December 1- December 31 | Naga City
Bustling Naga City becomes doubly busy this month as it celebrates Christmas along with its charter anniversary day. Except the residents of this community to play, pray and party with an extended schedule of cultural shows, trade fairs and civic parades. Not to be missed: the “kiri-kiri” and “pastores” performances, both unique showcases of traditional Bicolano culture.
PASKO SA SUGBU
December 1 31 | Cebu
Christmas in Cebu is celebrated with songs, gifts, twinkling lights—and a month-long program of yuletide events. Check out the nightly cultural shows for taste of the season, Cebuano-style. There’s also the various parol, christmas tree and “daygon” competitions, participated in by students from the city’s numerous schools.
CHRISTMAS IN BAGUIO
December 1- December 31 | Baguio City
Mardi Gras, fireworks, lantern and decor contest
LITTLE AND GIANT CHRISTMAS TREES AT THE PLAZA
December 1- December 31 | San Carlos City, Negros Occidental
A display of brightly illuminated Christmas Trees around the public plaza where one can see varied interesting and unique designs and colors depicting the ingenuity of the people.
BELEN MAKING CONTEST
December 1- December 31 | Plaza, Bago City, Negros Occidental
An annual event conducted by the City Government of Bago through the Tourism Affairs Office. This contest aims to develop creativity and ingenuity of Bagonhon artists.
NEGROS ANNUAL CULTURAL TOUR
December 1- December 31 | Silay/Bacolod City
A tour of Bacolod, Silay, Bago & neighboring areas showcasing Negros history & culture, arts and attractions.
December 1- January 31 | Opol, Misamis Oriental
A monthlong festival of lights and chirstmas decors usually made of indigenous materials; participated by local offices, schools, private organizations and religious sector with colorful streetlight decors as one of the major attractions for the season.
December 1- December 31 | Naawan. Misamis Oriental
Giant Christmas Symbol contest participated by NGO’s, academe and private organizations at the main plaza of the Municipality of Naawan
PASIGAHAN SA BALINGASAG
December 1- January 7 | Balingasag, Misamis Oriental
A Chirstmas décor contest usually participated by different barangay and zones, eith fully decorated and lighted streets as its major attractions for the month of December and early part of January.
BELEN IN A TREE
December 1- January 7 | Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City
Barangay Iponan version of celebrating Christmas with street decors and Belen contest in a fully lighted tree as its major attraction.
CAROLING AND BELEN CONTEST
December 1- January 2 | Cagayan de Oro
Cagayan de Oro merriest time when the 80 barangay’s prepare their entries for the biggest and most colorful Christmas Tree & Belen. This event is also complimented with Caroling Contest participated by schools, academe, religious group and NGO’s & supported by private sector.
CHRISTMAS TREE/CHRISTMAS SYMBOL CONTEST
December 1- January 1 | Cagayan de Oro
Provincial Capitol celebrating Christmas with huge Christmas tree Contest participated by various departments Entires are usually indigenous and recycled materials complemented with colorful and stylish Christmas lights.
CHRISTMAS AT GINGOOG CITY
December 1- January 1 | Gingoog City
Gingoog City celebrate Christmas with Belen and most colorful Christmas Arch Competion. The event is usually participated by local barangays, schools and private institutions.
LIGHT UP BUTUAN FOR CHRISTMAS
December 1- December 31 | Butuan City
A festival of lights done during Christmas season among urban and highway barangays of the city including private and government establishments.
KARISYOHAN HAN PASKO HA PALO
December 6- January 6 | Palo, Leyte
A festival to preserve the beautiful old-fashioned Filipino traditions of celebrating Christmas.
December 15- December 31 | Bacolod City
Annual Lantern Festival and participated in by 61 barangays in Bacolod City.
December 16- December 31 | Silay City
16-day celebration filled with thanksgiving and Christmas rituals
IWAG CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FESTIVAL
December 16 31 | Pototan, Iloilo
The municipal plaza of Pototan is transformed into a fairyland of lights to usher in Christmas
PASKUHAN SA DUMAGUETE
December 16 31 | Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental
Dumaguete observes Christmas with that patented flavor of Negros Oriental. Expect the city streets to be lit up with millions of light bulbs, complemented by delicate ornaments made from handwoven sinamay fabric. Still not impressed? Check out the numerous art and craft exhibits and garden shows. There’s also a food festival and a grand choral presentations, held, of course, in the glowing spirit of the season.
PASKO SA DAPITAN
December 16- January 1 | Dapitan City
Exciting celebration of Christmas through spectacular & elaborate sights of Christmas symbols and sounds at the City Proper.
PASKO SA DIPOLOG
December 16- January 1 | Dipolog City
Nightly variety shows and display of Christmas decors and lights at the City Plaza.
December 16- December 31 | Regionwide (all Region 11 provinces)
Christmas presentation/activities such as “Pag-ilaw sa Dabaw”, Lantern Contests, dance and choral competition.
PASCUA NA ZAMBOANGA
December 16- January 1 | Zamboanga City
Lighting of giant Christmas tree. Most lighted barangay, best belen and the best Christmas tree competition are among the different activities.
KANYON-KANYON FESTIVAL (PATUNOG-TUNOG KANYON SA NEW YEAR)
December 25- December 31 | Bgy. Cabugao Norte, Sta. Barbara, Iloilo
A revival of an old tradition. This is the residents’ own way of celebrating the New Year by making loud sounds through bamboo “kanyons”.
December 25 31 | San Miguel, Iloilo
Conceived not only to promote our local culture, history and tourism but also to showcase what San Miguel can offer as an agricultural community through an agricultural fair.
December 28 31 | Dagupan City
Part of City Fiesta celebration honoring Dagupeños living abroad to celebrate Christmas season with their relatives and friens thru colorful parade and dances.
December 28- January 1 | Libacao, Aklan
Kaliugyon means, kali for kalye or streets and ugyon for unity or union in the streets. Libacaonons go out for a wild revelry of merrymaking to celebrate the coming of the New Year.
RIZAL DAY COMMEMORATION
December 30 | Silay City Plaza
The day opens with a solemn holy sacrifice of the mass at San Diego Pro-Cathedral to remember the death of a martyr and hero.
MARIKINA CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL 2008: YEAR END CONCERT WITH FIREWORKS DISPLAY
December 30 | River Bank and Amphitheater, Marikina
One of the major events included in this year”s Marikina Christmas Festival.
PAKALOG SA PASIG
December 31 | Pasig City
People contribute and lay out a feast on the main street of the barangay and everybody partakes of it.