‘Tis The Season To Be Jolly: A 2015 Holiday Survival Guide in Metro Manila

From concerts to sales and bazaars to movies you should look out for, we've listed down all the events you can possibly attend with your family and friends.

14 more sleeps until Christmas (who's counting?!) and this means we all need to be on full throttle, attending all events and festivities that the holiday season always brings in.

From sales and bazaars to movies you should look out for, we've listed down all the things you need to know to enjoy this season of gift-giving and merriment with your family and friends. Happy holidays!



Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Greenbelt 1, OnStage Theatre

August 15 to December 10; 1pm

It features live music with choreography and classic ballet which the kids will enjoy.

P418 (Balcony)
P522 (Lower & Upper Orchestra – Left and Right)
627 (Lower & Upper Orchestra Center)


PETA's "Batang Rizal"

PETA Theater Center

November 28 to December 13; 12nn

Take a glimpse of a child's journey destined to be a hero. Pepito, a young boy from the future opens a magical book that becomes a magical portal to the past and future.

P704 (Regular)
P938 (VIP)


RCBC Plaza Autumn Market

Yuchengco Museum Courtyard, RCBC Plaza, Makati City

December 1 to 18; 9am to 9pm




Gentle Star Toy Christmas Sale

#126 Pioneer St., Level CFMF Business Center, Mandaluyong City

December 4 to 20; 9am to 6pm

Enjoy up to 70% Discount in selected items.- National Geographic, Nanoblocks, Edu Toys, Gigo Toys, Smart Games, Learning Resources & Zoob toys.


15th World Bazaar Festival

World Trade Center

December 4 to 21; 12nn to 10pm (Monday-Thursday) and 10am to 12mn (Friday-Sunday)

Take a trip through the familiar aisles of the country's grandest and longest running Christmas charity bazaar, but with all new highlights and activities around every turn.



Ballet Philippines' Peter Pan

Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)

December 4 to 13

Highlights include the tap-dancing crocodile, the energetic Lost Boys featuring scholars of Ballet Philippines Dance School, the purely classical Mermaids, and of course, the glorious flying sequences with Peter, the Darling children, and Tinkerbell.


BGC Weekend Market

De Jesus Oval, 3rd St. Cor 26th St., Bonifacio Global City

December 5 to 27; 7am to 1pm

It will feature concessionaires offering unique, practical and giftable items. Feast on grilled delicacies, organic fare and delicious comfort food. The kids will be entertained by Cali Crafts who will be hosting a free arts & crafts area where kids can design and decorate different craft projects for free.


Prinsipe Munti

Tanghalang Huseng Batute (CCP Studio Theater)

December 9 to 13

P1030 (Prize Zone 2)
P1236 (Price Zone 1)


Huling Sayaw: Kamikazee Live at the Big Dome

Smart Araneta Coliseum, Araneta Center

December 10; 8pm

After 15 years in the business, Kamikazee will have their first arena show which will also be their final performance. So if you're a fan, make sure you catch their last performance and sing your hearts out to their popular songs like "Narda," "Martyr Nyebera," and "Ambisyoso."

P650 (Gen Ad)
P1950 (Upper Box)
P1950 (Patron Standing)
P2500 (Box)
P4750 (Patron Seated)


Major Lazer with Dillon Francis

The Palace Pool Club

December 10; 10pm



15th Global Pinoy Bazaar

Glorietta Activity Center

December 11 to 13; 11am to 9pm

The bazaar will feature different brands from clothing, footwear, home ware, personal care, art & design, food & beverage, accessories and men’s wear.


Gerphil Flores: A Golden Treasure

The Theatre at Solaire

December 11; 8pm

P1567.50 (Price Zone 5)
P2612.50 (Zone 4)
P3135 (Zone 3)
P4180 (Zone 2)
P5225 (Zone 1)


Trendsetter's Bazaar

Metrotent, Metrowalk

December 11 to 13; 11am to 9pm

With over 300 participating brands including the likes of Keds, Sperry Top-Sider and I Love Koi offering discounts at up to 70% off, you’ll surely find something worth getting.


Kulinaria at Portico

Portico Activity Area Capt. Henry Javier St. Oranbo, Pasig City

December 12; 4pm to 11pm

Feast on an array of food and products for a night of gastronomic exploration and relaxation.


Santa's Attic: A Christmas Bazaar

Glorietta 5 Atrium

December 12 to 13; 10am to 10pm

The bazaar will feature up-and-coming young entrepreneurs who will be bringing their fresh and unique gift ideas to the table. Among these notable products are stylish apparel, original arts and crafts merchandises, delectable food choices, and refreshing beverages.


City Savor: A Holiday Food Crawl Like No Other

Signa Designer Residences, Makati

December 12

The participating concessionaires include ChocoATBP, Mac & Jar, Baguettini, Global Beer Exchange, Cannoli & Co., Caramba, Snack Box, Bayani Brew, Saddam’s Shawarma, Buccino’s Ice Cream Experiments, Eenie Minni Cupcakes & Cookies and more.


Orient Warehouse Sale

Orient Building Pascor Drive Cor. Queensway Avenue Sto. Nino Paranaque City

December 12, 14 to 18; 9:30am to 7pm

Enjoy great gift selections up to 70% off on Luminarc, Rubbermaid, Bormioli Rocco home products.


Christmas Village Fair

The Vantage at Kapitolyo

December 12 to 13; 10am to 8pm

A Christmas bazaar for family and friends that will feature exciting villages for handcrafted items, recycled art, fashion pieces, as well as food and activities for visitors.


LGV Sunday Market

The Gardens, Guatemala St., Loyola Grand Villas, Quezon City

December 13; 9am to 8pm

From gourmet food products to quaint trinkets and cool toys, there’s surely a good find for just about everyone.


Sonic Carnival Feast of Sound

SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds

December 13

Catch the Van Den Hoef brothers a.k.a DVBBS make dance music history together with Axwell ^ Ingrosso, Nervo and Oliver Heldens.



The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

The Theatre at Solaire Resort & Casino

December 14 to December 15; 8pm

P1250 (E-Reserve)
P2084 (D-Reserve)
P2917 (C-Reserve)
P4168 (B-Reserve)
P5210 (A-Reserve)
P6252 (VIP)


Gary V Presents (The Repeat)

Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila

December 15; 8pm

P2090 (Bronze)
P2612.50 (Silver)
P3657.50 (Gold)
P5225 (VIP)
P6270 (SVIP)


Music for the Holidays

The Theatre at Solaire

December 16; 8pm

Hear the awe-inspiring excerpts of Friderick Handel’s “Messiah,” at the Christmas concert by the Manila Symphony Orchestra under Professor Arturo Molina, with the Viva Voce Chorale and Soloists, and international and viral sensation Gerphil Flores for an all-around holiday hurrah.

P783.75 (Balcony)
P992.75 – P1515.22 (Orchestra)
P2037.75 (Premium Gold)


OFW & SME Business Christmas Expo

Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall

December 15 to 16; 9am to 9pm

It is an event dedicated to all balikbayans and small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurs which will serve as your local connectioin to explore business opportunities, enhance networks, learn the latest market trends and more.


Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

Action, Science Fiction, Fantasy

J.J. Abrams

Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong'o

Opens December 17


Noel Bazaar 2015

SMC Convention Center

December 18 to 20; 12nn

It will feature a wide range of concessionaire– from fashion and beauty items, home decors, food, novelties, Christmas trimmings and other unique affordable gift items for the upcoming holiday season and beyond.


Hi-5 House of Dreams

Newport Performing Theater, Resorts World Manila

December 18 to 21

P2400 (Bronze)
P2700 (Silver)
P3,200 (Gold)
P3800 (VIP 2)
P4500 (VIP 1)


Grand Christmas Rush Bazaar

Megatrade Hall 1, SM Megamall Building B

December 18 to 21; 10am to 10pm

Avoid the long lines at he mall, head to our bazaar and enjoy shopping with the whole family. Lots of unique finds to choose from for everyone and mouthwatering food served before your very eyes.


City Savor: A Holiday Food Crawl Like No Other

The Trion Towers, BGC

December 19

The participating concessionaires include The Juice Stand, Wagger, Sabao, Bait’s, Crisp on 28th, Pink Panda, Pipino Vegetarian, Hillside Café & Juice Bar, Habitual Coffee, Liquido Maestro, Boom’s Cold Brew Coffee, Standford Shaw, Pedro Brewcrafters, Bald Baker, Jertie’s Kitchen, Cucina Cuenca and more.


Passion Fly Bazaar

Dusit Thani Manila

December 20; 10am to 7pm

A gathering for creatives which will hold photography workshops, Instagram and OOTD workshops. A lineup of celebrities and entrepreneurs like Dani Barretto, Ava Daza, Janeena Chan, Dominique Tiu and more.


All You Need Is Pag-Ibig

Romantic Comedy

Antoinette Jadaone

Kris Aquino, Derek Ramsay

Opens December 25


Beauty And The Bestie

Comedy, Action

Wenn Deramas

Vice Ganda, Coco Martin, James Reid, Nadine Lustre

Opens December 25


Buy Now, Die Later

Horror, Suspense, Thriller

Randolph Longjas

Vhong Navarro, John Lapus, Alex Gonzaga

Opens December 25


Haunted Mansion

Horror, Suspense, Thriller

Jun Lana

Marlo Morter, Jerome Ponce, Janella Salvador

Opens December 25


Honor Thy Father

Action, Drama

Erik Matti

John Lloyd Cruz, Meryll Soriano

Opens December 25


My Bebe Love: #KiligPaMore

Romantic Comedy

Jose Javier Reyes

Vic Sotoo, Ai-Ai delas Alas, Alden Richards, Maine Mendoza

Opens December 25



Action, Suspense, Thriller

Pedring Lopez

Cesar Montano, Maria Ozawa

Opens December 25


Walang Forever

Romantic Comedy

Dan Villegas

Jericho Rosales, Jennylyn Mercado

Opens December 25


Disney On Ice presents Magical Ice Festival

Smart Araneta Coliseum

December 25 to January 3

Aside from world-class skaters who make up its talented ensemble, it will feature the animated feature film of all time Frozen, along with three Disney royal adventures.

P175 (General Admission)
520 (Upper Box Regular)
P700 (Upper Box Premium)
P1100 (Box Regular)
P1600 (Box Premium)
P1900 (Patron Regular)
P2200 (Patron VIP)


The Grand Countdown 2015

Marriott Grand Ballroom, Resorts World Manila

December 31; 8pm

A spectacular New Year celebration with Zsa Zsa Padilla, Charice and Martin Nievera.

P8604.80 (Gold)
P10756 (VIP)
P12907.20 (SVIP)



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