Peek at the Week | November 17-23
by: Manila For Kids

We found 22 kids activities to do in Manila this week!

Christmas is in the air and you'll know it! This week we must see the magical Festival of Lights and The Nutcracker to start off the holiday season. There are many many Christmas bazaars to choose from but we stick to the ones from Zonta Alabang and Circuit Makati as we know the kids will have some fun too! Creative kids will love to learn how to weave a purse or recite their own poems at the open mic night. If your little one is an animal lover, head over to Manila Ocean Park's latest attraction and meet their new furry friends. It's a good week to go to the theatre with The Addams Family, A Little Princess and Annie which you can still enjoy with a special discount from ManilaForKids. Meet the SuperDudes, learn how to cook and go watch the stars. And there is even more...

CHRISTMAS | Festival of Lights

festival-of-lights-ayala Welcome the Christmas season with the much-awaited Festival of Lights Show at the Ayala Triangle Gardens. Condé Nast Traveller named the Festival of Lights as one of the Seven Most Spectacular Lights Show in the World. Don't miss out on this annual world class attraction! The holiday display will happen nightly, every 30 minutes. Nov 15-Jan| 6 -10 PM Free Ayala Triangle Gardens Facebook

ANIMALS | The Barnyard & Birdhouse manila for kids

Manila Ocean Park launched two new attractions! Kids will love The Barnyard, full with cute little furry animals and The Birdhouse where they learn all about our flying friends. Ongoing | 10 AM- 8 PM Manila Ocean Park, Manila Website

WORKSHOP | Weaving

manila for kids Catch this exclusive learning opportunity with Rags2Riches artisans! Learn how to weave upcycled cloth into quality products and discover new perspectives on creativity, sustainability, and community. You'll learn how to weave your own purse. Nov 19 & 20 | 10 AM- 2 PM & 3 - 7 PM For kids 10 and up PHP 800 5F Gateway Tower, Araneta Center, Quezon City Register

Event | Science Film Festival

science-film-festival Grab this opportunity  to watch educational and fun films with the kids at the Science Film Festival. The theme for this year is Material Science so all films are about understanding how materials are put together, how they can be used, how they can be changed and made better to do more amazing things – even creating completely new kinds of stuff. November 8- December 16 Public screenings at Museo Pambata & The Mind Museum More info & schedule  

EVENT | The Super Dudes


The Superdudes are back in Manila SM Megamall for a truly super Christmas Show that will have families singing and dancing along to some Christmas classics. The Superdudes have a special guest, can you guess who it might be? Yo Ho Ho!!!

November 16 |  6 PM Free Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila Facebook

CHRISTMAS | Zonta Carnival Bazaar

zonta Now on its 8th year, the Zonta Club of Alabang’s Christmas Carnivale promises to be a fun-filled, bargain-packed, eye-popping treat for the entire family. The moment you walk through the doors of the bazaar, you will be greeted by a variety of colorful circus performers. There will be magicians, arts & crafts and bubble shows for the little ones while you shop in the comfort of the air-conditioned Filinvest Tent. Older kids can head to the Go-Kart track for a little racing fun.  November 19-20 | 10 AM-9 PM Free The Filinvest Tent, Alabang Facebook

OUTDOORS | Astro Camp

astro-camp There are only a few slots left for The Mind Museum's Astro Camp! Catch the cosmic glory and see the celestial Leonids meteor shower. Nov. 19 - 20 PHP 4250 Soloviento, Lake Caliraya, Laguna Register

 MUSEUM | Museo Pambata Museo Pambata

This weekend Museo Pambata brings you dance performances by the Bayanihan Dance Company and kids will learn how to make their own bats! See also the screenings of the Science Film Festival. November 19-20 PHP 250 Museo Pambata, Roxas Blvd, Manila Facebook Films info & schedule

WORKSHOP | Career Preppers

makerspace-manila This workshop is focused on instilling the necessary knowledge and skills for young adults to professionalize their voice from job search through career longevity. The rudiments of proper business writing rules will be introduced, without neglecting the person behind the writing. Participants will learn to manipulate words and organize their thoughts in order to promote themselves. You will also learn to properly address people in your industry that you need to meet for the first time or work with. Resumes, cover letters, and email correspondences will read professionally without being too personal nor rigid. November 18 | 6-9 PM PHP 2000 For kids 14 and up Makerspace Manila, Solenad 3, Sta. Rosa, Laguna Info & Register

MOVIE | Fantastic Beasts and where to find them

manila for kids About the adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Written by J.K. Rowling. In cinemas nationwide Rated PG-13

PLAY | Lego Monthly Build

lego Build the Werewolf this November at BGC and Alabang Town Center! Kids 6-14 years old are welcome, just claim your studs at the cashier. No purchase requirement. Children below 6 may join as long as accompanied by adults. November 8, 13, 22 & 27 For kids 6-14 (or accompanied by adult) Free Lego Certified Store BGC & Alabang Town Center Facebook

POETRY | Open Mic

book-stop-open-mic Is your child a budding poet? The Bookshop Project hosts an open mic poetry night for all! Register now as slots are limited. November 18| 7 PM onwards Free Molito Alabang,  Muntinlupa Facebook Register

SPORTS | Run for Reading

manila for kids Show your stripes and run for reading!  In partnership with the Department of Education, Ronald McDonald Read to Learn is a beginning reading program for grade 1 & 2 students in public schools. Read to Learn aims to improve the literacy skills of Filipino students while they are the beginning stage of learning. Kids any age can join this fun run! November 26 | 4 PM 1k, 3k, 5k, 10k PHP 400-995 Bonifacio Global City Info & register


annie Only a few more weeks to see Annie live on stage! If you haven't seen it yet, grab your chance now as ManilaForKids subscribers get 10% off on the total ticket price! Click HERE to receive your discount code. September 30 - Dec 4 | 3 & 8 PM PHP 860-3442 Resorts World Manila, Pasay ManilaForKids subscribers now get 10% off on tickets!


MUSEUM | Science Circus

science-circus Visit the Mind Museum's newest exhibition and discover the unusual in your everyday experience with interactive exhibits that deceive the senses and boggle the mind. Enter a room where gravity does not apply as you expect it to, engage your minds in puzzles, evoke your inner engineer, learn from the secrets of the Masters of Illusion, and so much more! Until January 31 PHP 200 The Mind Museum, BGC Facebook Tickets

THEATRE | A Little Princess

a-little-princess-final A Little Princess is based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, which was honored by School Library Journal as one of the “Top 100 Chapter Books” of all time. This re-imagined version of the classic tale expands beyond the confines of Victorian England to Africa, giving the writers ample opportunity to include lively African music and dance, exotic locales like Mali and Timbuktu, and creating an unforgettable journey around the world. Based on the classic Victorian-era novel, it is the story of a young girl’s resilience, when she is placed in a Boarding School by her father and the power of her imagination to change the world. November 18-December 10| 3:30 & 8 PM PHP 600-1200
2nd floor, Onstage, Greenbelt 1 theater

MOVIE| A Monster Calls

a-monster-calls A twelve-year-old boy encounters a giant monster that tells him stories and forces him to confront difficult truths about himself. In cinemas nationwide Rated-PG

WORKSHOP | Children Cooking Class

enderun After a long pause, time for the kids to cook again! November 25 | 4:30-6:30 PM For kids 6-15 years old PHP 1500 Enderun Colleges, Food and Beverage Department 1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio Register by sending an email to Michelle:

THEATRE | Hansel and Gretel

hansel-gretel Repertory Philippines presents Hansel and Gretel, a musical based on the classic fairy tail of the Brothers Grimm about two hungry children, a witch and a gingerbread house. Read your children the story and come to the theatre after to watch the musical! Until December 15 10.30 AM | 1.30 PM | 3.30 PM
PHP 420 - 630
Onstage Theatre, 2nd Floor, Greenbelt 1, Makati Tickets Hansel and Gretel musical

DANCE | The Nutcracker

nutcracker Concluding its 30th anniversary celebration, Philippine Ballet Theatre proudly invites you to its delightful holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Generations of audiences have enjoyed this charming tale of holiday adventure that follows a little girl’s journey into a fantasy world of fairies, princess, toy soldiers and more!

 November 18-20| 3:30 & 8 PM PHP 100 -2000 CCP Complex, Pasay Tickets


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Join Circuit Makati for their Christmas Bazaar, with 6 Christmas villages to choose from! Bring the kids to watch the lighting of the one-of-a-kind, 56-foot tall Christmas tree on the first night of the bazaar. The interactive Christmas tree installation will entertain guests and give them magical dreams to remember. They'll also enjoy Santa’s Corner, where kids can tell a real-life Santa Claus their Christmas wish and have their photos taken with him and Mrs. Claus. There is storytelling and musical performances by The Voice Kids. Bigger kids will love the Lil'preneur by HedCen village.

November 18-20 | 11 AM - 12 MN PHP 100 Globe Circuit Events Grounds, Makati More info

THEATRE | The Addams Family


Did someone say... ADDAMS?!?! Who said you've got to be as loaded as an Addams to watch them on stage? One normal night with a not so normal family? What's the worst that could happen? Find out at The Addams Family: an American musical, by the Ateneo Blue Repertory.

November 9-23 | 3 & 8 PM For older kids PHP 300 Rizal Mini Theater, Ateneo de Manila University Tickets