If you’ve been too caught up with other matters and your home isn’t yet decked out in Christmas decorations, don’t fret even if it’s already December! You still have time to catch up and get your house ready for the most wonderful time of the year.
For those who celebrate the Yuletide Season in the true spirit of the holiday, Christmas decorations play a significant role. You can enhance your overall experience as well as spread the holiday cheer by filling your home with festive decorations such as sparkly parol (five-pointed star lantern), bright fairy lights, and a dazzling Christmas tree or two or three depending on the size of your home.
Celebrating the Holidays in Metro Manila
Pasko is a Tagalog word derived from the Spanish term “Pascua.” While the actual meaning of Pascua is Easter, the phrase “Pascua de Navidad” refers to the celebration of Christmas.
The Philippines is known for having the world’s longest Christmas season. The four months whose names end in the syllable “-ber” are considered Christmas months. This is the main reason why stores and households begin playing carols as early as September 1st! And the Christmas festivities don’t only last until the 31st of December. They extend until the Feast of the Three Kings (Tatlong Hari), which generally falls every 6th of January.
The Best Places Where You Can Buy Christmas Decorations
We’ve rounded up a list of the top stores in Metro Manila where you can get the best Christmas decorations and pretty much everything you need to spruce up your home for the holidays. For your convenience and safety, most of the stores on this list also accept online orders.
One of the most ideal stores to find native-inspired, Pinoy-made Christmas decorations. Kultura has been selling “proudly Pinoy” goods for many years now. These decorations also make wonderful gifts for overseas Filipinos and foreigners who appreciate our culture. Do check out their candlesticks and lanterns and a variety of holiday products such as nativity scenes, household ornaments, as well as greeting cards.
Address: SM Department Stores around Metro Manila
This is one of Quezon City’s most sought-after spots for every sort of Christmas decoration. Few establishments, if there are any, which could beat the place when it comes to handmade Christmas items as a specialty, much less offer them year-round. The tiangge near the intersection of Dapitan and Kanlaon Streets in Barangay Sta. Teresita is the place to go if you’re looking for rare finds to embellish your home such as Christmas-themed fabrics, coordinating festive plates, and other utensils.
Address: 37 Dapitan Corner Kanlaon Streets, Quezon City, 1114 Metro Manila
Its name pretty much says it all. Christmas Factory is one of the most well-known stores in Metro Manila for Christmas decorations and novelty things. Although the shop appears to specialize in Santa Claus-themed products such as hangers and tabletop figurines, other well-liked items include Christmas balls, and porcelain and fiberglass elves.
The store prides itself on its finely crafted goods and being able to offer many fantastic deals each year, including early-bird discounts for customers who buy their Christmas decorations and other items as early as the first quarter of the year.
Address: 565 AH Lacson Street, Sampaloc Manila
Natural Art Flowers and Decors
If you’re a homeowner who wants Christmas decorations that exhibit a more natural flair, this local shop is your best bet. While Natural Art Flowers and Decors has grown to provide event planning and flower arrangement services, it still primarily imports and sells holiday décor.
Nearly all kinds of Christmas decorations can be found in this shop, from poinsettias, pine sprays, and dazzling lights to complement Christmas trees to Santa Claus and snowman statuettes, village cottages, as well as candy canes to adorn desks and kitchen countertops.
Address: 801 Tayuman corner G. Perfecto Streets., Tondo, Manila
This is a creative manufacturer and product development workshop with a focus on decorative houseware, accessories, and presents. Chrysara Nest is well known for its exquisitely handcrafted home décor, tiny furniture, interior accessories, and fine giftware. Among them are ornaments for Christmas that are both special and ageless.
The Pampanga-based Chrysara workshop originally planned to be an export business that specializes in wholesale products. To better serve Metro Manila customers, it launched its own retail location in Mandaluyong in 2013.
Address: Rodriguez Street, Addition Hills, Mandaluyong
This proudly local shop is the place to go if you want traditional Christmas decorations and centerpieces. They provide a large selection of seasonal products as well as festive scented candles.
Address: C-4 The Alley, Karrivin Plaza, 2316 Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati
Are you looking for plastic Christmas decorations that look realistic? More than a thousand fake plants and flowers can be found at Ingarden, along with dark gothic holiday decorations, vases, and planters, as well as authentic Christmas trees. Additionally, this company offers interior design solutions for both residential and commercial buildings including hotels, showrooms, and shop windows. The store has established its reputation, thanks to endorsements from well-known personalities such as Kris Aquino, Heart Evangelista, and Sharon Cuneta.
Address: 60 11th Jamboree, Diliman, Quezon City, 1103 Metro Manila
Divisoria is undeniably one of Manila’s most well-known one-stop shops. Everything Christmas-related, including trees, lights, and decorations as well as gifts, costumes, and cards can be bought here at extremely affordable prices. Divisoria also offers inexpensive raw materials for those who enjoy making their own Christmas decorations.
Shopping here can be advantageous if one knows how to haggle because doing so can result in further reduction in already-competitive prices.
Address: Recto Avenue, Binondo, Manila
Anding’s Toys and Flowers
Another convenient location to fulfill your demands for holiday shopping and Christmas décor is Anding’s Toys and Flowers. It provides a wide range of Christmas goods including trees, socks, garlands, and ornaments.
Anding’s also sells a variety of toys such as dolls, puzzles, remote-control cars, helicopters, and board games. They also offer athletic goods, a variety of artificial tropical flowers, foliage, plants, and trees. In Manila, Anding’s runs several retail and wholesale locations, including a couple in Tutuban Center and the Bodega Sales Center.
Address: Sta. Elena Street, Tondo, Manila
Greenhills Shopping Center
This remains as one of the go-to choices for shoppers seeking items that are less expensive compared to those in regular malls and department stores, although they aren’t quite as inexpensive as in Divisoria. The air-conditioned tianggehan is a stop for practically all shopping requirements, including Christmas decorations and gifts.
Aside from Shoppesville and the tiangge areas, Virra Mall also offers shoppers even more Christmas décor alternatives. While you’re there, you can take a breather in one of the many eateries in the place or even see a movie at the theater. There is also the annual Christmas On Display light show held later in the holiday season.
Address: Greenhills, San Juan
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