8 Christmas Sights to Check Out in Metro Manila

8 Christmas Sights to Check Out in Metro Manila
You don’t have to build a snowman or roast chestnuts over an open fire to experience Christmas here in Manila. Here are some holiday attractions that you can enjoy with family and friends.
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8. Greenhills’ Christmas on Display

8. Greenhills’ Christmas on Display

What it is: A lights and sounds show with moving mannequins.
Where: Greenhills Shopping Center, San Juan
When: The show runs daily until January 5, 2014. Each show lasts approximately 15 minutes, from 6:30pm until 11pm.
How much: Free

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7. Ayala Triangle Gardens Lights and Sounds Show

7. Ayala Triangle Gardens Lights and Sounds Show

What it is: Watch 800,000 LED bulbs come to life and “dance” in synchronization with Christmas medleys.
Where: Ayala Triangle, Makati City
When: The show runs daily, every 30 minutes from 6pm to 9pm, until December 31.
How Much: Free

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6. Policarpio St., Mandaluyong

6. Policarpio St., Mandaluyong

What it is: If you think your neighbor’s Christmas decorations are over the top, she has nothing on the residents of Policarpio St. in Mandaluyong City. The houses there are decked with lights and decorations from roof to gate, from windowsill to doorframe, from the walls to the trees.
Where: Drive to the Mandaluyong City Hall in Maysilo Circle and ask for directions—everyone in the area knows where it is.
When: Decorations are removed after the first week of January
How much: Free

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5. Pyromusical at San Miguel by The Bay, SM Mall of Asia

5. Pyromusical at San Miguel by The Bay, SM Mall of Asia

What it is: A five-minute fireworks display behind the mall
Where: SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City
When: Every Friday and Saturday at 7pm
How much: Free

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4. Animals on display at Power Plant Mall

4. Animals on display at Power Plant Mall

What it is: Every year, the Power Plant Mall puts up a display of animatronic animals that are so lifelike, kids don’t know whether to pose beside them for pictures or run away. This year, instead of situating the animals in just one spot, the mall has positioned them in its various entrances.
Where: Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati
When: Everyday, until further notice
How much: Free

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3. Disney On Ice

3. Disney On Ice

What it is: Disney characters come to life in an ice-skating show
Where: Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City
When: Show starts December 25 and runs until January 5
How much: For schedules and rates, check out www.ticketnet.com.ph

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2. Star City

2. Star City

What it is: An amusement park right in the heart of Metro Manila
Where: CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Manila
When: Open Fridays, Saturday, and Sundays, from 2:00 p.m. to 12 midnight
How much: Entrance Only Ticket is Php65.00 (entrance inside Star City only. Mid-way games, coin operated machines, rides, attractions, Snow World, Lazer Blaster,4D Theater and Walk on Water excluded), 3 Cheers Ticket Php 360.00 (for three rides of your choice except mid-way games, coin operated machines, Snow World, Lazer Blaster, 4D Theater and Walk on Water), and Ride-All-You-Can (RAYC) Php420.00.

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1. TriNoma Merry Musical Lights

1. TriNoma Merry Musical Lights

What it is: A lights and sounds show scattered around the mall’s garden restaurants
Where: TriNoma mall, Quezon City
When: The show runs for 8 minutes everyday at 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm, until January 5
How much: Free

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