December 05, 2014

Spend Less and Enjoy the Holidays

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  • The holiday excitement and rush in the Philippines seconds to nobody else’s in this world. Truly, almost everybody in this country is excited about the Yuletide season.


    Unfortunately, with all the joy and excitement come “holiday casualties”: Christmas expenses that put a damper on celebrating the Yuletide season.

    Everyone wants to be generous during the most wonderful time of the year…with the least peso value possible. Fret not, as Primer gives you four places in the metro where you can bring the whole family to enjoy and spend virtually nothing!

    COD from GMA

    (Photo grabbed from GMA Network Website)

    1. Greenhills Shopping Centre – COD or Christmas On Display

    This is the mall’s 12th year of putting up a show for kids called Christmas on Display. From November 29, at 6PM to 11PM every day, witness this animated show free of admission. This year’s theme focuses on saving nature. We recommend you dine around the area for less than 100PHP while enjoying the show.

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    Ayala Triangle1

    2. Ayala Triangle Lights and Sounds

    A yearly attraction brought by the Ayala Corporation, witness the Ayala Lights and Sounds at the Ayala Triangle Garden. It is a spectacular display of lights and sounds running for every 30 minutes from 6PM to 9PM daily which started last November 21 and will be available to amaze families in the Metro until December 31. Admission is for free, so invite anyone and everyone to tag along.

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    (Photo credit: Kat Cordova)

    3. Policarpio Street in Mandaluyong City

    This “Christmas Village” in Policarpio St., Mandaluyong features residents’ homes with sparkling lights and huge Santa Clauses. It is a yearly tradition that they try to uphold. Come and see an entire street lit up with colorful Christmas lights and take a groupfie! No need to pay for anything! If you’re lucky, there will be stalls selling Filipino Christmas favorites: the puto bumbong and bibingka.

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    4. Malls around the metro

    Have you seen SM Aura’s Giant Peacock themed Christmas tree? How about the huge polar bears in the Rockwell Power Plant? The giant Christmas tree at Resorts World? Santa’s corner in SM Megamall? Spend a weekend at the mall and take family photos inside different malls around the metro! You don’t have to spend anything on these attractions.


    Written by: Beth Javines, contributor

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