A Palengkera Guide: Year-end Shopping and Holiday Bazaars

Yes, year after year, we’ve been constantly battling various misfortunes that may have caused us scarred -calamities, corruption, scandals, terrorism, to name few of the obvious.  But then, we instinctively get up and move on, resiliency as what they say.  It is a cycle we live every day. After all, at the end of each year, most of us are not Yuletide immune-we still go shopping!

What every Palengkera looks forward for are Christmas Bazaars and Sales. Malls and event organizers can start Bazaars months before December as we literally start the holiday season as early as September and continue till February of the next year. We can say the longest Christmas celebration.  By this time, we are starting to scramble to find the best gifts for our family, friends and “inaanaks” without burning a hole in our pockets.  Divisoria in Manila is among the most popular shopping destinations with vast choices and bargains.  But if you don’t want a complete test of your patience, avoid life threats and hassles, there are other options – Bazaars, Expos or Mall-wide Sales.

Here is a shopping guide and list of Bazaars and Sales events starting from the first two we have shopped at.  This will be updated regularly.

13th World Bazaar Festival. December 6-22. Monday – Sunday: 10 AM – 12 MN

  • Venue: World Trade Center, Pasay City
  • Entrance: P50
  • What to expect? 800 booths of top retail brands, daily events, free shopping bag, and best of all over 100 food booths to chose from when hungry.
  • I spent worth P2500 of food and merchandise

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I enjoyed the sight of this weird-familiar food my friend gourged on. I am hoping you have different imagination than mine. 🙂

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Rima Sale. 80% off on items.  December 12-15. (8AM to 8PM)

  • Venue: 2270 Mirax Building Chino Roces, Makati
  • Participating Brand: Calvin Klein, Izod, Vogue eyewear, Ray-Ban, Timex, Gucci, Guess, Armani, Van Hueusen and many more high-end brands
  • My friend and I took advantage of their branded eyewears (CK, Guess, Rayban and Esprit), their branded apparels and a pair of filpflops.

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Mossimo Open House Sale: up to 80% off on their 2010-2011 collections.  December 9-14

  • Venue: 76 Valencia St., Brgy. Valencia, Quezon City (beside McDonald’s Greenhills Town Center)
  • Please note that they accept cash payments only. Also, bring your own shopping bag, otherwise plastic bags cost Php 2.00 each.

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Grand Christmas Bazaar Dec 9-22
Venue: Big Tent, Don Antonio, Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City
Time: 12 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Entrance fee: None

Premiere Lifestyle Bazaar Dec 14
Venue: Mercato Centrale, Bonifacio Global City
Time: 4 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Entrance fee: None

Shop@The Fort Dec 14-23
Venue: NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City
Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Entrance fee: P50

The Great Fab Sale Christmas Bazaar at Road20 Lifestyle Hub Dec 15- 21
Venue: R20 Lifestyle Hub, Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City
Time: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Entrance fee: None

The Christmas Rush Bazaar Dec 20-22
Venue: SM Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City
Time: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Entrance Fee: None

Bright Lights Christmas Bazaar
Eton Centris, EDSA cor Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
December 14-15, 2013 – 10am to 8pm
Organizer: Ateneo Management Engineering Association
Contact: Paula Cartera @ paula.ysabel@yahoo.com.ph / 09175817906

Bazaar District at Christmas Avenue
Filinvest Tent,Commerce Ave cor Spectrum Midway, Alabang
December 23-25 – 10 am to 10 pm
Organizer: Dhenn Events Management Service
Contact: Michael or Karen @ 09178735946 / 09178140261 / dhennevents@gmail.com

Driven Pinoy Dream Proptery & Lifestyle Event 2013
SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City
December 27-29, 2013
Organizer: Driven Marketing Group
ContacT: Crizza Fransisco @ 6241111 / 09175510845 / events@flambephilippines.com

Emporia Christmas Bazaar
Mercato Centrale, 34th St., 8th avenue, Bonifacio Global City (across MC Home Depot)
December 6-7, 9pm to 2am
Organizer: Ateneo Management Economics Organization
Contact: Princess Co @ 09065439606 or Esi Caranto @ 09274929089Facebook: /DrivenPinoyDreamEvent

Exporters/Producers Fair 2013
Eastwood Mall, Central Plaza
Eastwood Mall, Libis Quzon City
December 18-21, 2013 Dreamex Exhibit Organizer
Organizer: Dreamex Exhibit Organizer
Contact: Olga or Luis @ 5533674 / 09155549798 / 09104919932 / dreamexhibit@gmail.com

Food Festival 2013
Eastwood Mall, Open Park
Eastwood Mall, Libis Quezon City
December 16-22 & 23-29
Organizer: Dreamex Exhibit Organizer
Contact: Olga or Luis @ 5533674 / 09155549798 / 09104919932 / dreamexhibit@gmail.com

Knights Bazaar
Phase One, BF Homes Paranaque, “Resurrection of Our Lord Parish” Parking lot
Gng. E. Gatches St., BF Homes, Ph 1, Parañaque City
December 6-8, 2013 6am to 9pm
December 13-15, 2013 6am to 9pm
December 20-22, 2013 6am to 9pm
Organizer: Five Mile Productions
Contact: fivemileproductions@gmail.com / Abby @ 09172015922 / 09222184880
Facebook: /KnightsBazaar

Midnight Piazza
Ever Gotesco Commonwealth, Quezon City
October 25 to January 5, 2014 from 5pm onwards
Organizer: Creative Events & Exhibit Management
Contact: Joann Fuentebella @ 09052483888 / 09399018922 / 09228913001 / creativeeventsmngt@gmail.com

Mommy Mundo Pre-Christmas Bazaar
Rockwell Tent, Powerplant Mall, Makati
December 8
Organizer: Mommy Mundo
Facebook: /mommymundo

Noel Bazaar Swings South @ the Filinvest Tent
The Filinvest Tent, Commerce Ave cor Spectrum Midway, Alabang
December 19-22 – 1pm to 10pm
Organizer: Cut Unlimited
Contact: Ellen Vergara @ 09175840863 / 09156874493 / 09217856746 / 09228478306

One Oasis Pasig Christmas Bazaar
One Oasis Pasig One Oasis Commercial Complex, Ortigas Ave. Ext., Pasig City
December 7-8, 14-15, 21–22, 28-29
Organize: Filinvest One Oasis
Contact: Lyann Cayas @ 09177012027 / lyann_cayas@yahoo.com

Park and Bargain Club / Baga Manila
A. Venue Open Parking Lot, Makati Avenue, Makati City
Tuesday to Saturday, 2PM-12MN
Contact: Dawn Mawis @ 09165128022

Pinoy Crafts Fair
Activity Center, Market! Market!
Market! Market! Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
December 9-15 – 10am to 10pm
Organizer: Dreamex Exhibit Organizer
Contact: Olga or Luis @ 5533674 / 09155549798 / 09104919932 / dreamexhibit@gmail.com

Port88: Ready, Set, SALE!
Megatent Events Venue Libis
100 E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Libis, Quezon City
December 7-8 – 10am to 9pm
Organizer: The LiST Group
ContacT: 09177920159 / 5855522 / port88bazaar@gmail.com
Facebook: /TheLiSTGroup

Sent by an Angel Christmas Bazaar
Henry Sy Auditorium, St. Lukes Medical Center
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
December 5-6, 9am to 9pm
Contact: Dynnes @ 09178396637

Sugar Crush – the Sweetest Christmas @ SM Sta.Mesa
SM Sta.Mesa (Centerpoint)
December 1-30, Mall Hours
Organizer: RVJ Events Philippines Co and Parallel Events Management
Contact Person: Val Carag @ 09176307150 / 09998894580 / eventsphilippines@yahoo.com

Spectrum Center Night Market
Spectrum Midway, Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa
November 28 – December 28
Organizer: Cut Unlimited
Contact: Ellen Vergara @ 09175840863 / 09156874493 / 09217856746 / 09228478306

The Great Fab Sale – a Christmas Holiday Shopping Spree
The Trade Hall, SM City Pampanga
December 15-21
Organizer: Creative Events & Exhibit Management
Contact: Val Carag @ (02)5867411 / 09998894580 / 09176307150 / marketing.creativeeventsmngt@gmail.com

The Great Fab Sale @ R20 Lifestyle Hub
R20 Lifestyle Hub, Mindanao Avenue Cor Road 20, Quezon City
Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday starting October 18, 2013
Organizer: Creative Events & Exhibit Management
Contact: Val Carag @ (02)5867411 / 09998894580 / 09176307150 / marketing.creativeeventsmngt@gmail.com

Ventara Retail Therapy
Son Et Lumiare, Quezon City Hall, Quezon City
December 2-30 – 6pm to 12mn
Contact: 09998894580 / 5867411

Victoria’s Cravings @ Noel Bazaar
The Filinvest Tent, Commerce Ave cor Spectrum Midway, Alabang
December 19-22 – 1pm to 10pm
Contact: Ellen Vergara @ 09175840863 / 09156874493 / 09217856746 / 09228478306

Sources: For more information, visit:

http://www.manilaonsale.com

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/lifestyle/11/22/13/2013-bazaarsale-guide-your-christmas-shopping

http://fitzvillafuerte.com/christmas-bazaars-schedule-in-metro-manila

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