While most celebrities opted to take advantage of winter by exploring colder cities outside the country, others jetted off to warm waters for the Christmas holidays.
Below are some of the celebrities who soaked up some sun while on a break from the showbiz scene.
Rachel Peters spent the holiday break at her "home turf" in Phuket, Thailand, with her family.
Kylie Verzosa went kayaking at Loboc River in Bohol for Christmas.
Maine Mendoza spent the last days of the year in her happy place: the beach.
The Eat Bulaga host didn't specify which beach she went to for the holidays, but wrote in her caption, "Ending the year as happy as I can possibly be."
Katrina Halili and daughter Katrence spent the weekend in Panorama Beach Club and Resort in El Nido, Palawan.
Mylene Dizon and long-time boyfriend Jason Webb enjoyed their holiday break in Boracay island.
Sam Pinto and boyfriend Anthony Semerad enjoyed some quality time at her beach resort, L'Sirene Boutique Resort, in Baler, Aurora.