GUIDE: Where to welcome the new year in style


Posted at Dec 30 2017 05:59 AM

New Year’s Eve at Diamond Hotel. Handout photo

MANILA – End the year 2017 in style with these parties and staycations in Metro Manila and beyond.

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Revel in an epic party with food trucks, booths, overflowing beer, holiday cheer, a grand fireworks display, and the hottest musical acts like Hale, Aia de Leon, Gary Valenciano, and many more at Bonifacio Global City (BGC) this New Year’s Eve.

Celebrations start at 5 p.m. at the Bonifacio High Street Ampitheater and 7th Avenue, with the New Year’s Eve high mass set at 6 p.m.

The event is open to everyone, but VIP tickets to the main stage may be obtained from purchases made at Bonifacio High Street retail stores from December 21 to 31, 2017. Corresponding tickets are as follows:

  • P2,000 to P2,999 worth of single/accumulated receipts: two VIP tickets
  • P3,000 to P3,999 worth of single/accumulated receipts: four VIP tickets
  • P4,000 and above worth of single/accumulated receipts: six VIP tickets

For more details, visit BGC’s official Facebook page. 


Crimson Hotel Filinvest City will hold a Brazilian-themed celebration this New Year’s Eve. The Rio Carnivale New Year’s Eve Countdown Party will be held starting at 9 p.m. on December 31 at the Crimson Grand Ballroom. 

Nyko Maka with Out of Scratch and Jazz Dufourt will be performing the beats of Brazil during the party, which also includes a lavish dinner buffet and New Year treats at P2,380++ per person. 

The hotel also has room packages that include two tickets to the countdown party. Rates start at P10,760++. 

For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 863-2222. 


Have your New Year’s Eve dinner at Corniche at P3,580 nett per person from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and celebrate new beginnings with a glass of cava, party favors, and access to the countdown event.

Yurakuen features a Japanese dinner set menu which includes cava and an acoustic duo for entertainment at P2,980 nett per person. It will be available from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on December 31.

Ring in the New Year at the Lobby Lounge with a jamon and wine pairing dinner at P1,180 nett per person from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and a midnight buffet spread with access to the countdown party. 

Don’t miss the midnight buffet spread at the Mezzanine Area for P880 nett per person from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. and party the night away at the countdown bash. 

Pop the champagne at Bar 27 and have your fill of antipasti, tapas, and a standard drink at P2,380 nett per person from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m., with live entertainment by Maria’s Project.

For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 528-3000 ext. 1121.


Eastwood City’s New Year Countdown to 2018 promises all-out fun from sunup to sundown, with the revelry beginning at 6 p.m. at the Eastwood Mall Open Park.

Featured acts include “The X Factor Philippines” 2012 grand winner KZ Tandingan, award-winning rapper Gloc-9, “The Voice of the Philippines” 2013 finalist Morisette Amon, singers Sam Concepcion and Kiana Valenciano, “The X Factor UK” finalist Alisah Bonaobra, and online R&B sensation Karencitta. 

At 12 midnight, spectators and revelers can witness Eastwood City’s annual tradition, the Dazzling Star Drop, which is inspired by the Ball Drop at Times Square in New York City. This will be followed by a grand fireworks display. 


Guests can ring in the New Year in style and dance to the festive beats at the Lobby Lounge’s countdown with live performances by Highway 54. 

For P5,500 nett, they can enjoy a plated holiday meal inclusive of an appetizer and dessert buffet with two glasses of champagne and free-flowing alcoholic beverages. 

For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 633-8888 or e-mail [email protected]


Make your way to 2018 by celebrating with F1 Hotel Manila’s New Year Splash Countdown. Party all night with unlimited booze and feel-good music from featured DJs. 

Standing tickets are at P1,888 nett, with VIP tables also available. Doors are open from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. 

Guests can also stay in the hotel’s Fort Suite on December 31 for P9,500 nett. The package is inclusive of tickets to the New Year Splash, use of Play Zone and Kiddie Room amenities, breakfast buffet for two, and privilege of late check-out until 4 p.m., subject to availability. 

For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 908-7888.


A spectacular countdown party is set to happen at Hotel Jen Manila’s Windows by the Bay on December 31. Access to the party is at P3,000 nett per person inclusive of unlimited cocktails and light bites from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m., and a glass of sparkling wine for the countdown toast. 

The hotel’s Lobby Lounge will also have a New Year party for P988 nett inclusive of two cocktail drinks, a pica-pica platter, and a glass of sparkling wine. 

For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 795-8888 or e-mail [email protected]


Want to go all out this 2018? Avail the New Year’s Eve countdown package of Manila Pavilion Hotel which includes overnight accommodation plus buffet dinner and countdown party passes for three, buffet breakfast for two, and a 20% discount on all food and beverage offers. Rates start at P8,300. 

For inquiries and reservations, visit Manila Pavilion Hotel’s website. 


Welcome the New Year at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, which is offering two packages. 

For P2,018 nett per person, one can enjoy a buffet dinner and access to the New Year’s Eve countdown featuring a fireworks display and performances from the Arriba band.

A walking heritage tour can be included in the package for a total of P3,500 nett per person. 

For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 332-5286 or 332-5338.


Take part in the hotel’s Havana-themed gala ball and dinner from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at P9,850 per adult (with a champagne cocktail) and P6,650 per child under 12 years old. 

Salon de Ning will also have a New Year’s Eve party from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. at P2,500 nett with a selected open bar. 

For inquiries and reservations, call (02) 887-2888.