The Christmas season brings about a whole lot of shopping. While beating the crowds might be a challenge, finding good deals and just the right gift for those on your list will make it worth it. Don’t forget the fact that many bazaars offer value-for-money gift items, so endure the crowds and save some money.
Bazaars Up North
Santa’s Christmas Bazaar @ La Vista, Quezon City
Where: La Vista Clubhouse, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
When: December 16 – 17
What to find: Over 150 booths selling gifts, food, clothes, and many more—with a raffle to boot!
Fete At The Park Fashion And Lifestyle A Holiday Pop Up at UP Town Center
Where: UP Town Center, 216 Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
When: Whole month of December
What to find: Gifts, food, clothes, and other fun choices
DIY Christmas: A Pop Up Holiday Fair, Ayala Feliz
Where: Ayala Feliz Town Center, Marikina-Infanta Highway, Pasig City
When: December 14 – 31
What to find: handmade gifts, DIY stations, exhibits, and a lot more!
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Polo Norte: A Christmas Bakers’ Fair, Ayala Malls Vertis North
Where: Ayala Malls Vertis North, Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City
When: Fridays to Sundays of December, until December 31
What to find: Baked goodies ready for gifting!
18 Days of Christmas Bazaar
Where: Three Parkade, 30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
When: Fridays to Sundays of December, until December 23
What to find: Unique gifts at affordable prices!
Where: Cinema Lobby, Ayala Malls Cloverleaf, A. Bonifacio Avenue, Baranggay Balingasa, Quezon City
When: December 1 – 31
What to find: Fun gifts, pre-packaged food gifts, fashion, and many more!
North Hive Christmas Bazaar
Where: North Hive Food Park, Block 5, Lots 19 & 20, Don Faustino, Quezon City
When: Thursdays to Sundays of December, until December 17
What to find: Gift items and food
Bazaars Down South
ArteFino’s Holiday Pop-up Bazaar
Where: Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati City
When: December 1 – 31
What to find: fashion and home items from local artisans and select retailers
World Bazaar Festival, World Trade Center
Where: World Trade Center, Gil Puyat Avenue Extension corner Diosdado Macapagal Boulevard, Pasay City
When: December 3 – 22
What to find: An assortment of gifts, from fashion to food, for the benefit of the ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation
Bazaars Beyond the Metro
Christmas Bazaar at the District
Where: The District, Barangay Salawag, Molino-Paliparan, Dasmariñas City, Cavite
When: Fridays to Sundays of December
What to find: Gifts, food, clothes, and other knickknacks
Solenad Christkindl Market, Solenad 3, NUVALI
Where: Solenad 3, NUVALI, Santa Rosa – Tagaytay Road, Barangay Sto. Domingo, Santa Rosa, Laguna
When: Every day until January 7, 2018
What to find: Gifts, food, clothes, and other knick-knacks
If it’s going to be your first foray into bazaar hunting, remember to do the following: Bring cash, preferably in small bills, and get in early to avoid the crowds and find the widest selection, since some popular booths sometimes run out of stocks quickly! Most importantly, have fun with it–you have the means to give to others, and that alone is a blessing in itself.