Midnight Shopping In Colon

One of the most popular events/destinations during the Christmas season in Cebu City is the Kasadya Sa Colon. This yearly activity which is organized by the city government, turns Colon Street – the oldest street in the country – into a lively and festive night market.

The age-old street is filled with stalls selling fruits, midnight snacks, shoes, home supplies, ready-to-wear items, and lots more. The event allows small Cebuano and Muslim business operators to sell their products and services.

This year, the Colon Night Market ran from November 16 until December 30, 2012. The Night Market will once again open in June for the celebration of the Cebu Business Month.

Here are some photos that I snapped during the last night of the event. Enjoy!


Colon Night Market 2012

Welcome to the Kasadya sa Downtown Colon Night Market!

Off-limits to public vehicles. From November 16 to December 30,  the entire stretch became a walking district.

Sandals and slippers at only Php30/pari!

Lots of eager shoppers!



Some random home needs. This stalls is already almost empty. Hehe.

Earrings, ear plugs, and necklaces!

The kids will love these!

Stalls in front of Colonnade Mall.

Sale! Pili na!

Nice looking shoes!

Kitchen and home repair needs. Only 5 pesos each!

Fruits at only Php10 each!

Yummy apples!

The old Cinerama Theater is now the Metro Wholesale Mart.

More stalls in front of the Colonnade Mall. For those of you who still remember, the location of the mall used to be occupied by a popular shopping center in the 80’s known as Gaw.

Toys at only Php15 each!

Were you able to check out this year’s Kasadya sa Downtown? Tell us about your experience!

SM's Chapel Revisited
Senior Citizens Park



17 Comments on Midnight Shopping In Colon

  1. Grabe kasadya diay sa Colon! Nawagtang na diay ang Cinema :(
    Salamat sa mga update boss Leylander :)

  2. Richard Peig // January 3, 2013 at 11:20 am // Reply

    bai, any news on where and how to get the photographer’s ID for the Sinulog? thanks.


  3. this is a very good idea to promote business. i remember gaw, that’s where i bought my shoes. :) thanks ley.

  4. Indeed nice to promote Colon, the oldest street in the Philippines. We used to watch movies in the numerous sinehan dinhi. Our Sunday kalingaw with my Ma and Pa after going to mass, is go to Colon to watch a movie and then go to Visayan restaurant to have a meal :)

  5. I have been in CEBU CITY and it is really a wonderful place. Though we haven’t really venture to this part of Cebu, we have been passing it for the 3 days we’ve been there.

    The pictures are a little blurry though. But still two thumbs up for this blog.

  6. Basta hinangat na December,

    Night Market jud ang pinaka da best para save2 ;)

  7. what camera did you use with these photos?

  8. Kadaghang tawo; kadaghan sa baligya! Pagka-alegre gyod sa Sugbo!

  9. Thanks Ley. Sadya kaayong tan-awon. Overtime ang mga vendors ug ang mga customers, di overtime pod ang mga drivers. Sadya kaayo ang ilang pasko.

  10. nindot unta mag bargain hunting

  11. midnight cebu.. have also her in cagayan de oro city its what we call night cafe every friday at saturday. i miss cebu when my clasm8s have a field3p in mactan etc.

  12. i been wondering what kind of camera can take this kind of Photo. Seem so realistic. Love it. And the Photgrapher grrr…(talent’x) How i wish i could take a photo same as this one :) Philippine tourist spots

  13. your blog was really great and wonderful…

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