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Hop about town and celebrate the long weekend with these fun activities and delicious treats

From much-needed staycations to extravagant feasts, exciting events for the kids and generous hampers to share with your loved ones, these special Easter promotions will help you make the most of this upcoming long weekend.

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1. Edsa Shangri-La

A special international lunch buffet at Heat, elegant afternoon tea, festive cakes and hampers, and even an extravagant spread of Japanese delicacies from Senju—the choices are endless at Edsa Shangri-La this Easter season. If opting to stay home, the hotel also offers hearty take-home feasts.

Alternatively, give the kids a real treat and head to the Isla Ballroom on the 17th of April, which will be transformed into an enchanting Easter celebration complete with fun activities, musical performances, and delicious food and drinks.

For inquiries, please call +632 8633 8888 or email manilaedsa@shangri-la.com.

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2. The Peninsula Manila

What’s Easter without an egg hunt? In addition to the quintessential holiday tradition, The Peninsula Candyland Adventure includes craft lollipop decorating, an ice cream stacking corner, a playground, and papier-mâché. Furthermore, guests staying at The Peninsula Manila over the long weekend can also partake in a breakfast buffet at Escolta, Easter painting kits, and more.

If you’re all about exquisite eats, try out Escolta’s seafood dinner buffet on Friday and Saturday, a decadent afternoon tea at The Upper Lobby from Thursday to Sunday, or bring home some sweets from The Peninsula Boutique.

For inquiries, please call ++632 8887 2888 or email reservationpmn@peninsula.com or diningpmn@peninsula.com.

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3. City of Dreams

Chocolate takes centre stage at City of Dreams’ Café Society, be it in the form of cookies, cherry gianduja bars, bunnies and duck confectionaries, or eggs in a scrumptious meringue nest. Meanwhile, those who prefer savoury fare can head to Nobu Manila for a Japanese-Peruvian Sunday brunch with some Filipino-inspired favourites to boot.

For more exciting festivities, families will be well-entertained at DreamPlay’s Ultimate Easter Eggstravaganza. Beyond all-day access to the interactive attractions, the package includes Easter egg cookie baking, a whimsical parade, and an egg hunt among many others.

For inquiries, please call +632 8800 8080 or email guestservices@cod-manila.com.

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4. New World Makati Hotel

The Rustic Rainbow Easter Fair at the Poolside, New World Makati Hotel promises an eventful morning. A bouncy castle, bubble show, art booths, and game booths are just some of the activities you’ll find at the fair, plus classic party snacks and sweets. Toys and prizes like an overnight stay and buffet for two are also part of the festivities at the grounds, while Café 1228 invites families and friends alike for a buffet spread of lobsters, Japanese fare, Italian specialities, and lechon.

Passes to the Easter fair are also included in the hotel’s staycation package. Be sure to stop by The Shop and pick up cakes, chocolate bunnies, and a smashable chocolate piñata ready for pre-order so you can continue the festivities at home.

For inquiries, please call +632 8811 6888 or email reservations.manila@newworldhotels.com.

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5. Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila

Indulge in a sophisticated brunch with omelettes, charcuterie, and fresh meat and seafood this Easter Sunday at Café Eight, or go all out and opt for a relaxing staycation with complimentary access to the Farm Easterville event. Happening at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila’s Grand Ballroom, the spectacular boasts live entertainment, games, an egg-decorating contest, an egg hunt, and afternoon snacks, too.

Want to share the holiday spirit with others? Drop by Baker J to pick up individual treats or a generous box of wine, sausage rolls, chocolates, and more.

For inquiries about the Farm Easterville event, visit this website.

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6. Hilton Manila

As you gourmandise over kare-kare, lechon belly, and seafood from the Dampa marketplace at Hilton Manila’s Kusina Sea Kitchens, little ones can engage in an egg hunt, egg painting, and even mini theatre, providing a memorable time for all. The Madison Lounge and Bar adds to the festivities with chocolates, cakes, hot cross buns, and a cookie decorating kit.

For a feast-from-home experience, executive sous chef Lord Bayaban offers an herb-marinated lamb chop platter, as well as an 11-spice roast chicken with basmati rice, each fit for two to three persons.

For inquiries, please call +63 917 826 6442 or send an email to MNLPH_F&Binquiries@hilton.com.

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