At a time when big gatherings are not advisable to celebrate the holidays, there is one thing you can do to make your Christmas feel somewhat “normal.”
The sights and sounds of Christmas at Araneta City has brought holiday cheer to Filipinos for decades and this year, despite the pandemic, is no exception. Through different offerings that have been recalibrated to comply with current social distancing and health safety protocols, Christmas can be just as festive as it was before.
Here are some of the things that you can enjoy at the City of Firsts during the holidays:
Discover the flavors of Christmas at the Times Square Food Park
Whether you’re craving puto bumbong and bibingka or pizza and tacos, you’ll surely find it at the Times Square Food Park!
Serving some well-loved treats especially for the holidays, the Times Square Food Park is open from 3 PM to 11 PM this December, so visit now and go on a Christmas food trip.
Social distancing measures are strictly being implemented in the dining areas so make sure to wear your face mask and face shield, bring your sanitation products such as alcohols and wipes, and observe one-meter distance from other customers.
Celebrate the Holidays with a bang
Araneta City is bringing some color to our night sky with the Grand Fireworks Display that’s happening every Saturday of December.
There’s also a special fireworks show on Christmas and New Year’s Day, so make sure to stop by the Times Square Food Park at 7 PM to catch a glimpse of this visual spectacle.
Catch Santa Claus at Araneta City
Santa’s at the City to bring some ho-ho-holiday cheer Santa and his elves are at the City of Firsts to make Christmas merrier for everyone.
Catch good ole’ Saint Nick every Sunday of December, 3 PM at the following locations:
- Property A
- Farmers Plaza at the Level 4 Bazaar and at the Activity Area
- Farmers Market
- Jeepney Terminal.
Enjoy unique holiday finds
Thinking about getting your family some truly unique Christmas gifts? Then head on out to Araneta City’s Christmas Bazaar!
From proudly local handicrafts to some curious culinary specialties, anything that you may want is available there!
The Christmas Bazaar is in the Gateway Mall, Ali Mall, and Farmers Plaza activity areas, making it a convenient one-stop shop for all your holiday shopping.
Take some epic selfies with Araneta City’s Christmas Trees
Bring the holiday spirit to your Instagram feed by snapping a holiday selfie with Araneta City’s Christmas Trees.
These Christmas Trees are not only adorned with glittering ornaments but they also carry special messages that aim to inspire during this time.
The Giant Christmas Tree at Time Square Park banners HOPE, the Christmas Tree in Gateway Mall states FAITH, while the ones in Ali Mall and Farmers Plaza communicate JOY and LOVE, respectively—four things that we need to keep in mind especially during these difficult times.
Remember the essence of Christmas with the traditional Belen
Contemplate on the real meaning of Christmas by visiting the life-sized Belen situated along Gen. MacArthur Avenue. A yearly tradition since 1991, the Belen reminds all of us about the reason for the season.
Deck the halls with holiday deals from Parolan
It’s just a few days before Christmas, but it’s never too late to bring holiday cheer to your home.
Visit Parolan at Araneta City anytime of the day (it is open 24/7!) to secure some pretty good deals on garlands, Christmas lights, and lanterns.
You can enjoy all these things without having to worry as Araneta City is strictly observing health protocols to ensure a safe experience for everyone who spends the holidays at the City of Firsts.
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