This Weekend: Animax Carnival Comes to Manila!


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Anime fans are in for a treat as Animax, Asia’s first channel specializing in anime for everyone, is holding its Animax Carnival! A must-see is Animax’s exciting cosplay contest that will bring together colorful local cosplayers donning the costumes of their favourite anime, manga or videogame characters and perform in-character to compete for cash and prizes.

Attendees can also get to experience being an anime voice actor at Animax Carnival. A special dubbing booth offers Filipino fans the chance to be the voice behind their characters from popular Animax anime programs including Beelzebub, Naruto, Bleach, K-On!, Fairy Tail, and Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan.

Visitors to Animax Carnival 2012 can participate in a variety of carnival and stage games. A return to traditional carnival games, attendees can try their hands at ‘smash the cans’, ‘hook and fish’, ‘tic tac toss’, ‘coin toss’ and popping balloons, with exciting prizes to be won. Attendees can also drop by the Animax photo booth for a unique memento. Try on different anime-inspired costumes and even get hair and make-up done the Japanese way for a picture to keep.

The ‘AniChan Kids Corner’ will delight the younger ones with engaging activities like anime eyes painting’ as well as a manga (comic) drawing workshop for aspiring young artists.

The Animax Carnival will be at Robinson’s Place Manila’s Midtown Atrium on Sunday, December 9 from 10:00 am for a wholesome Sunday of anime fun and excitement at Animax Carnival 2012! For more details, catch Animax or visit


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Experience a different kind of Christmas and visit a traditional European village at the SM Mall of Asia Ice Skating Rink.  Every year, almost 2 million people from all over the world visit the Christkindlmarket in Nuremberg, Germany to buy Christmas items such as Gingerbread, sweets, Christmas decorations, candles, and watch live performances from choirs and bands. This year, the Christkindlmarket is replicated in Manila to give Filipinos a chance to experience this popular European Christmas tradition.

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Daily Attractions include:

  • Santa Claus Workshop
  • Wishing Station
  • Fairy Tale Hour
  • Heavenly Workshop
  • Sharing Village
  • Country Pavilions
  • Chefs Pavillions
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Nativity & Christmas Art Display
  • European Holiday Shopping
  • Skating and Sled Ride

The Christkindlmarket is open from December 3 to 9, 10 AM – 10 PM. Entrance fee is at P 217.20. Tickets are available at Ticketworld : (+632) 891.9999

Toy Kingdom Great Holiday Toy Sale

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If you’re not done with your shopping yet, find great bargains on toys at the Toy Kingdom Great Holiday Sale. Enjoy up to 70% off on selected toys from December 7 to 9, 2012 at Hall 4 of SMX Convention Center. Entrance is free.