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20 Exciting Things You Can Do to Celebrate the Holiday Season

The holiday season is here, we hear the Christmas bells loud and clear!

Malls are flooded with shoppers, parks are filled with reds and greens, and bright, shimmering lights are everywhere.

With countless activities you can try with your loved ones during this cheerful season, choosing what to do could be quite challenging. Fret not, as we’ve listed suggestions for unusual activities to do and breathtaking places to visit.

Feel the Christmas spirit and keep the holiday vibes flowing with this list:

Day Tours

1. Corregidor Island Historical Tram 1-Day Tour

Corregidor Island Tram Tour

Discover the mysteries of Corregidor Island as you learn about the history that lies beneath its historical walls and ruins. Riding a tram with other guests, you’ll pass through Malinta Tunnel, an almost century-old structure that served as a hospital during World War II.

Aside from getting a history lesson, you’ll witness picturesque views of the island covered in lush greenery.

Book Corregidor Island Day Tour tickets here

2. Historical Manila 1-Day Tour

Historical Manila Day Tour

Treat yourself to a unique experience filled with history, culture, and nature in this exciting one-day tour. Visit beautiful sites such as the Aguinaldo Shrine and San Agustin Church. After revisiting these historical places, you can relax at Tagaytay and enjoy a scenic view of Taal Volcano.

Book Historical Manila Day Tour tickets here

3. Bohol Countryside Join-In 1-Day Tour

Bohol Countryside Day Tour

With this day tour, you can marvel at the neoclassical architecture of the Baclayon Church, which was built in 1727 during the Spanish colonial period. Of course, you’ll get to see the world-famous Chocolate Hills in all their glory, too, which look like mounds of Christmas chocolate drops from afar.

Aside from visiting these man-made and natural wonders, this tour will take you to meet the world’s smallest primates at the Philippine Tarsier Sanctuary. It also includes a sumptuous local buffet lunch on a floating restaurant that cruises through the Loboc River.

Book Bohol Countryside Day Tour tickets here

4. Pinatubo 4×4 1-Day Tour

Pinatubo Day Tour

Drive an off-road 4×4 buggy along a river valley made of lahar, the mudflow from Mount Pinatubo’s infamous 1991 eruption.

After that, hike 1.5 hours to the volcano’s crater and enjoy a panoramic view of the emerald-colored lake. End the trip with a Filipino-style lunch (and shower) before your return drive to the capital!

Book Pinatubo 4×4 Day Tour tickets here

5. El Nido Island Hopping 1-Day Tour A

El Nido Day Tour A

Join this tour and be amazed by the spectacular lagoons, bays, and islands in El Nido. Tropical retreats like the Shimizu Island, Entalula, and Seven Commando Beach will be your stops on this trip. Leave your troubles behind and enjoy activities like snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing in paradise.

Book El Nido Island Hopping Day Tour tickets here

Outdoor Activities

1. Baguio Tree Top Adventure

Baguio Tree Top Adventure

One of the most distinctive and amusing recreational parks in the Philippines, Tree Top Adventure Baguio offers motorized zip lines and team-building facilities. The City of Pines may have many other tourist spots, but this one takes the cake when it comes to adrenaline-pumping action.

You can choose from six exciting activities: Canopy Ride, Trek, Skywalk, Superman Ride, Silver Surfer Ride, or Tree Drop.

Book Baguio Tree Top Adventure tickets here

2. Sanrio Float Town by Inflatable Island

Sanrio Float Town by Inflatable Island

Bounce and splash at Sanrio Float Town, the newest addition to Inflatable Island Subic where you can put your skills to the test on any of the water park’s exhilarating attractions—including their brand new Hello Kitty-themed obstacles.

Choose from either Soaked, Spray, or Splash admission tickets and enjoy the rest of Inflatable Island’s attractions, such as Unicorn Island, The Vortex, and more.

Book Sanrio Float Town tickets here

3. SandBox Pampanga

SandBox Pampanga

Wishing for an enjoyable out-of-town getaway? Head over to SandBox Pampanga! This adventure-packed recreational park has a rollercoaster zip-line, a giant swing, an aerial walk course, a free fall drop, and other activities for all ages.

Bring the kids along and let them have fun at the themed playground. Beside it are picnic areas where you can enjoy a round of mini-golf, airsoft, or paintball.

Book Sandbox Pampanga tickets here

4. Enchanted Kingdom

Enchanted Kingdom Air Race

Since opening its doors in 1995, Enchanted Kingdom has been a favorite for families and groups of friends. It has seven themed zones with over 20 attractions, as well as food kiosks, souvenir shops, and game stands that add to the enchanting experience.

Don’t miss one of the latest attractions, AGILA the EKsperience. It takes you on a journey across the Philippines’ spectacular sceneries as if you’re part of the movie!

Book Enchanted Kingdom tickets here

5. Splash Island

Splash Island

Just an hour’s drive from Manila, this park is a good destination for the whole family to spend a fun holiday at.

Feel the rush at any of the waterpark’s exhilarating attractions, including Magellan’s Drop—the highest and longest slide in the park—and Rio Montanosa, a fun tube slide with lots of twists and turns.

Book Splash Island tickets here

Indoor Activities

1. The Mind Museum

The Mind Museum

Learn and play at the same time with your loved ones at The Mind Museum. This futuristic museum houses an exhibition that touches on different facets of science. It also has over 250 interactive exhibits shown throughout its five interconnected stories.

Get a crash course on electromagnetism, living organisms, dinosaurs, outer space, and how the universe came about, in the most educational and entertaining ways possible!

Book The Mind Museum tickets here

2. DreamPlay Manila

DreamPlay Manila

Built upon the incredible stories of DreamWorks Animation, DreamPlay enables kids and kids-at-heart to experience their wildest dreams. Whether becoming a kung fu master with Po or soaring through the skies with dragons, DreamPlay is a good place for all-day family entertainment.

Book DreamPlay Manila tickets here

3. The Dessert Museum

The Dessert Museum

The Dessert Museum has eight dreamy zones where you can pose with your favorite treats, discover fun facts about various desserts, take amazing shots, and satisfy your sweet tooth with treats like mini donuts and cake pops.

Book The Dessert Museum tickets here

4. Art in Island

Art in Island

Wander around this place as you admire the paintings and other works of art. One of the biggest 3D interactive art museums in the region, Art in Island allows you to freely touch and interact with the lifelike wall-to-floor art creations. You can have your picture taken by the staff while doing different poses in each of the 12 zones.

Book Art in Island tickets here

5. PlayLab Robinsons Galleria

PlayLab Robinsons Galleria

Thinking of an activity that will make your kids jump in excitement? PlayLab has the answer. This place combines the digital world with physical activities that your children will definitely find thrilling, challenging, and entertaining at the same time.

PlayLab Robinsons Galleria is a digital interactive children’s play park that boosts your child’s brain development through positive exposure to digital technology.

Book PlayLab Robinsons Galleria tickets here

Beauty and Spa

1. Chateau Royale Signature Massage Treatments

Chateau Royale Signature Massage Treatments

Get that much-needed rest and relaxation treat at Chateau Royale, a 170-hectare hotel resort and spa where you can enjoy massages and other treatments. Try their Signature Massage combined with a one-hour use of the spa’s water facilities, plus your choice of tea or coffee, and a slice of cake at Taza de Café.

Book Chateau Royale Signature Massage Treatments here

2. The Amare Spa Makati Treatments

The Amare Spa Makati Treatments

Spend me time or quality time with your mom or other people dear to you. The Amare Spa in Makati is the perfect place to relax and be pampered within the metro. Aside from their best-selling massage staples, you’ll find an extensive selection of services that your tired feet, nails, body, and skin will love.

Book Amare Spa Treatments here

3. Vine Holistic Mandaluyong Skin Treatments

Vine Holistic Mandaluyong Skin Treatments

Bring your skin back to life with help from Vine Holistic Mandaluyong. Lighten and fade discolorations, and refresh your skin with the IPL treatment.

To achieve that “artista” radiance and glow, try their best-selling Snow White Drip. And if you’re looking to exfoliate and minimize the appearance of pores, go for the tried-and-tested Diamond Peel. You’ll find all your beauty needs, and more, at Vine Holistic.

Book Vine Holistic Skin Treatments here

4. Marqed Salon Hair Treatments

Marqed Salon Hair Treatments

Bring back that extra bounce and shine to your hair with the deep-penetrating hair masks offered at Marqed Salon. To give yourself a new ‘do, their team of experts can assess your face shape and recommend the perfect hairstyle for you. All you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy your glow-up!

Book Marqed Salon Hair Treatments here

5. Mary Pauline Salon Taguig Hair Treatments

Mary Pauline Salon Taguig Hair Treatments

Been wanting a complete hair makeover? Mary Pauline Salon has an extensive selection of hair treatment packages, including a full hair color treatment with hair mask, haircut, shampoo, and blow-dry. You can even extend the makeover to your hands or feet by choosing a package that includes a manicure or a pedicure.

Book Mary Pauline Salon Hair Treatments here

12.12 Sale!

Ho, ho, ho! Watch out for the 12.12 Sale, where you can book some of these activities at amazing discounts!

For December 12, 2019, you can get a P250 discount on local Xperience products (excluding Enchanted Kingdom) with a minimum booking for 2 pax. Just use the code HAPPYXMAS.

For Xperience products abroad, you can get a P780 discount with a minimum spend of P5,000. Use the code WHITEXMAS on the Traveloka app to redeem it!
Christmas is the season of giving. It’s the perfect time to give yourself and your loved ones some extra love with these Xperience products! Book them on the Traveloka app now!

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