St. James Christmas Bazaar marks its 25th year as it opens to Holiday season shoppers beginning Nov. 24. The biggest Christmas market in the south of Manila will host more than 500 concessionaires in Alabang, Muntinlupa.
Here are the five things to know about St. James Christmas Bazaar.
1. St. James Bazaar is the biggest Christmas market in south of Manila
The St. James Christmas bazaar has become an annual prime shopping event, with a nationwide popularity among shoppers. Now on its 25th year, the event will hold more than 500 concessionaires, with booths of various products ranging from Holiday decors to homemade gourmet delicacies.
2. The Christmas bazaar will be held for four-days
Unlike the usual bazaars that last for three days, St. James Bazaar will be held on Nov. 24 to 27 at the St. James Parking Lot and at the Cuenca Community Center, Ayala Alabang Village. The Manila Shopper pointed out that a free shuttle service will be provided from the bazaar venue to the parking area. Customers can also pay via credit cards or withdraw cash from selected automated teller machines (ATMs) stationed in the bazaar.
3. There will be a vast selection of Christmas gift ideas
The Standard reported that manufacturers, exporters and artisans from various regions will offer Christmas accessories, home decor, local and imported fashion accessories, jewelry, export overruns, artworks and natural personal care products. A range of homemade gourmet delicacies will also be laid on the shopping table.
4. Food pavilion, games, raffles and more
A food pavilion is also available where popular food outlets will participate. These include Army Navy, Barrio Fiesta, Brothers Burger, Cheesesteak Shop and Potato Corner among others. The bazaar will also be enlivened with other activities such as games and raffles for the entire duration of the event.
5. Proceeds will benefit the St. James Parish Foundation
Proceeds of the St. James Christmas Bazaar will benefit the St. James Parish Foundation Inc., a supporting organization with a purpose to build the community parish church and its supporting structure. The church was finished in 1995, and over the years, the income from the bazaar has funded the acquisition of the St. James Parking Lot, which is one of the bazaar venues.
Established in 1991, the St. James Bazaar is headed by its committee chairpersons, Mimi Valerio, Nikki Valerio, St. James Foundation President Manny Gonzales, parish priest Msgr. Allen Aganon, Edza Gonzales and Titang Montinola.
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