By Naomi Liao & Irene Labucay, STC Masscom Interns
Photos: Irene Labucay, @Projectcreateph IG, Cebu City Sports Club Administration
ADMIT it, one of the reasons we all love the Christmas Season is that we are allowed to shop ‘til we drop while feeling totally guilt-free about it. Anyway, we also get the chance to thank our loved ones through the gifts that we give. Taking advantage of the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas bazaars are popping up around Cebu, which means you’ll have your hands full indulging on Christmas goodies for yourself or simply enjoy finding some Chrismtas gift ideas. Check out some of these Christmas bazaars this Yuletide Season:
White Christmas Bazaar
Location: The Outlets at Pueblo Verde, Lapu-Lapu City
Open: Until Dec. 31, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
This month-long bazaar lights up even more the busy center of The Outlets. White Christmas Bazaar, which officially opened to the public last Dec. 1, showcases items that are perfect to give as gifts to your loved ones this season. You can choose from a wide range of items such as fashionable clothes, cute socks, fashion accessories, beauty products, and many more. But that’s not only what makes this bazaar so good. Food stalls are all over the area, which makes for the perfect shopping: having a full stomach afterwards.
Pop District Bazaar
Location: The Tent at Mandani Bay, Mandaue City
Open: Dec. 10 to 11, 3 p.m. to 12 midnight
With their 10th run and this being their third year, Pop District Bazaar is probably one of the most familiar bazaars among Cebuanos. Organized three times a year — in summer, on their September anniversary, and during the Christmas season — Pop District Bazaar comes up with a new theme with very run. This time, Pop District welcomes the Christamas season with the theme “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” Ever since Pop District Bazaar started, they have always been about helping local and startup businesses . The bazaar gives locals an avenue to showcase their crafts. Shopping at the Pop District Bazaar this December will not only help you cross out something from your loved ones’ christmas wish list, but will also allow you to support the local business community.
Pacific Mall Christmas Bazaar
Location: 2nd Floor, Pacific Mall, Ibabao Estancia, Mandaue City
Open: Holiday season, mall hours
Pacific Mall brings to us the spirit of Christmas by virtue of sweet Christmas shopping. Probably every girl’s Achilles’ heel would be splurging on make-up and other pretty stuff like accessories. Well everything’s in at the Christmas Bazaar at Pacific Mall at an affordable price! You wouldn’t want to just stare at their clothes, jewelries, accessories and make up products displayed. Take time to roam around the bazaar and find something to gift yourself and your loved ones.
Location: 2nd floor Robinson’s Galleria (Across Bench Fix), Cebu City
Open: Until Dec. 31, mall hours
This merch spot is not your regular gift idea go-to place since it deviates from any Christmas Bazaar. Project Create is an aesthetic showroom type concept store that started just this May. This is their first showroom, but looking at how it is going, it might be one of the best aesthetic stores to be in. It was a homeline concept store before expanding just last month where they grew from a collaboration of four stores to 16 brand stores. Their first four stores were Kartwheel, Cristal Glass, Harper Grace and Love Knots by Cheng. Projet Create sells a wide variety of goodies from home decors and furniture to accessories and scrunchies, and even cookies! But what makes this store stand out? The arrangement of products is maximized while maintaining the vibrant and aesthetic mood. If you’re fan of organic and aesthetic stuff or planning to gift your artsy friend, you know where to go to.
City Sports Club Christmas Bazaar
Location: Cebu City Sports Club Main Lobby
Open: Until today only, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Looking for gifts for your loved ones this season? Head on to the City Sports Club Cebu where a wide array of merchandise are on display at their three-day Christmas Bazaar. Previously only open to members of the City Sports Club, the bazaar is now open to the public. This year, its second run, the bazaar locators sell products rarely found in malls such as limited edition sneakers, hand-painted bags, jewelries, and food. Join them as they go for another year in making sure you get to pick out an item perfect for gift giving. The bazaar officially started last Dec. 7 and runs only until today so hurry up and don’t miss this perfect opportunity to finally complete that Christmas list of yours. Aside from the different items for sale, you can also drop by food booths if you get hungry while shopping.