As a pre-dominantly Christian country, Holy Week is widely practiced in the Philippines. Malling is a big part of our culture too so shopping malls have prepared different Holy Week activities for their guests to engage in.
For Ayala malls, most except Serin (Tagaytay) will be closed on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. For other days of the week, you may visit their website.
Ayala also manages Bonifacio High Street (BHS) which will display Walkway: Reflections on the Stations of the Cross from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, culminating in Easter activities and a concert by Christian band Switchfoot at 7:00pm at the BHS Amphitheater.
Select restaurants will be open on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday for those who wish to dine there.
For Easter Sunday, Ayala Malls Big Easter aims to be a super-sized celebration. Activities vary per mall but may include an Easter Sunday mass, Easter maze, egg hunt, super-sized games, photo station, arts & crafts and food stations.
Participating malls are Glorietta & Greenbelt (Makati), Market Market (Taguig), Alabang Town Center (Muntinlupa), Solenad (Sta. Rosa), Harbor Point (Olongapo), Serin (Tagaytay), Ayala Center Cebu, Centrio (Cagayan de Oro), and Abreeza (Davao).
CHECK: 2016 Easter celebrations in Makati and Taguig
Megaworld Lifestyle Malls
Eastwood Central Plaza will host The Tabernacle Experience from March 20 to 26 (2:00pm-10:00pm) and March 27 (10:00am to 10:00pm). It is an international touring exhibit that recreates ancient Israel’s experience in the desert. Definitely an important part of the history of the Christian faith.
Megaworld Lifestyle Malls will be closed on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. See the announcement here.
Still, they have a variety of themes lined up for Easter Sunday in different locations (SpongeBob at McKinley Hill, Dora at Forbes Town Center & Madagascar at Uptown Mall in Taguig, Royal Palace at Newport Mall in Pasay, Kung Fu Panda in Lucky Chinatown in Manila and Superdudes in Eastwood City in Quezon City).
CHECK: 2016 Easter celebrations in Mandaluyong, Pasig and Quezon City
Most Robinsons Malls will also be closed on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday except for Robinsons Place Antipolo, Robinsons Luisita and Summit Ridge Tagaytay, which will continue to operate on regular mall hours on those days.
Admission is free to Robinsons Malls’ Great Easter Eggspedition. There will be an egg hunt, arts & crafts workshops and a magic show in the following branches:
- Robinsons Metro East
- Forum Robinsons
- Robinsons Place Antipolo
- Robinsons Place Las Pinas
- Robinsons Otis
- Robinsons Cainta
- Robinsons Place Malolos
- Robinsons Place Imus
- Robinsons Place Dasmarinas
- Robinsons Place Lipa
- Robinsons Sta. Rosa
- Robinsons Town Mall Los Baños
- Summit Ridge Promenade
CHECK: 2016 Easter celebrations in Manila and Pasay
Most SM malls will be closed on Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. See the announcement on their Facebook page.
There will also be an “Easter-rific at SM” Kiddie Fair happening from March 20 to 27 in supermalls nationwide. They want it to be egg-stra special as part of SM Supermalls’ 30th anniversary celebration.
Easter Sunday special activities will include an egg dive and balloon drop, dining offers and costume contest for 3-12 year-old kids. Pre-registration at Toy Kingdom is required.
CHECK: 2016 Easter celebrations in Alabang and outside of town
May you and your family have a blessed Holy Week!
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