Welcome 2019 at These Awesome Parties
We may not have the epic ball drop like they do on New York’s Times Square, but Manila has its fair share of New Year’s Eve parties. If you are looking to greet the coming year on a fancier scale than with the usual lucis and stray-bullet dodging at home, here are some suggestions on where to head out before midnight strikes.
Solaire Resort and Casino
The Tent at Solaire rolls out the red carpet for 2019 with entertainment by theater diva Carla Laforteza, The Voice finalist, Timmy Pavino, and Bolt of Talent Grand Champion, Lance Busa. The night's main event are the performances of Morissette Amon and Martin Nievera.
At the Pool Side, there are more performances by the 3rd Avenue Band, Sheila Valderrama, Cris Villonco, Gian Magdangal, and David Ezra. Guests count down the minutes to the fireworks display at midnight, and then continue the merrymaking at the after party that lasts until dawn. The Pool Side event opens at 9:30 pm for Solaire Rewards Club members and 11 pm for guests of The Tent.
For tickets (P5,000/pax for buffet dinner, concert, fireworks show, and after party), call TicketWorld at 891-9999.
Bamboo, Ben & Ben, Moira, and Karylle headline the "Eastwood Quezon City New Year Countdown to 2019." The star-studded party is punctuated by the Emoji Balloon Drop at 12 midnight as thousands of happy emoji balloons descend upon the crowd to spread positivity for the coming year.
The celebration continues until the early hours of 2019 at the "Eastwood Quezon City New Year Countdown to 2019 After Party" at Fuente Circle. Revelers can dance to music by DJs X-Factor, Marc Marasigan, David Ardiente, Khai Lim, and MC Victor Pring.
Call 709-9888, 709-0888, or 09178380111 or visit www.EastwoodNYE2019.com.
City of Dreams Manila
City of Dreams Manila ushers in 2019 with live band performances at the Garage and CenterPlay. At the Garage, guests can feast on a food and drinks from the 10 food trucks and trailers, including Juiced, Hokkaido Ramen Santouka, Pink's Hotdog, Little Flour, Farmacy, Katsu Sora, El Chupacabra, Pizza Grigliata, Chocol8, and The Roaster. The countdown is punctuated by hourly draws from 9 pm to 12 midnight.
Crimson Hotel Alabang
Time travel is the theme at the Crimson Hotel Alabang’s New Year shindig. The "Totally ‘80s New Year’s Eve Countdown Party" (P2,800 net for adults and P1,800 net for kids) includes a sumptuous buffet dinner, traditional balloon drop, live entertainment, ‘80s New Year Treats, and more. Guests are encouraged to come in their glow-in-the-dark oversized shirts, colorful tulle skirts, or high-top sneakers to jam with The Verve Band.
Call 863-2222 or visit www.crimsonhotel.com/manila.
The Peninsula Manila
The Peninsula Manila transforms its lobby into the glittery Shanghai of Madame Ning. Dinner and drinks starts at 9 pm and a live band plays until 2 am (P14,500 net for adults and P7,000 net for children under 12). Over at Escolta, the New Year’s Eve dinner buffet includes an option for free-flowing champagne with its lavish meal.
Call 887-2888 or visit www.peninsula.com/en/manila/5-star-luxury-hotel-makati.
The Peak at Grand Hyatt Manila
As the tallest building in the country, The Peak at The Grand Hyatt Manila offers the best vantage point to see the city's fireworks shows. Guests can celebrate at its two whisky bars, the music lounge, The Peak bar, or the grill restaurant. New Year’s Eve dinner (P5,500) is from 6 pm to 10 pm, while drinks (P3,500, inclusive of house lager, red and white wine) are from 9 pm to 4 am.
Call 838-1234 or e-mail [email protected].
Ibiza Beach Club Cebu
Ring in the New Year at Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu’s Ibiza Beach Club. The retro countdown party harks back to the golden days of disco with live band performances of flashback hits. Expect, as well, its signature 15-course Balearic surf-and-turf dinner and a spectacular fireworks display at midnight.
Call +63 32 4927777 or vist [email protected]
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge at Marco Polo Ortigas presents "The Royal Countdown," where guests raise teacups of bubbly champagne at the hotel’s topmost level. Dinner and drinks, accompanied by the Real Groove Band, starts at 9:30 pm. Its Continental Club Lounge offers dinner, too, with a ringside view of the city’s fireworks.
Call 720-7720 or e-mail [email protected].
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
The Spiral at Sofitel transforms into a Mardi Gras carnival, and its already impressive spread is made even more lavish with an upgraded selection of festive favorites, a glass of Nicolas Feuillatte champagne, and musical entertainment featuring The Voice Philippines’ Hans Dimayuga and Diday Garcellano. Guests can also win exciting prizes including a trip for two to France.
At the Sunset Bar, the "New Year’s Eve Countdown Special" is accompanied by a bayside feast of lamb chops, foie gras, prime rib, oysters, lobster, and more. The meal comes with free-flowing wine, cocktails, soda, beers, and a round of champagne.
Call 832-6988 or e-mail [email protected].