9 holiday bazaars in Metro Manila

Get into the spirit of giving by roaming the best bazaars around the metro

1 Noel Bazaar (November 18 to 30, December 2 to 4, December 15 to 18)

Photo from Noel Bazaar
Where: World Trade Center (November 18-30), Filinvest Tent, Alabang (December 2-4), SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia, Pasay City (December 15-18)
Celebrate the gift of giving with Noel Bazaar in three different destinations. There's something for everyone here with an endless row of booths dedicated to bags, accessories, clothes, notebooks, food and many more. Entrance fee is P50 ($1).

2 The Great Lifestyle Brands Holiday Sale (October 18 to December 29)

Photo from Bench Facebook page

Where: The Playground, BENCH Tower, 30th Street corner Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Some of the biggest brands in the country are teaming up for a three-month long sale going into the holidays. Up to 70% off products from Bench, Human, Kashieca, Cotton On, Factorie, The Face Shop, La Senza and many more.

3 Urbanflair Manila – Bespoke Holiday, a Christmas Bazaar (November 26 to December 1)

Photo from Urbanflair Manila Bazaar Facebook page

Where: The Podium Mall
Go creative with your gifts this year and pick up unique items at Urbanflair Manila, from iron-on patches and handmade jewelry to increasingly popular salted egg chips.

4 PA-Siyensya-Han sa Cubao Pop-Up Event by Local Loca (December 3)

Photo from Local Loca Facebook page
Where: Cubao Expo, Cubao, Quezon City
Embrace your creative side as you shop for holiday gifts this season. Local Loca is promoting local craftsmen and artisans with this themed bazaar offering a host of quirky knick knacks like witty patches, buttons, pins and more.

5 World Bazaar Festival 2016 (December 3 to 23)

Photo from Worldbex Services International Facebook page

Where: World Trade Center Metro Manila, 2/F WTCMM Building, Gil Puyat Ave. Extension corner Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City
With over 700 booths of gift selections, the 16th World Bazaar Festival is the biggest shopping extravaganza this holiday season. Entrance fee is P80.

6 Trendsetter’s Bazaar (December 16 to 21)

Photo from Trendsetters Bazaar Facebook page
Where: Metrotent Convention Center, Metrowalk, Ortigas
It’s the bazaar geared for the fashion forward set. Spot the current and upcoming styles in the many participating shops. Entrance fee is P100.

7 Pasko sa Maginhawa (December 17 to 19)

Photo from Pasko sa Maginhawa Facebook page

Where: The Manors at North Belton, Quirino Ave., Quezon City
Bask in the holiday spirit in this bazaar that doesn’t just offer great finds, but also a three-day yuletide party. Visit Pasko sa Maginhawa to enjoy a live DJ, bands, giveaways and even a bingo game.

8 Ultimate Christmas Flea Bazaar (December 18)

Photo from Ultimate Christmas Flea Market Facebook event
Where: Greenfield District, EDSA Central, Mandaluyong City
This one-of-a-kind market sets itself apart with very low prices on both pre-loved and brand new items. Entrance fee is P100.

9 Grand Holiday Bazaar (December 21 to 30)

Photo from Glorietta Facebook page
Where: New Glorietta Activity Center, Makati City
Shopping season doesn’t end on Christmas Eve. Enjoy the holiday season without breaking the bank at Glorietta’s Grand Holiday Bazaar running Wednesdays to Fridays until the end of year.

Cover photo from Urbanflair Manila.

By Celia Nachura

Published November 2016