Manila Sundance Bazaar (MSB)
Date: December 19 – 21, 2016
Time: 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Venue: Glorietta Activity Center, Glorietta Complex, Ayala Ave., Makati City
Didn't catch the last MSB? Not to worry: You still have three more days to go starting today! Catch an awesome lineup of merchants like Laureti and Lovehopefaith, or grab last-minute discounts, as you take this last chance to shop for Christmas gifts before the week ends.
SUN on Our Shoulders (Bazaar)
Date: December 19 – 27, 2016
Time: 11:00 A.M. onwards
Venue: Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City
In this season of joy and giving, you can't help but have a "sun on your shoulders." So why not get your fill of happiness by seeing the best of Filipino creativity and craftsmanship at this Greenbelt 3 bazaar (beside New World Hotel)? You can also check out collections by brands based in England, Japan, and Scandinavia, or see what else Greenbelt has to offer this Yuletide season.
Hello Kitty: Live! Fashion and Friends
Date: December 20, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Time: 7:00 P.M. (December 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30), 11:00 A.M. (December 24, 25, 31, and January 1) 2:00 P.M. (December 24, 25, 31, and January 1)
This isn't just a fashion show, despite the title. This is about friendship, memories, and good times with your favorite characters from the Hello Kitty franchise. No matter what your age, you can enjoy this Christmas spectacle of dance numbers, interactive stories, and more when you save your seats via TicketWorld. And if you want more info on this cute, colorful show, visit the YouTube links here and here.
MUSIKLETA (Concert for a Cause)
Date: December 21, 2016
Time: 6:00 P.M.
Venue: Onstage Theatre, 2/F Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas St., Makati City
Want to add to the number of bikes donated to the Philippines Foundation? Then book your tickets here, and catch musical performances from Canada's CWMUSIC-UNSUNG, the Philippines' RLSAA Chamber Orchestra, and guest artist Freshmen. Whether you're a hardcore or casual fan of biking, or you just want to have a grand musical time, MUSIKLETA is going to be worth your while.
Masha and the Bear – Live Show
Date: December 23, 25, 29, 30, and 31, 2016
Time: 2:00 P.M. and 5:00 P.M.
Venue: The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort & Casino, 1 Aseana Ave., Entertainment City, Pasay City
Based on the Russian cartoon of the same name, "Masha and the Bear" is sure to delight kids aged two and up. Even if you haven't seen the cartoon before, the fact that "Masha and the Bear" has a relatable main character, plus 60 million YouTube hits and a Netflix run, should pique your interest. Save your seats to the musical via TicketWorld, and see for yourself why "Masha and the Bear" became such a beloved, classic children's tale.
BGC's Epic Sights and Sounds Spectacle
Date: December 1 – 26, 2016
Time: 6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
Venue: Bonifacio High Street Park, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Even on Christmas, Bonifacio Global City (BGC) never sleeps. For example, the Bonifacio High Street Park (in front of the Italianni's restaurant) took a leaf out of the Ayala Triangle's book to showcase one of the most dazzling light shows in the Metro. Like its counterpart in Makati, the light show will take place every 30 minutes from 6:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. daily until December 26. If you can't get enough of the Festival of Lights, feast your eyes and ears on this special treat courtesy of BGC!
Le Grand Cirque @ The Araneta Center
Date: December 25, 2016 – January 3, 2017
Time: 3:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. daily, 11:00 A.M. on January 1
Venue: Smart Araneta Coliseum, General Araneta, Cubao, Quezon City
How would you like to see Las Vegas-style acrobatics this Christmas? At Le Grand Cirque, world-class artists from all over Canada and Europe will keep you glued to your seats, as they perform eye-popping stunts bathed in a glitzy, glamourous atmosphere. Also, they've been dubbed the "Next Generation of Cirque de Soleil," so check them out with your thrill-seeking loved ones by reserving tickets via TicketNet.
Who says Christmas in Metro Manila is boring? These events are certainly far from boring. If any of these look good, or if you have anything more to add to this post, feel free to have your say in the comments. In the meantime, maligayang Pasko at manigong Bagong taon from the Philippines!