Royal Garden Plaza kicked off Pattaya’s holiday celebration, again lighting up the front of the mall with thousands of lights.
Pattaya City Councilman Banjong Banthoonprayuk flipped the switch on the festive lighting Dec. 17, marking the city’s first major Christmas and New Year’s display.
Decorations include an 8-meter-tall Christmas tree and “New Year 2013” sign spanning more than 100 meters.
The mall celebrated the kickoff with a drum corps from the U.S. Navy and a “happiness bear” handing out gifts to children. The mall also launched a number of retail promotions.
Mr. Happiness Bear hands out treats to young children during the official Christmas and New Year’s launch at the Royal Garden Plaza.
Royal Garden Plaza & Entertainment Vice-President Somporn Naksuetrong said the display is the mall’s way of giving back to customers during the holiday season.
The mall’s “Gift of Joy” promotion runs through Jan. 15. Stores are also giving out free stuffed bears with the purchase of 2,000 baht in goods.
(L to R) Parida Vimolpand, general manager of the Royal Garden Plaza; Banjong Banthoonprayuk, member of the Pattaya city council; and Somporn Naksuetrong, vice president of Royal Garden Plaza & Entertainment, switch on the thousands of lights decorating the front of Royal Garden Plaza.