October 4, 2016

Spending Christmas in Baguio

September is about to end and did you know that it’s only 86 days to go before Christmas. Which means long vacation is here. Speaking of Christmas vacation, Baguio is one of the places most family choose to spend the holidays.

Baguio, also called as the "City of Pines", is the summer capital of the Philippines. Baguio is very popular especially in summer due its unusually cooler weather. But like what I have said, most people also choose Baguio to spend their Christmas vacation.

Going to Baguio is easy either by land or air. If you are from Luzon, you can reach the city via bus. If you are from Visayas and Mindanao regions, search for cheap flights to Manila at Traveloka, then ride a bus to Baguio.

Aside from its really cooler weather, and strawberry picking of course, there are other happenings and places in Baguio that you can visit this Christmas Season.

The Christmas Village

Experience white Christmas at Baguio's Christmas villages.

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Take photos, have fun and experience white Christmas with their artificial snow. There are programs every weekend to make your visit very memorable. Truly one of the most raved events of the season.

The Lantern Parade

Aside from Panagbenga festival, Baguio City is also known for the annual Lantern Parade that happens every first day of December. 

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This parade has became a crowd-drawing event when locals and tourists gather for the ceremonial lighting of city's giant Christmas tree. In this event also, the city launches its calendar of events for the whole festive month.

The Dinosaurs Island Baguio

Dinosaurs Island Baguio is the latest tourist spot in the summer capital. It's main attraction is the moving dinosaurs that's brought back to life using animatronics technology from Italy. 

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Dinosaurs Island is located inside the Baguio Ecopark along Marcos Highway near the viaduct and after the tunnel.

Christmas-themed Hotels

In Baguio, Hotels are decorated each year to attract visitors and guests. 

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Aside from the yearly theme, there are lots of activities too like game booths and live entertainments.

Night Market

Experience night life in Baguio with well lighted parks and the night market. 

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Baguio City is also said to be the Ukay-ukay capital of the Philippines. At the night market, you can buy different products from pre-loved or pre-owned items (ukay), souvenirs and food.

I can't wait to spend my first Christmas in Baguio and experience the festive of the season.

Have you already planned your vacation this holiday season?