Still don’t have an idea where to spend your much-anticipated 13th month pay? While everybody is pleased or content to shop in spacious, air-conditioned supermarkets and boutiques, you can have a different shopping experience by visiting bazaars! Just like in the previous years, many event organizers enthusiastically bring the hottest and trendiest sellers together offering the best (if not the lowest-priced) deals of the season.
Check out this roster of Christmas bazaars you can visit for your holiday shopping where you can also meet some well-known online sellers, bloggers, celebrity endorsers, and a sea of chic shoppers who are also fond of collecting bazaar finds!
Manila Sundance Flea Market (Makati City)
When: Dec. 12 – 18; Dec. 20 – 21
Operating Hours: 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Entrance fee: Free
Entrance at the previous Manila Sundance Bazaar held at World Trade Center.
Manila Sundance Flea Market allows you to steal fabulous celebrity OOTDs seen on their Instagram posts with its wide selection of women’s and men’s apparels. You can also grab hard-to-find crafting materials, beauty products, and more specialty goods that are usually sold at a discount!
Image: North Hive Food Park and Christmas Bazaar Facebook Events Page
Holding the title for being the very first hybrid bazaar food park in the country, the North Hive Food Park and Bazaar is the only bazaar in Don Antonio in Brgy. Holy Spirit, Quezon City. This bazaar must be the most convenient stop for those who are coming from the north. Gift ideas, perfume, trendy fashion items, jewelry, and accessories are up for grabs! The bazaar, with food stalls all around, recently opened in November of 2016. Meanwhile the second phase, which will be the food park itself, will open on March 2017.
After a tiring day of hoarding, you can reward your tummy with some of the best meals sold at the venue. They promise to offer a one-of-a-kind dining experience with their tree house bar, an old pool turned into a sunken dining area, and both covered and al fresco spaces that can be a good setting for family and barkada food trip!
Noel Bazaar Swings South (Muntinlupa City)
When: Dec. 2 – 4; Dec. 15 – 18
Operating Hours: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Entrance Fee: PhP50
Image: Noel Bazaar Events Page
Noel Bazaar is one of the country’s leading holiday shopping events where shoppers can catch a wide variety of items from different concessionaires--from beauty, fashion, specialty products, and more! The event is for the benefit of GMA Kapuso Foundation, Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation, and Associate of Missionaries of Assumption. GMA Celebrity Ukay-Ukay is a hit in every year’s Noel Bazaar where local artists’ worn and pre-loved items are up for sale. Did we mention Maine Mendoza just sold the jacket she worn in the film Imagine You and Me in this event?
The last stop of Noel Bazaar series will be held at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on December 15 to 18.
Karl Edwards International is holding a 3-part series of lifestyle bazaar this December at Green Sun the Hotel in Makati City where bazaar shoppers can win good buys at a great deal. Choices include novelty items, customized fashion items and other merchandise, local handicrafts, and many more curated by the most notable online sellers, bloggers, and famous celebrities. With a combination of experienced and start-up businesses that joined this bazaar, you can surely find there unique items to add to your bazaar steals collection.
Operating Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 12:00 NN to 10:00 PM; Friday to Saturday, 10:00 AM to 12: 00 MN
Entrance Fee: PhP80
World Bazaar Festival holds the title for becoming the longest running annual charity bazaar in the country. With over 600 companies on the exhibit, bazaar enthusiasts can purchase first-rate products from fashion, novelty products, and cosmetics at a good price! Several Kapamilya artists such as Bea Alonzo, Angelica Panganiban, Judy Ann Santos, among others sell their used items in this bazaar for charity.
Ultimate Christmas Flea Market (Mandaluyong)
When: December 18 to 19
Operating Hours: 9:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Entrance fee: PhP50, free for children below 10 years old
Image: Ultimate Free Christmas Events Page
Rustic lovers can snag both brand new and pre-loved antique equipment, home décor, fashion accessories, and more at the Ultimate Christmas Flea Market. With Décobar—the only interior design supply platform in the Philippines—organizing this event, you can expect a wide variety of items that will make gift-giving this Christmas a whole lot different.
Greenhills Christmas Bangketa Fair (San Juan City)
When: November 12 to December 31
Operating Hours: Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Friday to Saturday 11:00 AM-10:00 PM
Entrance Fee: Free
Image: Greenhills Shopping Center Facebook Page
One of the most anticipated night market every Christmas season, Greenhills Bangketa Sale is seated right next to the remarkable Christmas on Display (COD) which was launched last November 12. You cannot just shop for Christmas gifts but also have a fun gastronomic adventure with a myriad of food stalls around the venue. While the items on sale are almost the same to those sold at the Greenhills indoor tiangge, it would be a different experience shopping at night with a Christmas-inspired show even kids will surely enjoy.
Mandala Park Holiday Market (Mandaluyong City)
When: December 17, 2016
Operating Hours: 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Entrance Fee: Free
Image: Mandala Park
A week before the Christmas Day, get stunned by a wide selection of beauty items and homemade products sold at the Mandala Park Holiday Market. Not only can you shop in this event but you can also take advantage of having first dibs or taste of bizarre food products sold there from emerging food entrepreneurs. There will be also a mass and everyone is more than welcome to attend.
Millennials Bazaar (Parañaque City)
When: December 17 to 18, 2016
Operating Hours: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Entrance Fee: PhP30
Millennials of the south, unite! Millennials Bazaar is set to happen on the last weekend before the Christmas weekend itself, so it would be friendly for those who have no gifts for their friends and families yet! Concessionaires will surely showcase the trendiest brands they have so be on the lookout for the best buys among the ample choices of food and products.
Global Pinoy Bazaar (Makati City)
When: December 7 to 11, 2016
Operating Hours: 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Entrance Fee: Free
Image: Global Pinoy Bazaar Facebook Account
If you are looking for locally crafted products, Global Pinoy Bazaar can surely be a haven for you and every Pinoy and Pinoy at heart. Discover more simple products reinvented with witty and quirky ideas from Pinoy artists and entrepreneurs. From fashion and apparels to artisan products, Global Pinoy Bazaar has a lot of options to choose from.
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About Karen Grace Libao
Karen writes for a living and for fun. She started her writing career in 2014 when she worked as Content Manager for a women’s website and never looked back since. On her free time, she tries to catch up on her current reads, seeing independently-produced films, watching theatre plays, and attending live music and open mic gigs. She dreams of becoming a published writer and film producer in the future.
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