The Christmas season is truly upon us as the World Bazaar Festival (WBF)—the country’s longest running annual charity bazaar—returns for its 19th edition this December. Known for delivering the most memorable holiday experiences and committed to making this year’s show far more special with a heartfelt theme that puts the true spirit of Christmas back at the center of the yuletide festivities.
At WBF 2019, “Experience Giving” like never before as it opens doors to anyone who is determined to give back this Christmas to the people who have made their lives special. Although this year’s bazaar schedule may be shorter than last year’s 11-day run, WBF 2019 promises to offer holiday shoppers an equally extensive selection of high-quality products from both local and international sellers from countries such as Thailand and Africa. With nearly 843 booths across an expansive exhibition space of 12,708sqm, attendees of this year’s WBF are guaranteed to enjoy a fun and productive shopping experience.
Apart from offering bazaar goers an impressive array of shopping and gift finds, a WBF experience is never complete without its line-up of event highlights and special zones. At this year’s show, not to be missed are event features such as Woobie’s Eco World, a centralized area in the bazaar where shoppers can find various brands that only sell eco-friendly products and services. Meanwhile, over at the Christmas Village is where one will find a wide selection of Christmas decorations.
A signature feature of WBF, this year’s Designers Avenue is back with another exciting range of branded apparel and accessories all offered at affordable prices. Also set to return is the Celebrity Pavilion, a venue where the industry’s hottest celebrities set up their own booths to sell their personal clothes and belongings. Apart from the shopping bargain to be had, it’s also a great opportunity for fans to get up close and personal with their favorite stars!
Presented in partnership with the Department of Agriculture, the DA Pavilion will be showcasing the best regional food products across the country—making it an ideal stop for those who might want to shop for food treats, gifts, and giveaways. Similarly, Woobie’s Goodies is where one will find various food items that are perfect for the holiday season. For those who need to recharge their energies from all the shopping action, Woobie’s Food World will offer delectable food choices and dining areas where visitors can rest, relax, and bond with their loved ones over good food and drinks.
Catering to the trend savvy, this year’s WBF will once again host "Bloggers United." The one day shopping event with the metro’s top fashion and beauty bloggers will be held on December 14. Intent to provide bazaar goers with a lot of exciting things to look forward to, back to entertain and amuse the crowds are events such as the Himig ng Pasko singing competition on December 15, Woobie’s Streetdance Competition on December 21, and Woobie’s Kid Idol on December 22. True to the spirit of the theme, also highlighting this year’s WBF is the Christmas Carol with the Angels. To be held from December 14 to 22, every Fridays and Sundays only, the event will serve as a platform where kids from various foundations and orphanages can showcase their talents by serenading the audience with Christmas carols.
Far from your typical holiday bazaar, the World Bazaar Festival has truly come to play a significant role in making Christmas far more meaningful, memorable, and special for a lot of people. With this year’s theme of “Experience Giving”, WBF extends the spirit of Christmas to those who need it the most.
Organized by Worldbex Services International for the benefit of the ABS-CBN Foundation Inc., the 19th World Bazaar Festival or WBF 2019: Experience Giving is happening on December 14 to 23, 2019, Sunday to Thursday (12:00nn – 10:00pm) and Friday to Saturday (10:00am to 12:00mn) at the World Trade Center Manila. Entrance to the bazaar is priced at P80. For more information, follow World Bazaar Festival on Facebook, @worldbazaarfestival on Instagram, and visit www.worldbazaarfestival.com
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