We’ve all experienced it: The Christmas parties that call for half of our dignity and all of our last minute efforts. The dance numbers borne out of embarrassing rehearsals, the controlled social interaction and the mandatory Kris Kringle—iconic. Well, if you’ve gotten tired of the usual holiday celebration, there are a handful of parties this December that can spare us our usual holiday obligations. Strict dress codes? They don’t know her either.
Mark your calendars, family and friends—these parties promise are sure to give you a good time, dignity intact.
Circus 2020 (Christmas Edition)
Head over to the XX XX in Chino Roces, Makati on Dec. 21 if all you want for Christmas is some good beats and good food. This year’s Circus 2020 is more colorful than ever, with its Christmas-themed setup ready to shake us up starting 4 p.m. Artists Jigo Viriña and Mariamaria, Ena Mori, She’s Only Sixteen and more are set to hit the stage, along with others artists of different genres. The party’s up ‘til sunrise, so make sure to tell your gang. Entrance is free.
Fits Ya Good
In collaboration with Circus 2020, Fits Ya Good is serving a plethora of homegrown brands like Remake the Store, Sol Studios, Ukay God, Vantage PH and more. Expect to be on a holiday high as music will take over the scene while you go through the wild, wild choices. Free up your Dec. 21 form 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. because the XX Courtyard will be waiting for you. Admission is free.
It’s Vintage Holiday Pop-Up
If you’re cramming your Christmas shopping like most of us, It’s Vintage Holiday Pop Up is doing us a favor. If you’re obsessed with the classics, bring your fellow crammer friend to Planters Products, Inc. in Legaspi Village, Makati until Dec. 15, 8 p.m. to score some huge deals on vintage pieces—from jackets bursting with colors to collared tops of any color.
Cats of Manila – Adopt a Cat
This year, we’ve witnessed Kathryn Bernardo becoming a cat lady. We’ve also seen hundreds of abandoned animals all over the Philippines, waiting to be adopted. Since Christmas time has been called the season of giving, why don’t we try giving our furry friends a second shot a life? From Dec. 14 to 15, Cats of Manila is opening an adoption booth in Molito Lifestyle Center in Alabang just in time for the holidays. Now, that’s a party for both you and your new pet.
Art by Cathy Dizon