6 festive finds at Dapitan Arcade for your home or gift list

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

As the air fills with the buzz of the holiday season, Filipino households have already transformed into festive havens adorned with twinkling lights and vibrant ornaments. Despite the challenges brought about by world events, the spirit of Christmas has persisted, radiating warmth and joy.

For those seeking budget-friendly options to amplify their festive decor, Dapitan Arcade, located in the corner of Dapitan and Kanlaon Streets, beckons.

In this edition of FINDERS/KEEPERS, we're unveiling a treasure trove of Christmas decorations handpicked from Dapitan Arcade. Whether you're on the hunt for thoughtful gifts or simply looking to elevate the spirit of Christmas within your own home, this selection promises to infuse your space with the magic of the season.


Price: P1,500-P3,000

The Flying Fiesta, a carousel-style Christmas display, consists of riders sitting on suspended chairs that spin around a central pillar. This attraction evokes nostalgia in buyers by reminding them of the colorful tradition of peryas in the country.


Price: P900-P1,500

A snow globe, also known as a water-globe, snowstorm, or snow dome, typically comprises a transparent sphere, usually crafted from glass. Within this sphere, there's a miniaturized scene, commonly featuring a model of a town, landscape, or figure enclosed amidst a flurry of snow-like particles.


Price: P75-P150

Scented candles housed in appealing dispensers are a feast for the eyes. Encased in vessels that showcase a colorful design and intricate patterns, these add a touch of sophistication to any space. When lit, their flickering flames cast a warm glow, enhancing a room with a soothing scent.


Price: P450-P1,500

A circular arrangement of lush greenery, typically made from artificial pine, fir, or other evergreen branches. These wreaths are adorned with festive accents like red berries, pinecones, ribbons, and ornaments to exude the spirit of the holiday season.


Price: P9,000-P14,000

The mini light post for Christmas resembles a scaled-down version of the classic street lamp. Its slender frame, coated in festive colors or traditional shades, rises from a sturdy base, mimicking the vintage charm of old-fashioned streetlights. Adorned with miniature bulbs, it radiates a soft and inviting glow of the holiday spirit.


Price: P800-P1,800

The native Christmas tree crafted from rattan showcases a unique blend of rustic charm and holiday festivity. Woven with rattan strands, it forms a sturdy yet flexible structure, resembling the iconic silhouette of a traditional Christmas tree. Its earthy tones and intricate weaving technique lend an organic and artisanal feel to the tree.