A Guide to Where Filipinos Buy Christmas Decorations
Filipinos are getting ready for the much-awaited holiday of the year as early as September. Some begin to dust off their stored Christmas decors, while others start to find the perfect Christmas tree to display inside their respective homes.
From the simplest to the grandest of decors, here are the common places where Filipinos buy their Christmas decorations:
Shopping Centers and Tiangge (Bazaar)
Dapitan Christmas Arcade
If you ask for recommendations on where you can buy Christmas decors, people would instantly suggest that you visit the one-stop shop for everything Christmas related—Dapitan Christmas Arcade.
Every Christmas season, this shopping arcade is flocked by many Filipinos because of the best bargain finds they offer.
You don’t have to worry about finding your ideal decors because it houses stalls that sell various Christmas Villages, Santa Claus figures, Christmas trees, Christmas ornaments, and more in different sizes and styles.
Address: 37 Dapitan Cor, Kanlaon St., Laurges, Quezon City
Business hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Price range: Php 30 to Php Php 15,000++
Greenhills Shopping Center
One of the best places to go when shopping in the Philippines is a tiangge (bazaar).
If you opt to shop for Christmas decors in an air-conditioned center at affordable prices, take the chance to do a shopping spree at Greenhills Shopping Center.
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Some may even call this center a bargain shopper’s paradise as it has a sprawling area of stalls that offer almost everything from houseware to clothes.
Address: Ortigas Avenue, San Juan City
Business hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Price range: Php 100 to Php 10,000++
For a cheaper alternative, Divisoria is the most common shopping destination that Filipinos go to during the Christmas holiday.
IMAGE 168 Mall
Divisoria is a bustling place where you’ll find an extensive choice of items to complete your Christmas needs.
Get wholesale items at Divisoria Mall, 168 Mall, 999 Mall, and D8 Mall for cheap prices. Raw materials are also available in Divisoria if you are planning to do DIY Christmas decors.
Address: Sta. Elena St., Binondo, Manila
Business hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Price range: For Christmas ornaments, it may cost for as low as Php 30 to Php 500. Prices for Christmas Trees range from Php 300 to Php 1,000+ depending on the size and variation
Shops & Boutiques
While most Filipinos do bargain-shopping, other people prefer to go to a boutique shop for Christmas decors or hire a professional decorator to do their Christmas arrangements.
Natural Art is a forefront in classy thematic home and event decors. They specialize in curating Christmas decors, having an impressive portfolio of clientele from hotels up to local celebrities.
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Other services they have include flower arrangements, event stylings, landscaping, and gardening. They also do seasonal decorations for other occasions like Valentine’s Day, Easter, and Chinese New Year.
Main showroom: 4th Floor Han’s Infinite Tools Bldg., 801 Tayuman Street Cor. G. Perfecto Street Tondo, Manila
Branches: Trinoma, Mall of Asia, Conrad Manila
Established in 1998, Christmas Factory is one of the leading manufacturer and exporter of Santa Claus products, decors, and ornaments in the Philippines.
IMAGE Christmas Factory
They offer fine quality products made from poly-resin and fiberglass such as Santa Claus figures, hangings, wall decors, outdoor displays, and other Christmas related items.
Every corner of this shop is full of everything Christmas related from Santa Claus figures to hanging ornaments coming in different sizes, colors, and shapes.
Address: 565 A. H. Lacson Street, Sampaloc, Manila
Business hours: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Price range: Minimum of Php 1,000++
If you are looking for unique choices of Christmas trees, wreaths, and ornaments, In Garden Philippines is the store for you.
Originally from Portugal, In Garden Philippines is a décor enterprise that imports and distributes artificial flowers and plants, Christmas ornaments, and other decorative items.
They offer floral arrangements and decorations in hotels, condominiums, malls, window displays, and more. Their products include artificial flowers & plants, vases, and Christmas decor.
Address: Unit B&C No. 6 11th Jamboree Street Corner Scout Fuentebella Ext., Quezon City
Business hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Mon to Sat)
For handcrafted decors, Chrysara NEST sells beautifully handcrafted interior accessories, fine furniture, and giftware.
They are known for their intricate yet simple home accents like angels & cherubs, which go well with a backdrop of gold or silver Christmas ornaments.
Address: 776 Col. Buenaventura Street (formerly East Street) Mandaluyong
Business hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Tues to Sun)
Tip: Before going to shopping arcades, tiangge, and boutiques, make sure to research on the theme you want. Prepare a list of the items you need to buy and allot a budget for it. Also, be mindful of your belongings especially your money.
Don’t be afraid to haggle when buying so you can score wholesale items at a much cheaper price!
Featured image grabbed from Christmas Factory and In Garden Philippines