1. carolling by the choir from Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, Ipoh

1. carolling by the choir from Our Mother of Perpetual Help Church, Ipoh

X’mas bells were ajinggling at Impiana Hotel Ipoh when the property hosted a Christmas tree lighting ceremony at its Grand Lobby. The 12-foot red and gold themed tree took centre stage at the lobby.

2. staff of Impiana Hotel Ipoh take a wefie

2. staff of Impiana Hotel Ipoh take a wefie

3. Santa Claus and Santarina arrive in a motorised reindeer

3. Santa Claus and Santarina arrive in a motorised reindeer

Invited to witness the joyous occasion this festive season were approximately one hundred kids from four children’s homes; Vision Home, Praise Girls Home, The Salvation Army Boys Home and Pertubuhan Pengurusan Pusat Jagaan 1 Malaysia (Perak).

 4. Santa Claus leads the children into the hotel

4. Santa Claus leads the children into the hotel

5. Ho! Ho! Ho!

5. Ho! Ho! Ho!

The children received a surprise when Santa Claus and Santarina came acalling in their motorised reindeer, bearing candies and chocolates.

 6. Hurry! Santa Claus is here!

6. Hurry! Santa Claus is here!

 7. Who is in the naughty list?

7. Who is in the naughty list?

To make the occasion more memorable for the kids, activities were lined up just for them, including a hands-on session on piping cupcakes under the guidance of the hotel’s very own pastry chef.

 8. Ms. Shirley Hoo, Director of Marketing & Communications (Impiana Group), gives a short welcome speech

8. Ms. Shirley Hoo, Director of Marketing & Communications (Impiana Group), gives a short welcome speech

9. tree lighting ceremony

9. tree lighting ceremony

The kids and their guardians were then feted to a scrumptious X’mas buffet specially prepared by the hotel’s culinary team, before they were presented with gifts by Santa Claus and Santarina, sponsored by the hotel.

10. group photo of hotel management with guests

10. group photo of hotel management with guests

11. pastry chef teaches the children to pipe cupcakes

11. pastry chef teaches the children to pipe cupcakes

The colourful and fun-filled event was also joined in by hotel guests as well as clients to share in the once-a-year festivities, which was in line with Impiana Hotel, Resorts and Spa’s philosophy of improving the quality of life of the underprivileged community, and to reach out to those who are in need.

12. children learn to pipe cupcakes

12. children learn to pipe cupcakes

13. children feted to a scrumptious X'mas buffet

13. children feted to a scrumptious X’mas buffet

Said Shirley Hoo, Impiana Group’s Director of Marketing & Communications, “We are committed to reaching out in the spirit of volunteerism through charitable and non-government organizations (NGO). Therefore, this Christmas event is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility to bring joy to these children during this season of giving.”

14. game session

14. game session

 15. gifts for the kids from Santa Claus and Santarina courtesy of Impiana Hotel Ipoh

15. gifts for the kids from Santa Claus and Santarina courtesy of Impiana Hotel Ipoh

Check out these photos to see what transpired during the joyful evening.

Event: Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Venue: Impiana Hotel Ipoh
Date: 6th Dec, 2017
Time: 4pm

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