The longest holiday of the year has begun as we, Filipinos kick off the preparations for Christmas even before the last quarter of the year commences. Apart from wanting to prepare well and avoiding the Holiday Rush – deadlines, traffic, etc., probably one of the reasons why we start the Christmas ball rolling as early as September is because we want the Christmas Spirit to linger a bit longer. In our side of the world, it truly is the reason for giving and sharing as no holds are barred in showing our loved ones our gratitude for the year that has passed. In the heart of every Pinoy during this season, not a single present is given without careful thought; not a meal prepared without making sure that every dish is cooked to perfection; and not a single Christmas jingle will be heard without feeling all fuzzy and warm inside.
Since it first opened its doors sixteen years ago, the Noel Bazaar has become the ultimate holiday shopping destination in the metro in more ways than one. With its average daily visitors of 6,500, men and women of all ages, can enjoy a variety of unique personal and gift-items ranging from clothing, accessories, cosmetics/skincare/beauty products, home decors, Christmas trimmings, novelty items and of course food items and delicious hot meals from an extensive pool of merchants. Noel Bazaar has also been the go-to venue for local business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs alike to grow their ventures, market their products while making the extra Holiday buck at that. And of course, the core purpose of the festivities of the event is lending a helping hand to our brothers and sisters of the GMA Kapuso Foundation, Bantayog ng mga Bayan Foundation, Philippine Daily Inquirer Foundation, Noel Gozon Memorial Foundation and Lingkod Kapuso Foundation.
This year, Noel Bazaar is bringing you another event where you can feast your senses to a wide selection of global and local cuisines as it houses the first International Food Feast Bazaar. See and smell your food cravings come to life and get a taste of all the snacks, treats, dishes that you can get your hands on. Gaining fresh ideas for what to serve at Noche Buena, bringing home gift baskets for family or friends or simply just going on a food trip, this delicious addition to the Noel Bazaar will surely spice up your Holiday shopping tradition.
The merriment at the Noel Bazaar does not end there. Shoppers are welcome to partake in the Celebrity Ukay-Ukay, Auction and variety shows hosted by GMA Artists, cooking demos featuring Holiday Menus on a Budget, and make-up demos. There is always something for everyone as kids can join the art workshops, Santa’s Day Care, fashion shows, and several contests such as Christmas Tree Styling, Caroling and Poster-Making.
All these and more can be enjoyed at the Noel Bazaar Series 2017 which will take off at the World Trade Center Manila on November 16-19 and will return for another run on November 24-30. The Noel Bazaar Series will be swinging South to Filinvest Tent Alabang on November 30 – December 3 and will make its final stop at the SMX Convention Center Pasay on December 14 – 17.
But wait, there’s more! In the spirit of giving, the Noel Bazaar will reward its shoppers at the event. Upon registration of entrance, shoppers will be given a Noel Bazaar Shopping Passport which needs to be filled with 10 stamps for each Noel Bazaar leg. Once completed, shoppers will get a chance to win airline tickets for two or more to a local destination and a holiday package to an A list local resort! With over 500 participating merchants, gift-shopping for family, friends and yourself at the Noel Bazaar, has never been more rewarding!
The Noel Bazaar 2017 Series is in partnership with the GMA Network, GMA News TV, Barangay LS 97.1 FM, DZBB 594 Super Radyo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Junior Inquirer, NoliSoli.ph, Northern Living, Southern Living, Radyo Inquirer and Inquirer.net. Other Media Partners include The Foreign Post, Manilascope, WhenInManila.com, ClickTheCity.com, What’s Happening PH, Manila Shopper, Discover MNL, What’s To Love PH, Tara Sa South, South Snippets and Tiga South Ka Ba.
Mark your calendars, make a list and need not think twice to come and visit the Noel Bazaar Series this year! Shopping, food, entertainment and prizes await! For more information about the Noel Bazaar 2017 Series, and to inquire about merchant details, sponsorship and partnership, call direct line +632 372-7023 to 25, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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