Christmas decorations in Metro Manila


Christmas is one of the most important holidays for us Filipinos. We start our countdown as early as September, observe unique traditions, and hang up colorful decorations from lights to parols in front of our houses to compete with our kapitbahay’s display.

To help you shop around for unique decor, below is a list of markets and shops selling Christmas decorations in Metro Manila, from miniature Christmas villages to unique figures of Santa Claus. 


– Christmas markets –



1. Quiapo stalls – affordable locally made Christmas handicrafts


Christmas decorations Metro Manila - Quaipo
Nativity Set
Image adapted from: Pinoy Sikat Handicrafts 

A religious district of Manila, Quiapo is home to the Quiapo Church where millions of devotees flock to in January to commemorate the Pista ng Nazareno. But aside from being a place for religious worship, it is also a popular destination for bargain hunters. 

Along Quezon Boulevard, you can find the stall of Pinoy Sikat Handicrafts selling affordable, locally made Christmas handicrafts. Placed on patterned fabric, the shop’s Nativity Set (P1,300-P7,000, ~USD26.94-USD145.07) would make an eye-catching living room centerpiece composed of various miniature biblical figures. 

Christmas decorations Metro Manila - Quaipo
Santa Claus Fiber Setting
Image credit: Paulo’s Handicraft 

You can also find handcrafted lanterns with dangling Santa Claus figures Claus in Paulo’s Handicraft at C. Palanca Street. Available in different designs, the Santa Claus Fiber Setting (P1,500, ~USD31.09) is a set of 6 such lanterns made from fiber materials and equipped with running lights. Hang it with a huge parol in front of your home for an extra festive facade. 

Pinoy Sikat Handicrafts
Address: 215 A Quezon Blvd., Quiapo, Manila, 1001 Metro Manila
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs 6.30AM-5PM | Sun 6.30AM-5PM (Closed on Saturdays)
Mobile: 0939 902 7205
Website

Paulo’s Handicraft
Address: 219 A Padilla Bldg., Palanca Street, Quezon Blvd., Quiapo, Manila, 1005 Metro Manila
Opening hours: Mon – Tue 8AM-3PM | Wed – Sat  8AM-3.30PM |  Sun 9AM-2PM
Mobile: 0955 325 1035
Website


2. Greenhills Mall stalls – air-conditioned bazaar


Christmas decorations Metro Manila - Greenhills
Image credit: @greenhillsph  

For titas or titos who don’t want to experience the hassle of shopping around bazaars under the heat of the sun, you can skip the hustle and bustle outside and opt for Greenhills Mall. An air-conditioned tianggehan, it’s a one-stop shopping center of stalls selling items from clothing to gadgets to Christmas decorations to shoes and jewelry. 

These items are still at affordable prices that you can negotiate to be lowered through tawad. But as expected, you can expect items here to be a bit more expensive than those from outdoor bazaars. 

Christmas decorations Metro Manila - Greenhills
Image credit: @greenhillsph 

After all the shopping and bargaining, you can drop by to take a breather in the mall’s Promenade, where you can find various restaurants and coffee shops from Lazy Bear Milk Tea to Eurobake. 

Address: Ortigas Ave., San Juan, 1502 Metro Manila
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs 10AM-7PM | Fri – Sun 10AM-8PM
Telephone: 2872-10572
Website


– Christmas shops –



3. Unique Novelties and Toys – one-stop shop with Christmas trees and festive decor, bulk orders welcome


Christmas decorations Metro Manila - Unique Novelties and ToysImage credit: Unique Novelties & Toys Corporation 

For those who want to decorate their homes from top to bottom with trees and figurines in every space, Unique Novelties and Toys is a one-stop shop where you can find Christmas trees, garlands, flowers, balls, LED lights, among others, saving you shopping time since you can get all you need in one visit. 

Christmas decorations Metro Manila - Unique Novelties and Toys
Image credit: Unique Novelties & Toys Corporation 

They have a wide range of Christmas trees, for example, in different colors, sizes, and ornaments, sold from P2,250 (~USD46.59) to P31,500 (~USD652.34). But other than Christmas decors, they also sell items you can use on other occasions, such as Halloween costumes and year-round practical home decor such as wall figurines. 

Address: 15 Zorra Street, Barangay Paltok, San Francisco Del Monte, Quezon City, 1105 Metro Manila
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 9AM-5.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 28373-5001
Website


4. Christmas Factory – larger polyresin and fiberglass figures for gardens


Christmas decorations Metro Manila - Christmas Factory
Snowman with Kid
Image adapted from: Christmas Factory 

Cute, life-size figurines bring Christmas cheer to larger spaces or gardens, adding a more three-dimensional feel compared to miniatures. You can find these types of figurines at Christmas Factory, known for selling large figurines made up of polyresin, which is a kind of plastic that can be carved into durable shapes, and fiberglass, a plastic strengthened with glass. 

Their Snowman with Kid (P1,500, ~USD31.06) figure, for example, is a 14-inch intricate carving of a snowman holding two children. It would provide a nice welcome to visitors when placed beside a main door or on the top of a staircase. 

Christmas decorations Metro Manila - Christmas Factory
Image credit: Christmas Factory 

They also have life-sized figures of Santa Claus, such as the Santa with Gift & Bell (P15,000, ~USD310.65), a 6-foot-high decoration you can also use as a welcome figure or place beside a Christmas tree. 

Christmas decorations Metro Manila - Christmas Factory
Lucky Pooping Gnome
Image adapted from: Christmas Factory

But aside from large figurines of a snowman and Santa Claus, they also have rare figurines such as the Lucky Pooping Gnome (P1,500, ~USD31.06), which would add a humorous touch on a table or underneath a Christmas tree. 

Address: 565 AH Lacson Street, cor. F. Jocson Street, Sampaloc, Manila, 1008 Metro Manila
Opening hours: 9AM-7PM, Daily
Telephone: 8740-8592
Website


5. Dapitan Arcade – ornaments from flower decor to Christmas tree balls


Christmas decorations Metro Manila - Dapitan Arcade
Image credit:
Dapitan Arcade 

A line of bazaars in Quezon City selling affordable decorations for Christmas or general home use, the Dapitan Arcade is the place to go for thrifty shoppers who want to compare prices before adding to cart. 

It’s also a place for those who love putting effort in their Christmas trees, as you can find a lot of ornaments in the arcade. The Christmas Balls come in various colors and sets, from green to pink, and range from P190-P380 (~USD3.94-USD7.87). 

Christmas decorations Metro Manila - Dapitan Arcade
Image credit: Dapitan Arcade 

Flower decorations come with a range of designs too, from flower ornaments you put on Christmas trees to a potted flower ornament (P1,800, ~USD37.29) that can complement a winter wonderland theme. 

Christmas decorations Metro Manila - Dapitan ArcadeImage adapted from: Dapitan Arcade 

Aside from ornaments, the OG huge, multi-colored capiz lanterns or parols can also be found in the arcade’s corners. They are available in different intricate designs, and range from P1,000 (~USD20.71) to P9,000 (~USD186.40). 

For your year-round decor needs, the arcade is lined with shops selling interior decorations and kitchen items you might need during celebrations. And if you can’t shop in person because you’re a busy bee or avoiding crowds, note that they have set up their new online store. 

Address: 37 Dapitan, cor. Kanlaon Street, Quezon City, 1114 Metro Manila
Opening hours: 9AM-5PM, Daily
Telephone: 411-0252
Website


6. Archipelago Home – gold and silver ornaments


Christmas decorations Metro Manila - Archipelago Home
Large Gold Mercury Glass Christmas Tree
Image credit: Archipelago Home 

Christmas doesn’t have to be gaudy and overly colorful – for those who prefer a minimalistic but elegant look, classic gold, silver, and white ornaments can create a sense of tranquility for the occasion. Archipelago Home specializes in crafting home decorations, but they also have a collection of Christmas decorations and their current collection is in timeless silver and gold. 

The Large Gold Mercury Glass Christmas Tree (P3,799.75, ~USD78.70) is a different take on a miniature Christmas tree’s color, with an eye-catching golden shade you can use as a table piece.

Christmas decorations Metro Manila - Archipelago Home
Set of 3 Silver Jewelry Christmas Balls
Image credit: Archipelago Home 

The Set of 3 Silver Jewelry Christmas Ball (P149.88, ~USD3.10) is not your usual set of Christmas tree balls either, as they’re silver ornaments adorned with small beads and glitter. 

Ayala Malls Manila Bay branch
Address: 4/F Ayala Malls Manila Bay, Parañaque City, 1701 Metro Manila
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs 10AM-6PM | Fri – Sun 10AM-7PM

Glorietta 4 branch
Address: 3/F Glorietta 4, Makati City, 1226 Metro Manila
Opening hours: Mon – Sun 10AM-7.30PM

Telephone: 7752-7402
Website


7. Kaluxe – distributor of Lemax miniature villages


Christmas decorations Metro Manila - Kaluxe
Image credit: Kaluxe International

The kids may not be allowed to go out this Christmas, so bringing a Christmas village into your home can help them feel the convivial spirit of the holiday season. You can find collectible miniatures of quaint Christmas villages in Kaluxe, a distributor of Lemax Christmas villages in the Philippines based in Quezon City. 

Christmas decorations Metro Manila - KaluxeElk Mountain Music Festival
Image adapted from: Lemax Village Collection 

The Elk Mountain Music Festival (P4,999.75, ~USD103.42) is a charming addition to your Christmas decorations at home that will remind you of holidays in distant and colder European countries. Resembling a log cabin, it’s adorned with vintage posters, Christmas lights, and trees. 

Address: Doña Hemady Street, Aurora Blvd., New Manila, Quezon City, 1112 Metro Manila
Opening hours: 10AM-6PM, Daily
Telephone: 8523-9281
Website


8. DJ’s Capiz Lantern – lanterns made up of Capiz shells


Christmas decorations Metro Manila - DJ's Capiz Lanterns
Image credit: DJ’s Capiz Lantern

There’s a reason why traditional Christma lanterns are made from capiz shells or windowpane oysters. Aside from being durable and translucent, they have a natural charm that exudes a Filipino aesthetic. 

So if you’re looking to set up a capiz-themed decoration at your home, you can check out DJ’s Capiz Lantern in Binondo. They make all sorts of decorations, from the OG parol with colorful LED lights to lotus-inspired lanterns, made up of these shells. 

Christmas decorations Metro Manila - DJ's Capiz Lanterns
Image credit: DJ’s Capiz Lantern 

You can start by checking out their Mini Special with Ring (P1,300, ~USD26.94), a 20-inch parol crafted with a multi-colored star in the middle and adorned with lights and white bulbs. 

Christmas decorations Metro Manila - DJ's Capiz Lanterns
Image adapted from: DJ’s Capiz Lantern

But if you want a change from the traditional multi-colored parol with a star, they also have unique designs such as the Mother and Child lantern (P3,000, ~USD62.17), a 38-inch circular lantern made with a metal frame. 

Address: 760 Delpan Street, Binondo, 1006 Manila
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 6AM-9PM | Sun 7AM-7PM
Telephone: 8242-4627
Website


9. Chrysara Nest – medieval-themed decorations


Christmas decorations Metro Manila - Chrysara NestImage adapted from: Chrysara Nest, Chrysara Nest

Devout Catholics who want their decorations to be about the reason for the holiday season can check out the creations of Chrysara Nest, known for sculpting biblical-inspired figures. They have figurines from Tole La Virgen Del Rosario (P3,100, ~USD64.25) to the Neapolitan Holy Family (P5,400, ~USD111.91), decorations that can add a religious touch to your Christmas set-up at home. 

Christmas decorations Metro Manila - Chrysara Nest
Father Christmas Box and Weihnacts Box (right)
Image credit: Chrysara Nest, Chrysara Nest

A twist to the typical Santa Claus figure, the Father Christmas Box (P550, ~USD11.40) and Wehnacts Box (P550, ~USD11.40), are composed of a half-body figure of Santa Claus wearing a jacket in colors other than red. They would make a good addition on your study table, and blend nicely with your pen holders. 

Address: 776 Col. Buenaventura Street, Addition Hills, Mandaluyong City
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 10AM-7PM
Telephone: 724-0172
Website


10. Everything About Santa – unique Santa Claus figures


Christmas decorations Metro Manila - Everything About Santa
The Santa Claus Pooping and Santa Claus Chef Baker figurines
Image adapted from: Everything About Santa, Everything About Santa  

Santa figurines never grow old and can be brought out to mark the occasion for many Christmases in a row. But if you want to spice things up, Everything About Santa has quirky Santa Claus miniatures made up of polyresin and fiberglass such as Santa Claus Pooping (P1,190, ~USD24.66) and Santa Claus Chef Baker (P380, ~USD7.88), far from the typical Santas holding gifts or riding reindeers. 

Address: 180 A. Bonifacio Avenue, Brgy. Tanong, Marikina City, 1800 Metro Manila
Website


Markets and shops selling Christmas decorations in Metro Manila


Filipinos are indeed creative when it comes to celebrating Christmas, marking the season through several ways such as colorful displays – that you can get at these markets and shops with Christmas decorations in Metro Manila. 

It’s no wonder that Christmas is special in the Philippines – it is, after all, the birth of Jesus Christ, a religious figure whose teachings are close to the hearts of most Filipinos. 

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Image adapted from: Pinoy Sikat Handicrafts, Everything About Santa

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