November 25, 2018

Complete Your 2018 Christmas Shopping with These Holiday Bazaars in the Metro

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  • Christmas holidays would not be complete without gift giving–with that, most people are in a rush to shop for gifts and other holiday needs. Good thing is that a lot of shopping sales and bazaars emerge with affordable holiday finds for your Christmas shopping spree. 

    Well, this is just the perfect time to go bazaar-hopping, so get your wallets ready because we listed some of the Christmas bazaars in the metro waiting for you.

    International Bazaar 2018

    Shop for a cause at this year’s International Bazaar happening at the Philippine International Convention Center Forums 1, 2, and 3 on November 25, 2018. On its 52nd run, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Diplomatic and Consular Corps and the Spouses of the Heads of Mission, and the International Bazaar Foundation Inc. (IBF) put together local and international products in a one-day bazaar for the benefit of families, children, women, and the needy.

    Also read: International Bazaar 2018: Where The World Shops and Builds Hope

    Aside from international products, bazaar-goers can check out local crafts and products such as piña fabric and textiles, hand-crafted items, locally sourced jewelry, wines, oils and supplements, and woven bags. In this year’s agenda, IBF Traditional Livelihood Center will focus on the preservation of Filipino traditional craftsmanship such as weaving, embroidery, pottery, and woodcarving.

    When: November 25, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    Where: Forums 1, 2, and 3 of Philippine International Convention Center, Vicente Sotto St, Pasay City
    Tickets: Php 150 & Php 250 for donor cards

    World Bazaar Festival

    The country’s longest-running annual charity bazaar is back to bring another exciting holiday experience for shoppers. On its 18th year, the World Bazaar Festival 2018 is themed with a retro ambiance housing almost 800 booths of Christmas items and holiday needs from local and international exhibitors like Thailand, India, and Singapore, including specialized shopping sites such as the Designers Avenue, the Christmas Village, and the Department of Agriculture Pavilion.

    Also read: World Bazaar Festival Is Back for its 18th Year This December

    The 10-day bazaar will also feature competitions for all ages such as Woobie’s Kid Idol Competition, Street Dance Competition, and Himig ng Pasko choir singing competition. Some of the country’s well-known fashion and beauty vloggers are also at the bazaar in the holiday edition of the Bloggers United. The Celebrity Pavilion will house some of the pre-loved items of local celebrities. Do not forget to bring your pets because they will surely enjoy a wide selection of pet goodies in the Woobie’s Pet Expo. Lastly, food and drinks will not be forgotten in Woobie’s Food World.

    When: December 12 to 22, 2018, 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (Sunday to Thursday), and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (Friday and Saturday)
    Where: World Trade Center, 1300, Pasay Extension corner, Sen. Gil J. Puyat Ave, Pasay City

    Noel Bazaar x International Food Feast Bazaar 2018

    One of the most anticipated Christmas holiday bazaars in the metro is here once again to showcase the latest local products, such as clothing, home decors, fashion accessories, and novelty items. On its 18th year, the Noel Bazaar will feature some of the local entrepreneurs to introduce their products to the consumers. The series of Noel Bazaar will start on November 15 to 30 at the World Trade Center.

    Also read: Noel Bazaar x International Food Feast Bazaar 2018

    Alongside the Noel Bazaar is the International Food Feast Bazaar 2018, where an array of food stalls and products from sweet treats to savory dishes will welcome and satisfy your cravings. The IFFB 2018 will be held from November 29 to December 23 at the Filinvest Tent Alabang.

    Noel Bazaar:
    November 15 to 30 (World Trade Center)
    November 29 to December 2, December 13 to 16, and December 20 to 23 (Filinvest Tent, indoor)
    November 29 to December 23 (Filinvest Tent, outdoor)
    December 14 to 23 (SMX Convention Center)
    11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

    International Food Feast Bazaar 2018
    November 29 to December 9 (Filinvest Tent Alabang)
    December 10 to 16 (Filinvest Tent Alabang)
    December 17 to 23 (Filinvest Tent Alabang)
    11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

    Ticket Information: Php 70 – Php 100, children below the age of 7 years old are free of charge

    Zonta Christmas Carnivale Bazaar

    Zonta Christmas Carnivale Bazaar is a fundraising event aiming to help Zonta Club of Alabang’s charity projects. On November 23 to 25, over 250 booths will showcase different products from fashion, food, crafts, and homeware at the Filinvest Tent Alabang. A Kiddie Carnivale area is available for families to enjoy a lineup of activities ready for them.

    This bazaar supports the plastic-free initiative, where shoppers and vendors are encouraged to bring their own eco-friendly bags, or buy them at the bazaar.

    When: November 23 to 25, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Where: Filinvest Tent, Spectrum Midway, Alabang

    ArtiCraft de Charite: Christmas Edition

    Your favorite local, artisanal, and crafts fail is back this year at Shangri-La Plaza and Forbes Town to bring you the trendiest RTW finds in the metro. ArtiCraft de Charite will present an array of RTW finds and statement pieces such as clothes, shoes, bags, and accessories. This bazaar is the perfect go-to spot for arts and crafts enthusiasts as the marketplace will be full of creative and classy products.

    November 30 to December 2, 2018, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (East Atrium, Shangri-La Plaza)
    December 7 to 9, 2018, 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Burgos Park, Forbes Town)

    Gather your family and friends so you don’t miss these series of holiday bazaars! Happy bazaar-hopping!

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