5 Major Bazaars in Manila for Your Last-Minute Holiday Shopping
by Jace Amodo, December 19, 2018 2:01pm
A crammer’s guide on where to buy gifts. Photos from Trendsetter's Team and Manila Sundance Fashion Events
When it comes to buying gifts this Christmas Season, it's either a pure shopping bliss or a physical manifestation of the "money with wings" emoji. Whichever the case is for you, the real bewildering part of shopping is where to shop in the first place.
Since we're only a few days before the year 2018 ends and fewer before Christmas Day, online shopping may be off the table. For this list, we round up major bazaars around Metro Manila you can visit for your last-minute holiday shopping.
2018 Noel Bazaar
When: December 14 to 23
Where: Halls 1 and 2, SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
Deemed the largest and longest-running annual holiday bazaar in Metro Manila, Noel Bazaar continues to feature the best of local entrepreneurs with diverse offerings such as decors, novelty, and gift items. Venue's too far from home? Noel Bazaar is also occurring at Filinvest Tent Alabang on December 20 to 23.
For more information, visit Noel Bazaar on Facebook.
World Bazaar Festival 2018
When: December 12 to 22
Where: World Trade Center, Pasay City
Athleisure, slides, cosmetics—these and many more items await at the annual World Bazaar Festival. And since it's a charity event, part of the proceeds go to the benefit of ABS CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation. Disclaimer: shopping hangover may be inevitable.
For more information, visit the World Bazaar Festival on Facebook.
2018 International Food Feast Bazaar
When: December 17 to 23
Where: The Filinvest Tent Alabang, Muntinlupa City
One of Noel Bazaar's pocket events is the IFFB, happening outside the festive Filinvest Tent. This, along with Noel, are charity bazaars initiated by the GMA Network for the benefit of GMA Kapuso Foundation, Bantayog ng mga Bayani Foundation, and Philippine Daily Inquirer Foundation, among others.
For more information, visit the International Food Feast Bazaar on Facebook.
Manila Sundance Bazaar
When: December 18 to 23; December 27 to 30
Where: Megatrade Hall 3, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
If you're one of the #MSBbabies, you know you can expect lots of surprises in store at this well-loved bazaar. Aside from scoring 80% off of items, you may be seeing your fashion pegs irl there, too. It'll have a second run at the same venue, which is a perfect opportunity to achieve your New Year OOTD goals.
For more information, visit the Manila Sundance Fashion Events on Facebook.
When: December 21 to 23
Where: Elements at ETON Centris, Quezon City
Prepare your hearts and pockets, Northerners. The Trendsetter Team's last hurrah this 2018 is nothing short of a hard-to-miss event. Shop from a myriad of sellers at this three-day fair instead of, well, last-minute online shopping.
For more information, visit Trendsetter's Bazaar on Facebook.
Create a December to remember for you and your loved ones by practicing and celebrating the gift of giving. Isn’t that what this season is all about?