Shop Your Way to Get Into the Spirit of Christmas | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

 Holiday Shopping Preen

What are your plans this long weekend? If you haven’t got any, you’ve come to the right place. From north to south, we’ve picked out bazaars, festivals, parties, films, and concerts for you to spend your time—suitable for anyone’s cup of tea.

Here are places for you to check out when you clock out!



#1 Call It Spring Black Friday Sale
Nov. 26 to 27, 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
All Call It Spring branches (Greenbelt 5, Century City Mall, SM Aura)

Get amazing Black Friday deals over at Call It Spring. From Nov. 26 (at 6 p.m.) to Nov. 27 (at 12 n.n.), avail of up to 80 percent off on your favorite footwear. And from Nov. 27 to Nov. 30 at 12 n.n., take advantage of a buy one, take one promo for up to 50 percent off.

#2 Circuit Makati Bazaar
Nov. 27 to 29, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Circuit Makati, Hipodramo Street, Makati City

Circuit Makati

With over 200 booths, shop clothes, food, and other knickknacks from your favorite bloggers and celebs, and feast on good grub from your favorite Mercato stalls at the Circuit Makati Bazaar.

#3 Cura V Capsule Collection 
Nov. 27 to 29, 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
SM Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

Cura V

Take a break from the influx of common goods, and check out curated collections from seasoned local designers. CURA V brings Capsule, an all-apparel trunk show that gathers Mark Bumgarner’s feminine pieces, Amarie’s local aesthetic, Patty Ang’s polished creations, and Charina Sarte’s elegant eveningwear. How could you say no to that?

#4 St. James The Great Bazaar
Nov. 27 to 30, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Cuenca Community Center, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City

Tick some items off your Christmas shopping list by dropping by the biggest bazaar held in the south with free entrance!

#5 Babypalooza Bazaar
Nov. 28, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Walter Hogan Conference Center, Ateneo de Manila University, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City

Check out this one-stop shop for all your baby needs! It’s just the place to go for new moms and holiday shoppers.



#1 BGC Passion Festival 
Nov. 27 to 29, 11:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.
Bonifacio High Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

BGC Passionfest 2015

Pay homage to the great Andres Bonifacio by taking part in a series of parades, performances, and outdoor games in support of local art and values with the theme, Sari-Sari Fiesta.

#2 Holiday Glam: A Beauty and Wellness Festival
Nov. 29, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
SMX Convention Center, SM Aura Premier, Taguig City 

Event HolidayGlam Poster

Learn hair, makeup, cleansing, and detoxifying tips and tricks from the industry’s experts at this fun beauty get-together held by cable channel 2nd Avenue. There’ll also be talks on how to spend your 13th month pay wisely, and on perfect wine pairings.

#3 Sole Academy Sneaker Carnival
Nov. 29, 12 n.n to 2:00 a.m.
SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Seaside Boulevard, Pasay City

Listen up, sneakerheads! Head on over to the world’s first ever Sneaker Carnival where you can get first dibs from over 30 major shoe brands. Also, take part in the #10KDaSH where you can help raise up to 10,000 pairs of sneakers to be donated to their chosen institutions.



#1 A Second Chance
Nov. 27
SM, Robinsons, and Ayala malls

Ready your tissue box ‘cause this one’s going to be a cry fest! John Lloyd and Bea Alonzo return to the big screen for the sequel of their iconic movie, One More Chance.


#2 Victor Frankenstein
Nov. 27
SM, Robinsons, and Ayala Malls

Starring James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe as Victor Frankenstein and Igor respectively, the film depicts a fresh take on the experiments and consequences in their quest to create life from death.



#1 Dayrit Sisters x Revel Saturday
Nov. 28, (still finding time)
Revel at the Palace, 11th Avenue corner 38th Street, Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig City

For the ultimate VIP party experience, party to beats by Marc Naval, Ceej the DJ, and Arnel Geneterone at Revel and also get free access to Valkyrie and the Palace Pool Club.

#2 Saturday Showdown
Nov. 28, 5:00 p.m. onwards
Z Hostel, Don Pedro Street, Makati City

The higher, the better! Follow the party up to the Z Hostel Roofdeck and drink up to DJ Nico Ylanan and DJ Mafia up on deck.

#3 Festival Friday
Nov. 27, 10:00 p.m. onwards
URBN Bar and Kitchen, Fort Pointe II Building, 28th Street, Taguig City

Shit is bound to go down when you’ve got DJs Rupert Felicano, CJ Rivera, Jeck Magdato, Rodney Martinez, Ron Poe, Gavin Skewes, and MC Ronthug spinning all in one night.


#1 Surf N’ Turf
Nov. 28, 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
EASY Skate-Surf, Unit 104, 3 Brixton Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City

Surf n Turf

Enjoy the perfect weekend chill out as EASY Skate Surf hosts this chow down of craft beer, cool cocktails, and artisanal coffee by Nolita, The Barista Box, EDSA Beverage Design Group, and others.

#2 Fresca
Nov. 30, 11:00 a.m. onwards
UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City


Greens, greens, nothing but greens! Aside from shopping fresh produce at this organic market, also get affordable apparel and accessories.



#1 Stradivarius Holiday Style 2015
Nov. 28, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Stradivarius, Glorietta 2, Ayala Center, Makati City

Experience the exclusive unveiling of Stradivarius’ holiday 2015 collection and get a chance to be Stores Specialists Inc. (SSI)’s 2015 Style Ambassador.

#2 365 Wonders 2016 Planner Launch
Nov. 28, 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Heima Brixton, Unit 103, Three Brixton Building, Brixton Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City


Be one of the first to have this art book collaboration between local artists and writers, which seeks to be your daily excuse to create and ideate.



#1 Matteo Guidicelli Live in Concert
Nov. 28, 8:00 p.m.
Music Museum, Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan City

With special guests Morisette and Martin Nievera, enjoy this night of serenades by this Filipino-Italian hottie.

#2 Bazooka Rocks 4
Nov. 28, 12 n.n. onwards
Samsung Hall, SM Aura Premier, McKinley Parkway, Taguig City

Fangirl over bands Never Shout Never, Urbandub, Sirens and many others—and challenge your friends to a pizza eating contest and video games for a chance to win awesome prizes.

#3 Dirty South
Nov. 28, 10:00 p.m. onwards
Chaos Manila, City of Dreams, Parañaque City

Don’t miss out on partying with DJ Dirty South for his Find A Way Tour!

#2 Sunday Social with Gabriele Poso & Hallex M
Nov. 29, 4:00 p.m. onwards
The Palace Pool Club, 11th Avenue corner 38th Street, Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig City

Artist Gabriele Poso’s bringing his album tour to Manila this Sunday with his signature, multi-instrumental live set. He also tagged along labelmate Hallex M of United Music Records who’ll be spinning a soulful two-hour set.



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