Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — The holiday season always means spending time with those we love the most, and for Filipinos, one of the most enduring traditions of Christmas is watching Disney's On Ice.

Its first official show at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena on Christmas Day opened with a charity gala benefitting several foundations.

Arnel Gonzales, assistant vice president for operations of the MOA Arena, said, "Christmas is a season of giving, and we at the MOA Arena believe that the right avenue to spread the holiday cheer is through sharing the entertainment experience to the communities we support."

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