Worried about getting gifts for all your friends and relatives this Christmas? Christmas starts as early as September in the Philippines, so there’s bound to be bazaars filled with charming finds. Here are 9 Christmas bazaars worth visiting this holiday season:
9 Christmas Bazaars for Your Holiday Shopping Spree
1. Zonta Alabang Christmas Carnivale Bazaar
November 23, 24 and 25, 10:00am – 9:00pm
Filinvest Tent, Spectrum Midway, Alabang
Remember to bring your own eco-bags when you shop here! The Zonta Alabang Christmas Carnivale Bazaar puts the plastic-free initiative into practice and encourages shoppers and concessionaires alike to do the same. Pack extra eco-bags, too--there are over 250 booths here, with goods ranging from food and crafts to houseware. Younger family members can also unwind at the outdoor Kiddie Carnivale.
For more details, you can email the Zonta Club of Alabang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Kiddopreneur Christmas Bazaar
November 25, 10am – 6pm
Activity Center, Alabang Town Center
Who ever said that concessionaires have to be adults? The Kiddopreneur Christmas Bazaar allows children to experience managing a booth and selling actual products and services (though adults can help out if needed). Will you be able to resist buying from such adorable vendors? Oh, and it might be an inspiring trip for your kids, too.
Find out more by contacting 0947-996-0546 or emailing email@example.com.
3. Flairs and Flavors
November 29 – December 2, 10am – 9pm
Shangri-la Plaza Food Forum, Lower Ground Level, Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas
Looking for a bazaar where you can shop for both cute jewelry and chewy cookies? Be sure to catch Flairs and Flavors at the Shangri-La Plaza! Browse through sparkling displays of charms and pendants for your all your loved ones. After that, grab some artisan snacks for the foodies in the family--from savory salted egg chips to scrumptious brownie crisps!
Stay updated by checking out the organizer’s Facebook page.
4. Santa’s Attic: A Christmas Bazaar
November 30 – December 2, 10am – 10pm
Central Garden, Ayala Malls Fairview Terraces, Fairview, Quezon City
Attics are often associated with dust and cobwebs, but Santa’s Attic is the total opposite. Beauty products, plushies, cute towels, craft materials, and jewelry are all on display here. There’ll even be a few game booths to complete your afternoon. Keep an eye out for the cold coffee and make-your-own-scrub booths!
Contact 0917-650-0091 or 0917-530-8580 for more details. You can also check out the Facebook page of Santa's Attic.
5. Urbanflair Manila - A Christmas Bazaar
November 30 – December 2, 11am – 10pm | Ayala Mall
2nd Floor, Ayala the 30th Mall, Meralco Avenue, Pasig
Want a break from the familiar stores of shopping malls? This is the Christmas bazaar for you. Urbanflair Manila prides itself on its curated concessionaires, who offer farmer’s market products, artisan gifts, and fashion pieces that you won’t find anywhere else.
Find out more by contacting 0977-833-0608 or 02-577-1648. You can also visit Urbanflair Manila’s Facebook page.
6. ArtiCraft de Charite
November 30 – December 2, 2018, 11am – 9pm
East Atrium, Mid Level 2/3, East Wing, Shangri-La Plaza, Ortigas
You probably know a loved one or two who’s fond of crafted perfume or gourmet eats. If you’re looking to get something for them, the perfect gift will probably be in ArtiCraft de Charite. The stalls here are full of intricate local crafts, sumptuous baked goods, and other rare finds. A word of warning: you might find it hard to tear yourself away from this treasure trove of goods!
Contact 0917-847-3928 or 0917-850-3929 for more details.
7. Valle Verde One Christmas Bazaar
December 1-2 and 8-9, 2018, 10am – 8pm
Valle Verde 1 Park, Pasig
In case December rolls in and you haven’t started looking for gifts yet, you can always drop by the Valle Verde One Christmas Bazaar. The assortment of stalls here will help you burn through your shopping list in no time. Don’t worry about having a shopping stress meltdown, either, thanks to live performances and a lineup of games and other activities.
For more details, you can contact 0917-807-0275 or 0917-530-7901 or visit the Valle Verde One Christmas Bazaar’s Facebook page.
8. Noel Bazaar
November 15-30, 2018
World Trade Center, Pasay
Expect to do far more than simply shop at the Noel Bazaar. While picking out gifts, you might happen to witness one of several major events that coincide with the bazaar, such as the 2nd International Food Feast Bazaar, the GMA Celebrity Ukay-Ukay, a Hip Hop Dance-off, and the Fashion Pawrade. And the Noel Bazaar won’t only take place in Pasay! Here are the bazaar’s other venues and dates:
The Filinvest Tent, Alabang (Indoor)
November 29 – December 2, December 13-16, December 20-23
The Filinvest Tent, Alabang (Outdoor)
November 29-December 9, December 10-16, December 17-23
SMX Convention Center (Manila)
Contact 02-372-7023, 02-372-7024 or 02-372-7025 to find out more. You can also check out the Noel Bazaar’s Facebook page.
9. World Bazaar Festival
December 12-22, 2018, Sun to Thu 12nn-10pm, Fri to Sat 10am-12mn
World Trade Center, Pasay
Capping our list is the Philippines’ longest running annual charity bazaar. The World Bazaar Festival features more than 600 exhibiting companies setting up shop on around 700 booths. Not only will you be able to finish your shopping list in one go, you might also find a business opportunity with all the manufacturers and distributors around! This giant Christmas bazaar means it when it calls itself the “grandest shopping experience of the holidays.”
Find out more from the WBF’s Facebook page.
Try setting aside a day or two to check out any of these 9 Christmas bazaars. With some planning and the help of a mapping app, you might even manage to drop by all the places on this list during the holiday season. Don’t forget to buy a lot of gift wrap!
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