
10:00 PM Estimated Time of Departure
12:00 MN Estimated Time of Arrival at Ortigas Area
INCLUSIONS
* Roundtrip Transportation: Manila - Alviera - Manila
* SandBox Adventures (2pm onwards)
* Daytime & Nighttime Activities
* Evening Christmas Entertainment
* Jamboree Wristband
* Alviera Camp Bag
* Christmas Passport
* Chance to win prizes! 
* Service of Travel Factor Coordinators
* Travel Insurance
* Event Shirt (Pay additional P250)




Christmas Campers will enjoy the entire Day Dasher offering combined with premium camping activities such as a welcome bonfire with s’mores at the campsite and ukulele jam session while enjoying hot tsokolate served with biscochio. Campers can also learn to play the ukulele during the workshop. A Christmas breakfast buffet awaits them the next morning, as well as Christmas stockings filled with surprise holiday goodies.
The Alviera Christmas Jamboree is guaranteed to inspire lasting memories with families and friends. Christmas is a time for giving and for spending time with our loved ones, and this is what a merry Christmas adventure in Alviera is all about.
Tickets only are also available for purchase at P1,000 and P1,500 for Day Dasher and Christmas Camper and P500 and P800 for the kids’ rate respectively. For reservations and booking, guests can visit the Travel Factor website at http://travelfactor.org/jamboree.
The Alviera Campfest Jamboree is an event presented by Ayala Land and Leonio Land in partnership with Travel Factor, Coleman, Alveo, Avida, Nestle Chuckie, and Business Mirror. This is also brought to you by R.O.X., The North Face, TriNoma, Marquee Mall, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Philippine Star, and Manila Bulletin.



HIGHLIGHTS

- Experience the spirit of Christmas at SandBox!- Get crafty and creative with our unique activities.- Enjoy great food and holiday tunes come nightfall!- Feast on a grilled dinner and a hearty breakfast.- Win exciting prizes all throughout the day!- Camp under the stars at the most unique campsite this time of the year!


ITINERARY

November 28, 2015 (Saturday)

10:00 AM Meet-up at Ortigas Area10:30 AM Estimated Time of Departure01:00 PM Estimated Time of Arrival at Alviera Christmas Jamboree, Registration and Check-in02:00 PM SandBox Adventures, Day Time Activities06:00 PM Night Activities, Evening Christmas Entertainment07:30 PM Grilled Set DinnerOvernight at Alviera Christmas JamboreeNovember 29, 2015 (Sunday)07:00 AM Breakfast, Free Time, Wash-up10:00 AM Estimated Time of Departure12:00 PM Estimated Time of Arrival at Ortigas Area

INCLUSIONS

  * Roundtrip Transportation: Manila - Alviera - Manila
* Overnight Tent Accommodation c/o Coleman
* Grilled Set Dinner and Breakfast
* SandBox Adventures (2pm onwards)
* Daytime & Nighttime Activities
* Evening Christmas Entertainment
* Jamboree Wristband
* Alviera Camp Bag
* Camper-exclusive activities
* Christmas stocking surprise
* Christmas Passport
* Chance to win prizes!
* Service of Travel Factor Coordinators
* Travel Insurance
* Event Shirt (Pay additional P250)






TICKETS ONLY

HIGHLIGHTS
DAY DASHER TICKET
The Day Dasher Ticket gets you into the Alviera Christmas Jamboree and is only valid on Nov 28 (Saturday). Enjoy SandBox adventures, crafty and artsy day and night activities, and great evening Christmas entertainment! Have the best holiDAY with a DAY DASHER TICKET!

CHRISTMAS CAMPER TICKET
For the best holiday weekend ever, get the CHRISTMAS CAMPER TICKET which is valid for Nov 28-29 (Saturday and Sunday). Enjoy SandBox adventures, crafty and artsy day and night activities, a great Christmas evening show and get to camp at the most unique campsite this time of the year!

IMPORTANT: Please note that TICKET ONLY options only gain you entry to the Alviera Christmas Jamboree. You will have to provide your own transportation, meals and other provisions. For more inclusive offers, check out our Day Dasher Package and Christmas Camper Package.



BOOKING GUIDELINES
* Please read Terms and Conditions.
* Book & Buy Policy. First come, first serve basis.
* No regform, No reservation.
* To reserve: 1. Book Now and Pick a schedule. 2. Fill-out Registration Form. 3. Choose and Confirm Payment Procedure.
* You will receive an email confirmation of your booking.
* Deadline of payment for bank deposit or cash is indicated on the email confirmation and must be followed. Should you need extension, please coordinate with Travel Factor.
* Payments are non-refundable but transferable to another person. Travel Factor must be notified asap or at least 5 working days before the trip with complete regform. .
* A Trip Primer will be given to you that has complete guidelines, including things to bring, detailed itinerary, reminders, etc. days before your trip.
* For inquiries, email us at tours@travelfactor.org subj: INQUIRY: ALVIERA CHRISTMAS JAMBOREE CHRISTMAS CAMPER PACKAGE or call HQ 746-5119.

“Christmas Jamboree”


The Christmas Jamboree is a two-day Christmas-themed camp festival at the SandBox on November 28 and 29, Alviera’s outdoor version of celebrating this special season. This unique outdoor experience is filled with Christmas-themed activities that are guaranteed to make every member of the family smile, from little kids to the kids-at-heart. From arts and crafts workshops and holiday games to live performances and traditional camping treats, as well as access to the SandBox amenities. Guests can choose between the Day Dasher or Christmas Camper packages. 

2.         Why hold the Christmas Jamboree at Alviera?

Alviera is here not just to merely create an economic hub, we are also making sure that the natural beauty of Porac is preserved and highlighted. Our role as a developer is to simply enhance God’s gift to us and the best way for people to appreciate this would be to bring them closer to nature through camping.

The Alviera Christmas Jamboree gives you a glimpse of what to expect in Alviera in the future. Even at full development there will be open spaces for everyone to enjoy. More importantly, we want to provide opportunities where families can create moments they can share together.

3.         What are the activities during the Christmas Jamboree?

For day trippers, or “Day Dashers” as we call them, they will enjoy a slew of Christmas-themed activities all day until midnight. “Christmas Campers” on the other hand will enjoy Day Dasher activities as well as camping-exclusive activities that will extend until the next morning.


DAY ACTIVITIES

There will be FOUR fun tents to keep everyone thrilled and excited: CHRISTMAS COOKIE CORNER, MERRY ANGEL-MAKING, PAROL-MAKING SESSIONS, and QUIZ KRINGLE

•           Christmas Cookie Corner - customize Christmas cookies with some candy sprinkles and fondant ornaments, colorful icing, and other sweet stuff for you to decorate your own holiday treats to feast on–or to give to your loved ones
•           Merry Angel-Making- design your own traditional Filipino ornaments with a twist as you paint and decorate corn husk angels to hang on your Christmas trees and to adorn your house with your own designs

•           Parol-Making Sessions- add tails and paint your own Christmas lanterns that allow you to add your own personality to this Christmas tradition.

•           Quiz Kringle- test your Christmas knowledge and win instant treats and more raffle coupons in this fun holiday quiz bee for families and friends. The top-scoring groups get a chance to battle it out on-stage during the evening program, where they can win BIG prizes.

•           SandBox Facilities- guests can try exciting rides and facilities of SandBox all-day long such as our First Roller Coaster Zip Line in Asia, the hanging obstacle course of the Air Walk, or the tallest Giant Swing in the Philippines among others





NIGHT ACTIVITIES
 
When the night falls, get ready to take part in even MORE activities.

•           Prancing Poi- learn to dance and move with LED lights at the PRANCING POI booth, where our expert LED artists teach you the basics of poi, hoop, and other light toys.

•           Chorale Serenades- top chorale groups in the country will serenade guests in a one hour Chorale Concert

•           Merry-oke Sessions- sing along and rock the stage with your favorite Christmas songs complete with accompaniment of a live brass band

•           Twinkle Tracking- track the Christmas sky for the brightest stars with professional telescopes stationed along with astronomy experts to help you view the night sky like never before.

•           Saint Nick’s Wishing Corner- make a wish or simply take an epic selfie with Santa Claus

•           Starlight Cinema- wind down the night and celebrate the season with some beautiful, heartwarming Christmas movies where you are invited to lay down your mats on the grass, cuddle up with your family and friends right under the stars


CAMPER-EXCLUSIVE ACTIVITIES

•           Jamboree Jingle Night- sing around the campfire with ukuleles or learn the instrument with the ukulele workshop while sharing free hot tsokolate and biscochio

•           Santa’s Campfire Smores- enjoy free grilled set dinner and roast smores

•           Christmas Stocking Surprise- design your Christmas stockings, hang them on your tents, and let Santa fill it with holiday goodies

•           Merry Morning Buffet- breakfast favorites await you the following morning to keep the campers energized before they take the SandBox adventure

4.         How much are the packages and what are the inclusions?

Packages to the Alviera Christmas Jamboree come in Day Dasher and Christmas Camper variants.

Day Dasher, at 1,900 per person, includes roundtrip transportation from Manila to Alviera, free use of SandBox attractions, access to all Christmas Jamboree Day Workshops, passes to the evening stage shows and entertainment and the Starlight Cinema.

Christmas Camper at P2,850 per person entitle participants to all Day Dasher inclusions, plus overnight campsite stay, access to campsite-exclusive activities, free use of Coleman tents, exclusive use of SandBox in the morning of day 2, a bonfire treat complete with grilled set dinner and a merry buffet breakfast on Sunday morning.

As a family event, Alviera introduces special rates for kids, at P1,050 for Day Dasher, and P1,750 for Christmas Camper for children 4 feet below. Both packages come with travel insurance, Alviera Camp Bag, and Christmas Passport for raffle prizes.

5.         Do you have the same capacity for your campsite?

For Alviera Christmas Jamboree, we like to be able to accommodate more participants especially the families so we increased the capacity of our campsite by 50% from 200 to 300. This is also as a result of the very positive reception of our guests during the Brightscape.

6.         Will comfort amenities be available for the Christmas Campers?

Yes, similar to Brightscape, there will be ample showers and toilet facilities for exclusive use at the camp. Sanitation, environmental care and of course, safety and security are all primary in Alviera.

7.         Will the event grounds be open all night for during the Jamboree?

No. The evening ends after the last movie to be shown in our Starlight Cinema. SandBox will resume operating early the next day at 7am for Christmas Campers to enjoy our attractions and facilities exclusively until 10:00 AM.

8.         Can we cook or bring our own food to the campsite?

No, participants are not allowed to bring meals or cook food. There will be ample food concessionaires during the event and we also added a free grilled set dinner as well as hot tsokolate and biscochio for those availing of our Christmas Camper package.

9.         Where can people go in case of emergency/injuries?

As part of our standard safety procedures in Alviera, there will be standby security, ambulance as well as medical team composed of doctor and nurses to assist participants in case of emergency or untoward incidents.

10.        How can guests go to SandBox in Alviera?

From the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), take the Subic–Clark–Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) Exit then get off at the Porac Exit. The Porac Exit is just a short drive from the SCTEX Exit. A minute or two after getting off the Porac Exit, you will see Alviera on your right where SandBox is located.

For the Christmas Jamboree, we will be offering packages that include roundtrip transfers from Manila.

11.        Who is your partner in designing the event?

We teamed up with adventure travel outfitter Travel Factor and Coleman as our camp provider. They were also our partners in the Brightscape Campfest.

12.        How can guests reserve their slots at the Christmas Jamboree?

For reservations and booking, guests can visit the Travel Factor website at http://travelfactor.org/.





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Merry Merry Christmas to all and May you have the happiest and blessed Christmas this year!



Special Thanks to Ms. Loida Sanchez for her Birthday Gifts, Active White Spa Milk Salt and Opal Shiny Hair Hot Oil Conditioner, these made my hair non-frizzy and skin so soft and looks beautiful in the camera too.




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