Christmas is coming early in Sydney this year!

Why wait for the Martin Place tree lighting or Carols by Candlelight at the Domain to begin the festivities, when you can dive straight in to the Christmas spirit early?

Experience the warm and fuzzy holiday spirit, Filipino style, at the Philippine Christmas Festival to be held on 12-13 November 2016 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm at the Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour in Sydney.

Gather your family and friends and come say G’day to our friendly staff at the Tourism Philippines Australia and New Zealand booth, where you can get a feel of the most festive and the longest Christmas celebration in the world – as well as inspiration for your next fun holiday.

We will be promoting our fun travel destinations and world-class islands. Talk to us and get new travel ideas and heaps of FREE giveaways.

What’s more, Tourism Philippines, in partnership with online community group, Filomates, will be running a selfie competition where you could WIN a 2 night stay* at the 5-star Dusit Thani Manila.  Ten (10) minor prizes will also be given away. *Terms and conditions apply.

To join, simply take a Philippine Christmas-inspired selfie at the Tourism Philippines booth or any Festival booth of your choice, post it on your Facebook (public post), Instagram or Twitter account with the official event hashtag,  #paskophilippinessydney during the Festival, and tag Tourism Philippines Australia and New Zealand.

The best Philippine Christmas-inspired selfies taken and posted during the Festival will WIN these amazing prizes.

The exciting program will feature remarks by Sydney City Council officials and Filipino community organisations followed by entertainment from selected local Filipino community performers.

Visit other stalls where you can shop for some classic Filipino Christmas décor like Parol and the Nativity, and entice your taste buds at the food stalls serving delicious Filipino and international treats.

Entrance to the Philippine Christmas Festival is FREE and everyone is welcome!

The Festival is part of this year’s activities marking the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the Philippines and Australia and is organised by the Philippine Community Council of New South Wales Inc. (PCC-NSW), with the support of the Philippine Consulate General, Philippine Department of Tourism and Philippine Department of Trade and Industry. Event sponsors include: Philippine Tourism Promotions Board and Multicultural NSW, Moneygram, La Mesa Restaurant, Philippine Airlines, Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP), Invocare, Cebu, Pacific, SMART Foundation, and WestPac.

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