5 PLACES IN METRO MANILA to Visit this Christmas Season 2023

Best Things to Do and Places to Spend the Christmas Holidays in Metro Manila

Where to go in Metro Manila this Christmas? Here are top 5 fun-filled activities and best places to spend your Christmas holiday in Metro Manila!

Filipinos are known to have "the longest Christmas celebration in the world." You can hear Christmas songs and see holiday decorations as early as September and lasts up until early January. It’s the most wonderful time of the year when family and friends are brought closer together. Luckily, there’s no shortage of fun activities and beautiful places to visit during the yuletide season. Read on to see my list of the best places to spend your Christmas holiday in Metro Manila this 2023!

Best Things to Do and Places to Spend the Christmas Holidays in Metro Manila

1. Enjoy the Theme Parks and Museums

Theme parks will always be a part of every kid’s Christmas experience. But it’s not only for kids, it’s also for the “kids at heart!” To even add to the enjoyment, there are now interactive museums all around the Metro that everyone could enjoy. Check out the Mall of Asia theme park with its huge ferris wheel, as well as interactive museums such as The Mind Museum in BGC Taguig, The Upside Down Museum, SM by the Bay Amusement Park, The Dessert Museum, and Lakbay Museo in Pasay City, PlayLab Robinsons Galleria in Ortigas, Whimsical Wonderland at Eastwood Mall, Quezon City and Art in Island 3D Interactive Art Museum in Cubao. You may also have an adventure-filled holidays with your family and friends by playing at LazerXtreme, a world-class multi-level laser stage arena inside Market! Market! in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.

If you're up for a short and quick trip from Metro Manila, you may also visit Tagaytay City, Clark and San Fernando in Pampanga, and Laguna. Just 1-2 hours away from the Metro, you could visit and enjoy these theme parks.

Best Things to Do and Places to Spend the Christmas Holidays in Metro Manila

2. Go shopping at Malls and Christmas Bazaars

The lavish Christmas decorations in shopping malls are a feast for the eyes. Shop for Christmas gifts in bazaars with their holiday sales and dine your heart out at restaurants. The shopping malls and special bazaars will be jam-packed this Christmas season with so many holiday season sales and promos.

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3. Staycation in a hotel

Spend the holidays in the many nice and lovely hotels around Metro Manila. With so many to choose from, you’ll be able to find a good hotel that could cater to your family’s needs this holiday season.

During Christmas, hotels offer different holiday packages that will delight the family, especially the kids. Enjoy the lovely Christmas decors, avail hotel packages that includes a Noche Buena feast or a New Year countdown package. What could be better than spending the holidays with your loved ones in the comfort of a hotel room with lots of freebies and hearty meals?

With the Christmas season in full swing, how are your festive preparations coming along? If you still haven't decided where to go, check out the many hotel booking sites available, such as agoda.com where you could score huge discounts!

ALSO READ: Staycation Hotels in Metro Manila allowed to Operate for Leisure Purposes this "New Normal"


4. Ayala Triangle Lights and Sounds Show, Ayala Avenue, Makati City

The Ayala Triangle Garden showcases a spectacular display of dancing lights and lively Christmas music with the annual lights and sounds show. Watch the lights at the Ayala Triangle Gardens come to life every 30 minutes from 6:00 to 9:00 PM daily. The show is frequented by families and by the yuppies working in Makati City. It usually starts late November or early December and run until the first week of January.

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5. Enjoy the many Christmas events and activities

This is the season for many events and activities that makes the season truly magical and exciting. Can’t-miss events coming up include the Christmas on Display at Araneta City, Liwanag Park at Meralco Compound Ortigas City, the annual UP Lantern Parade, and of course, the yearly Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) which is always an amazing bonding time at the movies with the family.

SEE ALSO: MMFF 2022: List of Entries + Movie Trailers

Best Things to Do and Places to Spend the Christmas Holidays in Metro Manila

Enjoy the holidays with your family, friends, and loved ones! Don't miss visiting these Christmas destinations in and near Metro Manila! Indeed, nothing beats the Christmas season in the Philippines!

ALSO READ: 10 Must-see Christmas Destinations around the Philippines


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