The Philippines is probably the only country in Asia that is predominantly Christian. No wonder Christmas is highly celebrated, and preparation start as early as September. Christmas in the Philippines is more traditional and spiritual making it different unlike its neighboring countries, where commercialism has take over the celebration. If this is, your first time to visit manila and wondering what places to go then you are in the right site.

Visiting Mania during the “ber” month especially in December is a good thing idea because it is the time to witness how Filipinos celebrate the Christmas season. Plus! There are many interesting places to go in Manila, the capital of the Philippines to make anyone’s visit fun and memorable.

So, what are the places to go when one is in manila and wants to experience firsthand how Filipinos celebrate Christmas with or without money.

Rizal/Luneta Park

This is a favorite place to go by many Filipinos, especially by families that want to spend time together without spending much. The park is a great place to go for picnics, picture taking and just to hang out during Christmas.



If you want to buy affordable gifts, then going to divisoria is wise decision. This is a popular place to go if one wants to save money on Christmas, since the entire places are full of cheap dresses, foods and more.



The best place to go if you want to see a giant tree all lighted up in Christmas is Cubao. In fact, apart from the Christmas tree, the entire place also filled with lights, and you can feel the excitement of every people walking in the street.

Star City

The theme park is the most visited place by Filipinos, rich or poor. It is a place to go in Christmas by families and who would not visit this theme park that has been around every year.

Manila Ocean Park

This newest attraction is also a great place to go in manila. There is a light and water show, great restaurants and large aquariums that kids and adult will surely enjoy watching.

manila ocean

Mall of Asia

The biggest mall in Asia is wonderful place to go not just in Christmas but also in New Year, because of the fireworks.

Enchanted Kingdom

This is another must visit theme park, just located 30 minutes from manila since it is nearby province of Sta. Rosa Laguna. The place has fireworks during Christmas and entertainment.