First Christmas parade features beloved Christmas characters and Sunway’s Christmas cast

Bandar Sunway – Sunway brought the joy of the festive season to life for the community with a spectacular two hour Christmas parade under the warm glow of the famed Sunway City Christmas showlights featuring the superstars of Sunway’s “Season of Joy.”

To the tune of various joyful Christmas songs performed spiritedly by a marching band, the parade which was joined by about 3,000 visitors commenced from entrance of Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa. Mr. John Autelitano, General Manager of Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa flagged off the lead auxiliary police car along with the management of Sunway City. Following the lead car was a bevy of beauties from the Miss Tourism International, waving and beaming with smiles flanked by beautiful vintage cars.

Children at the parade cheered when the beloved Leo and Leona from Sunway Pyramid and Captain and Lady Quack from Sunway Lagoon appeared, decked in their Christmas finest. A host of merry-making Christmas characters including good old Santa, Santarinas, and elves followed the mascots.

Clowns, stilt walkers, jugglers, balloon men, buskers and fire-eaters, added to the cheer by interacting with the spectators filling the sidewalks. The superstar cast of Sunway Lagoon’s Beauty and the Beast, the musical also joined in the show with their stunning costumes, alongside the London Boys crooners.

The crowd enthusiastically cheered on the cast, roared in the delight at the antics of the parade characters and jumped in joy when they received Sunway’s gifts which were distributed by Santa and his helpers. The generous gifts included candy canes, balloons, various F&B vouchers, Beauty and Beast, the musical tickets, Hotel stays, and much more.

The parade followed the trail of Sunway’s 2km festive showlights which features Santa’s sleigh, giant Christmas bells, candy canes and sparkly snowflakes, expressing the joyous spirit of Christmas. The finale took place at Sunway Lagoon’s main entrance.

This Christmas, Sunway Lagoon is featuring an international musical, “Beauty and the Beast” at its Ampitheatre. The Musical runs from Dec 1st to 31st and for the first time ever, will feature live musicians by the West End productions. Sunway Lagoon has allocated more than 4,000 complimentary seats for underprivileged children to enjoy the musical.

For a melodious festive evening, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa will be featuring live jazz performances at New Orleans Bar & Grill every Thursday to Saturday from 8.00 pm onwards. The ‘Jazz Saturdays’ highlights a New Orleans Dinner Buffet priced at RM128++ per person with live cooking stations.

Those who are looking for a place to host family and friends this Christmas will be delighted with the glorious international Christmas spread at Fuzion, located at Level 1, Sunway Resort Hotel & Spa. A Christmas strolling band will create the extra merriment at the Christmas Eve Buffet Dinner, which is priced at RM128++per person while the Christmas Day Dinner is priced at RM108++ per person. Among some of the season’s specialties are the Grilled Stuffed Turkey with Assorted Dried Fruits served with Cranberry Sauce, Salted Crusted Prime Roast Beef, Strawberry Mille Feuille, Raspberry Pavlova and Ginger Crème Brulee.

Sunway Pyramid lives up to its promise of a unique shopping adventure by having a host of engaging activities for its shoppers. Drop by the “Pine of Hope” Christmas tree to purchase ornaments and trinkets dangling on the tree for charity, and don’t forget to tip the spirited buskers are performing for charity!

In addition, meet and greet sessions with Santa Claus happens every weekend from 1pm to 5pm. Sing along to good old Christmas carols every weekend until Christmas day and enjoy the uplifting performances by La Voce, Our Saviour’s Church, and Glad Tidings amongst many others.