It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas. If you haven’t gotten into the holiday spirit yet, the Philippine Christmas Festival is returning next week and bringing loads of holiday cheer with it. Like every year, there’ll be carols, food, lights and experiences for everyone to enjoy.
Philippine Christmas Festival
Head down to Tumbalong Park for two days of Christmas-filled fun and cheer. From exploring all the twinkly lights to nibbling on holiday-themed treats, the festival is a staple Christmas activity.
At the community-centric festival, you can grab delicious Filipino food from the many food stalls on-site, enjoy live entertainment by local performers, and partake in the many activities the festival has to offer. There will also be a ‘parol’ or lantern-making competition, a choir competition and Filipino song and dance performances all day.
Previous years have featured crowd-favourite food like Filipino barbecued skewers, shaved ice cream, plates of whole-fried fish and deep-fried bananas on a stick. Safe to say, you can expect much of the same and more this year as well.
The event is completely free and no booking is required. Although community-based, everyone’s invited to come along and get in the spirit of the season. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for regular updates.
The Philippine Christmas (Pasko) Festival is organised by the Philippine Community Council of NSW and the Philippine Christmas Festival volunteers.