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10 December 2022 Events In Metro Manila From Craft Expos To Music Festivals For A Month Of Festivities

December 2022 events in Metro Manila


It’s that time of the year once again when you plan how you’ll spend your end-of-year break with friends and family. And with the holidays upon us, there’s nothing better than gift shopping at art expos, going to music festivals, and even road tripping to places outside the metro such as Laguna and Pampanga in the spirit of Christmas.

From a fan meet with ENHYPEN in Manila to a giant lantern festival in Pampanga, here are 10 December 2022 events in Metro Manila you can go to for a festive month before facing the new year.


– December 2022 events in Metro Manila –


Make the most of the month by starting off with some events around the metro, from meeting BYS Cosmetics PH’s newest ambassador ENHYPEN to listening to the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.


1. ENHYPEN Fun Meet in Manila – BYS Cosmetics PH 10th anniversary celebration


December 2022 Events - BYS with ENHYPEN Fun Meet in Manila
Image credit: Wilbros Live

If you love makeup and are a fan of the Korean boy band ENHYPEN, then going to BYS Cosmetics PH’s fan meeting with ENHYPEN happening at Araneta Coliseum will be a dream come true.

Highlights:

  • Opening acts include performances by local artists DARREN, VXON, and G22
  • 10 lucky golden ticket holders will be given front row seats and a poster signed by ENHYPEN.
  • BYS Kits on sale at the event and online include various makeup products from lipsticks to the group’s 10th year anniversary palette.

Admission fee: P2,999 (~USD53.02) BYS general admission kit | P4,999 (~USD88.38) BYS Upper Box Kit | P6,999 (~USD123.75) BYS Lower Box Kit A & B | P8,999 (~USD159.11) BYS Patron Kit | P10,999 (~USD194.47) BYS VIP Kit A & B
Date: 3rd December 2022
Time: 6pm
Address: Araneta Coliseum, General Roxas Ave, Cubao, Quezon City

Get your BYS Kits online at Lazada and Watsons Philippines or at SM stores nationwide.

Note: BYS Kits will be available on a first come, first serve basis. SM stores with kits outside the metro are for reservation only. More details here


2. WE ART LUNETA: Christmas Rush! – art and crafts expo for gift shopping


December 2022 Events - WE ART LunetaImage credit: Puesto Manila

Last month, WE ART held their monthly arts and crafts market at Market Market! in Taguig and Centris in Quezon City. Now, from November to December, the event called WE ART LUNETA: Christmas Rush! is taking place at Rizal Park, Luneta.

Check it out if you need to gift shop for that friend who loves arts and crafts – you’ll find waterproof stickers, canvas bags, and miniature paintings here.

Terraforma tarot deck and Serene Dolls Ph
Tarot art Terraforma deck by @convearth (left) and custom protective “Watch” dolls called Serene Dolls Ph by @anj.awakened
Image adapted from: @convearth and @serenedolls.ph

You can even find unique and creative works such as artistic tarot decks and protective “watch” dolls that you can customize however you like from the skin tone to hair color. These would be great gifts for astrology fans, tarot deck readers, or doll collectors.

Admission fee: Free
Date: 3rd-4th, 10th-11th December 2022
Time: 9am-6pm
Address: Noli Mi Tangere Garden, Rizal Park, Luneta, Manila


3. PASKOMIKET 2022 – komiks art market event for comic art lovers


December 2022 Events - PASKOMIKET 2022
Image credit: Komiket

PASKOMIKET 2022 happening at SM Megamall’s Megatrade Hall is another event you can visit if you love comic art by local artists such as PaolaDoodles, Beriberu, and Journalserye.

works by local creators
Local creators SketchyGerry (left) and Straecy Li (right).
Image adapted from: Komiket and Komiket

With over 540 local artists at the event, you’ll be able to find themed stationery, pins, posters, and stickers that you can choose from for journaling, decorating, or accessorizing your belongings.

Admission fee: P100 (~USD1.77)
Date: 3rd-4th December 2022
Time: 11am-8pm
Address: 5th Level, Mega B, SM Megamall EDSA Corner, Doña Julia Vargas Ave, Mandaluyong

Get your tickets upon arrival at the event.


 4. BE YOU 2: THE WORLD WILL CARE – K-Pop legends unite on stage


December 2022 Events - BE YOU 2 THE WORLD WILL CARE
Image credit: Neuwave Events & Productions

Millennials will surely be stoked to hear that K-Pop legends TVXQ!, BoA, and EXO’s Chen and Xiumin will be performing on stage at Araneta Coliseum in BE YOU 2: The World Will Care, a tribute concert to all talented elders in the country.

What’s more, you’ll also see local legends Pilita Corrales and Ian Veneracion along with popular artists Lady Pipay and G22 at the tribute concert.

Admission fee: P2,000 (~USD35.36) general admission | P5,000 (~USD88.40) Upper Box | P7,500 (~USD132.60) | P8,500 (~USD150.28) Lower Box | P9,500 (~USD167.96) Patron | P10,500 (~USD185.65) VIP
Date: 9th December 2022
Time: 7pm
Address: General Roxas Ave, Cubao, Quezon City

Book your tickets online or at any TicketNet outlet near you.

Note: Ticket prices exclude ticketing charges. Outside food is not allowed in the venue. More details here


 5. K-POP Coalesce 2022 – K-Pop cover group concert


December 2022 Events - K-Pop Coalesce
Image credit: Link-Up Productions

For K-Pop cover groups and cosplayers, it’s time to show your talent once more at K-POP Coalesce 2022 that’ll be set at TIU Theater in Makati for a chance to win gifts and prizes.

Cosplay and Dance contest
Image credit: Link-Up Productions

Since it’s also a concert, feel free to bring your K-Pop fan friends with you to enjoy a day of watching K-Pop cover performances. You’ll even get to meet mystery special guests who’ll be revealed at the event.

Admission fee: Free
Date: 11th December 2022
Time: 1pm-8pm
Address: 2nd Floor, Makati Square, Chino Roces Ave, Legazpi Village, Makati

To join the contest, here are the sign up details.


 6. JBL Sound Fest 2022 – jamming session with local artists from Parokya Ni Edgar to DJ Hannah Ichiko


December 2022 Events - JBL Sound Fest 2022
Image credit: JBL Philippines

For fans of JBL products and OPM artists such as Parokya Ni Edgar, Arthur Nery, and DJ Hannah Ichiko, the JBL Sound Fest 2022 at the Concert Grounds of SM Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay would be just the event for you.

Not only will you get to listen to these local artists’ live performances, but you’ll also get to take home your favorite JBL products, from quality speakers to microphones.

Admission fee: JBL products worth P2,000 (~USD35.36) and above
Date: 16th December 2022
Time: 7.30pm
Address: Concert Grounds, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City

Grab JBL products and slot at the list of participating stores here.

Note: Make sure to register on JBL’s Sound Fest website in advance to gain admission to the event. More details here.


7. Handel’s “Messiah” – listen to classical symphonic music by the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra


December 2022 Events - Handel's MessiahImage credit: Cultural Center of the Philippines

While most of us like listening to popular music nowadays, there are some of us who still like listening to classical, symphonic music that help with focus and relaxation. For such fans, a live performance by an orchestra beats an mp3.

If live orchestra music interests you, then you’d enjoy going to the Philippine Philharmonics Orchestra concert – Handel’s “Messiah” – at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Complex.

The orchestra will be performing alongside the Philippine Madrigal Singers – that consist of 200 members – for a full-on experience of pure classical music being performed live to ring in the Christmas season.

Admission fee: P515-P1,545 (~USD9.11-USD27.32)
Date: 16th December 2022
Time: 8pm
Address: Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater), CCP Complex, Roxas Blvd, Malate, Pasay City

Get your tickets online at premiere.ticketworld.com.ph or contact CCP Box Office at (02) 8832 3704.

Note: Ticket prices are inclusive of additional charges. While seat slots remain open, your seat will be automatically picked for you upon booking a ticket. More details here


8. Bluebay Walk Music Fest: Countdown to 2023 – year-end celebration with various OPM artists


December 2022 Events - Bluebay Walk Music Fest
Image credit: Bluebay Walk Music Fest

The Bluebay Walk Music Fest at Bluebay Walk Garden in Pasay is a great year-end event for everyone to go to. Aside from jamming with numerous artists from Silent Sanctuary to ULTRAVIOLET, you can stroll around the venue and enjoy the city view and open air.

What’s more, there are also things you can do nearby from going on a night food trip or last minute gift shopping at the mall.

Admission fee: P550 (~USD9.73) Bronze | P1,100 (~USD19.45) Silver | P2,200 (~USD38.90) Gold | P3,300 (~USD58.36) VIP
Date: 30th December 2022
Time: 6pm
Address: Bluebay Walk Garden, Metro Park Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City

Book your tickets online at Ticketnation.ph. To win a free Silver ticket, go to Bluebay Walk Music Fest’s Facebook page.


– Events outside Metro Manila –


Take it up a notch and make a short trip to Laguna and Pampanga. There, you can be part of the country’s first music festival set at a theme park in Laguna or see the many giant lanterns from the participating barangays of Pampanga in person.


9. Salo Salo Fest – the first theme park music festival in Laguna


Salo-Salo Fest
Image credit: Salo-Salo Fest

The Salo Salo Fest happening at Enchanted Kingdom in Laguna is its first theme park music festival, the perfect combination for that friend or family member who’s a kid at heart and an OPM fan.

Highlights: 

  • The theme park’s three gated stages are reserved for Salo Salo Fest ticket holders only.
  • For three days, ticket holders can enjoy unlimited rides and live music from various artists.
  • Ticket holders will be given exclusive lanes at the theme park as it will still be open to the public.

Admission fee: P2,250 (~USD39.79) regular day pass | P5,000 (~USD88.40) regular 3-day pass | P4,000 (~USD70.73) VIP day pass | P9,500 (~USD167.99) VIP 3-day pass
Date: 2nd-4th December 2022
Time: 11am-11pm
Address: Enchanted Kingdom, RSBS Blvd., San Lorenzo, South Sta. Rosa, 4026 Laguna

Get your passes online at Tickelo.com.

Note: Ticket prices exclude service charges. More details here


10. Giant Lantern Festival 2022 – festive lantern exhibit in Pampanga


Giant Lantern Festival 2022
Image credit: Giant Lantern Festivals

Last on the list, is the Giant Lantern Festival 2022, to be held at Robinsons Starmills in Pampanga, that you can check out to see the different unique and creative lanterns designed by the participating barangays of Pampanga.

The festival is worth the visit to be in the moment of the Christmas season and watch the lanterns as they get lit up at night.

Admission fee: Free
Date: 18th December 2022 – 1st January 2023
Address: Robinsons Starmills Pampanga, San Fernando, Pampanga


December 2022 happenings in Metro Manila


Check out these 10 December 2022 events in Metro Manila to make as much memories as you can  before the year ends.

Spend the last month of the year jamming with artists, going to art expos with friends, or taking fun rides at a theme park with family as you count down to 2023.

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Cover image adapted from: Bluebay Walk Music Fest, Link-Up Productions, Neuwave Events & Productions, and Cultural Center of the Philippines