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Metro Weekend Guide: December 6–8

The bazaars ramp up as we head closer to Christmas!

Happy December! The evening breeze is starting to become cooler and cooler, and more and more Christmas lights are being put up everywhere. While the Philippines is famously known for starting holiday festivities early, there’s just something about the first of December solidifying what we’ve been looking forward to for the past three months: it’s almost Christmas! Here’s your weekend guide to the best shows to see, movies to watch, and places to shop! Plus, we added things you can do next week so you can plot out your calendar.


Ballet Philippines’ Cinderella

Main Theater, Cultural Center of the Philippines



This Friday, enter a magical world in Ballet Philippines’ Cinderella, with choreography and set & costume design by National Artists: Alice Reyes and Salvador Bernal. In November, Metro.Style got a special preview of the ballet, so if you’re curious as to what you should expect, you can read our primer here. Get tickets via Ticketworld. 


Tanghalang Pilipino’s Lam-ang

Little Theater, Cultural Center of the Philippines



Playing at the CCP’s Little Theater is Tanghalang Pilipino’s Lam-ang, starring JC Santos and Anna Luna. It’s a reimagining of the one of the oldest folk epics of Luzon, chronicling the conquests of Lam-ang from the land of Nalbuan while envisioning local traditions that are being lost, ancient customs and lores that are being forgotten, and vestiges of our affluent past that are in danger of disappearing forever. Get your tickets via Ticketworld.


Knives Out

In cinemas near you



In Knives Out, Rian Johnson’s wonderful deconstructed murder mystery, Daniel Craig and Chris Evans lead a superb ensemble cast including Toni Collette, Christopher Plummer, Jamie Lee Curtis, Katherine Langford, and Michael Shannon. It’s one of the most enjoyable films of the year, and if you’re still in need of convincing, head to our review.


The Great Luxury Beauty Sale

freyja, G/F, Glorietta 2

December 2 to December 26



Luxasia’s sale is extended! Get up to 80% off on top designer cosmetics, skincare, and fragrance brands until December 26 at freyja, Ground Floor, Glorietta 2. Plus get additional 10% off on Calvin Klein, Elizabeth Arden, and Club Clio. 


SM Christmas Warehouse Sale

SMX Convention Center at the Mall of Asia

December 6 to December 8


Get 50% off or Buy 1 Get 1 Free when shopping for items from the same brand. This awesome holiday deal is perfect to beat the Christmas shopping rush, as you can get all your gifts and personal needs from this one-stop-shop where everything is on sale. Participating brands include: Levi’s, Lee, JAG, Daniel Hechter, Gingersnaps, Moosegear, Moosegirl, and more! 


BPI Sinag ng Pasko Christmas Bazaar

Palm Drive Activity Center, Glorietta 2

December 11

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Shop heartwarming gifts that go beyond the conventional for your loved ones at the BPI Sinag ng Pasko bazaar on December 11, 2019, at the Palm Drive Activity Center, Glorietta 2. Featuring 40 Filipino social enterprise merchants, the one-day Christmas sale curates local pieces that are uniquely handcrafted by native communities around the Philippines.


12.12 Sales

Wherever you shop

Head to whichever your favorite e-commerce site is for 12.12, but make sure to check out ZALORA, too—get deals for up to 90% off! 
Lead photos courtesy of Ballet Philippines, IMdB, and BPI