In our beloved city, the holiday rush can be more aptly called Christmas chaos, especially where shopping is concerned. Beyond pervasive road congestion around Metro Manila, malls themselves are hotbeds of mayhem (and don’t even get us started on the hunt for parking). It seems the greatest gift the season has given us is the Christmas bazaar—one-stop shopping hubs for one-of-a-kind gifts, from hand-crafted ceramics to small-batch artisanal jams in cutesy packaging.
With bazaars popping up near Rockwell Primaries properties, The Start put together a Christmas shopping list to make your season a little brighter. Whether you’re stuffing your stocking in Kapitolyo or Santa Claus-ing it in the South, it’ll definitely be a convenient kind of Christmas.
Near The Vantage at Kapitolyo
Where: Estancia at Capital Commons
When: December 1 to 2, 9 to 10, 16 to 25, and 30 to 31.
Goods: Artisanal treats aplenty and a gift wrapping station? Easy-breezy bazaar shopping bonanza.
Where: Megatrade Hall 1
When: December 14 to 17
Goods: Go gaga on everything from storage (cosmetics cases to suitcases) to stationery.
Where: SM Megamall Megatrade Halls 2 to 3
When: December 19 to 24 & 27 to 30
Goods: Fashion is this bazaar’s passion (New Year wardrobes, watch out), as well as food considering its lineup of food stalls.
Near 53 Benitez
Where: Centris Element Tent
When: December 2
Goods: Enough choices for furniture and appliances make quite the gift for your home.
Where: Zoomburst Studios
When: December 15 to 16
Goods: Festive accessories and eco-friendly goodies populate this one-night-only affair.
Near East Bay Residences
Where: Molito, Alabang
When: Open daily
Goods: Gifts for the ladies, mostly, from clothing to accessories, but also some grilled goodies for grub.
Where: Container Turd, BF Aguirre
When: December 1 to 3, December 7 to 10, and December 15 to 24
Goods: A wide selection of artisanal grub, especially where food for Christmas parties is concerned.