People usually come to Baguio for its cold climate, warm people, laidback mountain lifestyle, and highland culture. However, the Baguio experience wouldn’t be complete without a stroll, shopping, and foodtrip at the Night Market.
The Night Market began on July 22 back in 2012, and was launched by the city government to boost Baguio’s tourism and commerce. The Night Market was originally located at the city’s Athletic Bowl. However, there were vendors, locals, and tourists who suggested that it be moved to Harrison Road. Fortunately, the Baguio City Marketing Authority (BCMA) took the suggestion to heart and had it relocated to where it is now.
The market opens at 9:00 PM and closes at 12:00 AM or later, depending on the volume of shoppers. During these hours, half of Harrison Road gets closed—from the Igorot Garden to Melvin Jones—to make the area available for both vendors as well as shoppers.
The opposite ends of the Night Market are where food stalls are set up, offering a wide selection of food, such as balut, buttered corn, sisig (sizzling pork), shawarma (beef wrapped in pita bread), mami (noodles), and lugaw (rice porridge), just to name a few. However, the food is just a side dish (pun intended) to what’s really in store for those who are hunting for a good deal.