Christmas shopping bazaar season in full swing

In the Philippines, the holidays begin in September. Parols are sold by the road, radio stations play Christmas carols, and store displays turn red and green.

By now, early birds have already crossed out the last name on their lists. But last-minute shoppers have nothing to worry about. Bazaars are everywhere, from outdoor tiangges to air-conditioned halls with seemingly endless booths.

Whether you're looking for the usual gift items like clothes and toys, or some unusual home décor, you’re bound to find something at one of this year’s bazaars. Here is a list of bazaars that you can still catch before Christmas:

9 Days of Christmas Bazaar November 27-29, 4 p.m. – 12 mn Filipinas Heritage Library, Ayala Triangle, Makati City for the benefit of Ferdinand Center for the Creative

A Christmas Festival December 19-23 The Filinvest Tent, Spectrum Midway, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City

Affare di Mercato Fashion Bazaar Dec. 7-9 6 p.m. – 3 a.m. (Fridays and Saturdays) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Sundays) Mercato Centrale, Bonifacio Global City

American Women's Club Bazaar December 3 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. World Trade Center Manila

Ayala Alabang Village Association Christmas Bazaar December 15-16, 2012 Cuenca Covered Court, Ayala Alabang Village

Babypalooza November 30 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Rooms 5 and 6 Walter Hogan Conference Center, Ateneo De Manila University

Bazaar for All Seasons: Christmas Wishes Bazaar November 23 – 24 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. UP Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman

Bingo Bazaar sa Quezon City December 1-2 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Basketball Court, SB Park, Neptune St., Cong. Subdivision, Quezon City

Blessings – A Christmas Bazaar December 7-9, 2012 The Filinvest Tent, Spectrum Midway, Alabang

Christmas Bazaar @ Brittany November 30 – December 2 December 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 Brittany, Sta. Rosa, Laguna

Christmas Carvaganza Central Plaza, Market! Market!, Taguig Dec. 21-23

Christmas Santa’s Payday Bazaar November 27-29 December 12-14, 19-21 The Enterprise Center Food Court, Ayala Avenue, Makati City

Emporia Christmas Bazaar December 8-9 Glorietta 3 Park, Makati City

Filinvest 2 "The Great Clubhouse Sale" December 1-2 Filhomes 2, Filinvest 2 Brgy. Silangan, Commonwealth, Quezon City

Four Seasons Christmas Bazaar @ The Vue December 15-16 The Bellevue Manila Hotel, Malacca Lane, Muntinlupa City

Grand Bazaar @ the Elements at Centris December 21-23 Elements, Eton Centris, Edsa corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City

Grand Christmas Night Bazaar October 13, 2012 – January 16, 2013 Activity Area, Riverbanks Mall, Marikina

Grand Holiday Bazaar November 30 – December 2 December 14-16, 21-23 BF Homes Clubhouse (covered court), BF Homes Subd., Holy Spirit, Quezon City

Great Deals @ Centris November 30 December 1-2, 21-23, 29-30 Elements, Eton Centris, Edsa corner Quezon Avenue, Quezon City

Holiday Bazaar @ Manila Ocean Park October 19, 2012 until January 18, 2013 Manila Ocean Park, behind Quirino Grandstand, Luneta, Manila

Holiday Rush Bazaar 4 December 14-16 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The Rockwell Business Center

Holiday Treats @ South Central Square November 15 – December 30 South Central Square, Talisay City, Cebu

Holistic Convention & Christmas Bazaar 2012 Dec. 1-2 Elements-Centris Mall, North Edsa, Quezon City

Hope for the Holidays – CubaoX Christmas Bazaar December 1, 8, 14-15, 21-22

5 p.m. – 2 a.m. Cubao Expo, Gen. Romulo St., Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City

Kiddopreneur Christmas Bazaar December 9 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Alphaland, EDSA corner Pasong Tamo, Makati City

Magarbo Bazaar November 7, 2012 – January 6, 2013 near Baclaran Church

Maia Alta Bazarra 2012 November 24 – December 2 Maia Alta Castel Del Monte Club House,

Maia Alta Subdivision, Brgy. Dalig, Antipolo City

Moonlit Bazaar @ Rockwell Tent November 30 – December 2 December 7 – 9

12 nn – 12 mn Rockwell Tent, Rockwell Center, Makati City

Nightshift Bazaar @ Northgate December 11-14 9 p.m. – 7 a.m. Fastbytes Northgate, Alabang, Muntinlupa

Noel Bazaar Nov. 16 - Dec. 2 12 nn - 10 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends World Trade Center Dec. 14 to Dec. 23 12 nn to 10 p.m. on weekdays, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends PICC Forum Tent For the benefit of GMA Kapuso Foundation, Associate Missionaries of Assumption, Bantayog ng mga Bayani

OHM Holistic and Wellness Convergence December 1-2 Elements Centris Eton, Quezon City

St. James the Great Bazaar November 30, December 1-2 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Cuenca Community Center and St. James Parking Lot, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa

Shepherd’s Christmas Bazaar 2012 December 14-16 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mac Mac Trading, Cagayan Valley Road, Banga 1st, Plaridel, Bulacan

Shop @ The Fort Bazaar December 1-2, 8-9, 15-23, 29-30 NBC Tent, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Solenad Bazaar @ Nuvali December 7-9, 25-29 Solenad Parking Lot, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna

The Shopping District @ Mercato Centrale Bazaar December 14-16, 21-23 6 p.m. – 2 a.m. (Friday and Saturday) 11

a.m. – 6 p.m. (Sunday) 8th Avenue corner 34th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

Ventara Retail Therapy November 30 – December 2 December 7-9, 14-16, 21-23 Soderno at Molito Lifestyle Center, Madrigal Ave, Alabang

Vintage Market 2 December 8-9 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Green Meadows Subdivision, Quezon City

Woodrose Family Bazaar December 8-9 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Cuenca Community Center, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City

–Carmela G. Lapeña/KG, GMA News

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