It does not snow in the Philippines, but if you want the closest thing to chilly weather and wear your beanies and jackets, then it is a great idea to visit the ‘Summer Capital of the Philippines’, which is also often considered as the ‘Winter Capital of the Philippines’, if we had one.
Enjoy sidewalk bazaars, flea markets, sales, and the winter vibe without spending too much. What’s more, you can indulge in healthier food fixes by buying fresh fruits and vegetables.
Christmas Musical Street Light Tunnel
It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Ortigas East (formerly Fontera Verde) because of the Christmas Musical Street Light Tunnel. Reminiscent of the light tunnels in Kyoto in Japan, Norwich in the United Kingdom and Vancouver in Canada, the season has transformed what was a normal street to a spectacular light display. They are programmed to “dance” to our favorite English and Filipino Christmas tunes.
Are you thinking of spending a short but delightful Christmas staycation in a cool place with your family near Manila? Look no further than Tagaytay! You can spend a day enjoying nature at the Picnic Grove. Of course, you would not want to miss out at the breathtaking Taal Lake and Volcano while you are there.
There is so much to see and do in Tagaytay, like slurping on a hot soup of bulalo (beef marrow stew), drink coffee or hot chocolate at neighborhood cafes, or unleash your inner child at Sky Ranch Theme Park.
It is quite a given that Cebu will be included in this list. The Queen City of the South offers iconic churches and destinations that are best visited during the Christmas season. Cebu is not only known for its food, but also for the ambiance that is truly warm and fuzzy. You can also segue to the nearby islands during the length of your stay.
Snow World Star City
If you do not want to travel far or go out of town but wanted to experience the wintery vibe of December, try to visit Star City’s Snow World. This attraction features spectacular ice sculptures, colorful displays and the biggest snow slide in the country. You will be amazed with the decorations that will make you feel that you are having a real cold, white Christmas.