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    Family Bonding Places Suggestions for Christmas and New Years Day

    For family bonding away from the usual malls on Christmas and New Years Day, plenty of places to visit and while away the time with the last suggestion for the really meaningful one.

    1. Rizal Park, the normal pasyalan of old had to make way to ever expanding malls but this one has a new entertainment with the rejuvenated colorful dancing fountain at night.

    2. Manila Ocean park pair this with Luneta, walking distance away, and you have a different kind of Christmas trip.

    3. Quezon Memorial Circle, not just for morning joggers exercises, there are several restaurants in Quezon Memorial Circle e.g. Serye, Max's, Bacolod Chicken Inasal, Tropical Hut and lots of eateries nearby. There's also Circle of Fun with fun rides for the kids and the young-at-heart.

    4. Star City at CCP Complex with their rides for the whole family.

    5. Enchanted Kingdom, not literally in Metro Manila but quite near so included here, the theme park that still enchants the whole family.

    6. Greenhills Shopping Center with bargains at the bazaar and the moving Christmas display that used to attract hordes of people to the defunct COD in Cubao.

    7. Watch Kaos the Musical at Resorts World Manila with the whole family even if it hurts a little for your pocket at P988 ticket prices (starting).

    8. Tiendesitas, Fun Ranch and Ark or Avilon in Pasig City

    9. Support the Filipino movie industry by watching any Metro Manila Film Festival entry at your favorite theaters.

    10. For a really meaningful holiday season, visit any orphanage or charitable institution and share your blessings. It's the best way really to celebrate the holidays with the less fortunate...for a change!

    No information if the zoos will be open on December 25 and January 1 so you have to take off Malabon Zoo, Manila Zoo and Avilon Zoo on the list. SM mall hours are usually 12nn to 9pm while similar schedules for Trinoma, Eastwood Mall, Bonifacio High Street and other popular malls.

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    posted by backpacking philippines @ 10:35 PM,

    3 Comments:

    At Dec 22, 2010, 5:42:00 PM, Anonymous Traveler on Foot said...

    we'll go with the traditional pasyal at Luneta. Merry Christmas bro!

     
    At Dec 23, 2010, 8:59:00 AM, Blogger backpacking philippines said...

    traveler on foot, yes, maiba naman than be in giant SM malls...ganda daw yung fountain at night sa luneta :P

     
    At Dec 23, 2010, 4:58:00 PM, OpenID dosonjack36 said...

    I will prefer Manila Ocean park for celebrating Christmas and New Year with family..It is my and my family's favorite place...

     

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