Santa Clause dropped his gifts off early together with fabulous tidings!
As the demand for more unique shopping finds, that are more affordable, Circuit Makati made the efforts to bring all this in one big event and venue!
Christmas will be merrier, I bet you, as the bazaar opens to the public on November 18 and will run until the 20th!
Touts itself as the biggest and hippest outdoor bazaar on November 18-20, 2016, your ideas about Christmas bazaars will be given a whole new perspective. Why you may ask? This holds true as I was able to attend the media preview so I can give you some ideas on what you can expect on this go-to event of the season. You'll be sure to have all the gift ideas you have been hunting here.
Inspired by Christmas markets from around the globe, the Circuit Makati Christmas Bazaar will feature six Christmas villages bursting with over 500 merchants offering the best holiday finds--gift items, clothes, accessories, knick knacks, electronics, toys, and food.
As if this were not enough, Ayala Land has upped the ante by lining up exciting fun-filled activities and great entertainment for every member of the family.
Stuff your shopping bags with great surprises from each of these six Christmas villages.
Mommy's Best by PROJECT MOM
Headed by Amanda Griffin and Bianca Araneta-Elizalde. This village is filled with amazing brands, products and services that cater to moms, kids, babies, homes, and families.
|Amanda Griffin-Jacob being interviewed by the event host, RJ Ledesma|
You can find quality products from Mother-K, K-mom, Mustela, Bayani Brew, Cusina, Mama Way and more.
Lil’ Preneur by HEDCEN
Don’t leave growing kids out of the holiday fun. They would definitely love Lil’ Preneur by HedCen, which will display a wide array of goodies for students from grade school to high school. To delight young audiences, there’s even a storytelling session, musical performances, and the grand spectacle of Christmas Around the World.
HEDCen, short for Holistic Education and Development Center is a visionary school located at The Little Farmhouse in Antipolo. They believe in an educational system that has no boundaries to learning with curriculum that brings out the best in everyone and nurtures the dream of each child.
Caramel apples also on this village...
Make sure to buy some holistic gifts made by the students themselves, most of them are re-used and re-purposed from old materials.
|LJ Moreno, Nikki Valdez, Tintin Bersola-Babao, Gretchen Fullido, Mara Lopez and Maria Isabel Lopez|
If glitterati is your thing, there’s Star Avenue, where you will encounter celebrities such as Shaina Magdayao, Miriam Quiambao, Gretchen Fullido, Christine Babao, LJ Moreno Alapag, Nikki Valdez and Maria Isabel Lopez with her daughter, Mara Lopez who will be giving everyone a chance to own their products and pre-loved items.
Two of Nikki Valdez best-selling butter cream cakes, Classic Butter and Red Velvet Cocoa, my pick is the latter.
Santa Clause ornaments that are locally made are what Christine Bersola will be selling.
Gretchen Fullido will be selling her pre-loved items to gather funds in support of her nephew battling cancer.
Mom-daughter tandem, the Lopez' will be selling pre-loved and almost new items too, such as outdoor and sports goods from Mara Lopez' wardrobe and branded clothes, shoes and bags from Maria Isabel Lopez.
Millennial Spot Featuring KARL EDWARDS and KAIZEN EVENTS
For everything from fashion to gadgets to little trinkets ideal for gifting, check out the Millennial Spot, featuring online influencers Dani Barretto, Mikyle Quizon and Mikki Galang from Karl Edwards and Kaizen Events Inc. to give you well-curated items perfect for the holidays.
Fit and Fab by HUNT & GATHER
|TJ Sulit of Game Changer talks about Fit and Fab Village|
|Doterra and Midori products|
Something healthy to welcome - Midori Japanese-inspired matcha soy pudding. Super yum! Can't get enough of this!
|Single Origin Chocolates from Bicol's Cacao trees|
What’s Christmas with food, food, and glorious food? Mercato Centrale brims with yuletide joy from home cooked dishes and sumptuous and delicious desserts made by Metro Manila’s food entrepreneurs.
Next to the six Christmas villages is Santa’s Corner, where kids can tell a real-life Santa Claus their Christmas wish and have their photos taken with him and Mrs. Claus.
Nearby is a great selection of restaurants offering various cuisines, where you can head off for a much-needed shopping break.
The Circuit Makati Bazaar 2016 is co-presented by MasterCard and HSBC. Raffle prizes, special gifts and more await all MasterCard and HSBC cardholders at this 3-day shopping extravaganza.
Entrance to the bazaar is PHP100.
MasterCard and HSBC Cardholders are FREE of charge.
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