10 Best Philippine Christmas Holiday Destinations You Must Visit


Indeed, the Philippines celebrating Christmas is one of the most awaited celebrations for most Filipinos. You got to see your relatives and friends coming from different places, and of course, you got to experience overflowing of foods and drinks, attending many parties as well. 

Meanwhile, others prefer to spend Christmas traveling and making a lot more enjoyable and memorable Christmas vacation. The only problem is the cost of paying for hotel or resort accommodations since it is also the peak season. That is why you usually save more money to avoid inconvenience during your stay. 

So, if you don’t want this scenario to happen again, it would be ideal to invest in a condo in Philippines for your preferred Christmas destination. Not only can you stay in your chosen condo investment, but you also have a high potential to earn a passive income from it by renting it out. Isn’t it the best value for money, right?

To give you a glimpse of where to look for the best condo for sale, get to know the ten (10) best Christmas Holiday destinations in the Philippines.

Where to Spend the Best Christmas Vacation in the Philippines?

Sometimes it is best to spend a Christmas vacation far away from home to experience a whole new level of ambiance or spirit of the Yuletide season. If you’re planning to bring your loved ones, check out these Philippines’ best Christmas Holiday destinations to visit.

Tangub City

Tangub City, known as the “Christmas Symbol Capital of the Philippines,” is a must-visit destination during the holiday season. The city comes alive with a dazzling display of Christmas lights and decorations during its month-long Christmas Symbol Festival, the country’s longest-running Christmas festival. 

So, take the time to stroll through the streets and marvel at the giant replicas of iconic landmarks from around the world, including the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, and the Great Wall of China. You can also watch skilled artisans creating colorful lanterns, using a variety of materials, including bamboo, capiz shells, and colorful paper. Lastly, experience the warm hospitality of the Tangubanos, who are known for their friendly and welcoming nature. 

Tagum City

Did you know that Tagum City holds the tallest Christmas Tree in the Philippines? Standing a staggering 172 feet, the City of Tagum’s renowned Christmas tree is adorned with thousands of colorful lights, creating a mesmerizing spectacle.

Plus, you can also witness the grandest Christmas celebration in Mindanao, “Paskohan sa Tagum,” a month-long festival filled with vibrant events and performances. And, it comes with a dazzling Christmas Parade, lively street parties, and a festive atmosphere.

Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental

If Tangub and Tagum City are too far from you, consider visiting Don Salvador Benedicto in Negros Occidental. The town’s cool and refreshing climate, often compared to Baguio City, makes it an ideal destination for those seeking a cozy and comfortable Christmas getaway.

Don Salvador Benedicto’s Christmas celebrations are also known for their heartfelt and traditional spirit. The town transforms into a picturesque winter wonderland, adorned with twinkling lights, colorful parols (star-shaped lanterns), and festive decorations. What’s more, the streets are likewise filled with the sounds of carolers and the aroma of local delicacies, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.

Dumaguete City

Another must-visit destination this Holiday Season is Dumaguete City as it provides the perfect setting for creating cherished Christmas memories. Be sure to step into a world of Christmas enchantment at the iconic “Christmas House,” the brainchild of Dr. Rico Absin. This private residence is meticulously decorated with thousands of twinkling lights, colorful Christmas decorations and ornaments, and life-sized Christmas figures, creating a truly magical experience for your loved ones.


There are plenty of compelling reasons why you should spend a Christmas vacation in Iloilo. For one, the city holds its annual Festival of Lights and Music tradition at Central Philippine University. Second, Iloilo also holds the Aguinaldo Festival, a festive parade held on Aguinaldo Street, showcasing colorful Santa Claus and Christmas costumes, lively music, and a joyous atmosphere.

Of course, don’t forget to visit Calle Real, Iloilo’s heritage district, and discover a captivating blend of old-world charm and modern vibrancy. You can also go on a day trip or two to Islas de Gigantes or Guimaras Island for a much-needed relaxation this Christmas.


You can also feel the warmth of the Christmas spirit in Makati City. Besides being the Philippines’ financial and commercial hub, this city also offers a dazzling array of Christmas attractions and experiences, making it a vibrant and exciting destination for a festive holiday getaway. From the shimmering spectacle of Christmas lights and decorations in Ayala Avenue to Makati’s iconic landmarks, such as the Greenbelt shopping complex, Ayala Triangle Gardens, and Glorietta, you can create pulsating and fun-filled Christmas memories in this lively city.


Now if you’re looking for a unique blend of the Philippines’ Christmas traditions, historical charm, and natural beauty, head down to Cavite. With just an hour’s drive from Metro Manila, this city offers the grandest Christmas celebration called “Paskuhan sa Imus.” It’s a month-long festival filled with vibrant events and performances and a dazzling Christmas Parade. This includes the Maytinis Festival in Kawit, which showcases a dramatic re-enactment of the Virgin Mary and Joseph’s “Panunuluyan.” You can also enjoy their local delicacies, such as squid pancit and pancit choko in Tanza.


Who wouldn’t want to spend a Christmas season vacation in Tagaytay? Its cool climate and breathtaking views provide a refreshing escape from the heat and humidity of the lowlands. So, bring in your family and take a leisurely stroll along the ridge overlooking Taal Lake, admire the panoramic vistas, and enjoy the refreshing mountain air.

You can also visit iconic landmarks and attractions, such as the Picnic Grove, the People’s Park in the Sky, and the Museo ng Sining (Art Museum). Or perhaps, experience the heart-warming “Simbang Gabi” before Christmas Eve at local churches and witness the enchanting “Christmas Parol Festival.”


Besides being the Summer Capital of the Philippines, the city of Baguio is also one of the most recommended Christmas destinations. Stroll along Session Road, the city’s main thoroughfare, and indulge in retail therapy at its numerous shops and boutiques. Here, you can enjoy watching a variety of activities, such as buskers and musicians playing, chalk arts, and cosplayers and mascots. 

You can enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities, including visiting Camp John Hay, taking a thrilling horseback riding adventure, or exploring the Baguio Botanical Garden. Also, never miss visiting Baguio’s iconic landmarks, such as Burnham Park, the Mines View Park, and the BenCab Museum.

San Fernando, Pampanga

Lastly, immerse yourself in one of the most festive Christmas traditions by spending a Holiday vacation at the Christmas Capital of the Philippines – San Fernando, Pampanga. Witness the awe-inspiring annual Giant Lantern Festival or Ligligan Parul, a grand spectacle featuring giant, intricately designed star-shaped lanterns or parols. Every December, every barangay in San Fernando competes for the title of the best lantern maker.  

Since San Fernando is also known as the country’s culinary capital, don’t forget to explore culinary delights, such as sisig, kare-kare, buro, and the famous “Pampanga Christmas cookies,” such as puto seco and polvoron.

Celebrate Christmas more fun or shall we say a “Merry Christmas” and get to experience extraordinary traditions and events that no other countries have. So, look for a best value for money condominium of these best Christmas vacation destinations, feel the vibe, and don’t just take a slice of excitement.

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