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2006
14 Dec

Winter Wonderland Christmas Lighting Ceremony at The New World Mayfair Hotel Shanghai

Christmas is just around the corner, trees are being trimmed and children all around the world are writing their Christmas lists to Santa. 

On Friday the 1st of December the New World Mayfair Hotel will hold its annual lighting ceremony to welcome in the Christmas Season. Every year the Hotel decorates the entire hotel from top to bottom in an array of tasteful ribbons, trees and lights that give a feeling of warmth, family and friendliness. Most of all though it is the feeling of welcoming to one and all on this holiday season which is most apparent when you walk into the grand hotel entrance. 

This year the New World Mayfair has dedicated its decorations to a theme, this years Christmas theme is 'Winter Wonderland'. You will be surprised when you walk into the lobby, the centerpiece is a 6-meter high Christmas tree made by hundreds of gift boxes situated in the lobby. Some say that is the secret storeroom for Santa Claus himself. 

As Christmas is a time for being with family and loved ones the Hotel's premier restaurant, the Mayfair Cafe, is indulging in all the Christmas fare. This sumptuous buffet has even made Santa and his Elves eyes pop at the delights to be had. 

During the Christmas seasons New World Mayfair has reached out to touch the lives of some special children in Shanghai. The Shanghai Children's orphanage has been invited to a special party on the 1st of December so they can come to the hotel and have dinner, meet Santa and see all the lights and decorations within the hotel. The General Manager Mr. Joseph To, wishes to provide all the children with the magical experience of Christmas. 

The children are so excited and delighted to meet Santa that they want to be part of the lighting ceremony, so with the help of their teachers, they rehearsed very hard, and will perform two songs and a dance show for all the guests in the hotel.

As a thank you, Mr. Joseph To along with his friend Santa, will give each child a Christmas gift as a special reminder. The team at New World Mayfair Hotel is looking forward to welcome all its guests to the Christmas lighting ceremony! 

The New World Mayfair Hotel and the Shanghai Children's Orphanage wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas.