The best time to visit Cebu City is January, the Feast of Santo Nino celebrated the third Sunday of the month. Big festivities all over the city, there' s the Sinulog, the biggest and longest parade you'll ever attended. You can't leave the city without stopping by the church and paying homage to the Holy Child Jesus. There is a nine-day novena held every hour outside the basilica, I usually, go in the middle of the day, since most of the devotees have attended before or after work, or in school. Easy to find a seat or get a shade from the blazing sun.