Centara Grand Mirage lights Christmas tree for charity

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The Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort kicked off its holiday season by lighting the hotel’s Christmas tree.

(L to R) Former city councilor Rattanachai Sutidechanai, Fr. Peter Pattarapong Sriworakul, president of the Father Ray Foundation, Andre Brulhart, general manager of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, and Suladda Sarutilavan, director of the TAT Pattaya office join to hit the ‘on’ button for the big Christmas Tree.
(L to R) Former city councilor Rattanachai Sutidechanai, Fr. Peter Pattarapong Sriworakul, president of the Father Ray Foundation, Andre Brulhart, general manager of the Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort, and Suladda Sarutilavan, director of the TAT Pattaya office join to hit the ‘on’ button for the big Christmas Tree.

General Manager Andre Brulhart invited guests to the opening of their Christmas Tree Light Ceremony Dec. 2 with local tourism officials and representatives from the Father Ray Foundation present.

The annual lighting event is used to raise money for charity by offering the chance to take photos with Santa Claus for 100 baht. There was a strong turnout by not only guests, but Rotarians and charity foundations.

Thirty children from the Father Ray Foundation sang Christmas carols as well as tunes in honor of HM the late King. Cabaret acts and colorful stage performances rounded out the evening.

Rattanachai Sutidechanai, Suladda Sarutilavan, and Peter Malhotra, engage in sparkling conversation.
Rattanachai Sutidechanai, Suladda Sarutilavan, and Peter Malhotra, engage in sparkling conversation.
Families were delighted to support local charities and take a photo with Santa.
Families were delighted to support local charities and take a photo with Santa.
Children from the Father Ray Foundation delight the crowd with heart-touching Christmas Carols.
Children from the Father Ray Foundation delight the crowd with heart-touching Christmas Carols.
What’s a Christmas tree without Angels? We were lucky to have these take part in the show.
What’s a Christmas tree without Angels? We were lucky to have these take part in the show.