New Year’s Eve Party Ideas: Manila Countdown to 2020!

The city of Manila is gearing up to ring in New Year’s Eve 2020! If you love to eat good food, spend staycations with the family or are more into the club scene here’s a list of New Year Eve’s parties and packages happening around the Metro…

Our party-planning guide won’t be complete without a dazzling display of fireworks, fantastic feasts, and music to usher partygoers into the New Year.


Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila transports guests to the enchanting and glamorous French capital in anticipation of a new decade with An Evening in Paris, a New Year’s Eve Ball to be held at the Grand Plaza Ballroom on December 31, 2019.

The evening of festivities features a grand selection of gastronomic offers paired with free-flowing San Miguel Beer, wine and refreshments, live musical entertainment from Burlesque PH and Heartbeats Band, and exciting raffle prizes. Come in your alluring, French-inspired ensemble and enjoy an eventful program with a lucky draw of luxurious gift prizes from Charriol, Sharp TV, Benefit Cosmetics, Gallo Yacht Charters, Jack Nicklaus, gift vouchers to relaxing sojourns in Accor hotel properties, and a grand prize of Php100,000 worth of airfare tickets. Guests dressed to the nines get a chance to win special prizes.

Welcome the New Year in classic French style with Sofitel’s signature flair for celebrations. An Evening in Paris is available at Php 5,999 nett per person. An early bird rate of Php 5,172.42 nett is valid for purchase on November 1-30, 2019. Doors open at 6pm.

The New Year celebration continues at Sunset Bar until 2am for a poolside afterparty featuring refreshing drinks and exquisite cocktails.

Welcome 2020 in a luxurious getaway to your urban oasis of choice. Avail of Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila’s New Year’s Special with an overnight stay in a well-appointed room, An Evening in Paris New Year’s Eve dinner for 2 adults on December 31, 2019 at the Grand Plaza Ballroom, New Year’s Day breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children (11 years old and below) at Spiral, complimentary in-room family movies, La Boutique voucher worth Php500, Le Spa voucher worth Php500 and Vietura gift certificate worth Php1,500. Rates start at Php 16,000+++ per night. Minimum stay of two (2) nights is required.

Experience this holiday special with rates applicable from December 30, 2019 until January 1, 2020. For reservations and inquiries, please call (+632) 8-573.5555 or email



Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila offers an extensive array of dining choices for guests to welcome the New Year. At High Street Cafe, a New Year’s Eve dinner buffet is available for Php 4,000 nett per person, inclusive of an alcoholic beverage package. A New Year’s Day lunch buffet is available for Php 2,200 nett, inclusive of a non-alcoholic beverage package.

High Street Lounge offers New Year themed tea sets for two at Php 1,650 nett from December 27 to January 1, 2020 every 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily. The New Year’s Eve countdown party at the lounge will feature a special buffet spread of artisan cheeses, premium charcuterie, hot appetizers and a carving station, plus a free flow of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages is priced at Php 6,000 nett per person, from 9:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Table reservations are highly encouraged.

At Canton Road, guests can celebrate with loved ones with private dining set menus beginning at Php 34,888 per table.

At Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar, a four-course New Year’s Eve dinner set is available for Php 6,000 nett per person, inclusive of a glass of bubbly. Samba will be showcasing Peruvian seasonal specialties in a five-course dinner set menu available at Php 3,500 nett per person, inclusive of a welcome drink. Guests can also dine beneath the stars with the ones they hold dear in a cabana by the poolside, complete with a six-course set menu and a complimentary bottle of champagne and personal butler service. This experience is priced at Php 22,000 nett from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. A New Year’s Day lunch and dinner set is available at Php 2,200 nett per person.

For more information about Shangri-La at the Fort’s festive offerings, menu prices, Christmas and New Year’s Eve Mass and entertainment schedules, visit


3. BGC 2020 RISING

Goodbye 2019 and hello 2020!

In partnership with ABS-CBN and Think Big Taguig, join us as we ring in the the new year at the #2020Rising New Year Countdown on Tuesday, December 31, 8:00 PM, at 5th Avenue, BGC, Taguig City.

Enjoy a night of cheer and entertainment with local acts including:
– Billy Crawford,
– The Itchyworms,
– Yeng Constantino,
– Bamboo,
– Alex Calleja,
– Jona, and
– ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra

Hosted by Robi Domingo and Nicole Cordoves

See you there! 🎇🎇🎇



Okada Manila is taking its New Year’s Eve celebrations to bigger, more extravagant levels. It’s a full explosion of spectacular performances and special treats that will make this night of partying the
metro’s most unforgettable one.

It’s time for all things festive and gold! Put your glittery hats on and get ready for our very first NYE Golden Parade, featuring breathtaking dance performances and acrobatic feats by the Okada Manila Entertainment Group! See you all at the New Year’s Eve Gold Rush countdown!

Rooms and Suites up to 50% off starting at PHP 14,020 nett. Book from December 22 to December 29, 2019 for stay dates from January 3 to February 29, 2020 and enjoy up to 50% discount, only here at Okada Manila.

Countdown to the beginning of a new decade with some of today’s finest artists, in an extraordinary dinner concert at one of the country’s grandest venues!

– KZ Tandingan
– Jason Dy
– Angeline Quinto
– Erik Santos
– Liezel Garcia
– The Company
With special performances of the Okada Manila Entertainment Group

Every ticket includes:
– Dinner buffet
– Free-flowing drinks
– Live concert
– Raffle entry for event give-aways
– NYE party favors

For room reservations and inquiries, kindly call us at +632 8888 0777, or visit for more details.



City of Dreams Manila is ushering in 2020 with a selection of entertainment and dining options all in one place for guests to have a grand celebration with family and friends. Guests can choose to dine at Nobu Manila for its Omakase dinner menu, join the New Year’s Eve Countdown party at The Garage and CenterPlay and on New Year’s Day delight in the DreamPlay parade at The Shoppes at the Boulevard and have a memorable time at DreamPlay with the Trolls Holla Day package.
Family Entertainment to Start the Year Right at DreamPlay

DreamPlay, the world’s first DreamWorks-inspired play space is staging a grand holiday parade on all weekends of the month including December 24, 25 and January 1 every 5 p.m. The parade features the well-loved DreamWorks characters joined by a magical retinue of animations of Christmas ornaments. The Electro Groovers, who are DreamPlay’s King Julien Dance Off Year 4 Grand Champion and who recently won gold at the World Supremacy Battle-Junior Division in Australia, will also take part in the festive parade.

Along with this fun, family-friendly attraction is a Trolls-themed holiday activity dubbed as “Trolls Holla Day” happening until January 1, 2020. For Php 1,499, the Trolls VIP Package activity ticket includes an all-day pass at DreamPlay’s attractions with express check-in and attraction entry; passes at Cooking with Gingy’s Holla Day activity and at DreamWorks’ Holla Day Movie; a photo session with Poppy and Branch; and other sweet treats such as special Christmas Trolls Tree cookies and a Trolls candy milkshake.

DreamPlay is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays (Monday to Thursday), and from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends (Friday to Sunday). During the festive season, from December 16, 2019 to January 3, 2020, DreamPlay is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays (Monday to Thursday); and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends (Friday to Sunday) and on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

On December 31, a New Year’s Eve Countdown with entertainment commencing at 3 p.m at CenterPlay, showcases flair bartending from the contemporary bar’s star bartenders, and performances from bands Higher Ground, MUB and Part 3, who will jazz up the last day of the year with outstanding entertainment and live music leading up to midnight. Interested guests can reserve a seat or a table starting at Php 3, 000, which is inclusive of a glass of Veuve Cliqout Rose and consumable snacks.

The Garage is throwing a retro-themed New Year’s Eve party until 2 a.m. with its “Good Old Days” promotion featuring Ice Bucket band. Guests are in for free flow drinks of either a choice of: alcoholic package (Php 2, 588), which comes with draft beer, soda, wine, champagne and other premium liquor; or the non-alcoholic package (Php 1, 888), which provides soda, iced tea, a selection of chilled juices or a glass of sparkling mocktail. Both packages include a mouthwatering platter of jalapeno poppers, seasoned buffalo fries and fried crispy nori. For kids, a package worth Php 1, 288 is already inclusive of free flow iced tea, chilled juices, milk shake or a glass of sparkling mocktail as well as a scrumptious platter of skin-on fries, mozzarella balls and corn dog.

For inquiries, call 8800-8080 or e-mail or visit



This year, Sheraton Manila is ringing in the New Year with a celebration entitled, “Glow Up! A New Year’s
Eve Countdown Party.” This neon-themed New Year’s Eve party, to be staged in their Sheraton Ballroom,
will be a night of lustrous lights, upbeat music and sumptuous spread.

Tickets are sold for Php 2,388 only which includes a bunch of good stuff from tapas buffet, two drinks
(alcoholic or non-alcoholic), and lots of party favors. They also partnered with Moet et Chandon for the
special sparkling wine toast when the clock hits 12. Plus, serving world-class entertainment are Buganda
Dancers for an enthralling lights performance and Joaquin Garcia and JV Decena for stellar song
numbers. The party starts at 9pm ‘til we welcome 2020!

Since it’s also the last day of the year, have all the excuse to indulge before partying the night away! For
Php 3,988, get to enjoy a festive buffet in their S Kitchen all-day dining restaurant and access the Glow
Up party afterwards.

Say hello to a new year right and bright at Sheraton Manila! Nothing fancy, but pure fun and flavorful
made for anyone of all ages. For reservations or inquiries, kindly call +63 2 79021800 or visit their social
media pages @sheratonmanila on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.



New Year celebrations at New World Makati Hotel are made more meaningful and memorable as it proffers an array of experiences to usher in 2020 with family and friends. From a spectacular countdown party at the ballroom, to a bountiful buffet feast at Café 1228, indulgent Chinese fare at Jasmine, splendid room stays, and a 25 th anniversary raffle of getaways and giveaways, the luxury hotel ensures that there is something for everyone to provide a fitting welcome to the year ahead.

Combining enthralling live entertainment, Western and Asian delights, as well as free-flowing libations all night long, New World Makati Hotel’s annual New Year’s Eve Countdown Party will be an evening of merriment and cheer. Guests will be singing along and partying to the music of the Brass Munkeys as they perform all-time favorites from the 60’s up to present-day chart toppers. The event’s revelry continues as DJ Cam Abecina gets partygoers grooving with upbeat tunes and dance tracks from today’s latest and greatest hits. Guests who stay on until the end of the program may win exciting prizes such as overnight stays, dining experiences, and more, courtesy of the hotel. Free standing admission is at PHP2,988 per person. A 20% discount is applicable for children six to twelve years old. VIP tables are priced at PHP10,000 for three persons, PHP13,000 for four persons, and PHP32,000 for ten persons, with a rate of PHP2,988 for each additional person. Children five years and below are free of charge. The Countdown to 2020 party will be at the ballroom on 31 December starting from 9 PM to 1 AM. All prices are nett.

Family and friends can come together to partake of a bountiful buffet spread as Café 1228 highlights delectably decadent New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day fare befitting an abundant year ahead. Among the extensive array of buffet selections are the US Angus beef prime rib with three savory sauces, whole salmon in salt crust, herb and garlic roasted leg of lamb, fresh seafood including oysters, lobsters, scallops and prawns, curated cold cuts and cheeses, salads, soups, as well as Filipino and Asian favorites. The dessert station will feature plain and flaxseed rolls in cranberry panettone, marzipan stolen, banana walnut and Dundee cakes, chocolate macadamia tartlets, mixed fruit pavlova, bourbon balls, a crepe, ice cream, and sherbet station, and seasonal fresh fruits, to name a few.

New Year’s Eve dinner is priced at PHP2,988 and New Year’s Day lunch and dinner are at PHP2,020 per person. Both prices are nett.

For information and reservations, guests may call New World Makati Hotel at +63 88116888 or email and



GMA Network kicks off 70th anniversary with a grand New Year’s countdown

It’s time to say farewell to the wonderful year that was as GMA Network ushers in the New Year with a night filled with entertainment and festivities via the “The Kapuso Countdown to 2020: The GMA New Year Special” at SM MOA, Seaside Boulevard, Pasay City on Tuesday, December 31.

To kick off the year-long celebration of its 70th anniversary, the Kapuso Network is treating its loyal fans to an exciting merry-making event hosted by no less than the brightest and biggest stars as they welcome 2020 with spectacular and world-class performances.

Leading the grand celebration is Asia’s Multimedia Star and ‘The Gift’ lead actor Alden Richards as he will turn up the party with high energy dance production numbers and serenade the crowd with heartfelt melodies.

Set to deliver a hot and fiery opening song and dance number is GMA’s powerhouse vocalist and Asia’s Pop Diva, Aliw Awardee for Best Major Concert Female Performer Julie Anne San Jose.

Bringing non-stop entertainment to the countdown special are talented Kapuso and guests Aicelle Santos, Mark Bautista, Katrina Halili, Kris Bernal, Rocco Nacino, Sanya Lopez, Sef Cadayona, Betong Sumaya, Kristoffer Martin, Jak Roberto, Migo Adecer, Klea Pineda, Kyline Alcantara, Arra San Agustin, P-POP Generation, and Buganda!

GMA Music recording artists Golden Cañedo, Hannah Precillas, Garrett Bolden, Jong Madaliday, and XOXO treat everyone with their show-stopping production numbers.

StarStruck Season 7’s Shayne Sava, Kim de Leon, Allen Ansay, Lexi Gonzalez and The Clash Season 2’s Jeremiah Tiangco, Thea Astley, Antonette Tismo, Nef Medina, and Jeniffer Maravilla shall bring the house down with their explosive numbers on stage.

The Kapuso Network is also excited to share a sneak peek at big launches happening in the new year.

Welcome the New Year with “The Kapuso Countdown to 2020: The GMA New Year Special” on December 31, at the SM MOA Seaside Boulevard! Pre-show begins at 8:00 PM and live telecast starts at 10:30 pm to 12:30 am on GMA.



Welcome 2020 with a slammin’ ‘90s Pop New Year’s Eve Countdown Party on December 31 at Crimson Hotel Filinvest City,
Manila. To bring in the upbeat vibe, the Verve Band has prepared the most popular repertoire of the decade.

Guests can ring in the New Year with their flashy ‘90s outfits or come in their slip dress layered with t-shirts or button-down blouses and matching eye-catching accessory. To keep those feet moving, Crimson Hotel’s culinary team will be bringing one’s energy up with an amazing array of gastronomic feasts.

The ticket prices are P2,850 net for adults and P1,850 net for kids. Each includes a sumptuous buffet dinner, live entertainment, ‘90s New Year Treats, and a chance to win raffle prizes.

Another way to kiss the year goodbye is with a Crimson escapade. Come for the staycation and stay for the party for as low as P12,788 net. This room package includes an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room, two (2) tickets to the ‘90s New Year’s Eve Countdown Party, breakfast for two persons and a turndown amenity.

One can make their New Year resolution in sweet solitude while relaxing in any of Crimson Hotel’s rooms. Rates start at P8,888 net per night inclusive of breakfast for two persons and a turndown amenity. The stay dates for either of the room deals are from December 30 to January 2, 2020.

Revel in 2019 with a smorgasbord of flavors and embrace the New Year with mouth- watering food and drink selections. Guests can start their New Year’s Eve revelries at Café Eight’s Dinner Buffet for P1,740++ per person. Come down for another party with live DJ music at the hotel’s Gallery and enjoy unlimited booze for as low as P699 net per head. Then on January 1, head to Café Eight for the New Year’s Day Brunch Buffet from 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm with the rate of P1,460++ per person. Welcoming 2020 is more fun at Crimson!

For more information on New Year promos or reservations, please visit the official website at or call (02) 8863-2222.


10. THE ISLAND @ThePalaceManila

The White Ball: A New Year’s Eve Celebration by The Palace Manila .✨ Welcome 2020 with a bang at the grandest NYE party in the metro! 🎇

Attire: Come in your best white outfit!

Those who follow the dress code will have free access to @revelatthepalace, @xylomanila, @theislandph, and until 1:30am! 🍾💥

Expect a night of drinks, good company, killer beats, and exciting surprises! ✨ See you all on December 31, 2019! Doors open at 11pm 🙌🏽







One thought on “New Year’s Eve Party Ideas: Manila Countdown to 2020!

  1. I hope the pandemic ends soon so we can hold parties like this again for new year’s eve for next year.

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