August has just ended and September is about to set in which marks the beginning of Christmas season in the Philippines. Preparations for Christmas usually start as early as July and in Manila, the Christmas hype can get real, real fast. Stores go on sales, promotions rocket soar, and bazaars are held all over the metro.
It’s never a bad idea to start preparing early and getting all the Christmas shopping out of the way. Malls usually start to get busy around this time and people tend to flock stores on the daily once December nears.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing because access to several stalls and stores are easier with mall bazaars that range from clothing, accessories, gear, and equipment to food and concoctions. The variety never ends which is why making a shopping list is key. Below are three popular Christmas bazaars that take place every year all across Metro Manila.
3 Christmas Bazaars to Check Out to Kickstart Your Christmas Shopping this 2018
Manila Sundance Bazaar
The Manila Sun Dance Bazaar started its rounds around malls last July 20 and will be continuing its way throughout the Christmas season this coming September 1. The second placement will be held in SM Megamall in Ortigas, Pasig City and in the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
Many small business owners and entrepreneurs come to flock to this event to showcase local products and hopefully gain exposure. Aside from products, there are also food stalls and booming eateries that show up to serve some of the affordable and delectable treats for the laborious shoppers.
World Bazaar Festival
One of the most hyped events every shopper awaits is the World Bazaar Festival that takes place annually in the World Trade Center in Pasay City. This huge event gathers various sellers, entrepreneurs, retail shoppers, and bargain shoppers all over the city which explains the long lines and hours of walking around crowded spaces for great deals and sales.
Many local small business owners who come to this event usually run out of stocks when it comes to some of their products. It is advisable to visit the bazaar on the first and second day to get the best deals and find the best buys.
Zonta Alabang Christmas Carnivale Bazaar
If you’re from the far south and prefer to shop in a place that is less crowded and sells unique and locally made products, then head on over to the Filinvest Tent on November 23 to 25 from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM. This Christmas bazaar may be all the way in Alabang, Las Pinas City but all the time and effort to get there will be worth every peso you spend on the goods. One other plus to taking part in this Christmas Bazaar is that proceeds go to charity projects that the Zonta Club of Alabang organizes.
This bazaar is utmost family friendly with several activities for kids and adults to interact on the side after a long day of shopping. Another notable factor about this event is that all vendors and shoppers are encouraged to practice eco-friendliness by bringing their own eco-friendly bags and containers when purchasing goods.
Early Bird Indeed Gets the Worm
Start your Christmas shopping as early as now and get the best deals while supporting local businesses in the experience, after all, it is the season of giving. Check out these Manila bazaars and see how many quality goods you can get for your loved ones this holiday season.