Must-See Events This December 2018

Arts & Culture

December 3, 2018 | BY Philippine Tatler

Cherish time with loved ones during the holidays with shows, exhibitions, festivals, and concerts both from local and international acts


Boyz II Men | December 15 | SMART Araneta Coliseum

Performing at the Ms Universe Competition held in the Philippines in 2016, American R&B trio Boyz II Men promised to one day return for a full concert. Two years later, the hitmakers behind “On Bended Knees” are back as promised. The group composed of Shawn Stockman, Nathan and Wanya Morris is holding a back-to-back concert with local divas Yeng Constantino, Angeline Quinto, Kyla, and KZ Tandingan.

Throughout their musical career, Boyz II Men have bagged three Billboard Music Awards, three at the Grammys, and nine American Music Awards. They have also earned their star at the Hollywood’s iconic Walk of Fame.

In a span of 28 years, the group has collaborated with other noteworthy artists like Mariah Carey, Babyface, LA Reid, Brian McKnight, Sean Combs (aka P Diddy), Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, and Vivian Green. Together with Ciara, Charlie Wilson and Ella Mai, they joined to open in the finale of Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic tour.

Catch them on 15 December at the Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City. Tickets available at

Must-See Events This December 2018

Ballet Philippines' Snow White | December 1 to 9 | CCP Main Theatre

For its Yuletide offering, Ballet Philippines takes you to a magical world of a wicked witch, a magic mirror, a poisoned apple, a glass coffin, and true love’s kiss—with seven dwarfs in tow. Snow White, part of the company’s “49th Season Towards the 50th,” stars Denise Paringao, Monica Gana, and Karen San Miguel alternately in the title role, and is choreographed by Effie Nañas. This must-see ballet runs from 1 to 9 December at the CCP Main Theatre, Pasay City. Visit for tickets and information.


Jose Mari Chan's Going Home to Christmas Concert | December 22 | The Theatre at Solaire 

“Christmas in our Hearts,” “A Child is Born,” “A Perfect Christmas”—these hits have earned for Jose Mari Chan the moniker “Mr Christmas.” As a present to his fans, Mr Christmas will bring Yuletide cheer through his music with his Going Home to Christmas concert on 22 December at the Theatre at Solaire, Parañaque City. For more information, visit

Must-See Events This December 2018

Cecille Licad | December 6 | CAP Auditorium, Baguio City

Classical pianist Cecille Licad showcases her musical talent through a Chopin programme on 6 December at the CAP Auditorium, Baguio City.


Patti Austin and Jaya: "Timeless Soul Divas" | December 6 | The Theatre at Solaire

Patti Austin gained popularity with “Baby Come To Me,” which topped the 1983 Billboard Hot 100. Meanwhile, Jaya popularised the song “Wala Na Bang Pag-ibig” that was used in the movie of the same title. Don’t miss these two as they do a back-to-back concert, Timeless Soul Divas, at the Theatre at Solaire, Parañaque City.

Must-See Events This December 2018

Wanlu | December 7 | CCP Studio Theatre

Representing the Philippines in other countries like Malaysia, Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand, Filipino ventriloquist Wanlu proves that puppetry is a form of self-expression as well as artistry and magic. Watch out for him on 7 December at the CCP Studio Theatre, Pasay City.


Michael Learns to Rock | December 9 | SMART Araneta Coliseum

The Danish band Michael Learns to Rock, which has been in the industry for 30 years now, is ready to entertain their Filipino fans on 9 December at Smart Araneta Coliseum, Quezon City.

Must-See Events This December 2018

Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra's 45th Anniversary | December 14 | CCP Main Theatre 

The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates its 45th Anniversary alongside the orchestra’s 36th Concert Season. Join the celebration as a line-up of Filipino artists and other guests is set to perform on 14 December at the CCP Main Theatre, Pasay City.


Philippine International Lantern Parade | December 14 | Quirino Grandstand

Don’t miss out on the parade of colourful lanterns and floats from different nations along with presentations from local performers at the Philippine International Lantern Parade on 14 December at the Quirino Grandstand, Manila City.

Must-See Events This December 2018

Pilita Corrales, Carmen Soriano, Jun Polistico | December 15 | Music Museum

Legends of the Philippine music industry Pilita Corrales, Carmen Soriano, and Jun Polistico come together for one night on 15 December at the Music Museum, San Juan City.


Christmas Group Show | December 20 | Finale Art File, Makati City

Check out the Christmas Group Show where various art pieces of different artists will be on display from 11 December 2018 to 15 January 2019 at the Finale Art File, Makati City. finaleartfi

Must-See Events This December 2018

Jessica Sanchez | December 20 | Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City

American Idol Season 11 runner-up and Filipino-American singer-songwriter Jessica Sanchez rediscovers her local roots as she performs on 20 December at the Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City.


Maytinis Festival | December 24 | Kawit, Cavite

Reimagine scenes from the birth of Christ at the presentation of the Nativity at the Maytinis Festival that will be on 24 December at Kawit, Cavite.

Must-See Events This December 2018

Magic on Ice | December 25 to January 1 | SMART Araneta Coliseum

Come into the world of wonder this Yuletide Season with a merry band of classic characters in Magic on Ice from 25 December 2018 to 1 January 2019 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.