Centara Grand Mirage lights up Christmas for charity

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(L to R) Denis Thouvard, Area General Manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, Pattaya mayoral advisor Rattanachai Sutidechanai, Praichit Jetapai, President of YWCA Association Bangkok-Pattaya, Komkrit Prasitnarit, advisor to the Pattaya City Tourism and Culture Council, Pol. Col. Kamol Apkarut, Deputy Superintendent of Pattaya Police Station, and Rev. Fr. Michael Weera Phangrak, Director of Pattaya Orphanage join hands to flip the switch and turn on the Christmas tree lights.
(L to R) Denis Thouvard, Area General Manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, Pattaya mayoral advisor Rattanachai Sutidechanai, Praichit Jetapai, President of YWCA Association Bangkok-Pattaya, Komkrit Prasitnarit, advisor to the Pattaya City Tourism and Culture Council, Pol. Lt. Col. Kamol Apkarut, Deputy Superintendent of Pattaya Police Station, and Rev. Fr. Michael Weera Phangrak, Director of Pattaya Orphanage join hands to flip the switch and turn on the Christmas tree lights.

The Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort kicked off the holiday season with the lighting of its giant 7.5 meter Christmas tree.

Pattaya mayoral advisor Rattanachai Sutidechanai and Denis Thouvard, Area General Manager of Centara Grand Mirage Beach Resort Pattaya, flipped the switch on the lights Dec. 6 with Pattaya Orphanage Director Rev. Weera Pangrak.

Nareethip School’s Christmas Ballet performance is a magnificent sight to behold.
Nareethip School’s Christmas Ballet performance is a magnificent sight to behold.

Guests including top police officials and community leaders enjoyed Christmas carols such by kids from the orphanage, and violin and ballet performances by from students at Bangkok Dance Academy’s Nareethip School branch in Pattaya.

Now in its 10th year, the Centara Grand Mirage’s Christmas celebration raises money for charity through sales of framed photos with Santa Claus, tree ornaments and holiday cookies. Sales run through Jan. 6 with all income going to the Pattaya Orphanage.

Little children dressed in their bright red Santa suites join the older children as they get ready to sing Christmas Carols.
Little children dressed in their bright red Santa suites join the older children as they get ready to sing Christmas Carols.
Beautiful Sandy Clauses graced the proceedings.
Beautiful Sandy Clauses graced the proceedings.
The celebration raises money for the Pattaya Orphanage.
The celebration raises money for the Pattaya Orphanage.