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Weekend hangs: Bazaars, stargazing sessions, and more this long weekend

By Camille Santiago Published Nov 24, 2023 5:01 pm

It's another long weekend!

You don't have to go out of town to enjoy the long break, there are lots of other things to do in Metro Manila that might interest you, too!

Whether you’re looking for a present or just want to browse around until you see something special, you're sure to find something at Soirêe by Retail Lab or Passionfest 2023. Or if you're thinking of surprising your partner on a date, take them to Tagaytay and join a free stargazing session!

Soirêe by Retail Lab

This is your chance to truly begin your holiday shopping. This weekend, head to Soirée by Retail Lab and find the perfect presents from more than 170 merchants across all lifestyle categories. There's Dreambee Books for the kids, Paint Polish for the vegan-conscious beauty junkie, Casa Juan for the prettiest tableware, and even secondhand clothing from Nirvana Collective.

Soirée is happening on Nov. 24-26 and Dec. 8-10, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Fifth at Rockwell. Access to the venue is through the elevator in front of Starbucks Reserve of Powerplant Mall.

Passionfest 2023

Passionfest is making a comeback with an event that aims to "celebrate the rich glocal culture of BGC and cater to the unique interests of its various communities."

This Nov. 25 and 26, gather your friends and loved ones for a celebration of all things Filipino with booths, music, and activations at the heart of BGC.

The event, with the theme ‘Colour and Culture Festival,’ kicks off this Saturday with a Passion Parade, followed by the Passion Music Fest, featuring the likes of The Diegos and DJ Honey, and a performance by percussion performance group TAGO.

Reignite your passion by discovering the different booths available including 60 stalls of food concessionaires (Global Fusion Block), outdoor activities care of R.O.X. (R.O.X. Red Rush District), workshops on sustainability by Urban Farmers, Moovr booth (Neutral Zone), a Coke Music Lounge (Cherry Avenue), interactive activity booths (Neutral Zone), and more merchants at Main Festival Stage.

You may also challenge yourself and join a Pickleball Open Play hosted by Toby's at the 31st Street or BGC Hoops Finals at the Nike Courtyard.

For those who want to shop for presents, there's the Year-End Yard Sale at the De Jesus Oval and HARK! A Holiday Art Bazaar at the BGC Arts Center and Alveo Central.

There are so many more so be sure to check out Bonifacio Global City's social media pages!

Stargazing Night at Skyranch

Those who are headed to Tagaytay this long weekend might also want to attend a free stargazing session this Saturday, Nov. 25 at Skyranch Tagaytay.

Stargazing Night at Skyranch will be available from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. and is free for everyone who has an admission ticket at the park on the said date.