Twelve days of Christmas are no doubt too short for Filipinos. In the Philippines, Christmas festivities begin in September. The “BER” months (September, October, November, and December) make up a long, jolly season of reunions, Christmas parties, gift shopping, Christmas traditions, and family bonding. It’s the most wonderful time of the year when families and friends gather to enjoy various recreational activities while cherishing each other’s company.
This holiday season, Greenfield Development Corporation (GDC) invites Filipinos to experience the joy of the ber months at the Greenfield District in Mandaluyong. Known for its green open spaces, pedestrian-oriented neighborhood, and fun outdoor activities, Greenfield District is an ideal destination for holiday bonding. Accessible to the public through various routes and roadways from the main business districts of Metro Manila, this bustling community’s advantageous location makes it a convenient venue for a food trip with friends, reunion with relatives, holiday dinner with workmates, or holiday gift shopping.
To fill your ber months with holiday cheers, GDC has temporarily turned its 15-hectare future-ready urban development into a holiday wonderland. Here are the things you can enjoy at the Greenfield District with your loved ones this long Christmas season.
Get into the Holiday spirit with the family
From grandparents to kids, the Christmas season is indeed a celebration for all ages. Bring the whole family to a night of holiday festivities as Greenfield District celebrates A Christmas for Generations on October 19, 2022. The highlight of the event is the Giant Christmas Tree Lighting, which will start at 5 pm. Take a selfie at the foot of the Giant Christmas Tree and take lots of social media-worthy photos of other Christmas decorations within the District. Listen to Christmas carols sung by a chorale. Enjoy early Christmas shopping at the bazaars. Get to meet Santa Claus and receive some exciting giveaways.
Another great bonding idea for the whole family this holiday season is the Family Day organized by the Rotary Club of Greenfield District. The event will be held on November 26 at the Central Park. As part of its fundraising and public service programs, the Rotary will hold fun family activities including pet shows, raffle, contests, fashion show, food bazaar, and more.
Do your Holiday shopping
It’s the time of the year to buy those presents for each person on your holiday gift list. Whether you’re buying a gift for officemates or you’re looking for presents for your godchildren, there are a lot of great holiday gifts waiting for you at Greenfield District’s Christmas-themed weekend market bazaars. Located at the Greenfield District Central Park, the Greenfield Weekend Market is open every Saturday and Sunset Fair is open every Sunday from 3 pm to 12 midnight. Aside from shopping, you can take nice photos inside a bazaar filled with colorful Christmas decorations. You can also enjoy a quick food trip and some engaging Arts and Crafts activities.
Want to buy holiday gifts for a cause? Visit The News Channel’s Octoberfest Weekend Festival from October 21 – 23 from 4 pm to 12 am at the Mayflower parking. Support local small and medium enterprises and the network’s talents by buying food and non-food items from them.
If you’re a huge fan of Filipino celebrities, enjoy a holiday shopping spree at the Celebrity Edition of Car Boot Sale from November 18-20. To be held at the Mayflower Parking, this special event in celebration of the Food Truck Fest’s 1st year anniversary will feature celebrities selling pre-loved items, baked goodies, frozen food, knick-knacks, and more right from the trunks of their cars.
Give the kids some Christmas treats
Make the tiny tots’ eyes glow this ber months season by letting them have fun at Greenfield District’s events for kids.
Give the kids a chance to personally meet Santa. On December 17, 2022, Greenfield will hold A Night with Santa, a magical event where kids can experience a gift-giving session with Santa Claus while listening to beautiful Christmas carols.
Celebrate the holidays with good food
The long Christmas season in the Philippines will not be complete without great food. Aside from Bibingka and Puto Bumbong, Christmas in the Philippines is celebrated today with a variety of gustatory delights.
Celebrate the season with a unique al fresco dining experience at Greenfield District’s Food Truck Fest. Located at the wide, open Mayflower Parking space, this outdoor food destination will give your Christmas bonding with family and friends a new twist. The Food Truck Fest is open from Monday to Thursday from 12 pm until 10 pm, and Friday to Sunday from 12 pm until 12 am.
Planning some after-work holiday bonding? Head to the District Food Park at Greenfield District Central Park. Choose from a wide variety of food choices while having a good laugh with colleagues and friends at this weekday outdoor dining destination. The District Food Park is open from Monday to Thursday from 4 pm until 10 pm and on Friday, 4 pm until 11 pm.
Have a merry and bright ber months at the Greenfield District! To know more about the holiday events and promotions at Greenfield District, follow its official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/greenfielddistrict.