If you are looking for affordable yet export quality Christmas decorations, Dapitan Arcade is probably the best place to visit. Unlike Divisoria, it is definitely easier and safer to get around Dapitan Arcade. Given it’s small area, you can stroll around in this place in less than an hour.
Dapitan Corner Kanlaon St., Laurges, Quezon City, Philippines
It is highly recommended to visit early in the morning as there are only a few parking spaces in the area.
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Apart from Christmas decors, Dapitan Arcade also has a wide array of items to offer including ceramics, kitchenwares, clay pots and items made of rattan.
Ceramic stores in Dapitan Arcade
Unfortunately, we visited the place on a holiday and the main building of Dapitan Arcade where stalls are located was closed. However, we were lucky that stalls on the streets were most of the Christmas decors are sold were open. These stalls are offering items from small Christmas ornaments to human sized Santa Claus. Depending on your bargaining skills, you can get discounts on already reasonable prices of the items in Dapitan Arcade.
Dapitan Arcade opens daily at 9:00 AM and closes at 8:00 PM.
Prices of Christmas Decors
Small Christmas tree ornaments are sold at 100 Php for 3 pieces. Life size Santas can go as high as 6,000 Php. Christmas trees proces depend on the size, quality and color. The cheapest one I’ve seen (5 foot Christmas tree) is priced at 5,000 Php.
Electronic Santa Claus
The street of Dapitan
Here are some of the items we bought at Dapitan Arcade…
Christmas tree ornament. 3 pieces for 100Php.
Hanging Santa with balloons. 400Php
Small Christmas tree made of paper mache. 600Php
Snow globe for 300Php
Compared to malls, shopping in Dapitan Arcade may be uncomfortable for some. But given the affordable prices plus one’s bargaining skills, you’ll definitely save a hefty amount of money when shopping for Christmas decors at Dapitan Arcade.
One Armed Wanderer
An IT Operations analyst by profession, Ed started solo traveling last year when his friends (who used to be his travel buddies) started settling down. Born with a short left arm, it did not hinder him to continue traveling and exploring the Philippines. He may have limitations but he is using what was given to him.. feet to walk and wander. (E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / iMessage: email@example.com)