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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

by Athena Yap

ARE you prepared with your hoodies?

As Christmas is fast approaching, we feel the weather getting chilly. As a tropical region, the Philippines basically has two inter-changing weather conditions – warm and cold. And at this time of the year, people are now feeling the chilly vibes all over the archipelago.

Weather in December

Residents of Metro Manila are now taking a breather from the stifling heat as according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration, temperature in the capital has now dropped to 24 to 32 degrees celsius daily from the usual temperature of 26 to 36 degrees celsius.

Those in the Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Quezon, Rizal) region, meanwhile. might need to be ready with their gear as chances of rainfall throughout the entire holiday season is likely higher. Temperature ranges from 21 to 31 degrees celsius in these areas.

In addition to that, PAGASA said that there will be a Low Pressure Area (LPA) that will be around during the entire upcoming holiday.

Best destinations to feel the Christmas vibes in the Philippines

It is also this time of the year when everyone just wants to go somewhere and feel the holiday vibes. So we’ve listed some places outside the metropolis where people can best feel the Christmas vibes.

Baguio City

Never fails.

The City of Pines is the closest thing Filipinos can have to a wintry Christmas. Its biting winds and frosty breeze are something people should not miss. What’s more, the sights and attractions in Baguio offer a refreshing breather from the busy city life.

Among its attractions is the Christmas Village at the Baguio Country Club which offers must-see presentations including make-believe snow that is sure to be a certified hit to kids and kids at heart.

However, if you want to experience the best of Baguio, it is best to go up during the months of January and February as the first quarter of the year is when the temperature in the city is at its lowest.

Tagaytay City

An alternative to Baguio that’s closer to the metropolis is Tagaytay. For those who want a quick, chilly getaway, the city likewise offers temperature that’s very close to that of the City of Pines.


Also known as the Christmas capital of the Philippines, its iconic gigantic lanterns are its main attraction. November is usually one of the coldest months in Pamapanga. And so it is nice to spend an early Christmas celebration in the province.


If you want a holiday break with a historical vibe, Vigan is the place to visit. Although its usual temperature does not get too cold during the season, the vibes and feels of the place still bring out the true essence of Christmas.

Photo Credit: The Manor at Camp John Hay



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