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Make the Last Month in 2017 Count: 5 Fun Things You Can Do in the Metro

End the year with a bang!


Did anyone else feel 2017 drag on but fly by at the same time?

It’s crazy to think we’re only a couple of weeks away from welcoming 2018…and Christmas Day is even closer. Yet here we are with so little time left, but still so much to do. Instead of dwelling on the missed opportunities, we reckon it’s better to get your fill of fun, memorable things to do to end 2017 with a bang.


 We’ve already rounded up the 10 movies you need to see before the year ends. Looking ahead, we also hit “fashion forward” with a peek into what fashion will look like in 2018. Here, we round up the different events and fun places to go this December to tie the year-ender to-do lists together. Keep scrolling for 12 things you can do in the metro to make the last month in 2017 count!


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#1: Catch Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi.

via IMDb

The film picks up where Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens left off: Rey (Daisy Ridley) meets the exiled Jedi Master Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill). Will Luke Skywalker help bring down the First Order? Will General Leia Organa’s Resistance finally restore peace in the galaxy? Watch the second installment in the Star Wars sequel trilogy when it hits theatres on December 13.


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#2: Treat yourself and your significant other to some fine dining at the Champagne Room.

via Manila Hotels

The grand, picture perfect interiors of the Champagne Room can serve as the intimate setting for your next romantic night out. The Provençal cream with eggplant caviar, scallops poached in sea urchin butter, Foie Gras Burger and beef tenderloin are must-orders.


Address: One Rizal Park, The Manila Hotel, Roxas Boulevard, Ermita, Metro Manila.

Phone Number: (2) 527 0011

Operating Hours: 6PM to 11PM from Monday to Saturday

Get in Touch: [email protected]


#3: Immerse yourself in the arts and go see The Nutcracker.

via Ballet Philippines on Facebook

 Ballet Philippines’ 48th season starts on December 1 and runs until December 10 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo, CCP Main Theater, Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. You can purchase your tickets here.


#4: Go see a musical.

 Everybody’s favorite holiday transformation tale returns this December. The celebrated theatrical production of A Christmas Carol is set to bring back the mystery, the magic and the Christmas miracle starting December 7 in what’s considered a must-see for families this holiday season. Click here for tickets!


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#5: Visit a pet café.

via @bengalbrew_wolfandbear on Instagram

Drop by the first twin pet café in the country and spend a nice afternoon with furry friends. 


Address: Manhattan Parkview, General Malvar Ave, Cubao, Quezon City, 1109 Metro Manila.

Phone Number: (2) 385 655

Operating Hours: 12NN to 9PM from Monday to Thursday, Saturday and Sunday and 12NN to 10PM on Fridays.

Get in Touch: [email protected]

Stay Connected: Facebook and Instagram  


Game on. Do it all this December before ushering in the New Year!

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Nicole Blanco Ramos

is a content writer at go! Magazine. Prior to working with Globe, she was the fashion and beauty associate at the mega, where she was able to combine her love for styling, visual storytelling and writing. Today, she covers a broad range of topics for go! such as entertainment, the NBA, online gaming and tech among others.

Alex Lara

is a creative that loves to tell stories through art direction and curating images that capture, inspire and excite whoever sees them.

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