If the same old Christmas tree lightings aren't cutting it quite the same, or if the busy city life is tiring you down, we suggest taking some weekend road trips in pursuit of that holiday cheer.
Here are some Christmas-themed attractions to check out!
1. Baguio Country Club Christmas Village
Let’s start off with a family-favorite attraction, the Baguio Country Club Christmas Village. With the theme of Oriental Winter Wonderland, it remains a top holiday destination with its wishing wall, artificial snow, cosplay busking, nativity scene, live musical performances, photo ops with Santa Claus, and wide outdoor area.
The entrance fee starts at P30 for kids aged four to 12. The most expensive ticket is P125 for adults, if they will visit at 5p.m. to 10p.m.
2. Night of Lights Christmas Village, Pampanga
Night of Lights Christmas Village in San Fernando, Pampanga looks like a fun time for the whole family.
Located at The Orchid Gardens Resort Complex, the Christmas Village features Christmas lights everywhere, plus artificial snow, and Instagram-worthy areas.
The kids will be able to see Santa Claus and his elves, Disney Princesses like Elsa, Anna, Belle, and Cinderella, Mickey and Minnie, characters from “Spongebob Squarepants,” “Peppa Pig,” and more! There are performers on stilts and jugglers too.
The entrance fee is P50 per head.
3. Casa Santa Museum, Antipolo
Casa Santa Museum, located inside Jardin de Miramar in Antipolo is the top Santa Claus-themed museum in the Philippines. We mean: It has more than 3,000 Christmas and Santa items from all around the world.
It’s got a toy factory display where kids can see the elves create toys for Christmas. There are also arts and crafts activities with ceramics and canvas, different Pinoy games and Christmas activities, and a souvenir shop.
Additionally, the museum also houses the Balay Belen, which is a collection of nativity sets.
Tour rates are priced at P250 to P325. Reservation details are available on the museum’s Facebook page and official website.
4. Fountain of Lights, Nuvali
Down south, Nuvali in Sta. Rosa, Laguna teased a show called the Fountain of Lights.
Looking like it will be held at the area’s lake, the teaser video showed colorful splashes of water that take the shape of Christmas lanterns and rainbows. Shows like these sure do make for fun family bonding moments.
We’re curious as to how it turns out!
5. Salo Salo Fest, Enchanted Kingdom, Laguna
Salo Salo Fest, a three-day music festival on December 2 to 4, is happening at the Enchanted Kingdom in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. It’s the country’s first music fest that will be held at the theme park.
We’re talking about an awesome OPM lineup, unlimited thrilling rides, themed attractions, and dance tents!
The incredible lineup features OPM legends such as Ely Buendia, Rico Blanco, Barbie Almalbis, Ebe Dancel, Parokya ni Edgar, Urbandub, Moonstar88, and Mayonnaise.
Day passes and three-day passes are available and prices range from P1,800 to P9,500. Tickets are available via Tickelo.com.
— LA, GMA Integrated News
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