Every year, as the yuletide season rolls in, Christmas bazaars come in, too.
This is true most especially in the Philippines where locals love to give gifts during the holidays. And in a season wherein love and gift-giving are up in the air 24/7, bazaars are one of the best ideas as they not only help people cop special deals on gift items, but they are also a great way to support local businesses.
However, as everything is changing due to the threat of COVID-19, many have been wondering if their days of Christmas shopping are gone too. Well, to that, we say a resounding “no” because these three Christmas bazaars are here to save the day—and two of them are now online!
SM Christmas Market Bazaar
To help micro, small, and medium enterprises, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and SM Supermalls have partnered to launch the SM Christmas Market Bazaar. All of the enterprises that will be part of the bazaar were nominated by DTI and will be given free selling spaces. SM tenants that sell local are also part of the bazaar. (Read: Check Out These Affordable Stay-At-Home Outfits With SM Deals!)
What’s good is that the bazaar is part of DTI’s Buy Local, Go Lokal campaign so you’ll be supporting the Filipino trade industry when you shop. The bazaar will run until January 2021.
Online Christmas Bazaar for a Cause
Styles and Trends, a local clothing store, is hosting its first Online Christmas Bazaar for the Kusina Ng Kalinga’s Million Miracles campaign. Proceeds will help feed hungry children this Christmas as the fund will go to a Gawad Kalinga community in Malinao, Albay, which was hit by the recent strong typhoons. (Read: This Group of Women Brings Cordillera Produce to the Metro Amid Pandemic)
Metro Manila’s ultimate Christmas shopping destination officially launches its digital counterpart, noelbazaar.ph. The online platform will help shoppers conveniently score their local favorite bazaar finds and have them delivered straight to their doorsteps. The site can be accessed all throughout the year where flash sales, live-selling, and promo vouchers excitingly await. (Read: These Local IG Stores Have the Cutest Christmas Items!)