12/26/2019: New Year’s Eve Party Ideas: Manila Countdown to 2020! (Copyright by Marksim Pasko) New Year’s Eve (NYE) Parties in Manila is getting exciting in 2015. You can decide to celebrate in a hotel – Sofitel, Solaire, Manila Peninsula or Best Western, or in the malls – Mall of Asia GMA 7 Countdown and Eastwood Quezon City Countdown. This year, TV5 is joining the NYE celebration with a Happy sa 2015 QC Countdown and the City of Manila with Sulong Manila 2015 Countdown. Bonifacio Global City will be the center of the club party scene and after parties for New Year’s Eve. Check out VASK’s Glamorous Black and Gold Affair and the after party at VALKYRIE. Hop on to RAVEN, HYVE, VYNE and SKYE or catch the sunrise at the new club PANGAEA at City of Dreams. Like us, we would escape the party scene in Manila either go to the Philippine Arena’s 2015 Philippine Countdown in the North or to Taal Vista’s New Year’s Eve Bash in the South. Here’s the Awesome Guide to New Year’s Eve Party in Manila to welcome 2015:
HOLIDAY SPECIALS AT SPIRAL Spiral’s 21 dining ateliers present culinary offerings set on a seasonal stage that takes you to the charming city of Paris. The smell of fresh pine trees emanate from the towering Christmas tree embedded in the 21-foot sculptural masterpiece while the stairway is lit with colorful décor resonating the beautifully-lit Champs-Élysées. A likeness of the iconic Eiffel Tower lights up the holidays in a celebration inspired by the City of Light. Sit down for a special holiday feast featuring glazed leg of ham, roast turkey with bread stuffing, savory rack of lamb, roast suckling pig porchetta and the decadent turducken (turkey stuffed with duck then stuffed with chicken and foie gras). Indulge in mouthwatering delicacies and featured beverages including Christmas butterbeer and Henriot Champagne for New Year’s. The Manila String Machine serenades guests with classic and modern musical renditions in this magnifique dining experience. New Year is marked with loud merrymaking with the traditional countdown, colorful balloon drop and Sofitel’s annual fireworks display with a featured program from 11pm 31st of December 2014 to 1am 1st of January 2015. SPIRAL HOLIDAY BRUNCH 12PM – 3PM January 1, 2015 | Php3,650+++ per person SPIRAL FESTIVE DINNER: December 31, 2014 | Php5,450+++ per person from 7pm to 10.30pm NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH BUFFET BREAKFAST Room type Rate: Superior Room Php8,850, Luxury Room Php10,350, Luxury Club Millésime Php14,100, Sofitel Suite Php17,450 Enjoy breakfast for two (2) adults and two (2) children (11 years old and below) at Spiral and use of recreational facilities during pockets of leisure in an urban getaway that takes you through to the New Year. NEW YEAR’S EVE ROOM PACKAGE WITH BUFFET DINNER & BREAKFAST The New Year’s Eve package includes the sumptuous dinner for two adults on the 31st December inclusive of an overnight stay for two adults and 2 children 11 years old and below for Php 14,000+++ for a Superior Room, Luxury Room at Php15, 000, Luxury Club Millésime Php19,000, Sofitel Suite Php23,000 Rates are subject to 10% service charge and 12.825% government tax. Minimum two nights stay is required for December 30 – 1st January 2015. And use of recreational facilities during pockets of leisure in an urban getaway that takes you through to the New Year. Embark on a journey of taste with Spiral’s New Year’s Eve Dinner for two (2) adults with a glass of Vintage Champagne and the musical styling of The Manila String Machine. For young guests, an exclusive gathering featuring a festive buffet dinner is available for children 5 to 11 years old with the set rate of Php1, 499.69nett from 5.30pm to 7pm at the Davao Function Room. Start 2015 right with breakfast for two (2) adults and two (2) children (11 years old and below) at Spiral on New Year’s Day. Room rate is available for single or double occupancy. Subject to availability and blackout dates. Advantage Plus members are entitled to 10% discount on room rates. Minimum of two (2) nights required to avail of the featured rates. Other terms and conditions apply. FÊTE 2015 | NEW YEAR’S EVE SPECIAL Start the year right with a menu of activities celebrating 2015 featuring a petite à la carte selection consumable at Php2,500+++ from 6pm to 10pm and after-party access with tickets available at Php500+++ per person with a complimentary drink. Le Bar sets the stage for the annual New Year’s countdown and colourful balloon drop. Overlooking the magnifique Manila Bay. Witness the burst of colors in the annual fireworks display officially greeting the New Year. Featured femme trio – The Zombettes spins hot tracks in a sensational countdown after-Party. Free admission to the New Year’s Eve after-party for hotel guests and Le Bar diners. Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila Telephone: +632 551-5555 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
SM MALL OF ASIA: GMA Countdown to 2015 and The Grand Mascot Parade
Minimum Consumable per outlet per person is Php 1,000+ Countdown at ECLIPSE Entertainment Lounge (Dec. 31): 8.00pm: The Company 9.30pm: Scarlet and AMP Band 11.00pm: Mitch Valdez and AMP Band Midnight at the OASIS Garden Cafe (Dec. 31): 8.30pm: Ryan Gallagher 9.30pm: The Company 11.00pm: Bituin Escalante Spectacular Pyromusical by the Manila bay at the strike of 12mn, presented by international award-winning pyrotechnic team — can be viewed by guests at the outdoors area at the main lobby.
PANGAEA at City of Dreams
SULONG MANILA 2015
MANILA, Philippines – Manila will experience a unique and more festive Yule season this year as the city government, headed by Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada, in cooperation with the Mare Foundation, will bring the country’s first-ever 3-D video mapping pyro/laser lights musical, Sulong Manila 2015 Countdown over the stretch of Roxas Boulevard on New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31. Manila Bay skies will burst with magical colors through a grand display of laser lights and massive fireworks playing to well-loved Christmas songs. A similarly colorful pre-event activity at the Rajah Soliman Plaza, Malate, will usher in the Sulong Manila 2015 Countdown from Dec. 24 to 30. Audiences will have the chance to savor the magic of Christmas by way of a 3-D video mapping projection skit that will bring life to buildings around the area. The 10-minute showcase will feature one family’s inspiring Christmas story. Sponsored by ICTSI and Manila North Harbor, the first-of-its-kind event is a project of the Mare Foundation, chaired by former Sen. Loi Ejercito. Mare Foundation is a non-stock, non-profit, non-government organization dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life of underprivileged Filipinos through various development programs. Over the years, Mare Foundation has implemented livelihood programs around the country. It also provided alternative sources of income to underprivileged families like the hog-raising project in Iriga, Camarines Sur. It also delivers health assistance through medical/dental/surgical missions in depressed areas nationwide and provides micro-financing projects in Metro Manila. (source: PhilSTAR | Sulong Manila 2015 Countdown launched via 3-D pyro show)
EASTWOOD MALL: Quezon City New Year Countdown to 2015!
Popstar royalty Sarah Geronimo will be leading the Eastwood – Quezon City New Year Countdown to 2015 on December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Named Yes Magazine’s Most Beautiful Star of 2014, Sarah continues to win both fans and accolades here and abroad, and was even tapped by Disney Channel to sing Tangled’s The Glow. Sarah Geronimo topbills an equally stellar lineup of performers, which include acclaimed Pinoy bands Pupil and Sandwich, popular teen stars James Reid and Nadine Lustre, pop singers Anja Aguilar and Jason Farol, who was mentored by American Idol’s Kelly Clarkson in the American TV series Duets, internet sensation Donnalyn Bartolome, rapper Shehyee and Freestyle’s Top Suzara and Jinky Vidal. Hosting this year’s countdown are MTV Pinoy VJs Yassi Pressman, Chris Schneider and Kito Romualdez and ending the night with more awesomeness is DJ Ace Ramos. This year’s New Year Countdown also marks the launch of Eastwood City’s Always Awesome Campaign, where guests can look forward to even more exciting activities and events in the coming year. “Eastwood City has always been one of the most excited lifestyle destinations in Quezon City. This 2015, we’re ready to give our guests with even more awesome ways to enjoy life at Eastwood City – and what better way to kick things off than at our New Year Countdown, one of the most anticipated New Year events in the metro,” said Megaworld Corporation First Vice President and Commercial Division Head Kevin Tan. To kick things off, guests are encouraged to share their wishes for an Awesome 2015 and be part of the Awesome Confetti Shower, also happening during the New Year Countdown. They can post their wishes for an Awesome 2015 at the Awesome Wishing Wall, located at the Eastwood Mall Open Park and Eastwood City Walk. Mallgoers can also share their wishes online with the hashtag #EastwoodNYE2015. At 12 midnight, guests can look forward to seeing their wishes released all over Eastwood City at the Awesome Confetti Shower, happening alongside the grand fireworks display and the Dazzling Star Drop at midnight. Now on its fourth year, the Dazzling Star Drop is Eastwood City’s version of the world-famous Ball Drop in New York City’s Time Square and one of the most-awaited parts of its New Year Countdown. Those looking to join the Eastwood – Quezon City New Year Countdown to 2015 can drop by Eastwood Mall Open Park at 6PM. EASTWOOD MALL Megaworld Lifestyle Malls Concierge Telephone: +632 709-9888, 709-0888 Mobile: +63 917-8380111 Website: www.megaworldlifestylemalls.com.
Happy sa 2015: TV 5 New Year’s Eve Countdown
The festivities will start at 10 a.m. with TV5′s New Year Artista Search, where aspiring actors can get their much-awaited break in the entertainment industry. The winner of the search will have a chance to perform live before the expected 15, 000 attendees of the countdown. At 11 p.m., the Kapatid stars will also appear during the countdown to be hosted by Ogie Alcasid, Gelli de Belen, Derek Ramsay, and Alice Dixson. Expect special performances by Kuh Ledesma, Gab Valenciano, Jasmine Curtis-SMith, Philippine All Stars, Talentadong Pinoy 2014 finalists, NEIL, Empoy, and more. The fireworks display will start at 11: 40 p.m. and will end at 12:15 a.m. It will be followed by a street party featuring live band shows, street performances, an LGBT parade, and performances courtesy of the MVP Group. For those who cannot make it to the venue, the countdown will be broadcast live at TV5 starting at 10:30 p.m. For more info, read: TV5, QC to welcome 2015 with Grand New Year Countdown at QC Memorial Circle
VASK NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY
Come as a gangster or a silent film star. Put on your roaring twenties attire and celebrate with us with bottles of wine, music from our DJs and the most amazing view of the fireworks from the Deck at Vask. December 31, 2014 10pm Deck at Vask, 5th floor Clipp Center, 11th Ave cor. 39th St., Bonifacio Global City, Taguig Entrance is FREE, come in your best roaring twenties attire! For table reservations and RSVP, please call 09178065292 or email email@example.com. Table rates at the Deck: Php 10,000 – C-couches, consumable (10pax) Php 8,000 – V-couches Large, consumable (8pax) Php 6,000 – V-couches Medium, consumable (5-6pax) Sit-down dinner at VASK Modern Tapas & Gastronomic Cuisine. For reservations, please call +63 917 806-5292 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY: New Year’s Eve Parties & After Parties!
SKYE: Ring in 2015 with a bang as Skye brings you dynamic DJ duo Rave Republic for our 4th annual New Year’s Eve Party this December 31st, Wednesday! The countdown starts at 10PM! Door charge is Php1,000 and comes with free drink. For table packages and reservations, please contact +632 478-4284 or +63932 856-7593. For more infor visit Skye W High Street HYVE: Listen up, Hyve Nation! DeeJay RayRay is back this December 31st, Wednesday for one epic night as we celebrate our 2nd annual New Year’s Eve Party here at Hyve! Here’s to more big things in 2015! Doors open at 11PM. Door charge is Php1,000 and comes with free drink. For table packages and reservations, please contact +63 917 633-5882. For more info, visit HyvE Manila PRIVE: BGC New Years Eve 2015 Dec 31, 2014 The Fort Entertainment Complex, Bonifacio Global City Opens at 11PM For details, call: +63917 898-8181 URBN: Wanna be someone’s new year’s kiss? 12.31.14 #BOOKIT For tables/inquiries: +63917 564-9333 For more info, visit URBN Bar and Kitchen VALKYRIE: All roads lead to #UptownBonifacio as we ring in the New Year with none other than DIRTY SOUTH! Valkyrie Nightclub opens at 11PM on December 31. Tables are SOLD OUT! Limited tickets at P3,000 with 3 drinks, now on sale @ThePalaceManila #ValkyrieatThePalace For more info, visit Valkyrie Club VYNE: New Years should be spent over a good meal with great company and unforgettable memories. Join us when we welcome the New Year 2015 as an elegant and festive night awaits — enjoy a carving buffet, blazing fireworks at the roof deck for the countdown and music by Jon Monreal. Reserve your tables now (limited slots available). For inquiries/table reservations, you may contact: +63917 553-0197 ARACAMA: 31 DECEMBER 2014 12MN ONWARDS
NEST + RAVEN: Did we mention that our 4-course set menu comes with a free pass to Raven? Celebrate the first day of the year and the beginning of great things with us at @nestmnl and @ravenmnl! Start the night off with our Php 1,799.00 NYE set dinner with champagne toast + roofdeck countdown, then party til sunrise over at @ravenmnl! Contact us for the full menu and reservations! #NestMNL For more info, visit NEST MNL KATSU+SCARLET+CRAFT+AMBER: COUNTDOWN TO 2015: Celebrating The Dawn of a New Year 12.31.2014 Let’s welcome 2015 with a bang! Come down to the Strip this New Years Eve, December 31, 2014 for our annual New Year Celebration! Featuring 11 musical acts spinning and singing the night away. Special packages await those who book early! Keep checking our Facebook page for more details and updates!
IMPERIAL ICE BAR: 7 days to go til we welcome 2015 with one hell of a party! Have you booked your tables already? +63 917 542-8831 for inquiries. For mor info, visit Imperial ICE BAR PABLO’S: In 2015 its going to be YOU AND I AGAINST THE WORLD For more info, visit Pablo’s Pub and Restaurant
MANILA PENINSULA NEW YEAR’S EVE
BEST WESTERN New Year’s Eve Countdown
BEST WESTERN PLUS A. VENUE | 7829 Makati Avenue, Makati City, 1210 Philippines Telephone Number: +632 773-3000 / 662-3300 / 403-0888 / 403-0808 Email: email@example.com Facebook: BEST WESTERN PLUS Antel Hotel
PHILIPPINE ARENA: 2015 Philippine Countdown
Headlining the 2015 Philippine Countdown is no other than R&B superstar and Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Brown. Rock Maestro Bamboo, and dance floor icons Enrique Gil and Sam Concepcion, KZ Tandingan, Morisette, Brisom and Japan’s most sought-after dance group Tempura Kidz, will also be performing on New Year’s Eve. But before the much-awaited New Year countdown, carnival attractions, circus performers and exciting performances await you at the arena! Don’t miss out on these musical acts and make sure to plan your 2-day New Year vacation ahead. December 30. The Voice Kids, Shamrock, Hajji Alejandro, Asin, Willie Nepomuceno, Coritha, FBC Rebirth, Juan Rodrigo and Rey Valera will be performing live at the Philippine Stadium. December 31. Rico Blanco, Parokya ni Edgar, Kjwan, Spongecola, Callalily, Silent Sanctuary, Up Dharma Down, Autotelic, Imago and other local bands will be fueling the festivities. Kitchie Nadal and Barbie Almalbis will also be there to get you pumped up before the clock strikes 12. Additional entertainment for the whole family includes parade, bazaars and all your favorite carnival rides and attractions! Tickets for the carnival and New Year’s Eve concert are sold separately but for those who have already purchased the Chris Brown ticket, you can automatically enjoy the other activities as well. Tickets for the carnival and local bands’ performance are at P500 for 2-day access while tickets to the New Year’s Eve Concert featuring Chris Brown are as follows: Patron P3, 605, Lower Box A P3, 300, Lower Box B P2, 165, Upper Box P1, 340 and General Admission is at P725. Events start at 2PM for both days.
Taal Vista Hotel New Year’s Eve Bash
Celebrate with family and friends as Taal Vista Hotel hosts a glitzy New Year’s Eve Bash on December 31 6:00PM to 2:00AM at the Grand Ballroom with lively performances by Onda Latina and a guest DJ. Tickets are priced at Php 3,500nett and are inclusive of buffet dinner (with one round of drinks), New Year’s Eve Countdown Party, unlimited wine, beer and beverages (from 10:00PM to 12:00MN), one round of sparkling wine, party favors and an exciting fireworks show. Taal Vista Hotel ushers in 2015 with special room packages inclusive of buffet breakfast, New Year’s Eve dinner and countdown party tickets for two with rates starting at Php 15,025nett. The festivities continue with a special holiday Lunch Buffet at Café Veranda for Php 988++ and Dinner Buffet for Php2,500++. Taal Vista Hotel Telephone: +632 917-8225, +63 (46) 413-1000 Mobile: +63917 809-1254. Website: www.taalvistahotel.com Facebook: Taal Vista Hotel Twitter: @taalvistahotel Instagram: @taalvistahotel Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/taalvistahotel Happy New Year from Our Awesome Planet family! Live an Awesome Life, Founder, www.OurAwesomePlanet.com P.S. There’s usually no city countdown in Makati or Bonifacio Global City. Channel 2 usually covers all the New Year’s Eve Festivities around the Metro.