• May 18, 2024

Christmas is definitely in the air, and if you’re looking for stuff for the ultimate Filipino holiday celebration—from eco-friendly decor to sustainable gifts—make sure to drop by the Kultura Christmas Market.

The Christmas Market—a showcase of Kultura‘s uniquely Filipino décor, gifts, and more—is happening from October 6 to 19 at the Atrium East, Level 2 of the Podium. It is also an exciting preview of what’s in- store for shoppers in all Kultura outlets nationwide.

A take-off from the Christmas Markets or Christkindlmarkts that originated in Germany, and have since become holiday traditions and tourist attractions in Europe, this brings the magic, joys, and spirit of Christmas, Filipino style.

Make your home fun and festive with parols in natural materials such as raffia, abaca, and burlap, all crafted by local artisans. There are also foldable lanterns perfect for gifts overseas, and tabletop abaca cone trees and topiaries for smaller spaces.  

Colorful capiz star ornaments from local artisans in Pampanga
These tabletop abaca cone trees and topiaries are perfect for small spaces.
Pinoy Santa is coming to town

Other ways to bring a homespun Christmas to your home: Santas wearing traditional Filipino attire with local icons like lechon, sorbetes, bahay kubo, and jeepneys; as well as handmade capiz ornaments in angel, star, and tree shapes.

Kultura’s Christmas Market is also a treasure trove of gift ideas: inabel bed runners, blankets, and throws from Ilocos; table napkins handpainted by local artisans; and handwoven blankets and bath towels from Bicol. 

Left: Woven wonders from Ilocos | Right: OLI handwoven blanket and bath towel from Bicol

Foodies will love the local liquor; teas in pandan, lemon ginger, and tanglad flavors; and gourmet coffee and chocolate.

Enjoy afternoon tea—Pinoy style—with Tsaa Laya’s Lemon Ginger, Tanglad, and
Pandan blends

Shoppers can also enjoy services like embroidered monograms to customize gifts and special gift-wrapping with sustainable sinamay bags and pandan gift boxes. 

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