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8 Things To Do In Metro Manila From A Christmas Book Fair To A Tango Festival For November 2023

Things to do in Metro Manila for November 2023

As November unfolds, Metro Manila is set to come alive with a medley of exciting events and happenings that promise to keep you on the edge of your seats.

From electrifying festivals to thrilling sporting showdowns, here are 8 things to do in Metro Manila for November 2023. Start your end of year celebrations with these experiences you won’t want to miss.

1. Lee Junho 1st Fanmeeting Tour in Manila

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If you’ve avidly watched the Netflix K-drama King the Land, then you’ll know Korean artist and actor, Lee Junho. And if you’re a self-declared admirer, then you’ll want to check out his 1st Fanmeeting Tour happening in Pasay.

Besides the popular K-drama, millennial fans may know him from the K-pop boy band, 2PM, known for their songs Again & Again, Hands Up, and Heartbeat.

This is truly an event that you won’t want to miss. Who knows, he might even sing for you, his fans, on D-Day.


  • Everyone will receive a postcard and an official poster to take home.
  • On top of that, VIP ticket holders will receive the following: a photo card, dedicated lane for merchandise booth, laminate & lanyard, a send off session (VIP 2), and a group photo (VIP 1).

Admission fee: P3,250 (~USD57.80) general admission | P4,750 (~USD84.48) Upper Box | P8,750 (~USD155.62) Lower Box B | P9,250 (~USD164.51) Lower Box A | P10,500 (~USD186.75) Floor Seated | P12,500 (~USD222.32) VIP 2 (Send Off) | P13,500 (~USD240.10) (Group Photo)
Date: 11th November 2023
Time: 6pm
Address: SM Mall of Asia Arena, Mall of Asia Complex, J.W. Diokno Blvd, Pasay

Get your tickets online or at any SM Tickets outlets near you.

Note: Ticket prices are inclusive of service charges. 

2. A Taste of Christmas Fair

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Now that Christmas is just a month away from us, it’s only natural for everyone to check out Christmas-themed activities, such as the A Taste of Christmas bazaar happening in Manila.

This is the perfect opportunity to go Christmas shopping from decorations to food to even affordable presents that you can give to friends and family.

Date: 16th November – 15th December 2023
Address: Lucky Chinatown Walk, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Reina Regente St, Binondo, Manila

3. Sulit Reads Christmas Book Fair

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Image credit: National Book Store via Facebook 

For book lovers, the Sulit Reads Christmas Book Fair happening in Quezon City is the perfect event to check out. Being the National Book Store’s biggest book sale, you can shop for books with great deals up to 80% off and flash sales on their best sellers.

And if you’re lucky, you can get a chance to win a one-minute book haul on all the books you can get your hands on. Not only will you be able to get highly affordable books for yourself, but also for your fellow book lovers – definitely a win-win situation for all.

Date: 17th-19th November 2023
Time: 10am-9pm
Address: Quantum Skyview, Gateway Mall 2, 135 General Araneta, Cubao, Quezon City

4. GMMTV Fan Day 8 in Manila

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Calling all fans of BL love teams JimmySea and JoongDunk, GMMTV Fan Day 8 happening in Mandaluyong is almost upon us. This is your chance to see a glimpse of the Thai artists in person and be able to interact with them up close.

So if you’re a self-declared fan of Thai BL, then this is your chance to hop on the bandwagon.


  • Everyone will receive an official poster and a Hi-Touch session with JoongDunk and JimmySea.
  • VIP and MVP ticket holders will also get a pre-signed official poster.
  • Patron and VIP ticket holders get a group photo op with each pair.
  • MVP ticket holders get a private photo op with each pair.

Admission fee: P4,260 (~USD75.77) Patron – JimmySea & Patron – JoongDunk | P9,050 (~USD160.96) VIP – JimmySea & VIP – JoongDunk | P15,430 (~USD274.44) MVP – JimmySea & MVP – JoongDunk | P30,860 (~USD548.87) Gold Pass
Date: 18th November 2023
Time: 2pm
Address: The Podium Hall, 12 ADB Ave, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong

Get your tickets online or at any SM Tickets outlets near you.

Note: Ticket prices are inclusive of service charges. 

5. TNT Kickboxing 2: Delos Reyes vs Alintozon

If you’re a fan of invigorating martial arts competitions, then you might want to see the TNT Kickboxing match between Manuel Delos Reyes and Kimbert Alintozon happening in Pasay.

What’s more, LA Lauron and Richard Lachica are joining in on the thrill to make one heck of a night. All known for their prowess in fighting and determination, this match is bound to be a memorable one.

Admission fee: P625 (~USD11.12) general admission | P1,250 (~USD22.23) Patron | P2,250 (~USD40.02) Ringside
Date: 25th November 2023
Time: 5pm
Address: SMX Convention Center Manila, Mall of Asia Complex, Seashell Ln, Pasay

Get your tickets online or at any SM Tickets outlets near you.

Note: Ticket prices are inclusive of service charges. 

6. Tango Festival Tradeshow

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Image credit: TangoFest via Facebook

The Tango Festival Tradeshow happening in Manila is worth checking out if you enjoy watching dance shows or consider yourself to be a dance enthusiast, especially when it comes to Tango.

From Milonga nights to Tango workshops, you’ll be able to learn how to dance like a pro and even join varying dance competitions to win prizes and more.

This is the perfect way to let loose and just let the music flow through your body.

Admission fee: P3,000 (~USD53.36) Welcome Milonga | P3,500 (~USD62.25) Farewell Milonga | P4,000 (~USD71.15) Gala Night
Date: 27th-29th November 2023
Address: Ballroom A, B, & C, Winford Resort and Casino Manila, 1800 Consuelo Street, Santa Cruz, Manila

Reserve your tickets here. For those who want to join their Argentine Tango Competition, click here.

For more information, contact 0995 907 2760, 0927 012 8455, or 0945 531 9499. Also, you can send an email to [email protected].

7. The Plant Camp

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The Plant Camp happening in Quezon City is the ultimate event to check out if you’re a plantito or plantita. Not only will you be able to meet fellow plantitos and plantitas, but you’ll also be able to discuss among peers about local horticulture.

What’s more, you get to browse through tons of different plant species, the perfect activity for plant lovers. So if you have nothing planned yet, there’s no better way to spend your day than supporting local ornamental plant producers in this big event.

Date: 24th-26th November 2023
Time: 10am
Address: People’s Hall, Quezon Memorial Circle, Elliptical Rd Underpass, Diliman, Quezon City

8. Seven Phases Exhibition in Manila

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BTS fans will be excited to hear that the Seven Phases Exhibition, by James Jean, is currently being showcased in the country, specifically in Mandaluyong.

From their iconic items, such as albums and trophies, to exclusive postcards, ARMY and other K-pop enthusiasts free to visit the exhibition till early December. So if you’re an art lover as well as a BTS fan, then this is an exhibit that you won’t want to miss.

Admission fee: P800 (~USD14.23)
Date: Till 3rd December 2023
Time: 11am
Address: SM Megamall, EDSA corner Doña Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Wack-Wack Greenhills, Mandaluyong

Get your tickets online or at any SM Tickets outlets near you.

Note: Ticket prices are inclusive of service charges. 

Things to do in November 2023 for your pre-Christmas celebration

So whether you’re feeling festive, a sports fanatic, or simply looking for a good time, these things to do in November has you covered with its diverse array of events.

Mark your calendars, secure your tickets, and get ready to make lasting memories during this action-packed month.

For more things to do in the country, check out The Smart Local Philippines.

Cover image adapted from: SM Tickets, SM Tickets, National Book Store via Facebook