Location: Country Club Road, Camp John Hay, Baguio City, Benguet
Estimated travel time: From the city center, 45 minutes-1 hour via commute, 20-30 minutes via private car
Recommended budget: PhP120 for adults, PhP85 for senior citizens, PhP50 for children 4-12 years old; free for PWDs and Baguio Country Club members
It’s impossible to feature Baguio’s Christmas attractions without citing Baguio Country Club and its annual Christmas revels, and this year, it outdoes itself again with its most fantastic display yet.
Opening just last October 25, Baguio Country Club’s annual Christmas village welcomes kids and kids-at-heart to its many bedazzling models of some of the most popular fantasy characters.
Inside, gigantic life-size dragon replicas tower over the village visitors. In another part of the village, die-hard fans of the wildly popular Marvel Cinematic Universe will instantly notice the Avengers tower and the Captain America backdrop, patrolled by the cosplaying Avengers themselves.
Also wowing audiences are holiday staples like the nativity scene, the enormous Christmas tree illuminated by strobe and incandescent lights, the many bright spirals that guide your way through the Christmas village, and of course, the snow! Kids can also take a picture with Santa Claus, post their wish on the wishing wall, or jam to live musical performances.
The Christmas fantasy village inside the Philippines’ first and only five-star mountain resort will be open until the first week into the new year.
Tip: Regardless of the make or brand, any open-toed slippers are not allowed inside the attraction, so plan your attire ahead.
How to get to Baguio Country Club
: via commute:
from the city center, ride a jeepney going to Mines View Park, and get off at Pacdal Circle. Walk towards the direction of Pack Road, head left at the junction of South Drive onto Country Club Road, then head left after around 500 meters, the Christmas Village should be at your left; via private car:
from the city center, you can take Kisad Road heading southbound. At the roundabout, exit to Kennon Road, then at the next roundabout, exit to South Drive. After about 2.5 kilometers, drive straight onto Country Club Road, then towards Baguio Country Club, the Christmas Village should be at your left.