SMART Araneta Center , Cubao- Quezon City , Philippines
After attending an early dawn mass , I went to a food and plant hunting trip in a weekend market somewhere in Quezon City . Then rode a passenger bus going to Cubao for a quick stop-over . Traffic was very heavy due to the arrival of passengers coming from the provinces. It was past noontime when i reached Cubao -Araneta Center and bought some pasalubong for my aunt who incidentally is having her 80th birthday .
a child looking for Easter eggs at the Farmers Market stage area
People visiting the site image that they are in wonderland of some sorts . Floating through the clouds at the giant balloon ride, express their creativity by painting the giant doodle eggs, listen to stories of fun and adventure during storytelling time.
a clown added delights to kids and parents
There is an on going science experiments dubbed as the Mad Science show, all at the Smart Araneta Coliseum’s Quadrant C Activity Area.
Kids together with their parents participated in several events like a Magic Show , Dancing contest , “Best in Easter Costume ” , Face Painting contest, on the spot spin a wheel and other freebies.
emcee together with kids in Easter inspired- costumes
Entrance is free for everyone who wants to come into the fair grounds. To take part in some of the activities and get freebies, just show a P300 single or accumulated receipt purchase from March 15-31, 2013 before entering the fair grounds.
a kid in fairy costume is one of the participants of the costume contest
Glenn in an Easter Egg costume delighted several photographers
I quickly took the opportunity by asking the guardian of this kid . His costume seems to stand-out in comparison with the other kids around the activity center, It looked like hand- made and crafted to suit the occasion. Most of the kids costumes were ready to wear .
a kid in military -inspired costume
The event is an all-afternoon affair with tons more activities for kids (and kids-at-heart!)Other activities in store for the kids are games such as the Easter Egg Hunt and Family Egg Relay, face painting, costume contest, rides, and more.
Media partners includes ABS-CBN channel 2, TV channel 5 and ABS-CBN publication. What did i find in this event? I saw a limited edition collector edition of Spider man published by ABS-CBN publication ( Marvel) being sold for just Php 70 pesos! They even called “The Super Summer Issue ” .
limited edition Marvel Spider man comics
I only stayed for a few minutes at the activity center, It was quite hot and very humid during the afternoon. I had to leave the place by past 3:00pm .