Put down the mobile phone and tablets for an afternoon and enjoy some quality family-time at Boredom Busters: Unplugged Family Fun. Team RollTwo and The Parenting Emporium will be hosting a day of family fun with board games this Saturday, Dec. 19, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m. at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Don't miss out! Participation fee for one is at P300, P500 for two and P1,000 for five. To register, visit ManilaWorkshops.com. For more info, visit The Parenting Emporium Facebook page.
Christmas is the time of giving. What better way to share the love but by giving to charity. From now until Jan. 15 you can purchase a pre-selected children’s book and give it to a child in need at all National Book Store and Powerbooks branches through the National Book Store’s Project Aklat 2015: A Christmas Book Drive.
Reflect at a recollection for moms
Take the time to reflect and pause at the Prepare the Way: An Advent Recollection for Moms with Truly Rich & Blessed mom Tina Santiago-Rodriguez as recollection facilitator. Holiday preparations are important but so is spiritual health, especially during this time of year. Spend some quality time with the Lord this Saturday, Dec. 19, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at The Parenting Emporium, Quezon City. Participation is free. Register via 0917-811-0821 to reserve a seat. For more info, visit The Parenting Emporium Facebook page.
Go to the cinemas
There’s loads to see this weekend! There’s the much-anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Good Dinosaur, The Little Prince and Pettson and Findus. You can find a list of showtime schedules at Clickthecity.com.
Catch Hi-5 live
Have a sleepover party with Hi-5 at the Hi-5 House of Dreams. Join Ainsley, Dayen, Mary, Stevie and Tanika in the land of dreams where you find yourselves in the jungle, fairy gardens, outer space, underwater and even in the super cool world of superheroes.
Shows run this from Dec. 18 to 22 at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City. Ticket prices start at P2,400. For tickets, visit Ticketworld.com.ph or by calling Ticketworld at 891-9999.
Shop and help out
What's better than shopping? Shopping for a good cause! Santa's Crafts: Good Karma Bazaar aims to raise funds for Tahan-tahanan, Tulong sa Kapwa Kapatid (2KK) and Coalition Against Trafficking Women-Asia Pacific (CATW-AP). There will be loads of unique products on sale that you can definitely give away for loved ones this Christmas. The bazaar runs from Dec. 18 to 20 at the UP Town Center Amphitheatre, Quezon City. For more info, visit the Good Karma Shirts Facebook page.
Go to a Simbang Gabi bazaar
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With Christmas comes Simbang Gabi. Spend time with family and loved ones before mass starts at the Simbang Gabi Bazaar. There will be stalls and concessionaires to serve and delight you and your family as you wait for the church bells signaling Simbang Gabi. The bazaar runs from Dec. 15 to Dec. 24 at the Bellarmine field, in front of the Church of the Gesu at Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City.
Shop for your kids
Enjoy up to 50% off on baby and children’s apparel at the Babies' and Kids' Fashion Warehouse Sale happening at the Megatrade Hall, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City from Dec. 18 to 20, Friday to Sunday.
Shop for toys
Still haven't bought you kid a present? You can get toys for up to 50% off at the Metro Department Store Christmas Toy Sale happening now until Dec. 23 at the Central Plaza at Market! Market!, Taguig.
Shop at a Christmas bazaar
Enjoy up to 80% off on a great selection of brands at the Great Christmas Sale brought to you by Metroband Card Corporation and Malibu Enterprise Events Organizer. The sale is happening from Dec. 18 to 20 at the SMX Convention Center, MOA Complex, Pasay City.