Manila in Photos: It’s Christmas Time in the City!

Metro Manila is all dressed up for the season, and we took snapshots of the 10 most selfie-worthy scenes.


( Are you feeling merry yet? It’s been a tough year but as the optimists say, we still have Christmas. It’s easy to feel like a Grinch when you’re stuck in traffic or barely making enough to get halfway through your shopping list (we hear you) but take a quick stroll around the city at night. Maybe resist the urge to look down on your phone and just take the lights in (not the pollution). Get ready because Christmas is really here.



Ayala Avenue

It’s raining lights on Ayala Avenue!




Ayala Triangle

People are buzzing around the trees in Ayala Triangle, taking that all-important Christmas shot for Instagram (selfies, couple pics, group shots, jump shots, et cetera, et cetera)!




A giant Christmas Tree in Cubao towers over the bazaar.


Eastwood City

Good old-fashioned Christmas ornaments give Eastwood City a very jovial look!





Greenhills goes oriental for Christmas! Points for originality and localization because we’re loving that pink and glittery Christmas dragon.


Ortigas Park

Ortigas is very mellow and modest but it’s merry nonetheless.




Mall of Asia Grounds

The giant globe in Mall of Asia shows festive colors in between ads, and we’re not sure if we’ll have a rainy Christmas but the reflected lights on the ground adds to the beauty of the decor.



Cultural Center of the Philippines

The classic parols at CCP are flashing signs that it’s Christmas. Literally.



Quezon City Circle

The Nativity Scene at QC Circle is a gentle reminder of what Christmas is about: cute little baby Jesus.




Policarpio Street

The street is littered with houses that go all out with their Christmas decoration. Merry Christmas, Spotters!


Photos by Kimberly Dela Cruz

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