December 13, 2012

Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur: Christmas Tree Light Up and A Star For A Child Campaign

‘In thy dark street shine the everlasting light’

Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy is the real spirit of Christmas, together on this magnificent night, Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur staff and guests will donate 96 golden stars to the children patient at the General Hospital Kuala Lumpur Cancer Pediatric Ward “A Star for A Child Campaign.”

The event was held at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur’s majestic lobby where the guests were indulging in Chef Steven’s canapés such as Devon Scallop Carpaccio with Wasabi Mayo and Grape Fruit, Walnut Turkey and Brie with Rocket Pesto whilst sipping on a glass of warm mull to reminisce of the Christmas warmth. Mr. Peter D. Gibbons, General Manager of Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur welcomed the guests and press to commemorate this joyous night by lighting the 20 feet high Christmas tree with His Excellency Matti Pullinen, Ambassador of Finland to Malaysia.

Mr. Peter D. Gibbons, General Manager of Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur, giving a speech to kick off the event.

As the Father Christmas for the night, His Excellency Matti Pullinen, Ambassador of Finland to Malaysia, received Santa Claus’s letter from Finnish Lapland and it goes a little like this, “I always love to check what my hard-working helpers have written in the huge notebook about what children have been up to… Don’t forget that the elves of Ear Mountain always hear whether or not children have been good.  All the things they have written about you have been very good…friendly and kind towards all your friends. Just keep up the good work.”

Once His Excellency finished Santa’s letter, both Mr. Peter and His Excellency Matti did the honors of lighting up the gorgeous 20 feet high Christmas tree!

Guests and media were then treated to the enchanting, sweet and melodious voices of the children from Gardens International School singing beautiful carols that echoed throughout the lobby. A total of 30 young adorable children of all races were brought together to celebrate this charitable event.

As the children were singing, every guest was given a golden star --- with the cancer patient’s name, gender and age printed on it, to be hung on the Christmas tree.

Let’s all do our part because a little effort goes a long way to all the 96 children!

Everyone was encouraged to pick a golden star, buy a gift, stick the star on the gift and place it at the foot of the tree. Come 20th December, Grand Millennium staff will collect all the gifts and present them to the children at the General Hospital Kuala Lumpur Cancer Pediatric Ward for ‘A Star for a Child’ campaign.

Once the Christmas Tree was decorated the with all the Golden Stars, we adjourned to the Mill Café to savour Chef Steven’s delectable cuisines and Christmas main dishes. Here’s a peek at the Christmas goodies at The Mill!

Succulent Rosemary Studded Roasted Lamb Leg and Australian Butterball Turkey took center stage set will all the trimmings of stuffing, roasted vegetables, giblet gravy and cranberry sauce. A beautiful Cream of Pumpkin was creamy and delicious so make sure to try that. Check out the usual lovely Seafood on Ice, Japanese bar, and wide spread of cold and hot appetizers. Local favorites and grills are also present.

Dessert station are filled to the max with Gingerbread House, Christmas Stolen, Mince Pies, Traditional Christmas Fruit Cake laced with alcohol, Mixed Nut Tart, Christmas Yule Log and more.  Always make sure to safe some room for Christmas Cookies such as Ginger Biber, Cinnamon Star, Lecker, Hazelnut Madeline,Vanilla Kipfel, Brunslie and more.

Thinking to pack some Christmas goodies for your family and friends? Check out Santa’s delicious workshop in the lobby for giant cookies and Gingerbread houses plus more festive treats!


Festive Buffet Promotions at The Mill Café

24th December 2012 Christmas Eve
Buffet Dinner - RM 148.00++ per person

25th December 2012 Christmas Day
Buffet Brunch - RM 88.00++ per person

31st December 2012 New Year’s Eve
Buffet Dinner - RM 168.00++ per person

1st January 2013 New Year’s Day
Buffet Brunch - RM 68.00++ per person


The Mill Cafe is open daily from 6am to 11pm. It is located on the first floor at Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur. For reservations, please call +60 3 2117 4163/4164 or email

*Read more about my previous post on The Mill Café, here, here and here.

160 Jalan Bukit Bintang
55100 Kuala Lumpur
T: +60 3 2117 4888
F: +60 3 2142 1441

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