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    Holiday Shopping at Christmas Bazaars and Tiangge

    For shopaholics and regular holiday shopping needs alternatives to the much too crowded Divisoria (where it's really hard to squeeze yourself in to Tutuban Mall, 168 Shopping Mall, and 999 Mall): Christmas bazaars sprouting all over Metro Manila. Do your shopping now and send some to Tutubi :P

    Before you "turn the page," did you know that the word bazaar came from the Persian word bazar with etymological origin meaning "place of prices"?

    List of Christmas Bazaars in Metro Manila (you may add some if Tutubi missed any)

    Buy Pinoy Exporters Fair
    Location: SM Megatrade Hall 2, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong
    Bazaar Hours: 9am-9pm (SM Mall Hours)

    Greenhills Night Market
    Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan
    Open: 6:30 to 11:30pm

    Mercato Centrale
    Location: Bonifacio High Street (inside those tents behind The Spa)
    Bazaar Hours: 7 am - 12nn

    Moonlit Bazaar
    Venue: Rockwell Tent
    Bazaar Hours: 12 noon to 12 midnight

    Noel Bazaar
    Venue: World Trade Center
    Hours: 11am - 10pm
    Open: December 18-19, 2010

    Shop @ The Fort
    Venue: NBC Tent, Fort Bonifacio Global City
    Bazaar Hours: 10am - 7pm

    St. James the Great Bazaar
    Venue: Cuenca Park, Ayala Alabang Village
    Bazaar Hours: 9am-9pm

    Whitespace Market
    Where: 2314 Chino Roces Ave. Ext. (formerly Pasong Tamo Ext.)
    Hours: 12 noon-6pm

    Other bazaars in town (got info from a Xend promo email):

    1. Christmas Tinsel Bazaar at Nuvo City in Libis on December 3 to 5
    2. Seolularis: A Grand Holiday Bazaar at the SMX Convention Center on December 4 to 5
    3. SHOP N' CHOW Bazaar and Food Fair at the Alabang Town Center on December 3 to 5
    4. Angel Sent Bazaar at the Enterprise Center Makati on December 6 to 7


    Regular Weekend Markets in Manila that may pop surprises:

    Sidcor Sunday Market at Centris Walk
    EDSA corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
    Tiangge hours: 6am to 2pm

    Lung Center Sunday Market
    Lung Center of the Philippines
    Quezon Avenue, Quezon City
    Tiagge open from 6am to 2pm

    Salcedo Saturday Market
    Velzaquez Carpark, Salcedo Village, Makati
    open: 6am to 2pm

    Legazpi Sunday Market
    Legazpi Carpark, Lorenzo Village, Makati
    open: 6am to 2pm

    Note: some of the bazaars listed above chanrge entrance fees, admission price vary but very minimal if you have lots of shopping money and the energy hunting for good finds and bargains.


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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 9:56 PM,

    5 Comments:

    At Nov 30, 2010, 11:09:00 PM, Blogger carlotta1924 said...

    there's also the greenhills open night market in san juan which is open from 6pm-11.30pm. with free christmas show every 15 minutes :D

     
    At Dec 1, 2010, 4:24:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    carlotta, yes, remembered it yesterday. will update later. thanks

     
    At Dec 4, 2010, 9:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    I think the Lung Center Sunday market has been transferred already to Eton Centris.

     
    At Dec 4, 2010, 12:13:00 PM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    anonymous, yes, lung center sunday market moved to centris walk but another tinagge organizer's organized a new one. do check it out but it's probably for the chirstmas holiday season though

     
    At Dec 5, 2010, 9:26:00 PM, Anonymous Angelina said...

    Thank you very much for valuable information…Your article is helpful !

     

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