December 17, 2016
December 11, 2016


Rizal Park will officially start the Christmas season through its annual project Merry Treats: Mascots and Costume Players on Parade in partnership with the Philippine National Police, this Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the Central Section Rizal Park, Manila.

This year’s grand parade highlights the 2016 Pinoy Mania featuring the latest and hottest craze, starring anime, manga, Pokemon, Pinoy characters and organizations represented by their amusing mascots. Catch Santa Claus, Tsip Bato, Gespie, Chef Lots’a, Duty Free Philippines‘ Mommy and Brother Shopping bag mascots, Nayong Pilipino‘s Haw Haw and Twit Twit, and many more. The parade will also joined by the Bandazamora Pandacanmanila, More Than Dance School of Ballet under the tutelage of Ms. Abigail Alvia, GIRL SCOUTS OF THE PHILIPPINES and NPDC employees. After the parade, park goers are also encouraged to watch the CONCERT AT THE PARK featuring the More Dance School of Ballet, Andres Bonifacio Elementary School, Tatay Digong and the Adiks Puppet Show and the Philippine National Police Combo.

People can enjoy a day of fun and free entertainment starting at 2:00 p.m., with a variety of pocket activities such as face painting, bubble show, balloon twisting and more.

Merry Treats is an annual event organized by the National Parks Development Committee. It started in 2011 as Mascorade: Mascots on Parade. Merry Treats is now on its 6th year!

Central Section Rizal Park, Manila
2:00 PM
December 10, 2016
December 15-18, 2016


NORDLYS/P-NOiSE Contemporary Dance edition brings together Nordic and Filipino artists in a showcase of contemporary dance and performance art in the urban landscape of Manila.

This year’s festival stretches the festival concept through an interaction of space, performance and audience in a unique cultural experience.

NORDLYS (Northern Light) is a collective of artists from Denmark, Sweden Norway, and Finland. They will stage their successful walking performances where the audience moves with them and within the venue in an exploration of bodily, emotional and spatial relationships.

Art performances and a debate by artists Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen and Tanelli Törmä will also be held.

NORDLYS is performing at the magnificent Metropolitan Theatre and Pineapple Lab’s creative space will be hosting Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen and Tanelli Törmä’s performances.

This event is made possible through the support of Statens Kunstfond, Kulturkontakt Nord and Nordiska kulturfonden.

Metropolitan Theatre (Antonio Villegas Street, Ermita, Manila) and Pineapple Lab (6071 Palma Street, Makati)
December 18, 2016


The Bayanihan Philippine National Folk Dance Company’s Fiest Folkloriada 2016, is an international folk dance festival that aims to promote solidarity and goodwill among participating countries. In this grand event, performing ensembles from all over the world showcase their unique cultural heritage through folk dance and music.

Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, CCP Main Theater, Roxas Blvd.
8:00 PM
December 2-18, 2016


The Cultural Center of the Philippines
and Tanghalang Pilipino


Nicanor Tiongson’s
a steampunk musical

A contemporary musical foregrounding the intellectual heroism of Apolinario Mabini, who in the second phase of Philippine revolution, displayed an uncommon vision, a warrior’s spirit, and a principled character, as he struggled against all odds to enjoin his countrymen to go beyond considerations of class, clan, economic gain, and personal ambition, so they could think and act as citizens of one nation.

Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino, CCP Little Theater, Roxas Blvd.,
December 2-11, 2016


This December, celebrate the holidays with “Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko”, Ballet Philippines’ new dance musical featuring the songs of popular Filipino disco group, VST & Co. The show is an exciting collaboration with the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Gerard Salonga, and features Filipino disco favorites such as “Rock Baby Rock”, “Magsayawan”, and “Ipagpatawad Mo”, woven together by a libretto by Bibeth Orteza and transformed into dance by choreographers Carissa Adea, James Laforteza, and PJ Rebullida. It will be directed by BP artistic director Paul Alexander Morales.

Catch “Awitin Mo At Isasayaw Ko” at the CCP Main Theater (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo) from December 2 to 11, 2016!

CCP Main Theater (Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo)
December 16 - Decmber 24

The Grand Dame invites you this Christmas! Various chorale groups have come to the storied halls of The Manila Hotel to serenade us with their holiday tunes.


Grand Lobby, Manila Hotel, Manila
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
December 3, 2016


You are all invited to UAP CBD’s celebration for the upcoming National Architecture Week on December 3, 2016 (Saturday) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

It will be a one-day immersion on our built (structures) and intangible (baybayin) cultures within one of the oldest streets in Manila. Lectures will be held in Cool-In Coffeeshop, a post war establishment adjacent to Calle Escolta. Afternoon activities will include a visit to a community museum and the actual condition mapping of historical buildings within the area.


Learn one of the basic steps prior to restoration and see for yourselves how economics and community efforts can do a lot of great things in preserving our country’s heritage.

Registration Fee: Include Morning Snacks, Lunch & Museum Entrance Fee.

Kindly confirm on or before December 1, 2016, Thursday, so we can inform the venue of the number of people attending. This is VERY IMPORTANT so we don’t run out of food and drinks.


Escolta Street and Cool-In Coffeeshop, Manila City
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Architects/Non-Architects: P 300 || Students : P 200
December 3-4, 2016


Bibidi Babidi Boo!

The world’s favorite princess gets a decidedly Ballet Manila twist with Lisa Macuja and Osias Barroso’s “Cinderella”. Think magical and absolutely beguiling!

Cinderella goes onstage on November 25, 26, and December 3 at 8:00 p.m. and November 27 and December 4 at 3:00 p.m. in Aliw Theater.

Aliw Theater, CCP Complex
3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
Various ticket prices