MANILA, Philippines— As the holiday season approaches, usher in the spirit of gift-giving and festive feasts with the Neighborgoods Christmas Market—a weekend fair that embraces a slow and mindful approach to living amidst the hustle of the season.
Located in Patio Pilar in Ermita, this market is a delightful convergence of food artisans and local crafters, set against the backdrop of a rustic and charming Spanish-inspired enclave in the city. Explore the wonders of the Neighborgoods Christmas Market taking place from December 02 to 03.
Image Courtesy of Neighborgoods.
Take a sit-down portrait session
Indulge in a unique and evocative portrait session captured by Jovel Lorenzo at Box Camera PH. Using a vintage street box camera inspired by Europe’s pioneer photographers, this experience sidesteps traditional film processes, allowing for the manual production of distinctive portraits within minutes—resulting in images that defy replication by commercial studios.
Find the perfect gifts for friends and loved ones
Take home beautifully crafted Christmas ornaments from Cynthia’s Crafts, delightful mistletoe cacti or blue pine trees from Urban Farmer Manila. Explore Peppa’s Plushies for charming stuffed toys and Nubeh Studio for cat-themed stickers, tote bags, and pet accessories for the younger recipients. Add an artistic touch to your home with painted tablecloths and pillows from Handblocked Boutique, or discover Mindanao weaves and textiles in the clothing line at Studio Sug.
Grab a bite at the Secret Supper Club
Indulge in delectable bites at the Secret Supper Club, offering vegan dinners and a banquet-style experience paired with Maison Bukana French wine by Nadine Lustre. Explore plant-based options at Hippie Happy Bowls and satisfy your sweet tooth with treats from Hurno Manila and De Allende Artisan Bakes. Don’t miss the chance to bring home the goodness of Nutty’s all-natural peanut butter and Kukidō’s irresistible palm-sized cookies.
Chill at the Patio
Discover the hidden gem of Patio Pilar, an undiscovered haven in Manila offering a stress-free retreat. Whether you’re enjoying the cozy Casa interior or strolling down the charming cobblestones for a date, Patio Pilar invites you to unwind. Capture Insta-worthy moments, savor wine with a good book, or even bring your furry friends along for a delightful shopping experience.
Join the Neighborgoods Christmas Fair this weekend, from December 02 to 03, 10 AM to 9 PM at Patio Pilar in Ermita. Admission is free, and street parking is available.