As soon as the ‘ber’ months start, you can be sure that every Filipino household is already preparing for Christmas. Undoubtedly, there’s just something about the season that is very dear to us.
However, with the implementation of social distancing and other health protocols due to the ongoing pandemic, it looks like we’re going to have to make some sacrifices this Holiday season. This means that we might not see any extreme social gatherings and events like family reunions and holiday parties this year. (WATCH: Disney UK Celebrates Filipino Families in Viral Christmas Ad)
But don’t worry though, because even with the ongoing pandemic, Casa Santa Museum in Antipolo has recently reopened their doors to bring the Christmas spirit and cheer everyone up during these trying times.
What to see in Casa Santa Museum?
Located inside the garden events venue of Jardin de Miramar in Antipolo, Casa Santa Museum houses over 3,700 Christmas and Santa Claus memorabilia collected from all over the world. (Read: Three Ways to Celebrate the True Meaning of Christmas)
The museum boasts several themed areas such as Santa’s Bedroom, the Balay Belen, and even the Grinch’s room. The museum also launched its newest toy factory section complete with Santa’s Elves in action as they make toys for little girls and boys.
Open to the Public
If you’re looking for a weekend getaway trip or you just need a bit of Christmas spirit and cheer up, the Casa Santa Museum will be open from Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM for a minimum number of 10 pax per group. The museum is also open on weekends from Saturday to Sunday from 2 PM to 4 PM with no required minimum number of guests. (Read: Netflix tells the story of Santa’s origin in hand-drawn animation film ‘Klaus’)
The admission rate for Casa Santa Museum is only P325 per head. However, if you want to maximize the Holiday experience, the museum also offers a Christmas Merienda package for P4,000 per group of 6 persons. Walk-ins are also allowed but prior reservation is encouraged.