5 Events To Watch Out For Before The Year Ends

2016 is just around the corner and there’s nothing better left to do than to take hold of the remaining weeks and that 2015’s holiday season has to offer.

Here, we listed a variety of events that you might want to get involved to before we officially bid farewell to the roller coaster ride of sensations brought about by this past year.

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World Bazaar Festival

Acclaimed to be holding the title as the longest running annual charity bazaar in the Philippines, World Bazaar Festival fills in shopping bags just in time for the gift-giving season. On December 4 to 21, the bazaar gathers a multifold selection of fashion, food, and lifestyle items that sure won’t break your bank at the World Trade Center, from 10 a.m. to 12 m.n.

World Bazaar Festival is at World Trade Center, WTCMM Building, Gil Puyat Avenue Extension corner Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City, Metro Manila.

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Ballet Philippines’ Peter Pan

Ballet Philippines has got your back in case you are still on the fence on where to go to this Christmas break. Perfected with pixie dust and everything nice, Ballet Philippines takes you to every kid’s childhood dream place: to Neverland. Meet Peter Pan flying with the Darling children: Wendy, John, and Michael. Also meet Captain Hook, Smee, Tinkerbell, Tiger Lily, the Lost Boys, and witness the other wonders of Neverland on December 10 to 13, at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Cultural Center of the Philippines is at CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Magdalena Jalandoni, Malate, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila. For schedule and tickets, visit http://culturalcenter.gov.ph/single-tickets/view-event/?id=20426389.

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Giant Lantern Festival

Pampanga, the Christmas Capital of the Philippines, annually holds Giant Lantern Festival. It is one of the sought-after events during Christmas season for the northies, and equally for the southies who drive for hours just to witness the parade of the effort-filled giant lanterns.

THe Giant Lantern Festival is gracing the crowd on December 19, 2015 to January 6, 2016, Robinsons Starmills Pampanga.

Fun fact: A giant lantern can consume almost 500, 000 watts of electricity, powerful enough to light up a street!

Robinsons Starmills is at San Fernando, Pampanga.

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 UP Lantern Parade

While you can’t head up north, the UP Latern Parade is here to suffice your dire need to witness the version of their annual festival of lights, which pulls in thousands of participants and viewers around the academic oval. Get hold of this once a year festivity on Monday, December 14, at UP Diliman.

UP Diliman is at Diliman, Quezon City.

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UST Paskuhan

The Paskuhan is one of the most-awaited events in the collegiate calendar, and has become a Christmas tradition for Thomasians and non-Thomasians alike.

Every year, stunning lights adorn the historical University of Santo Tomas (UST) campus as students’ lounge on picnic mats, watch awesome local acts, and indulge in the Agape, the campus-wide salu-salo. Of course, all of this leads to the highlight of the night – the breathtaking pyrotechnic display.

The Paskuhan is happening on Thursday, December 18, 2015, at UST.

University of Sto. Tomas is at España Boulevard, Manila.

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