The Outlets at Lipa is ‘Christmas Candyland’

The Outlets at Lipa in Batangas is now ready with an all-out Candy Land theme to welcome shoppers. To mark the start of festivities, a giant Christmas tree was unveiled last Nov. 23 with musical performances before a crowd of more than 25,000.

Just an hour away from Metro Manila, the 9.3-hectare complex offers a shopping experience filled with yuletide attractions and activities. The Candy Lights installation at Parkade transforms the outdoor square into a field of colorful Christmas lights until Jan. 12. Every Friday of December, the night sky is lit up with fireworks at 7 p.m., making for a truly magical scene. Kids and grownups can meet, greet and selfie with Santa Claus every Saturday at 4pm.

Pinoy yuletide won’t be complete without the traditional Simbang Gabi from Dec. 15 to 23 at the Flavors at 6 p.m., a convenient time to attend Misa de Gallo for even the busiest people. From Friday to Saturday between 3 and 9 p.m., the Christmas bazaar gathers sellers that showcase a variety of shopping exclusives, as well as sweet and savory food specialties.

Local and global retail brands are also at marked-down prices by as much as 70 percent. The Outlets at Lipa currently houses premium brands like Nike Park Outlet, Havaianas Outlet, H&M, Adidas Outlet, R.O.X., Optique Outlet, US Department Store, World Balance Outlet, Dickies Concept Shop, and some of SSI’s concept shops including 158 Designer’s Boulevard and Samsonite Factory Outlet. Opening this month are Cotton On Outlet, Bench Depot and Puma Outlet will open this December.

To refuel in between shopping sprees, shoppers can dine in restaurants and food stops that include Choobi-choobi, Giligan’s, Hap Chan, Ichiban Boshi, Café De Lipa, Little Big Bowl, LKY’s Kitchen, Purple Beetle, Ippon Yari. Opening this December are Senor Pollo, Purrfecttails Dog Cafe, Koibito’s and 60s Diner.

Completing the experience-driven destination is the largest artificial turf in Luzon, the Aboitiz Pitch. The open-air venue has a 1,500-seating capacity and can be converted to an Olympic-sized football field that conforms to FIFA and AFC standards. Active lifestyle enthusiasts are encouraged to head over with their family and friends to the multi-sports field to enjoy the holiday air outdoors while watching live football on weekends.

The Outlets at Lipa, located inside the LIMA Estates in Lipa-Malvar, Batangas, is accessible to neighboring provinces like Laguna, Cavite, and Quezon. It’s one of the biggest lifestyle outlet shopping destinations in Luzon. For updates on mall activities and events, you may contact 0917-OUTLETS (6885387) or follow @theoutletsatlipa on Facebook.