Christmas is the perfect time to bond with your kids and treat them to a fun holiday experience! And when it comes to holiday activities that will make the Yuletide experience of kiddos merrier, there’s nowhere else to go than Araneta City!
Here are some of the colorful and exciting offers that you and your kids can look forward to at the City of Firsts:
1. Amaze and dazzle them with a Grand Fireworks Display.
Filipino holiday seasons wouldn’t be complete without a dazzling display of fireworks. Amaze your kids with an amazing array of colors and lights that will illuminate the sky over the City of Firsts. This weekly holiday event takes place on December 17-19, 24-26, 30, and January 1 at 7 PM. It’s best viewed at Times Square Park, so make sure to be there with the kids when the spectacle happens.
2. Have a jolly good time with Kiddie Fun Rides.
Delight the kiddos and, yes even the young-at-heart, to a day filled with fun and excitement at the City of Firsts! Araneta City has some Kiddie Fun Rides especially just for them. From 1 PM to 11 PM daily, they can have a good time riding the Carousel and Space Ship located at Times Square Park.
3. Enjoy more playtime at the mall.
The City of Firsts has prepared a special and interactive spot to spend your break from mall shopping! With a play area located at the Ali Mall Activity Area, kids can have a blast playing some life-sized games like Four-in-a-Row, Chess, and Christmas-themed Slides and Ladders! It’s the perfect challenge that will exercise both brain and brawn, all while having fun!
4. Take them to meet Santa.
Santa is taking some time off the frigid cold of his home in the North Pole to bring kids and kids-at-heart some holiday cheer. Meet Santa every Saturday and Sunday of the month (December 18, 19, and 25), 3 PM at Gateway Mall, Ali Mall, and Farmers Plaza. It’s the perfect opportunity for the kids to share with Santa their Christmas wish!
5. Join in on the fun of the Christmas Parade.
You can also catch Santa Claus, his friends, and other colorful mascots while they prance around and share a musical holiday spirit to the entirety of the City of Firsts. Follow the Christmas Parade on December 19 and 25 at Gateway Mall and Farmers Plaza and December 26 in Ali Mall.
6. Get an early start on the holiday feasts.
After doing all these fun activities, the kiddos would’ve surely worked up an appetite. Good thing the City of Firsts offers some cool al fresco options when it comes to dining. You can choose from Manhattan Row Al Fresco (open daily from 1 PM to 11 PM), Times Square Food Park with the grand view of Araneta City’s Giant Christmas tree (open daily from 1 PM to 11 PM), or Gateway Mall’s The Oasis (Ground Floor) or Topiary Park (Level 5).
No need to worry because strict health and safety protocols are in place throughout Araneta City. In fact, Gateway Mall, Farmers Plaza, and Ali Mall have all been granted a Safety Seal because of their exemplary implementation of measures to promote the health and well-being of everyone.
Enjoy a safe and magical day-out with the kids this season only at the City of Firsts!