The 3 Exciting Surprises From McDonald’s This Christmas Season

December 01, 2021

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While the pandemic has not deterred Filipinos from celebrating Christmas even in the simplest of ways, it’s still heartening to know that there are folks such as our friends from McDonald’s who try to make the holidays brighter and cheerier. Indeed, there are exciting things to look forward to at McDonald’s, from a festive lights show to meals for sharing with our friends.

McDonald’s Philippines Christmas celebration

The 3 Exciting Surprises From McDonald’s This Christmas Season

    The most wonderful time of the year is here

    There is no doubt that the most wonderful time of the year is here, especially with festive holiday decorations adorning our homes and establishments and with Jose Mari Chan’s “Christmas In Our Hearts” (and other holiday playlists) playing non-stop.

    Classic Filipino favorites like bibingka and puto bumbong are now available, although in limited stalls only unlike in previous years. Still, the Christmas spirit is very much alive in most Filipinos and in many parts of the globe.

    Christmas is about sharing at McDonald’s

    McDonald’s Philippines believes that happiness is amplified when it is shared with loved ones during the season of merriment. As such, McDonald’s advocacy is to share light and happiness with every Filipino.

    What to look forward to from McDonald’s this Christmas season

    McDonald’s has several exciting things in store for Filipinos this Christmas season. Here are the activities that McDonald’s has prepared to ignite the holiday spirit and give Filipinos a holiday celebration to remember:

    1. Witness a light spectacle at McDonald’s Ride-Thru

    As the country emerges from one of the longest quarantines in the world, McDonald’s welcomes customers back to their stores with an experience like no other with the Ride-Thru Christmas Light Show!

    Light show in select McDonald’s branches

    Clockwise from the top: Icy Wonderland at McDonald's McKinley West,
    Parol Holiday at McDonald's Savano Park, and 
    Happyland at McDonald's Alabang West       

    From November 29 to January 02, 2022, both the young and young at heart will be transported to a festive and vibrant wonderland in 3 of McDonald’s Drive-Thru stores.

    Customers will witness the beauty of a winter wonderland when going through the Icy Wonderland Ride-Thru at McDonald’s McKinley West in Taguig, drive thru a factory of dreams at the Happyland Ride-Thru in McDonald’s Alabang West in Las Piñas, and celebrate a traditional Filipino holiday with the Parol Holiday Ride-Thru located at McDonald’s Savano Park in Bulacan.

    Customers will be able to grab a bite of their McDonald’s favorites while enjoying this unique light spectacle from the safety and convenience of their own rides. This new go-to destination will surely be an unforgettable bonding activity for family and friends alike!

    2. McDonald’s favorites and holiday cheer delivered to your doorstep

    A lot of customers still prefer to celebrate the holiday festivities in their homes. Even so, McDonald’s brings the light to them with the help of McDelivery Santa Riders.

    Make sure to keep a lookout for them this December as Santa Riders deliver happiness onto the streets and into one’s home with every McDelivery. To see how a McDelivery Santa Rider adds to the magic of Christmas, watch McDonald’s latest online video here:

    3. Share the light to our fellow Filipinos in need

    Christmas isn’t complete if happiness is not shared with others, especially those who need it most. Through the McDonald’s Kindness Kitchen, McDonald’s commits to sharing a festive meal with nearly 7,000 chosen beneficiaries, while all its stores combined will donate 1 million Happy Meal books and toys to school beneficiaries.

    McDonald’s Share-A-Meal card
    McDonald’s Shares the Kindness with the Share-A-Meal card

    But that’s not all – 12 days before Christmas, McDonald’s will also launch its Share-A-Meal program, giving its customers a chance to give back with the opportunity to send McDonald’s meals to their charity of choice with no purchase requirement!

    All a customer needs to do is to visit a McDonald’s store and fill out a Share-A-Meal card as McDonald’s will grant over 1,000 wishes and share over 18,000 meals come December 25! 

    So, if you want to share your light and help give back to those in need, simply head on over to a McDonald’s store nearest you and give your chosen community a chance to enjoy these McDonald’s meals with the Share-A-Meal program!

    “The holiday season is undoubtedly the biggest celebration in the Philippines, which is why our efforts revolve around making it easier, brighter, and happier for Filipinos to enjoy! Through these experiences, McDonald’s hopes to be a part of an experience that’s worth remembering,” said Oliver RabatanMcDonald’s Philippines Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Channels.


    Because there’s no better way to celebrate the happiness of the holidays than to share it, McDonald’s invites Filipinos to create feel-good moments and share the light this holiday season by visiting their stores or ordering via the McDelivery PH App or website.

    Follow McDonald’s Philippines Facebook page for more information and share your McDonald’s holiday experience using the hashtag #McDoShareTheLight!

    Exciting surprises from McDonald's
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