Metro Manila · Christmas 2013 in Manila: shows, bazaars, festivities

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Only a couple of days left until Christmas! Here is what is going on during the last weeks before the holidays. lists the best Christmas bazaars, shows, and festivities in Metro Manila.

Everybody in Manila is now busy planning get-togethers with friends, colleagues, organizing school and family reunions, as well as visits to one's home province, or booking vacations during the holidays. Companies are having big Christmas parties, some reserve whole ball rooms and throw costume parties for their hundreds+ employees. Every shopping mall has its own pre-Christmas sales and/or holiday bazaars, and people flock to the shopping districts during the remaining weekends before Christmas. Just so that you do not get lost completely in this Christmas hurly-burly, we listed some of the most interesting holiday-related events that await you in the coming weeks.

Shows and Festivities

  • Ayala Triangle Gardens Lights & Sounds Show

Nov. 20  to December  30, 6 to 9 pm
Watch the lights come to life in Ayala Triangle Gardens,
Ayala Avenue corner Paseo de Roxas, Makati City

  • A Christmas Carol - Performance of the Ballet Philippines

November 29 to December 8, 2013
Cultural Center of the Philippines

  • Concert "A Christmas Offering"

December 3, 2013, 7 pm
Ayala Museum, Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Makati City

  • Kulturabend: "Nikolaus" 

December 6, 2013, 6pm
Goethe Institute, Makati City

  • Christmas Party of the Scandinavian Society (members and guests only)

December 7, 2013
Mandarin Hotel, Makati City

  • 30 Years of Christmas Concert at The Pen

December 8, 2013, 5 to 7 pm
The Lobby, Peninsula Hotel
Ayala corner Makati Avenue, Makati City

  • AWCP Christmas General Meeting and Luncheon (non-members welcome)

December 11, 2013, 11.30 am
The Palm Grove Room, The Rockwell Club, Amorsolo Drive, Makati City

  • Korean Food Festival "Winter Wonderland in Korea"

December 18, 2013

Glorietta 3 Activity Center, Makati City

  • British Women's Association Christmas Lunch

December 2013, details to be announced

 Bazaars and Sales

  • Dashing Christmas Sale @ Venice Piazza

November 21/22, November 28/29, 11 am to 11 pm
Venice Piazza, Mckinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio Global City

  • Zonta Alabang Christmas Carnivale Bazaar

November 23/24, 2013
The Filinvest Tent, Commerce Ave corner Spectrum Midway, Alabang
and December 7/8, 2013
Cuenca Courts, Ayala Alabang

  • Urban Christmas Bazaar @Rockwell Tent

November 29 to December 1, 2013
Rockwell Tent, Powerplant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City

  • Super Sale Bazaar Holiday Series

November 29 to December 1, 2013, 1 am to 9 pm
World Trade Center, Gil Puyat Avenue Extension, Pasay City

  • Food Meets Fashion X-Mas Bazaar

December 2 to 4, 2013, 10 am to 10 pm
Venice Piazza, Mckinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio Global City

  • Sent by an Angel Christmas Bazaar

December 5 to 6, 2013, 9 am to 9 pm
Henry Sy Auditorium, St. Luke's Medical Center, Bonifacio Global City

  • Emporia Christmas Bazaar

December 6 to 7, 2013, 9 pm to 2 am
Mercato Centrale, 34th street corner 8th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City

  • The Christmas Warehouse Sale @SMX

December 6 to 8, 2013, 10 am to 9 pm
SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex

  • 13th World Bazaar Festival

December 6 to 22, 2013,
World Trade Center, Gil Puyat Avenue Extension, Pasay City

  • Holiday Rush Sale

December 7 to 8, 2013
SM Megamall, Ortigas

  • Mommy Mundo Pre-Christmas Bazaar

December 8, 2013
Rockwell Tent, Powerplant Mall, Makati City

  • 8th Christmas Toy Fair

December 13 to 15, 2013
SM Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas

  • The Christmas Rush Bazaar @ SM Megactrade Hall

December 20 to 22, 2013, 10 am to 9 pm
SM Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall, Ortigas

  • BPI Big Holiday Outlet Sale

December 20 to 22, 2013
SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex

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Nicholas Day on December 6 is an important pre-Christmas celebration in several European countries. The Goethe Institute invites to a 'Kulturabend: Nikolaustag', with traditional songs, a quiz, sausages, and the hot wine punch 'Glühwein' (mulled wine).