5 Things To Do In Bulacan During Christmas

October 27, 2020

Experience a Filipino Christmas by visiting popular destinations in Bulacan and doing these five things.

When it comes to celebrating Christmas, the Philippines never comes short with its holiday decor, food, and pre-holiday traditions and celebrations. With the holiday season starting on September 1, various destinations in the Philippines offer all sorts of ways to celebrate Christmas.

Things to do in Bulacan during Christmas
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5 Things To Do In Bulacan During Christmas

    Located in the north of Metro Manila, Bulacan has its unique ways to celebrate the holiday season. If you are thinking of visiting Bulacan, take note of these five things you can do at Christmas.

    1. Visit the Christmas Villages

    Various towns in Bulacan have earned a reputation for their bright and colorful lights adorning houses and streets every Christmas. Santa Maria and Bocaue are two municipalities known for being Christmas Villages that many tourists love to visit every year. 

    Witness the Cotaco Residence in Bocaue light up their home with all sorts of lights, lanterns, and Santa Claus displays that families always add into their itinerary whenever they visit the fireworks capital. The house also has a carousel that children will surely love.

    If you want a bigger Christmas town, go to Santa Maria and adore the illuminated houses, chicharon factory, and chapel. You’ll have a magical time here as the lighted structures’ theme is inspired by Disneyland’s castle and Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

    2. Take a look at the Royal Christmas Tree at Marilao

    Since Christmas trees are an integral part of the holiday season across many cultures, feast your eyes on the gigantic Christmas tree displayed at SM City Marilao. This massive tree is perfect for picture taking as it is a symbol of hope for all during the holiday season.

    This Christmas tree is so enormous the bright flickering lights can be faintly seen by the residents of Urban Deca Homes Marilao in Barangay Abangan Sur

    3. Hear Mass at the National Shrine and Parish of The Divine Mercy

    A traditional Filipino Christmas won’t be complete without Simbang Gabi or the nightly attendance of mass starting December 16 up to December 24, Christmas Eve. After visiting the Christmas tree, experience Simbang Gabi at the National Shrine and Parish of The Divine Mercy at Marilao. 

    Merry Christmas sign
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    This modern church is notable for its life-sized Stations of the Cross and its Shrine that holds the Little Poland Museum--a replica of the house and the basement where Saint John Paul II stayed--the Chapel where Faustina Kowalska saw an apparition of the Divine Mercy, and the prison cell where Saint Maximillian Kolbe was martyred.

    4. Attend the Malolos Christmas Bazaar

    Shop for local trinkets, delicacies, and souvenirs at the annual Malolos Christmas Bazaar. The expansive shopping hub offers at least 50 stalls where you can buy until you drop. You’ll also get to watch live performances of bands and musicians at the convention center after purchasing various items at the shops. 

    5. Dine at iconic Bulacan eateries

    What is Christmas without food? Bulacan has many iconic eateries that offer local delicacies and fusion dishes. Some notable restaurants you should try are Nina’s Fried Itik, Hapag Restaurant, and Events Place, Bistro Maloleño, and Lee Foo Panciteria. While these may not be the usual Christmas food, these restaurants will surely give you unique flavors that will have you coming back to Bulacan.

    Various Christmas gifts
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    Bulacan is just one of the provinces that offer a unique Filipino Christmas experience. The next time you visit the Philippines for the holidays, consider Bulacan as one of your destinations and experience a Filipino Christmas with these five activities.

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    1. I actually experience it ,when I'm in Bulacan ,it was really beautiful and,I can say wonderful to see the beauty of the Province , the whole family can enjoy it

    2. Sayang lang talaga. Ang dami sanang pwedeng mapuntahan sa darating na Christmas Dahil sa covid sa isang iglap lang nawala lahat . Ang dami nating Mga bagay na hndi natin pwedeng gawin at hndi natin pwedeng puntahan. Ang ganda pa naman po mamasyal at makaexperience na makapag visit dito. Sana lang talaga maging normal na at matapos na ang Lahat. Sana talaga bumalik na isa dati 🙏🙏

    3. Ang Dami po talagang pwedeng puntahan dito sa bulacan kapag mag papasko na halos lahat po yan ay napasyalan na namin super mag eenjoy ka talaga sa mga palamuti at ilaw na makikita mo at mag eenjoy sa Christmas bazzar sa malolos🥰 at ang pinaka the best Ang ay makapunta sa devine mercy sa marilao Bulacan😊🥰🤗 must visit talaga Ang province Ng bulacan kapag nalalapit na Ang araw Ng pasko 🤗👍

    4. Totoo po malapit na naman ang Christmas season. Ganda naman po ng recommendations niyo jan sa bulacan. Masaya po yan at panigurdaong mag eenjoy ang mga bata. Ngunit dahil sa pandemic kailangn pong sumunod sa mga safety protocols. Lets pray maging maayos na ang lahat dahil malapit na naman ang Christmas.

    5. Defenitly Agree to This Dad, Bulacan Is One of the Best And Beautiful Place in the Philippines, easy to Arrive there indeed, at sulit na sulit po talaga to visit Here sobrang magEenjoy ka With your Family dahil sa mrami ka nang makikitang magagandang pasyalan at msasarap na kainan...

    6. ROXAS EDGARDO8 May 2022 at 03:14

      This is so really cute 💕💕💕 sobrang ganda, at ramdam na ramdam ko na ang kpaskuhan 🥰🥰 thanks for sharing mommy and daddy

    7. Mellinia Joyce Dayego8 May 2022 at 03:14

      Malapit na talaga ang pasko! Nakakamiss magsimba sa National Shrine and Parish of The Divine Mercy, dito kami dati nagsisimba pamilya noong sa Bulacan pa kami nakatira. ❤

    8. Eloisa Gatchy8 May 2022 at 03:14

      Wow! Nice place to visit hopefully makapunta din kami with my family someday lalo sa National Shrine and Parish of The Divine Mercy. Thanks for sharing po ❤️

    9. Hyun Jang Nim8 May 2022 at 03:14

      Wow thanks for this recommendation 😃 truly Christmas is around the corner na 😃 this is a great way to spend it in Bulacan.