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For those who intend to spend Christmas day in Metro manila (or other cities with SM malls), here's the schedule of shopping hours of SM City across the country
December 24, 2010: 9am to 7pm (to give way to the traditional noche buena) December 25, 2010: 10 am to 12mn (yeah, lots of time to wander with kids)
SM City North EDSA, SM City Sta. Mesa (formerly SM Centerpoint), SM Megamall, SM City Cebu, SM City Southmall, SM City Bacoor, SM City Fairview, SM City Iloilo, SM City Manila, SM City Pampanga, SM City Sucat (formerly SM Supercenter Sucat), SM City Davao, SM City Bicutan, SM City Cagayan de Oro, SM City Lucena (Quezon), SM City Baguio, SM City Marilao (Bulacan), SM City Dasmariñas (cavite), SM City Batangas, SM City San Lazaro (Manila), SM Center Valenzuela, SM Center Molino (formerly SM Supercenter Molino), SM City Santa Rosa, SM City Clark, SM Mall of Asia (MOA), SM Center Pasig (formerly SM Supercenter Pasig), SM City Lipa, SM City Bacolod, SM City Taytay, SM Center Muntinlupa (formerly SM Supercenter Muntinlupa), SM City Marikina, SM City Rosales, SM City Baliwag (Bulacan), SM City Naga Camarines Sur, SM Center Las Piñas Las Piñas City, Metro Manila, SM City Rosario Cavite, SM City Tarlac, SM City San Pablo Laguna, SM City Calamba Laguna, SM City Novaliches Quezon City
Upcoming SM malls under construction/planning:
SM City Masinag (SM City Antipolo) Rizal, SM Center Commonwealth Quezon City, SM City Taguig Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City, Metro Manila, SM Center Pagsanjan (Laguna), SM City North Davao (SM City Lanang) Davao City, SM City Santiago Isabela, SM City General Santos South Cotabato, SM City Tagaytay, SM City Dagupan
No confirmed information but other malls of Robinsons (Galleria, Pioneer, Malate), Ayala Malls (Trinoma, Greenbelt, Glorietta, Landmark, Alabang Town center, Market!Market! Bonifacio High Street), Starmall, Marquee Mall, Eton Centris, Gateway Mall, Eastwood City Mall, NCCC, Gaisano, Star Mall, Sunstar Mall usually have similar if not the same mall operating hours.
Note: MMDA number coding is lifted on Christmas day even in the Republic of Makati