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Christmas Family Experience at Lancaster New City Open Air Cinema

Lancaster New City is the premier development in Imus, Cavite. The family-friendly community made a spectacular Christmas attraction at the famous Central Greens. An open field outdoor area where Lancaster residents shop and play. Their kids playground is a haven for active children and this communal space is really green, breezy, and spacious.

My family and I instantly felt refreshed and rejuvenated when we saw this outdoor space. We heard about Lancaster a few years ago from fellow Cavite residents. On this day, we came to watch the  FREE Christmas Light Show at The Square.

Christmas Family Wonderland

We arrived early for the Christmas Light Show that begins at 6pm and will run until December 26. There were plenty of restaurants and cafes to relax in. When the sun set, people started flocking to the Mercato-style food park are at Lancaster. This is also within the Central Greens.

My son enjoyed his holiday cotton candy. We also bought flying LED lights that’s perfect to play with at night outdoors. Lancaster New City was so lively that night, families especially children were obviously enjoying their bonding activities over food, shopping, and playing.

There were also plenty of Christmas booths and features where you can play games, meet Santa Claus, and pose for the camera. So many instagram-worthy shots here at Lancaster New City!

Watch: Lancaster New City Open Air Cinema

I can’t remember the last time I watched a romantic movie but when I saw that Lancaster New City was also hosting an Open Air Cinema in partnership with Cinema One, I immediately made my plans known that I will watch one of the movies. There were two films shown “Love You to the Stars and Back” and “Can’t Help Falling In Love”. The first one shown was Julia Baretto and Joshua Garcia’s Love You to the Stars and Back. It was my first time to experience an outdoor cinema and I enjoyed the movie from start to finish.

It was so relaxing, romantic, funny, and inspiring. I heard that this is a yearly activity that’s hosted by Lancaster New City. How lucky their residents are and I hope to be here with my family again when that happens.

 

Food Trip at The Square, Lancaster New City

Right after the movie, we walked around The Square to see different shops but most of all – food choices to try. We were so happy to enjoy the outdoor vibe and feel the “Christmas weather”. It is cold in Cavite during December and activities like this make you really feel and enjoy the charm of Christmas. There are coffee shops to warm you up, milk tea shops, and restaurants that serve Filipino and comfort food for all.

 

Enjoy these ongoing FREE activities at Lancaster New City, check out their FB page to get official updates and to plan your Christmas family bonding!

P.S. Lancaster New City‘s The Parish of the Holy Family opens its doors and welcomes the faithful for Simbang Gabi. It starts on December 15, 7 p.m. for the anticipated Mass, and continues on December 16, 4 a.m. for the regular Mass.

 

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.

Playground Alert: Family Day at Venice Piazza, McKinley Hills

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Here’s another location to add to your mom list. The Venice Piazza at McKinley Hills has a covered playground amidst rows of restaurants. You know I am always on the lookout for kiddie friendly places where mums and bubs can both enjoy. Here are some photos of Ashton enjoying his time.

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And after his playtime, in between them actually, we experienced The Food Adventure which happens all weekends of July.

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Ashton and I shared this delicious quesadilla, just one of the 12 food items you can enjoy with a PHP 500 food adventure passport.
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Ashton was very awake throughout the day and night. Here he is waiting for the food to be served at Kuse. I always bring a tub of bubbles, and his Dad – Ashton’s PSP to keep him busy.

Aside from the playground, Venice Piazza is famous for the large fountain which will mesmerize your kids day and night. If you come early, you can feed the resident pigeons at 4PM. Seeds are sold for P20 per envelope and it is a good way to connect kids with real birds (and not the virtual angry birds they know of). We did not catch the feeding session but the pigeons were flying low and Ashton joined me in clapping to call the birds.

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Watch out for the funny mimes that sound like they are chirping, your kids may get startled but slowly introduce the mimes to them and hopefully, the kids will find them interesting.

There are really a lot of activities that you and your family can busy yourself with at Venice Piazza, it’s a good way to spend that elusive family time. This month is the most perfect to go here because of the famous Food Adventure. Click on the link to read my separate post about it :)

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P.S. This is Mommy and Ashton’s order slip for Sol Gelato. Ashton is now a certified gelato monster.

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.