What’s on Manila: Things to Do on Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2023

What’s on Manila: Best Things to See, Do, & Eat on Nov. 28-Dec. 4, 2023

Ahh, another week is upon us, and you’re looking for cool things to get up to in Manila! We’ve saved you the hassle with The Beat Manila’s rundown of the best places to hit up and things to do right now—from blink-and-you'll-miss-it pop-up sights and new restaurant openings to the hottest activities that you shouldn’t miss.

To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Manila to see what’s best in store for the week ahead.

1. Hark! A Holiday Art Bazaar

Hark! A Holiday Art Bazaar
Photo by Facebook/BGC Arts Center

Celebrate the holiday season with art at HARK! A Holiday Art Bazaar. From Dec. 1-3, Alveo Central Plaza in BGC will be transformed into a lively marketplace filled with handcrafted art pieces. Explore the diverse range of artwork created by talented artists and connect with the local art community. This event is the perfect opportunity to find unique and meaningful art pieces while supporting emerging and established artists. Don't miss this chance to immerse yourself in the world of art and discover new talents!

2. MEGAStyle Beauty Con 2023

MEGAStyle Beauty Con 2023
Photo by Facebook/Mega Magazine

Join the grandest beauty convention of the year at MEGAStyle Beauty Con 2023! This Friday, head to the Palm Drive Activity Center in Glorietta 2 and enjoy a day celebrating beauty beyond boundaries. Meet lifestyle experts, snag exclusive promos from top beauty brands, and get starstruck as your favorite celebrities and personalities come together for this epic event. It's the perfect opportunity to break free from beauty norms and express your uniqueness in bold and empowering ways. Mark your calendars for this unforgettable experience!

3. PUSO NG PASKO by Alice Reyes Dance Philippines

Puso ng Pasko
Photo by Website/Alice Reyes Dance Philippines

Get ready to be captivated by PUSO NG PASKO, the first full-length, all-Filipino Christmas ballet presented by Alice Reyes Dance Philippines! Taking place at the Metropolitan Theater on Dec. 1-2, this extraordinary production showcases the timeless Filipino Christmas carols arranged by Ryan Cayabyab and the mesmerizing choreography of talented rising Filipino choreographers mentored by Alice Reyes.

This stage pays homage to beloved traditions and festivals, making it a must-see holiday experience. Get your tickets now via TicketWorld.

4. Type Fair Philippines

Type Fair Philippines
Photo by Facebook/Type Fair PH

Discover the world of Filipino type, calligraphy, and lettering at Type Fair Philippines this Saturday at Manila Middle Ground, Comuna Makati. This vibrant event features live art showcases, creative talks, and more. Gain insights into the world of sans-serif fonts and enjoy hands-on workshops creating simple, aesthetically pleasing designs.

Mark your calendars and join this enriching celebration of Filipino type and talent! Book slots now at Type Fair PH.

5. LET IT FLOW: Christmas Art Workshop for All Ages

LET IT FLOW: Christmas Art Workshop for All Ages
Photo by Facebook/Ayala Museum

Celebrate the holiday season with a unique art experience at Ayala Museum's Let it Flow workshop. Here, you can discover the basics of color mixing and embrace the beauty of unpredictability through fluid art. Kids will explore their creativity with color theory, while teens and adults can experiment and unwind. Each parol created becomes a one-of-a-kind work of art, making it a perfect Christmas decoration or gift. 

Don't miss this chance to have a meaningful creative experience with your loved ones! Get your tickets now via their website.

6. EXPO MOM Holiday

Expo Mom Holiday
Photo by Facebook/Mommy Mundo

Get into the holiday spirit at EXPO MOM Holiday this weekend at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati. Explore a curated selection of one-of-a-kind gifts, immerse yourself in festive activities, and have a chance to win amazing giveaways! Kids will surely be delighted with the crafts, games, and family portraits. Don't miss out on this enchanting holiday event!

7. Philippine Bicycle Demo & Expo 2023

Philippine Bicycle Demo & Expo 2023
Photo by Facebook/Philippine Bicycle Demo & Expo

Gear up for an exciting Christmas celebration at the Philippine Bicycle Demo & Expo 2023 in Filinvest City, Alabang. Experience the only outdoor feature demo ride event of its kind in the country, showcasing a wide range of bicycles from world-class brands. This event is a haven for cycling enthusiasts, offering mega sales, new product promotions, and hourly raffles with amazing prizes. Explore the latest gear, apparel, and 2-wheel tech while enjoying demo rides on MTB/Gravel trails and road routes. Mark your calendars this weekend!

8. Go Negosyo BALIK-BAYAN 2023

Go Negosyo BALIK-BAYAN 2023
Photo by Facebook/Go Negosyo

Join the Balik-Bayan Summit 2023, a powerful event designed to ignite the entrepreneurial spirit among OFWs and their families. Happening this Saturday at SM Mall of Asia Music Hall, this event will be a day filled with industry insights, inspiring sessions, and valuable entrepreneurial mentorship! Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to shape the future of your business! Admission is free. Just register through Go Negosyo.

9. Christmas Village Bazaar 2023

Christmas Village Bazaar 2023

Calling all treasure hunters and bargain lovers! Get ready for the ultimate shopping adventure at the Grand Yard (Ukay-Ukay) Christmas Village Bazaar 2023, organized by Create Ideas Event Management Company.

Head over to the NIA Village Basketball Covered Court in Quezon City on Dec. 2 and Dec. 17 for two days filled with incredible deals and unique finds. Whether you're searching for fashionable clothing, trendy shoes, stylish accessories, or even kitchenware, this bazaar has it all.

Admission is free, so gather your friends and family, and enjoy the thrill of discovering hidden treasures. Don't forget to participate in the hourly raffles, explore business opportunities, and join the entertaining stage games!

10. Art to Cart HAULiday Party

Art to Cart HAULiday Party
Photo by Instagram/Art to Cart PH

Join this year's Art to Cart HAULiday Party, a spectacular ChristmART Bazaar happening this Sunday at Elements at Centris in Quezon City. Join over 200 talented local artists and explore a one-of-a-kind collection of original artworks, trinkets, fan art, accessories, and more.

Dress up as your favorite character, participate in a gift exchange, and stand a chance to win exciting prizes! Don't miss this opportunity to support the local art scene and find unique, handmade gifts for everyone on your Christmas list. Tickets for the event are available for P150.

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