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4 Awesome Tips to Avoid the Christmas Rush in Metro Manila!

Written by Astoria Plaza

December 14, 2020

Metro Manila’s citizens are already feeling the holiday season, and the urge to go out and join the last-minute mad Christmas shopping rush may be simply too much to bear.

With the Metro Manila quarantine still in place, one may wonder if Christmas shopping in malls is still worth it. After all, there are more and more Christmas takeout options to consider.

If you feel lost on how to do your Christmas shopping, worry no more: we have compiled a few tips to get you ahead in the game!

Tip 1: Plan your shopping dates and times.

Plan out the best dates and times if you really need to be at a physical store. Weekends or weeknights at malls are usually heavy with shoppers, so if you are planning to go on a weekday, make sure to go at opening time and try to check if you can drop a visit during your afternoon break time. Considering how many people are in Metro Manila malls, you should plan to buy daily for a week instead of planning to do everything in one day. Create a schedule and stick to it.




Tip 2: Note down the shops you are sure to visit.

If you have frequented a mall or group of stores before, it is best to make a mental note of the stores you would likely visit for a purchase. Remember, Metro Manila’s shoppers come in droves during the holidays, and it can be very wild! If you deem it necessary to join the crowd, knowing where to go first will minimize the headaches!




Tip 3: Consider if you really need to go out.

Think if it is necessary to go out. Ask yourself, “Why don’t I just do my Christmas shopping online?” Though there are lots of reasons (the experience!) to go out, consider the factors that made you stay in the house in the first place. With Metro Manila’s quarantine protocols this 2020, Christmas shopping may be trickier. But thanks to websites and apps, you are presented with more options.




Tip 4: It is more convenient to shop online!

With the popularity of online shopping on the rise this 2020, more companies are embracing change and adding their own online ordering for customer convenience and safety. Astoria Hotels and Resorts, for one, has developed a way to cater to its customers craving for gourmet classics and delicious treats!

So, if you are thinking about which Metro Manila store has the best Christmas food delivery, look no further. Astoria’s website has an online menu where you can browse through and order items with ease and simplicity.

Whether it is for a small gathering or an all-out family fiesta party, Astoria’s got it all for you! From Christmas Porchetta and Fiesta Favorites Trio Bilao for the main course, to Misa de Gallo Favorites and Banoffee Cake for dessert, you can find them all at www.purchase-astoriahotelsandresorts.com or bit.ly/AHR-Gourmet.


Christmas Porchetta 


Fiesta Favorites Trio Bilao A 


Misa de Gallo Favorites 


Banoffee Cake


You can have your goodies delivered anywhere within Metro Manila with a fixed delivery charge of PHP 200* if you order online! The best part? There is no minimum spend required!

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Tags: Christmas takeout, Gourmet Takeaways,

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