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1/1/2011 New Year's Eve Parties in Manila!

Update 12/27/13: Looking for the best party to welcome 2014 in Manila? Check out this curated list: NEW YEAR'S EVE 2014: 10 Best New Year's Eve Parties to Welcome 2014 in Manila!

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1. The Biggest New Year's Eve Concert @ Eastwood Grand New Year Countdown

Eastwood organizes the Best New Year's Eve Concert in Manila. The Official Quezon City Countdown will be in Eastwood Mall from 5pm of December 31 to the morning of January 1.

Eastwood is said to be throwing the best New Year's eve concert featuring K 24/7, Kiss Jane and Dream Carousel, True Faith, Side A, Freestyle and Journey’s frontman Arnel Pineda with The Ammo Band.  It will be hosted by Cesca Litton and KC Montero. There will be free photo booths, videoke booths and other sponsored activities.

For inquiries, call the Eastwood Mall Concierge: +632 709-9888, + 63 917-8380111.

2. New Year Fireworks @ Mall of Asia!

The annual countdown of GMA-7 will happen in Mall of Asia, hosted by Tim Yap. At 11pm, there will be a 3-minute fireworks show to start off the GMA-7 telecast and a 15-minute Grand Fireworks show at 12 midnight. The Mall of Asia Veranda restaurants are accepting reservations already.  On New Year's day itself, MOA will have the annual grand Mascot Parade around the mall.

If you are looking for fireworks, this is the place to be. Sadly, it seems like Makati and Bonifacio Global City won't have any fireworks activities. :(

3. Balloon Drop @ Peninsula New Year's Eve Gala Ball & Dinner

The most elegant New Year's Eve celebrations always happen at The Peninsula.

It starts with a lobby buffet from 9am to 12mn with a live band as entertainment. At 12 midnight, the balloon drops to welcome 2011! The price ranges from: P6,700++ with champagne, P6,200++ without champagne, and P3,700++ for kids 12 years old and below.

The newly opened Salon de Ning will have a P1,500++ consumable drinks and Asian-inspired tapas promo from 7pm - 2am.

To reserve, call The Peninsula: +632 887 2888 local 3758.

4. 2011 Ultimate New Year's Eve Countdown Party @ Mandarin Oriental

6.30pm -10.30pm Dinner Buffet
Paseo Uno - P2,390 nett (adult), P1,190 nett (child)
Tin Hau - Set Menus P1,580 nett to P2,930 nett
The Tivoli - P3,900 nett (adult), P1,900 nett (child)

11.00 pm Cocktails at Mo Lobby Lounge
11.45 pm Countdown by Sinosikat along Makati Avenue
12.15 am Celebrate 2011 with DJ Cocoy Ouyat at Martinis

To reserve, call Mandarin Oriental: +632 750 8888.

5. Crossover Buffet Dinner & New Year's Eve Countdown @ Dusit Thani

I love the Crossover Buffet Dinner where you can eat the best Thai food at Benjarong, the best Japanese food at Umu, the best Italian food at Tosca, and the Best Continental/Filipino food at Basix. (Tip: Reserve your seats in one of the private rooms of Umu.)

Dusit Thani will have a concert with music from the Manila Sound Project, the group of Philippine musical legends -- Hotdog, Hagibis and VST & Co., and Operation Smile singing ambassadress and miracle patient Chadleen Lacdo-o.

New Year's Eve Countdown - P3,800 nett per person.

To reserve, call Dusit Thani: +632 238-8888.

6. The best New Year's Eve Club Party will be at Republiq located in Newport Mall
(in front of Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3).

MYMP will be performing at Bar 360, leading to the NY's Eve countdown.
Real Groove Band will be performing at Genting Club, leading to the NY's Eve countdown.
The New Year's Eve Club Party will be at Republiq (vs. Encore) with Tim Yap, at 3am in the club.

Note: There won't be any fireworks since they are located beside an airport.

7. Other New Year's Eve Parties around the Metro:

  • Shangri-La Makati's Lobby Lounge Countdown (P5,000++)
    Buffet dinner with 3 performers: Arthur Manuntag, Karylle Padilla, and Version 4.0 Band
    Conways Bar Countdown with Kudos Loves 80's band.
    To reserve, call Makati Shangri-La: +632 813-8888.
  • Sofitel's New Year's Eve Party (P7,231.94 nett adult, P3,615.97 nett child)
    Spirals Buffet starting at 6.30pm with music from Brown Inc. and trio with Ms. Rowena Barcelona as vocalist. There will be fireworks and a balloon drop at 12 midnight.
    To reserve tickets, call Sofitel Philippine Plaza: +632 832-6988.
  • Diamond Hotel's New Year's Eve Party @ 27th Floor Sky Lounge
    P750 nett, 2 drinks with music from Street Beat and DJ
    Corniche (lobby coffee shop) has a special P2,011 nett New Year's Eve Dinner.
    To reserve, call Diamond Hotel: +632 528-3000.
  • Hyatt Hotel and Casino Manila's Year End Party
    Dinner: Fireplace P4,500 7-course dinner with wagyu, Lili's 8-course dinner - P1,688 nett minimum of 2 persons, Marketplace Buffet Dinner P1,888 nett (child- half price).
    33rd floor Roof top New Year's Eve Party: P800 walk-in, P600 nett in-house and restaurant patrons with DJ music and dance performance from Hotlegs. You'll see a bird's eyeview of all the fireworks around Manila.
    To reserve, call Hyatt Hotel: +632 245-1234 loc. 7818.
  • Greenhills and Tiendesitas will close on December 31, 8am. There will be fireworks at the Greenhills Night Market on December 30th.
  • Ayala Malls, Makati City, and Bonifacio Global City do not have any official New Year's Countdown activities. :(
  • ABS-CBN does not have an official countdown activity for New Year's Eve yet?
    They usually cover the different New Year's eve celebrations. I'm still waiting for confirmation from anybody from ABS-CBN, but they seem to be ignoring my inquiry. :(
  • ABS-CBN's Official Countdown 2011 will be in Luneta for the first time this year.

Let me know in the comments section if there is a New Year's Eve Party that I missed that's worth checking out in Manila.

Happy Holidays!

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P.S. Where will you be spending your New Year's Eve? Our family will rest and celebrate New Year in the East Coast of Luzon.



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Hi Anton,

The Sky Lounge of the Diamond Hotel is at the 27th floor.


- great list!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!

Thanks PJ, I corrected it already :)

Anton, I know you don't really review bars & lounges, but the Salon De Ning at the Peninsula Hotel merits a visit. It's ornate, opulent and gaudy while at the same time, also tasteful, well orchestrated and elegant. I know it sounds contradictory.....Something you have to see for yourself. The ambience alone is an experience that transports you out of Manila into a fantasy-land. :) Take Rache out for drinks to listen to their live bands! They also obviously have a bar menu to go with their cocktails. :)

Thank you for this list... My husban and I is really looking for the place to spend this New year's eve. Now i have different option to do. Thank's a lot! Advance Merry Xmas.

Wow, sige will try Salon de ning one of these days... Galing ng Peninsula ha.

you are welcome, Aimee!

Great list! something different from watching the countdown specials. :-D
Ensogo has a coupon for the Sofitel New Year's buffet for only Php1,500
Just an FYI for those interested ^__^

yehey! I was waiting for this list.
thanks! =D

nice one. been looking for this. thanks a lot! you also have idea outside manila? i only have about One Tagaytay New Year's Eve event. :)

Thanks Anton for the prior notice on Makati not having fireworks display this year. Too bad, ganda pa naman yon! Plus it was a nice experience the previous years--people tailgating along Ayala and Paseo just to watch fireworks, with champagne and tooting horns :)

thanks for the awesome list! wala bang event/party sa encore? :)

The Sofitel buffet is not for Spiral's, just an fyi. It's for a barbecue buffet at the poolside but then there's fireworks at 12 midnight so it should also be fun.

Baka meron din but the official after party is in Republiq/Opus

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Hi Anton!

For Martinis it will be DJs Elian Habayeb and Cocoy Puyat playing after midnight :) Cheers and happy new years!

awesome list..

ive been freaking my ass off the past few days cause i have a special someone coming over for new years eve. he asked me to sched a good new year's countdown. im thinking itallianis for the countdown, then an after party.. but where to go for an after party.. help me please... :(

the New Year's Eve Party at Luneta Park.

The outdoor buffet at Sofitel was abominable. They took in way too many people, made a mess of the seating, did not have enough service staff and served forgettable food, which predictably ran out very early. You get the impression they simply wanted to fleece as many people as possible of their money. This wouldn't have been worth paying for even at the Ensogo promo price. And we actually paid in full! Just disappointing.

Where's the list for 2012!?!?!

Yes, 2012 please :-)

I agree with you.....

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