Christmas is definitely Filipino’s favorite holiday. As early as September, homes and establishments start bringing out the Christmas decors and playing Christmas carols. Even memes anticipating the start of the Christmas season come out even before the “ber” months.
Imagine being able to feel the Christmas spirit anytime of the year. A quick trip to Antipolo can do just that. Inside the Jardin de Miramar lies a humble home that was turned into museum featuring an extensive collection of Santa Claus items. People know this museum as Casa Santa.
We made a quick trip to Jardin de Miramar to visit Casa Santa last week. As we entered the property, we immediately got into the Christmas mood as we heard Christmas carols being played in the background.
Tickets are available from their office which was a quick walk from the parking lot. Entrance fee for adults is P260 while the entrance fee for kids under 3 ft is free.
Casa Santa looks like a brick cottage in the middle of winter with some snow sitting on the bricks. Several Santa figures in the terrace served as a sample of what each guests can expect when they enter the Casa.
All parts of the house were utilized to showcase the vast collection of Santa Claus items gathered from all parts of the globe. There were figurines, snow globes and picture frames, just to name a few.
The dining room is also filled with Santa figurines and the table was set with Christmas themed plates, glasses and utensils.
The lounge area features a Christmas themed chess board which my daughter really liked.
The piano in the living room caught my daughter’s eye. She can’t take her hands off the keyboards.
My favorite part of Casa Santa is the room filled with miniature Christmas village. The blue lighting complements the display giving it a white Christmas feel.
This bedroom is filled with more Santa stuffed toys, stockings and memorabilia. It also had a small section for legos as well.
Another room filled with stuffed toys are lit up by a Red light. I didn’t enter this room anymore as the lights gave me eye strains.
Casa Santa is great for kids and kids-at-heart and the good news is that it is open all year round. Experience Christmas anytime of the year, visit Casa Santa.
Jardin de Miramar
276 San Jose Ext., Brgy. San Isidro, Antipolo City
Weekdays – Open 8:30am – 4pm only ( minimum of 10 pax )
Weekends – For 5 pax and below, museum is open from 2pm – 4pm only no minimum pax required.
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