December is finally here, which means Christmas is right around the corner! Filling up your wishlist and thinking about all the presents for your loved ones are an undoubtedly exciting part of the holiday. But while shopping in malls is a great idea, visiting the metro’s night markets and bazaars this December 2019 is also a wonderful option.
Offering good deals, unique items, and affordable gift ideas, these bazaars this December 2019 definitely have plenty of things in store for you. Embrace the holiday season by visiting these amazing shopping destinations where you can have a one-of-a-kind holiday experience!
1. Christmas Calle Night Market
When:December 2 to 23, 2019
Where:Old Ford Driveway, Alabang-Zapote Road, Muntinlupa City
This event’s for the southerners!
Image: Molito Street Fair
Back for another holiday wave is Christmas Calle Night Market. This particular night market in the south features various choices of items and food, refreshing live music, and great bargain deals. Visit Alabang’s longest-running annual street fair starting December 2 up to 23, 2019 at the Old Ford Driveway and tick off all the items in your shopping list here!
How to get to Old Ford Driveway: From SM City North EDSA, ride a bus with a Malanday-Muntinlupa via EDSA Monumento route and get off at South Station. From there, ride a jeepney with an Alabang-Baclaran (via Zapote) route and get off at Alabang-Zapote Road. Old Ford Driveway is located along Zapote Road.
Grab only the best holiday finds at the World Bazaar Festival 2019!
Image: World Bazaar Festival Facebook Page
The annual World Bazaar Festival 2019 is here for a brand new holiday wave! You can visit the bazaar at the World Trade Center from December 14 to 23, 2019 at 12:00 NN to 10:00 PM every Sunday to Thursday, and 10:00 AM to 12:00 midnight every Friday to Saturday. Held for the benefit of ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya, the event is the perfect shopping destination as it will feature numerous stores to choose from!
How to get to the World Trade Center: Take the LRT1 and get off at Gil Puyat Station. From there, ride a bus with a Baclaran/PITX-SM Fairview via EDSA Lagro Ayala and alight at the Senator Gil Puyat Avenue extension and walk along the service road until you reach the World Trade Center.
Once again dropping by various malls around the metro with more fashionable and affordable gift ideas is the Manila Sundance Bazaar. Don’t miss the chance to visit the event at the Megatrade Hall on December 17 to 23 and December 27 to 29, 2019. Choose from an amazing array of stylish finds for your loved ones and yourself as well!
How to get to Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall: Take the MRT-3 and get off at Ortigas Station. Exit the station on the northbound side and walk to the left (when facing EDSA) to reach SM Megamall. The Megatrade Halls are located on the 5th floor.
Drop by Noel Bazaar’s holiday wave and get to shop, dine, and have fun at the event’s different highlights. Grab your favorite celebrity’s pre-loved clothes at the Celebrity Ukay-Ukay and get a chance to meet them at the GMA Celebrity Auction and Variety Show! Other highlights include Noel’s 4th Young Entrepreneurs Program, Hip Hop Dance Off, Chorale Competition, Noche Buena Food Styling & Photography, Kiddie Talent Showdown and Fashion Pawrade. Save the date and don’t miss this event!
How to get to SMX Convention Center: Take the MRT-3 up to Taft Avenue station. Exit the station and then ride a jeepney going to SM Mall of Asia. Upon arriving, look for the eye-shaped building; that is where the Convention Center is located.
5. Pasko Serye
When:December 20 to 22, 2019
Visit this curated fair and add a touch of Filipino pride to your gift items!
Image: Gawang Kamay Facebook Page
Celebrate a Pinoy Christmas at Pasko Serye on December 20 to 22, 2019 at The Podium. Go local and head on down to this event managed by Gawang Kamay, a community brand established to support local artisans to showcase their beautifully made products and high-quality crafts through events, collaborations, and features!
How to get to The Podium: Take the MRT3-Taft Avenue station and alight at Ortigas Station. Exit the station on the northbound side and walk to the left (if facing EDSA) and turn left on to Doña Julia Vargas Avenue. Continue walking until you reach The Podium.
Fulfill all your shopping plans and celebrate a merrier Christmas at these bazaars in the metro!
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About Antonette Louise Guiao
Antonette is a writer, a night owl, an extrovert, and a BTS ARMY. Her spare time is consumed by drawing digital vector art, sleeping, binge-watching Netflix series, and learning how to cook. An adventurer by heart, she aspires to travel the world with her family, try extreme outdoor activities, and taste all sorts of food in different countries.
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