Just before Christmas preparations kick into full swing, Circuit Makati brought the sound of spirited music, movie marathons, meticulous gift shopping, and lots of celebrating with the family at the 2019 run of the Circuit Holiday Night Market
Local Holiday Night Market
This year’s night market fixed its lens on all things homegrown and unapologetically Filipino. From divine dishes and local crafts to must-haves for the kitchen, garden and the rest of the home, every Juan got something in the Local Holiday Night Market’s six districts.
The Regional District showcased the craftsmanship and creativity of the Philippines featuring unique, locally-produced products and delicacies from across Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Shoppers scored classic and flavored coffee beans, an assortment of snacks and spreads, leather goods and proudly Marikina-made shoes, among other local specialties.
The Wandergram-led Lifestyle District delivered a gifting option for everyone lending its platform to new and established entrepreneurs, staying true to its vision of helping the bright-eyed and business-savvy reach a larger audience.
The Celebrity District, organized in partnership with children’s book author and celebrity mom Tin Tin Babao, featured almost 30 merchants including actress Janice de Belen, Pokwang, Nikki Valdez, Niño Muhlach with son Alonzo, LJ Moreno – Alapag, Diana Zubiri, Miriam Quiambao, Tippy Dos Santos, Nene Tamayo, and Yana Asistio, among others. Meanwhile, the Student District, a joint effort with the UP Organization of Business Economics Majors to support student entrepreneurs in their business ventures, sold baked goods, artisanal soaps, and other one-of-a-kind, gift-worthy products perfect for family and friends!
Over at the Cuisine District, organized by Mercato Centrale, up to 30 merchants served up delectable dishes, mouth-watering snacks, and refreshing beverages. The Green District on the other hand, organized in partnership with the Landscape Management Group and Ayala Property Management Corporation, featured succulents and houseplants from vendors across the country.
The excitement didn’t stop at the interesting finds and gift shopping. Circuit Makati also served up festive accompaniment to keep guests entertained through all three nights of the Holiday Night Market. The Globe Circuit Events Grounds set the stage for CineCircuit outdoor movie screenings, contemporary arts and dance performances, live chorale performances, and sets by some of OPM’s finest: indie band Munimuni, Indayo and 7-piece band Lola Amour
What’s New at Circuit Makati?
The thrill doesn’t stop at the Circuit Holiday Night Market. The list of reasons to visit Circuit Makati just keeps growing. Instagram buffs can enjoy taking photos at the Interactive Wall Mural along Symphony Drive. Painted by artist Nini Andrada Sacro with the help of artistic Makatizens, the mural is the perfect backdrop for your next Instagram post. Delighting mall-goers soon is Reg Yuson’s artwork which will be located by the water along Circuit Lane.
Ayala Malls Circuit is also home to unique merchants like Taiwanese bakeshop Original Cake, and Avocadoria, which combines avocado and decadent treats into a guilt-free dessert. Newly opened Japanese Food Chain Marugame Udon, is now serving Japanese comfort food to a new level with its freshly made Sanuki-style udon and crispy fried tempura.
Soon to open are Homegrown restaurant Mary Grace which has become the go-to place for their comforting tsokolate paired with pillowy ensaymada, and the country’s ever-reliable office and school supplies shop, National Bookstore. Household shopping club S&R Membership Shopping is also set to open on January 2020, which will be located right beside Ayala Malls Circuit.
New developments on the Circuit Makati premises include the Circuit Performing Arts Theater, which will be opening to the public on May 2020, offering a platform to propel Filipino talent to a wider audience. Centrally located and designed to meet international standards, the theater further pushes the envelope for performing arts in the country.