The Ber Months are probably the most festive time in the Filipino calendar. The climate becomes colder and the streets are brighter at night. The closest (metaphorically and physically) thing any Filipino from the Metro can experience to a white snowy winter is a tourist experience that is magical in Tagaytay.
Santa’s sleigh is ready to take off on a Christmas Adventure.
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The Gingerbread House
Just before reaching Tagaytay coming from Metro Manila, this location is made for the young ones and the young at heart. The Gingerbread House is located along with Alfonso, Cavite. This fairy tale home is not just for show. They also serve actual bread and pastries for visitors to enjoy. Muffins, cookies, brownies, and all sorts of sweet delights can be found on the first floor of the building.
The young Hansel and Gretel will not worry about this Gingerbread house | photo by The Gingerbread House PH on Facebook
They also have a Sweet Spa, where tired travelers can rest their feet and treat their calluses with a fish spa. The Candy Village is another attraction that kids will enjoy. It exhibits miniature houses and playground amenities such as swings and slides.
Come the evening, family and friends can roast marshmallows by the campfire or enjoy the fluffy cotton candy. Those daring can try out the intriguing Rainbow Burger.
Most would say they have the best beans in the south at Bag of Beans | Photo by Bag of Beans on Facebook
Bag of Beans
The Ber months are definitely colder than the rest of the year in the Philippines, and Tagaytay is already colder than the rest of the Philippines due to its altitude. This makes Bag of Beans a favorite destination during this season. Their signature Alamid coffee will keep you warm and awake during your escapade in Tagaytay whether with family or friends.
Bag of Beans has recently expanded both their menu and branches, so no one could miss out on the trend of visiting this iconic coffee shop that makes the Ber Months more magical in Tagaytay.
The calming glow of the Trail of Lights by the Candy Cane Lane
Trail of Lights
If something represents the Christmas season that is constant in almost every part of the world, it would be Christmas Light Exhibitions. One of the most beautiful exhibitions of this season can be found at Crosswinds Tagaytay. Crosswinds by itself is already a marvelous place to explore, but come at night and walk down the trail wonderfully lit by an assortment of Christmas lights. The Trail of Lights will be in the exhibit until January 31. Due to the pandemic, certain rules and regulations are being followed by the management of Crosswinds Tagaytay. You may refer to the current regulations by visiting their Facebook page here.
Christmas at NAPA is fulfilling in both soul and stomach
NAPA at Crosswinds
While going with family and friends to visit the Trail of Lights, consider dining together at NAPA which is part of the trail tour. Get together over a serving of pizza and their signature menu drinks while enjoying the fantastic overview of the mountainside covered with pine trees. Of course, the best way to do this is to dine al fresco in order to make the trip feel Magical in Tagaytay. They also have a reindeer exhibit and other Christmas decorations for your Instagram feed.
The Wondrous Windmill of Coffee Project
The Alpine Village
The Alpine Village is marked by the famous windmill that houses one of the best places to hang out, Coffee Project. Still, at Crosswinds Tagaytay, the windmill is a unique sight to behold for any Filipino since they are not local structures. Upon nightfall, however, the windmill becomes even more magnificent once the Christmas lights are on. The standing Christmas Tree beside the coffee shop also looks charming. They also have a Christmas Souvenir Store just along the area. After strolling by the Alpine Village, take a rest at a nearby tent with the perfect nighttime ambiance.
The unique village among the trees at Crosswinds Tagaytay
Crosswinds Tagaytay Resort Suites and Hotel
Visiting the Resort Suites and Hotel at Crosswinds Tagaytay feels like being transported to another country. This is because the buildings and structures are inspired by Swiss architecture, which is why it sits harmoniously with the surrounding greenery, something that would entice Santa Claus to make a visit. Family and friends can take a stroll around the magnificent village and take a gander at the park trail alongside the hills and pine trees. They offer different accommodations for different group sizes. These accommodations are the best that Crosswinds can offer after a long tour of the Christmas Village experience.
Celebrate family not just during the Christmas Season, but every day.
The Reason for the Season
The Christmas Season is probably the best of festivities that Filipinos celebrate. This season is only made greater by celebrating with family and friends. Being another Christmas Season with a pandemic, everyone is urged to remain vigilant and safe so that all can celebrate the following years of Christmas together. Check out here what other activities you can do with family and friends and make the experience more magical in Tagaytay.