Cotabato City's Moslem population celebrates the arrival of Islam to the region with a series of fun-filled activities. No need to go native to enjoy these - there's a fluvial parade, an outrigger boat race, as well as various musical and athletics events.
San Fernando, Pampanga
San Fernando makes the biggest, most spectacular lanterns, at around 40 feet in diameter and bearing thousands of light bulbs a piece. Watch them all in their twinkling, blinking, flashing glory in this grand Christmas exhibit.
Roxas City, Panay and Malabon, Manila
The Roxas Festival is a showcase of the culture of the province, while the Malabon celebration features a river procession.
Sixty images of the Virgin Mary are paraded on lavishly decorated carriages (carrozas).
Tangub, Misamis Occidental
Month long of December
A contest for Christmas displays that utilize indigenous materials.