Christmas is just around the corner and I love going around the metro attending the many holiday bazaars. One of the new additions to the bunch is Pop Up Town, a bazaar by Ayala Land featuring fashion, food, and art, and I’m looking forward to going!
Pop Up Town will be held over the course of two weekends and will feature shopping favorites, novelty and local products, and items from celebrities and bloggers. There will be over 200 curated shops at the venue! What makes this bazaar even more promising is that there will also be shows and activities for everyone.
What can you expect from the first ever Pop Up Town? Here’s a lowdown of all the activities happening:
Pop Up Shop
Shopping is the highlight of Pop Up Town and you can get your fill of unique items here. Karl Edward International‘s Passion Fly will feature start-up businesses that sell handcrafted items like candles and diffusers from Kai, blankets and bags from Joanah V. Enterprises, and baby essentials from Lukiebear.
Moms will love Mommy Mundo, a community dedicated to making motherhood easier. They’ll have products that will be perfect for their tiny tots like baby skincare, bath and cleaning products, dental care, and more.
You can meet celebrities at Pop Up Shop as they will be bringing their products and pre-loved items. Some of the stars who will be there are Janice de Belen, Ara Mina, Maricar Reyes Poon, Nikki Valdez, Christine Babao, Maria Isabel Lopez, Gretchen Fullido, and MJ Marfori.
If you’re into bloggers, you can buy items and pre-loved products from influencers like Angel Yeo, Kate Katigbak, Rhea Bue, and more.
You can also get discounts from Folded and Hung if you visit Pop Up Town at ARCA South.
Pop Up Lokal
Pop Up Lokal is a curated mix of homegrown products from different provinces. Alagang Ayala Land will feature its Alay sa Komunidad communities, which make different items like handmade baskets made from recycled paper by Papelikhaan, delicacies from Porac by Porac’s Best, and jewelry and decor from Crafts by Barangay Carmona, Makati. The Agri-Aqua Network, Inc. (AANI Market) will also be selling products and delicacies from local farmers.
Pop Up Market
Food market Mercato Centrale will be providing grub during both weekends of Pop Up Town. Mercato promotes new and innovative food concepts, so expect to see dishes you’ve never seen before or your favorites with a twist.
Pop Up Gallery
Para sa Sining, a collective of creative individuals that builds a community through arts and culture, will be there to sell curated artworks.
Pop Up Shows
Live acoustic and band performances from TALA, Fern, Yan Abelardo will add cheer to the fair, along with outdoor movie screenings like Jurassic World and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Pop Up Arena
You’ll enjoy Pop Up Arena if you’re the adventurous type. It will feature the Wacky Obstacle Run, an obstacle arena that will have you running through giant inflatables and completing fun challenges!
Pop Up Town will be held at Circuit Makati from November 17 to 19 and at ARCA South in Taguig from December 2 to 3. The entrance fee to Circuit Makati is P100, while the fee for ARCA South is P50. UP Diliman students can get in for free while students from other schools and senior citizens can get a 50% discount on the door charge. Mastercard users get in for free!
Free shuttle services will be provided from Glorietta and Alabang Town Center (ATC) to Circuit Makati and from Glorietta, Market! Market, and ATC to ARCA South. If you’re far from the pickup points, Grab rides are discounted!