Star Magical Christmas 2022: An enchanting night of glam and gratitude

The Star Magic family gathered in an enchanting night of glam and gratitude dubbed "Star Magical Christmas."

Beyond the chic yet whimsical ensembles that jazzed up the white carpet scene, the thanksgiving event was also defined by the meaningful friendships and wondrous milestones the Star Magic family has gleaned in the past 30 years. It was a celebration of dreams that have come true and the magic that still continues. You can catch up with the festivities by checking out the highlights video!

In the SDE (Same Day Edit) video uploaded on the Star Magic YouTube Channel, we witness the recognition of loyalty shown by six of Star Magic’s most prized talents -  Angelica Panganiban, Kaye Abad, Shaina Magdayao, Dimples Romana, Nikki Valdez, and Dominic Ochoa.

Everybody was excited to catch up with familiar faces as it was the first major gathering for Kapamilya stars since the pandemic. Old friends Jake Cuenca and Arjo Atayde were in reunion mode, as well as the likes of Diether Ocampo, Jolina Magdangal, John Lapus, and Sylvia Sanchez.

The millennial generation of superstars led by Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Joshua Garcia, Janella Salvador, and Maymay Entrata made the night extra fantastic.

Apart from the pioneers, newbies also arrived in their most glamorous outfits. We spotted P-Pop groups BGYO and BINI, both of which debuted during the pandemic, as well as the freshest Pinoy Big Brother alums.

As Star Magic head Lauren Dyogi said in his speech, it is a night of making new acquaintances, “I hope you take this opportunity to make new friends. This is a very rare occasion where you’re going to meet each other. Have fun tonight!”

He continued, “More than anything, be thankful that we have this opportunity and we have this because God allowed us also to have this.”

ABS-CBN President and Chief Executive Officer Carlo L. Katigbak thanked the Star Magic community for the unwavering passion it has showed in the past three decades. “Maraming, maraming salamat po sa lahat ng ginagawa n’yo para sa pamilya natin dito sa ABS-CBN. Mahal na mahal namin kayo at hindi rin po namin makakalimutan ang pagmamahal na ipinakita n’yo sa amin. From the bottom of our hearts, maraming salamat, Kapamilya. Merry Christmas!”

For ABS-CBN Chairman Mark Lopez, the event is only a sign of better things to come. “This only means one thing – that being here together in a crowd like this means things will come back to normal very soon. How time flies; thirty years, I can’t imagine how time has just passed. Again, from the ABS-CBN family to your families, maraming, maraming salamat sa inyong lahat. Mahal namin kayong lahat.”

Also in the star-studded merrymaking were Ria Atayde, Darren Espanto, AC Bonifacio, Karina Bautista, Anji Salvacion, Gillian Vicencio, Chie Filomeno, Barbie Imperial, Jeremiah Lisbo, and Kaori Oinuma and more.

RK Bagatsing and Jane Oineza, Loisa Andalio and Ronnie Alonte, Francine Diaz and Seth Fedelin, and Aljon Mendoza and Jayda Avanzado came in pairs. KD Estrada and Alexa Ilacad, who won Best Couple and Male and Female Best in Costume, strutted in their unique ‘puto bumbong and bibingka’-inspired outfits.

Check out more happenings at the festive thanksgiving-reunion event by playing the video!