Indulge in a complete range of exciting, heartwarming activities with your loved ones in the idyllic, eco-friendly haven that is Nuvali.

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—and there’s no better opportunity to make precious memories with your loved ones than during this season of merrymaking, when there’s time off from work and school, the air just oozes warmth, and good cheer is all around. Make this special season even more beautiful by escaping the holiday rush in the metro: Troop to the lush, scenic estate of Nuvali, just an hour from the city, an assortment of activities of activities that will make the holidays more memorable for you and your loved ones.

“As the largest eco-development of Ayala Land south of Manila, Nuvali was intended to be an estate geared towards building an environmentally sustainable community. Nuvali is located in Sta. Rosa, Cabuyao and Calamba, Laguna, in a 2,290- hectare mixed-use estate that has made eco-living into reality. About 50% of the estate is dedicated to green and open spaces with natural and man-made attractions that encourage outdoor adventure.

Here’s a fun checklist of activities in Nuvali that will help you take your holiday experience to the next level:

Shop ‘til you drop. Christmas time is the perfect excuse to shop! Find the perfect presents for everyone on your list at the new wing of Ayala Malls Solenad, which boasts of 408 newly opened stores (everything from fashion boutiques to home furnishings—you’ll find it here). The complex also has a wide array of restaurants so you can chill in between your shopping expeditions. Cap off your day with a movie at one of their four cinemas.

Bask in the beauty of the holidays. Cliché as this sounds, sometimes all you need to do is look around and take in the beauty of the season’s trimmings. Nuvali’s festive decors make for a visual feast—the dandelions, light tunnel and colored trees will remind you how magical this time of the year is. There is also a Mind Museum exhibition called A Glass of the Sea at the Evoliving Center, which, trust us, kids and adults alike will love.

One word: Staycation. Spend a longer amount of time enjoying the best of Nuvali by checking in at Seda Hotel. It’s complete with all the amenities that make for an unforgettable family staycation: A swimming pool, game room, play room, gym, club lounge, a delish gastronomic experience at Misto, and even function rooms for parties. Each of their 150 rooms are fully furnished to provide utmost comfort and relaxation for all guests.

Get active. Who says you should abandon a fit lifestyle during the holidays? Challenge and empower yourself at one of Nuvali’s activity areas: Go wakeboarding at the Republic Wake Park, jog and bike at their well-tended trails, or devote your day to lakeside activities like boating, fish feeding, and biking.

Don’t forget to say thank you. Besides commercial establishments, you will also find places of worship in Nuvali (there’s the Oratory of St. Xavier – Xavier School, and The Monochrome, which holds worship services on Sundays) where you can reflect on your life and the year that was.

Make this holiday season a truly unique and fun-filled one for you and your family by packing it with delightful activities that will enable you to create loads of wonderful memories you’ll treasure.