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  • Fun Runs, Festivals, Sales Galore! What To Do On November 30 To December 1

    Don’t miss out on the chance to score discounted vacation deals!
    by Kate Borbon .
Fun Runs, Festivals, Sales Galore! What To Do On November 30 To December 1
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  • It’s payday weekend once again! Aside from exciting sales, don’t miss out on unique events and make your time off with your family truly remarkable.

    Events to join

    Smart Parenting Masterclass

    Learn more about why play is so important in every child’s life at the next Smart Parenting Masterclass x Nido 3+ Leg 4 on Saturday, December 7, 2019. With the theme “PLAY: Your Child’s Path to Becoming Brilliant,” the session will touch on three topics to be led by some notable experts:

    • The Power of Play in Your Child’s First Three Years (Speaker: Bloss Villafuerte, LPT)
    • Your Child’s First School: Will It Be Play School, Nursery, or Preschool? (Speaker: Tina Zamora)
    • Set Up the Best Play School at Your Home! (Speaker: Sari Lee)

    Aside from the talks, there will also be a special Q&A session with celebrity mom Say Alonzo.

    The event is open only to parents of children ages three years and above. While bringing of kids ages three years and above is encouraged, it is strictly prohibited to bring younger children. Admission is at Php150, inclusive of a loot bag, access to the play area for the kids, and a chance to win at the raffle draw.

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    PHOTO BY courtesy of Smart Parenting

    Smart Parenting Masterclass x Nido 3+ Leg 4 is happening on December 7, 2019, Saturday, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at Sunny’s Room, Fun Ranch, Frontera Drive, Ortigas Avenue corner C5, Pasig City. Click here to register.

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    BGC Passionfest

    This weekend, catch the yearly event BGC Passionfest, a celebration of Bonifacio Day. The event will feature exciting activities to be enjoyed by kids and grown-ups alike.

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    Bonifacio High Street will be transformed into the Passion Playground, which is divided into four blocks corresponding to each of the four elements—earth, water, wind, and fire. At the Fountain Fields, you’ll catch a water-themed show by The Mind Museum and contemporary dance canvas from the Katipunan Weekend Market. At the Air Avenue, enjoy bazaars, a bubble show, and jazz music by Ian Jacinto.

    At Bright Boulevard, try out foods from the Gourmand Market and watch LED poi dancers. At Nature Lane, join free succulent workshops, visit a fresh ranch by Del Monte Philippines, and watch performances from Banda Kawayan.

    On November 30, there will be a Run BGC event on 5th Avenue and the first-ever Palarong Pinoy, where you can play popular Pinoy games. Finally, on December 1, enjoy a Coke Studio concert featuring St. Wolf, The Juans, and Sarah Geronimo at the Amphitheater.

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    PHOTO BY courtesy of BGC Passionfest

    BGC Passionfest is happening from November 30 to December 1, 2019 at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

    Duyan: Cradling Diversity in the Expressive Arts

    Duyan is the first international expressive arts symposium in the country where you can learn more about the expressive arts and how it can contribute to wellbeing. It is open to teachers, students, medical practitioners, parents, and everyone interested in art and psychology.

    The symposium will open on November 30 with a panel discussion, plenary workshops, and discussions from national and international speakers. On December 1, there will be talks on the practice of the expressive arts and plenary workshops to be led by expressive arts therapy pioneer Dr. Paolo J. Knill and author Dr. Margo Fuchs Knill from Switzerland.

    Admission is at Php8,000 (for two days) or Php5,000 (for one day).

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    Duyan: Cradling Diversity in the Expressive Arts is happening from November 30 to December 1, 2019, at MAGIS Creative Spaces, 111 Cordillera Street, Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City. Click here to register.

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    McDonald’s Stripes Run 2019

    This Sunday, join the McDonald’s Stripes Run 2019! This event supports the McDonald’s Read to Learn program, which aims to eradicate illiteracy among Filipino children and is open to all ages. Choose from different running categories:

    • Kiddie Stripes (1K): Eight years old and below
    • Young Stripes (3K): Eight to 15 years old
    • 3K Stripes: 16 years old and above
    • Family Stripes (3K): Two kids (15 years old and below) and two adults (16 years old and above)
    • 5K Stripes: 16 years old and above
    • Squad Stripes (5K): Four adults (16 years old and above)
    • 10K Stripes: 16 years old and above

    Admission ranges from Php450 per head to Php1,000 per head.

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    PHOTO BY courtesy of McDonalds Stripes Run

    McDonald’s Stripes Run 2019 is happening on December 1, 2019, Sunday, at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. You may register by clicking here and paying online, downloading the form and paying at select McDonald’s stores, or registering and paying at select McDonald’s stores.

    Sales to watch out for

    Klook

    Planning on going overseas for the holidays? Don’t miss out on Klook’s Christmas Sale where you can get up to Php500 off on different tours and activities. Simply log on to the Klook website and use the promo code KLOOKCHRISTMAS to book. Minimum spend is Php5,500 and the code is valid until December 31, 2019.

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    Discovery Resorts and Hotels

    Starting this weekend until December 9, 2019, participating Discovery Resorts and Hotels properties are offering exciting deals for their Black Friday Sale. At Club Paradise Palawan, special rates start at Php11,000, inclusive of an overnight stay, breakfast for two, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and roundtrip airport transfers. This deal is valid for stays until December 23, 2020.

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    At Discovery Country Suites Tagaytay, discounted rates start at Php5,866 per night, inclusive of a suite with a view of the Taal Lake, breakfast for two, wine and cheese at sundown, and milk and cookies in the evening. This deal is valid for stays from December 2, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

    Finally, at Discovery Suites Ortigas, room rates start at Php4,726, inclusive of a buffet breakfast for two and access to the indoor pool and fitness center. This deal is valid for stays from December 8, 2019 to March 31, 2020.

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    Click here to shop for your Discovery promo of choice using the promo code BLACK.

    Urban Athletics

    You still have a few hours to avail of Urban Athletics13th Month Streetwear Sale, where you can get up to 70% off on shoes, bags, accessories, and apparel from brands such as Adidas, Nike, Puma, and New Balance. This sale is available through the Urban Athletics website. You may also get an additional 5% off on new arrival Nike and Adidas products using the promo code EXTRA5.

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    BeautyMNL

    Treat yourself right with some goodies from BeautyMNL's first-ever Pop-Up Store! Shop for makeup and skincare items from brands like Banila Co., Happy Skin, Maybelline, Nature Republic, and Shu Uemura. There will also be lots of discounts and freebies you definitely don't want to miss out on.

    Here is the full schedule of the pop-up store:

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    • November 26 to 29 (Tuesday to Friday): 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
    • November 30 to December 1 (Saturday to Sunday): 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    BeautyMNL's Pop-Up Store is located at 2/F Glorietta 1 (in the hallway between the bridges to Glorietta 2 and Glorietta 4).

    Adarna House

    Give your little bookworm a treat at Adarna House's A Christmas Treat for Readers, where you can get up to 50% off on books and participate in a book signing with more than 30 authors and illustrators. Aside from these, get a chance to buy goodies from book creators and win freebies for every purchase. This event is open to the public. Admission is free.

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    A Christmas Treat for Readers: Year 8 is happening on November 30, 2019, Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Sagul Malingap Foodpark, 43 Malingap Street, Teachers Village, Diliman, Quezon City. Click here for the full price list.

    Disney Fragrances

    If you're still looking for presents for your kids or loved ones who are fans of Disney, Marvel, or Pixar, why not give them Disney Fragrances? This new collection features bath and body products inspired by beloved characters like Cinderella, Queen Elsa, Sofia the First, Lightning McQueen, Spider-Man, and more. Aside from perfumes and shower gels, you can also get items like tin cans to store the products in.

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    Disney Fragrances, which are designed to be chemical-free and safe for kids, are now available at select SM, Robinson's, and Landmark Department Stores and on Zalora.

    Let your child unleash her inner ice queen with this Elsa-inspired fragrance!
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Disney Fragrances
    The Spider-Man fragrance is perfect for any young (and old) fan of the beloved teen superhero!
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Disney Fragrances
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    The Lightning McQueen fragrance comes in a unique 3D container!
    PHOTO BY courtesy of Disney Fragrances

    Make the most of Christmas break with your little ones! Click here for ideas of activities you can do during the vacation.

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