08 December 2015

QC launches Maginhawang Pasko 2015: A Food & Art Hub Festival

After the roaring success of the Quezon City Food Festival last year, Maginhawa Street is once again set to host a bigger and more exciting fete on December 12, 2015, from 9AM until 12MN. Expect a unique Christmas shopping experience coupled with great food, vibrant music, and exciting games this year at the Maginhawang Pasko Food and Art Hub Festival!

Maginhawang Pasko Festival 2015 Launch at Provenciano Restaurant

Just as last year, Maginhawa's hole-in-the-wall restaurants and specialty food joints will be highlighted from the event. It aims to establish the Maginhawa food strip as a rising food tourism destination in Quezon City. Over 100 restaurants along Maginhawa and nearby streets will once again offer their best and delectably diverse menu to the participants of the event.

Concessionaires' booths will also be diverse. Aside from food stalls, Maginhawa will also offer unique and interesting fashion, music, arts and crafts products which will be available at very affordable prices. With 320 participating exhibitors - 200 for food and 120 for art, fashion, and music, the organizers of the event assure that everyone will be accommodated and will be able to dine and celebrate with their family and friends. 

Jay Adlao Block, President of Outbound Asia shares what to expect from Maginhawang Pasko 2015

What sets this year's Quezon City Festival different from last year is the inclusion of shops and activities that will surely invigorate the Christmas atmosphere in the area. Maginhawa resident establishments will be part of a Christmas Decoration Contest where the best ornamented establishments can win exciting prizes. The competition will surely light up the entire stretch of Maginhawa to make the occasion more fun and festive.

Maginhawang Pasko Map Guide from Maginhawang Pasko Facebook page

The day will also be filled with interesting activities open for everyone. Aside from the Christmas Decoration Contest, there will also be other fun competitions such as the Cosplay Contest, Sing Birit Singing Contest, and Maginhawang Pasko Bingo. There will be two sets of program along Maginhawa: one at the UP Village area and another at Malingap Street where live performances by bands and performers will be held. Don't miss True Faith and ItchyWorms' performances at Marilag Street and Malingap Street!

QC Vice Mayor Ma. Josefina Belmonte explains the preparations the Local Government of Quezon City has made for Maginhawang Pasko 2015

While the event will held from 9AM until 12MN of December 12, Maginhawa Street will be closed off starting December 11, 2015 at 11PM for the setting up of the Maginhawang Pasko Festival. During the event, there will be designated parking spaces for guests and residents of Maginhawa. There will also be designated tricycle stations for commuters.

Check out the rest of the traffic advisory (where to park and pass thru areas) HERE!

To know more about the event, the different competition mechanics, feel free to visit the official event Facebook pages at www.facebook.com/qcfoodfest and www.facebook.com/MaginhawangPasko or call 727-1951 or 727-0083.

See you there! :)

#MaginhawangPasko #MaginhawangPasko2015

XO, Mish

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