Good food, curated fashion and home accessories and fun are the come-ons of the Christmas Carnivale Bazaar, the annual holiday fund-raising event of Zonta Club of Alabang. Over 200 vendors will be offering their best merchandise, made especially for the Bazaar, at the Festival Mall Tent from November 23 to 25, 2018.

Multi-awarded accessories designer Ann Ong will launch her bamboo necklace collection, adorned with rose quartz, tiger’s eye, and amethyst. She will also display her Faith collection, consisting of jewelry pieces with religious medallions from Prague. Moreover, she will present her signature long pearl necklaces, tamburin necklaces, chokers with turquoise and corals, and her famous gold minaudieres encrusted with raw stones.

Designer John Paras will showcase his holiday collection of lace, appliquéd and brocade blouses, sporty barong tops, hand-crafted handbags embroidered by artisans from Lumbang, Laguna; feathered clutches and metallic minaudieres with semi-precious stones.

Then there is boho chic from Simone’s Closet and delicately hand-made brass and gilded jewelry inspired by nature and animals by Les Nereides Philippines. Other fashion and jewelry vendors include Coco Tres, Island Style, Goods of Desire, Thea Inc. and more.

In food, Bizu Patisserie, one of the main sponsors, will put up three booths loaded with its cakes, pastries, chocolates and its famous croissant bread. If you are guilty of indulging, its sister company, Happy Garden Café will provide healthy juices.

Epilogue, the European-Japanese fine bistro, will serve up its gourmet pastas, pizzas and nibblers. There will be comfort food from Yellow Cab & Co. Chocolate Liquor Cakes, Kudo Milk Tea, Café Sultan, etc.

For homeware, Amber and Anne will put out its Christmas collection of utensil holders, placemats, napkins and throw pillow cases and its famous raffia coasters with pearls, graphic-printed Buslo bags, and classic hand painted and embroidered runners and table linens.

Christmas Carnivale Bazaar always engages the whole family. While the mothers are shopping, the children can enjoy at the park with inflatables, slides, obstacle course, game booths and horse carousel. There will be a magic and bubble show on Nov 24 and 25 from 3 to 5 pm. Dads can enjoy the shooting gallery and go-kart racing.

The earnings of the bazaar will go to Zonta Club of Alabang’s community projects that aim to improve the quality of life of women and children. Although the entrance is free of charge, shoppers may choose to buy a Php 300 Christmas Carnivale eco bag that serves as a day pass for the rides and games.

Proceeds of the eco bag sales will go to its missions. “Nanay for Healthy Livers Para Kay Baby” is held every July in observance of World Hepatitis Day. The club provides funding for underprivileged pregnant women with Hepatitis B. To mark October Breast Cancer Awareness month, the club conducts free screenings in indigent neighbourhoods. Zonta Club of Alabang brings Christmas cheer to children of Muntinlupa Elementary School with its annual gift giving treats. Moreover, the club also supports scholars of Ballet Philippines and other livelihood projects.

Christmas Carnivale Bazaar is sponsored by Bizu Patisserie, Happy Garden Café, Nail Tropics, Peugeot, Filigree, Digiboards Inc, Olive and Sage, Megaworld, Remax Prestige, Smart Communications, Yellow Cab & Co., Café by Sheena and Studio 58 Lab 10. (Christmas Carnivale will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 pm. from Nov. 23 to 25 at the Filinvest Tent. Spectrum Midway, Muntinlupa City.