Christmas is just around the corner and it promises to be extra bright at Circuit Makati, home of the tallest Christmas tree and the most exciting bazaar in the city.
In partnership with Mastercard, Alveo, and Samsung Air C onditioner, Circuit Makati officially welcomes Christmas by lighting up the magnificent, fully immersive, 56-foot tall Christmas tree which towers majestically over the city’s most upbeat lifestyle and entertainment destination.
Illuminating the skyline with a burst of bright color, the Christmas tree’s lighting also coincides with the opening of the biggest and hippest Christmas bazaar, Pop Up Town, which is taking place at two locations this year – Circuit Makati and Arca South. Set to kick off on November 17 to 19 at Circuit Makati, and December 2 to 3 at Arca South in Taguig, the bazaar is on its fourth year at Circuit Makati and promises to get everyone into the holiday vibe.
Adorned with over 250,000 sparkling lights that form intricate patterns of native Filipino weaves such as the Inabel and Burdado of Luzon, Banig Tikogo of Visayas and T’Boli, Ukol and Yakan of Mindanao, the Circuit Makati tree is an extension of the Christmas wonderland now found at the Makati thoroughfares Ayala Avenue, Paseo de Roxas, and Makati Avenue.
For added excitement, the giant Circuit Makati tree can be accessed from inside and out, giving a more immersive experience for all. People can walk through and explore the insides of the Christmas tree. Sitting next to it is a giant Christmas ball, creating a visual feast that will delight everyone.
Co-presented by Mastercard and Fox Life, in cooperation with Grab, Pop Up Town’s wide array of offerings will definitely evoke the spirit of Christmas cheer. It will feature over 200 curated shops to thrill gift buyers, dining options for those who seek bonding moments, and assorted activities for the whole family.
Consisting of four zones: Pop Up Shop, Pop Up Market, Pop Up Gallery, and Pop Up Local, it is sure to delight every Christmas shopper.
Pop Up Shop offers a variety of well curated goods and pre-loved items from Karl Edwards, Passion Fly, UP JMA, Mommy Mundo, and big discounts by Folded and Hung. At the Star Avenue section, fun brands and pre-loved items will be available from the likes of Janice De Belen, Kaila Estrada, Inah de Belen, Ara Mina, Danita Paner, Maricar Reyes Poon, Marissa Sanchez, Nene Tamayo, Nikki Valdez, Christine Babao, Maria Lopez, Mara Lopez, Gretchen Fullido, MJ Marfori, Aubrey Carampel, Cherry Lou Damaso, Denise Joaquin, Mike Agassi and Miriam Quiambao.
What’s Christmas without food? A dizzying array of Christmas favorites will be at the Pop Up Market with Mercato. For those who love art , the Pop Up Gallery features works curated by Para sa Sining. Home grown, locally-sourced and locally-made products will be showcased under Pop Up Local.
For a fun holiday vibe, there will be outdoor movie screenings, art workshops, battle of the bands and live acoustic performances. Kids can have hours of fun with an inflatable obstacle course dubbed as Wacky Obstacle Run.
For those who love Christmas surprises, Mastercard holders will have the chance to win prizes during the bazaar, aside from enjoying free entrance to both bazaars. What’s more, Grab will offer discounted Grab rides heading to and from venue using promo code Grab50, free shuttle rides from Park Square to Circuit Makati, free parking and the option to shop cashless with your Mastercard credit card.
Indeed, Christmas is all about indulging your loved ones with fun memories and lots of bonding time. Drop by Circuit Makati on November 17 to 19 and Arca South on December 2 to 3 to get a headstart on a magical Christmas!