Last weekend, I was able to get away from the kids for a little while to do some Christmas shopping. With the many bazaars going on around the metro, we decided to go for the 15th World Bazaar Festival at the World Trade Center.
Apart from retail booths, bright and colorful decors adorned the venue.
Each ticket costs P80. Senior Citizens get in for a discounted fee of P60.
Hold on to your tickets and exchange it for an eco bag at the bag counter in the food court. This is actually a bit far from the entrance so be sure to bring your own eco bags in case you start hoarding already even before getting to the bag counter.
This FREE eco bag actually looks nice and sturdy, making that long trip to the bag counter worth it.
Should you get hungry, there is an entire area separate from the retail booths where the food stalls are. Some stalls offer a small space for diners.
If the food stalls are full, you can always just buy and bring your food to the dining area where there are tables and chairs for diners.
Apart from shopping and eating, there are also art fairs and live bands in the bazaar.
Some Cool Finds
Apart from the usual clothes, travel essentials, and gift items, we also found some unique items in the bazaar.
This stall sells everything superheroes. If only my man has the body, I’d get him the Dry-Fit Spiderman shirt. It looks so realistic! They also have big gloves that I’m sure my boys would love!
And this Star Wars inspired umbrella!
Moving on, notepads. Each big colorful box contains 6 pads. The headers of the notes are just what I need! Imagine a list that starts with Tomorrow na Lang or Needed Yesterday! Okay, maybe not for the Type A kind of person because I’m sure there’d be nothing to write on the list! LOL! 🙂
Insect Swatter anyone?
Canvas style photo frames for Instax photos. These measure 8×10 and each has clothespins where you can clip your photos. These make nice wall decors, not to mention timeless, because you can constantly update the photos.
And then there’s this infrared induction toy that can float on your hand. It comes in designs like Baymax, Minions, Batman, and Avengers characters.
Here’s a sample video from YouTube of such toy.
Tips when going to the Bazaar
- Leave the kids at home! It’s chaotic inside and the kids won’t enjoy it too. You can bring them in strollers but the aisles are very crowded so it’s hard to navigate when you have one.
- Go there early. The later it gets the more crowded it becomes. If possible, be there the moment it opens.
- Parking is a problem. There are not enough parking spaces for everyone so be prepared to park a good distance away. Bring an umbrella along to help you against the harsh sun or the occasional rain.
- No outside food and drinks allowed inside. The security by the entrance will ask you to dispose of your drinks and food if you are caught with it. There are food stalls inside anyway where you can buy your food and drinks.
- Bring your own portable chair. Especially for senior citizens. Chairs are few and far between. If you want to stay long but get tired easily, pack an easy chair to bring. It’ll keep you going longer.
- Bring your own Eco Bags. The organizers are giving away free eco bags but it’s too far from the entrance so it’d be best if you have one ready already by the time you reach the retail stalls.
- Grab a heavy meal. Be sure to go there with a full stomach that can last you until way after lunchtime. Try to avoid the food court at lunchtime as it will surely be packed to the brim.
15th World Bazaar Festival
December 4-21, 2015
Monday to Thursday: 12NN to 10PM
Friday to Sunday: 10AM to 12MN
World Trade Center, Manila
Happy shopping! 🙂