Local Philippines Events
December 10
December 10 | Nabunturan, Compostela Valley The Diwanag Festival is celebrated every December 10-29. During the celebration, the municipality of Montevista showcases lighted booths. A Christmas-lighting competition held during the festival gives the municipality a colorful glow during night time. Source:wikipediaWOW Philippines  

December 10
December 10 | Lucena City, Philippines  Children wearing mascots are paraded around town of Lucena. Attractive programs and children games are held after the parade.  Source:Camperspoint.com

December 11
December 11-16 |Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines.The coffee festival was conceived to showcase the long reign of Lipa as the coffee granary of the Philippines. Source:TravelMart.net

December 12
December 12 | Legazpi City, Albay, Philippines.  An interpretative folk-festival related to the celebration of Christmas tradition. It reenacts the rejoicing shepherds who sang the first Christmas Carol during the birth of Baby Jesus in Bethlehem. Participants are clad in colorful costumes with the traditional "arco" as they sing and dance to the tune of "Pastores A Belen". Source:Wowphilippines.ca

3rd week of December | Pasig City, Metro Manila Paskong Himig is a musical fest, which employs the singing talents of the Pasigueños. It is a weeklong competition participated in by different sectors of the society - church, barangay, school, private and business sectors, who each have their respective night of competition. Winners from each sector will compete on the Gabi ng mga Kampeon to determine the overall champion. Paskong Himig aims to heighten the Christmas Spirit of the Pasiguenos in solo and choral singing to foster the bayanihan spirit among the Pasigueños.  Source:VisitMyPhilippines.com

December 16
December 16-17 |Tanjay City, Negros OrientalThe festival gives emphasis to this native delicacy made of glutinous rice, coconut milk, sugar and salt. It features the Biggest Bod-bod that would weigh as much as eighty kilos and requires ten persons to prepare the delicacy, and the Smallest Bod-bod that would come served inside a matchbox.  Source:TravelMart.net

December 16
December 16-25 | Catanduanes, Philippines  A folk-religious related activity depicting a Christmas tradition. The activity centers on the re-enactment of the plight of St. Joseph and Virgin Mary, in their search for a place to stay overnight in the town of Bethlehem. They reenact through singing. It is held from December 16 to December 25.  Source:Regional Development Council V

December 16- 31 | La Carlota City  The Festival of Lights and Music is the very onset of festival season in La Carlota City.  Source:FlyPhilippines

December 18
December 18 | Pangil, Laguna A religious festival honoring the Nuestra Señora de la O and Sto. Niño de la O. According to legend, the town’s men folk, wearing their traditional headdresses (BANDANA), together with the other inhabitants joyously welcomed the statues in the town of Pencil. The highlight of the festival is the street dancing where in colorful bandanas participants will display.  Source:Caliraya Lake Festivals

December 19
December 19 | Manaoag, Pangasinan, Philippines. The Galicayo Festival is a province-wide cultural and religious celebration in honor of Pangasinan’s patroness, Our Lady of Manaoag. Back in the late 1500's, an apparition of the Virgin Mary was believed to call on the people to build a church. The term manaoag, which means "to call", was then attributed to the town and eventually became its official name. The Dominicans viewed the appearance of the apparition as a miraculous event and they were inspired to build the church of Our Lady of Manaoag. The church's foundation, coupled with the story behind it, made Manaoag the religios center of Pangasinan.  The people of Manaoag decided to hold a feast in honor of their patron saint, which was named as the Galicayo Festival.  Source:Wowphilippines.caPhilippine Star News Article