Singles’ Guide to Spending Christmas in Cebu

Being single in this season of love is not a reason to not enjoy the holidays. With 38 days remaining, Christmas in Cebu is already alive!

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Samahan ng Mga Hiniwalayan Bago Mag Pasko — a group dedicated to those who loved but have been left.


As the wise Emma Watson once said, you are not single, rather, you are “self-partnered.” So, you do not need a partner to have a fun Christmas season. There are a lot of exciting things that will be happening around Cebu City this Christmas. From pre-holiday sales to various Christmas activities, it’s time to spoil yourself, love yourself, and treat yourself. This season, it’s all about YOU.


Let us tour you around the Queen City of South and get you a glimpse of what it’s like to spend Christmas in Cebu.

Ayala Center Cebu’s The Terraces

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Festival of Lights 2019 at Ayala's The Terraces (Photo by: Duo Lens Project)
Every Christmas, Ayala’s The Terraces sparkles with its Festival of Lights. This year, they are Awakening the Season with a colorful Christmas light show.
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People having photos in Festival of Lights (Photo by: Duo Lens Project)

Visit The Terraces today and witness the Festival of Lights sparkling for you. The Christmas light show is held every 30 minutes from 6:00pm to 9:30pm daily. And when you get hungry, The Terraces has a lot of food choices that you can choose from!

SM City Cebu’s Northwing Atrium

SM City Cebu’s 30-Foot Christmas Tree (Photo by: Duo Lens Project)
SM City Cebu is kicking off the magical holiday season big-time. Literally! The Northwing Atrium is decorated with gigantic displays and a 30-foot Christmas tree. Life-sized Santa Clauses and giant Christmas icons and ornaments will greet you when you visit the place.
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SM City Cebu’s Northwing Atrium​ Christmas Tree (Photo by: Duo Lens Project)

Single? No problem! The surrounding stores are already on their pre-holiday sales, which means that you can buy more stuff for yourself than for others who are not worth any peso you spend.

Axis Entertainment Avenue, Vibo Place

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Center of The Vibo Place (Photo by: Duo Lens Project)
If you would rather have a relaxing and peaceful Christmas season, then Vibo Place’s Axis Entertainment Avenue is the right spot for you. This lifestyle hub offers a friendly yet classy atmosphere where you can chill and dine in at one of their fine restaurants.
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The Vibo Place's Christmas Tree (Photo by: Duo Lens Project)

The place is decorated with fairy lights and a beautiful Christmas tree — perfect for Instagrammable selfies and portraits. They also play Christmas songs around the place, so enjoy, sit back, relax, and sip your coffee.​

Christmas Day in Cebu is filled with fun and exciting outdoor and indoor Christmas activities. You don’t have to worry about having a lonely celebration because Cebu has you covered. Just stay tuned for some Christmas activities announcements!


Do you happen to enjoy Christmas and selfies? Duo Lens Project offers Christmas mini sessions! It’s time for you to show the world that you are still fabulous, even when you are self-partnered. Learn more about our mini sessions today! These are only offered occasionally so do not miss out on this offer.

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About The Author

Chrizelle Monique

Chrizelle Monique is a Cebu photographer who has an eye for portrait and event photography. She is also a writer who hates technical and business writing, but is doing it for a living. So, she makes Duo Lens Project an avenue for her passion for photography and her love for writing about the local scene and basically anything interesting.

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