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The city of Manila is gearing up to ring in New Year’s Eve 2017, and as one might expect, there is no shortage of New Year’s Eve parties.
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.
Here are the best New Year's Eve 2017 parties in Manila...
1) THE PALACE
Celebrate at Valkyrie Nightclub on December 31 for the official New Years Eve ball! Toast to a 2017 that will surely be even more amazing!
Per head: Php 1,200. Doors open 11 PM.
Per head: Php 800, doors open 11 PM.
THE PALACE POOL CLUB
9th Ave cor 36th Street, Uptown Bonifacio, Taguig, Metro Manila
Mobile: +63 917 689-8888
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday: 5 pm onwards, Sunday: 3 pm onwards
2) SOFITEL PLAZA MANILA, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila transports guests to glamorous Paris, France in a lavish setting of picturesque scenery, sumptuous gastronomic offers, live musical entertainment and exciting raffle prizes this New Year’s Eve with Midnight in Paris. Indulge in a magnifique Parisian soirée as Sofitel Philippine Plaza Mania presents a grand New Year’s Celebration staged in the luxurious Grand Plaza Ballroom.
Treat your discerning palates to an epicurean voyage nonpareil featuring traditional festive favorites and French culinary specialties of foie gras, escargot, coq au vin, duck confit, a rich selection of artisanal cheese, croquembouche and decadent chocolates and pralines. Take it to the dance floor with the pulse-racing musical entertainment headlined by The Bloomfields and singer/songwriter Nicole Asencio. And as the New Year draws near, punctuate the evening’s festivities with the vast starlit skies bursting into color with Sofitel’s annual fireworks display.
Midnight in Paris is available at Php4,850nett per person with a sumptuous selection featuring signature French dishes with free-flowing sparkling wine, beer and iced team from 7pm at the Grand Plaza Ballroom. Ticket holders will be entitled to complimentary access to the Le Bar after party.
Per head: Php 4,850nett
SOFITEL LUXURY HOTELS Philippine Plaza Manila
CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard Pasay City 1300 Metro Manila, Philippines
Facebook: Sofitel Manila
Telephone: +632 832-6988 or 551-555 Loc. 6988
3) RESORTS WORLD MANILA
Resorts World Manila’s 2017 countdown promises to be bigger than last year’s festivities as they present guests with world-class feasts, grand performances, and amazing surprises filled the evening at the Marriott Grand Ballroom.
The Magic will truly be everywhere—from the celebration of the Holy Mass, to the enchantingly sumptuous dinner, to the thrilling entertainment topbilled by two of the country’s best musical artists, to the joyful countdown of the final seconds of the year 2016, and on to the exciting party with more live music to start off 2017.
Resorts World Manila
Newport Boulevard, Newport City. Pasay 1309, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63 (2) 908-8888
4) CHAOS, CITY OF DREAMS MANILA
City of Dreams Manila brings you a glittery “Candyland” themed New Year’s Eve countdown party featuring international electronic dance music (EDM) DJ Duo Stadiumx will thrill the nightlife elite at Chaos, City of Dreams Manila.
For VIP table reservations, guests can call 0917-8863678 or e-mail email@example.com.
Per head: Php 1000
P.S. You can come in wearing your best candy-inspired outfit!
City of Dreams, Manila
Email: ChaosTableReservations@cod-manila.com / MichelleMendoza@cod-manila.com
Mobile: +63917 562 8229
5) SM MALL OF ASIA
Celebrate 2017 at SM Mall of Asia as they celebrate one of their grandest show complete with GMA 7’s biggest stars!
From celebrities, marching bands, favorite mascots, excellent firework displays and sale promotions that will delight visitors!
For more information about SM Mall of Asia's New Year's Eve Event, please visit:
6) SHANGRI-LA AT THE FORT
Welcome 2016 with a feast at the High Street Lounge or an amazing view by the poolside of Samba featuring Peruvian dishes and a drink to toast!
Countdown to midnight
at High Street Lounge
3,000 | 9PM to 12:30AM
*Inclusive of cheese, cold cuts and snack buffet
with free flowing beverage
New Year with a view
by Samba’s poolside
Poolside party | 500 per person| 10PM to 2AM
*Inclusive of one (1) complimentary drink
*Peruvian food station is available at 400 per portion
*A la carte beverage available to purchase
SHANGRI-LA AT THE FORT
30th Street corner 5th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig
Telephone: +632 820-0888
Facebook: Shangri-La at the Fort, BGC
7) DISCOVERY PRIMEA
Discover 2017 at Discovery Primea Makati with its New Year’s dinner featuring Tapas y Pica Pica at The Gilarmi Lounge, New Year’s Eve Dinner at FLAME Restaurant and Bonne Année: New Year’s Eve at Restaurant Tapenade.
Tapas y Pica Pica at The Gilarmi Lounge
Ring in the New Year with an intimate affair at The Gilarmi Lounge, with Tapas y Pica Pica. Be serenaded by an acoustic band, as we welcome 2017!
Starting at 10:00PM on Dec 31st, enjoy the unlimited Spanish Tapas, and open bar we will set for you and your loved ones.
Per head: Php 2000 nett
New Year’s Eve Dinner at FLAME Restaurant
Catch a full view of the city’s skyline, as fireworks light up the sky at FLAME. The restaurant will have 2 seatings, each with its own menu by Chef Luis Chikiamco.
The first seating is from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, 5 courses, at Php 4,000 nett per person, with complimentary glass of Chandon Sparkling Wine.
The second seating is from 10:00 PM to 1:00 AM, 7 courses, at Php 5,500 nett per person, with Moët & Chandon Champagne, and chocolate dipped strawberries at midnight.
P.S. The ala carte menu of FLAME will not be offered during New Year’s dinner service.
Bonne Année: New Year’s Eve at Restaurant Tapenade
Welcome 2017 at Restaurant Tapenade with an abundance of French cuisine. Our servings of Australian Lamb “Boulanger”, U.S. Prime Rib, Seafood “Bouilabaisse”, and the selection from The Tapenade Salad Room will satisfy your cravings well into the new year.
Php 3,000 nett for adults, inclusive of a glass of Moët & Chandon Champagne. Php 1,500 for children aged 6-12.
P.S. Tapenade’s ala carte menu will not be available during New Year’s Eve dinner service.
8) THE MANILA HOTEL
This New Year’s Eve, experience a splendid spectacle at The Manila Hotel. The countdown to the New Year has begun. Indulge in great food as you wait for the clock to strike 12!
Enjoy a Countdown Party on the last day of the year with the Filipinas Band performing at the Lobby Lounge starting from 9:30PM onwards.
Here are the participating outlets:
Available from 6:00PM to 10:30PM
PhP3,800.00 NET per person
PhP1,900.00 NET (for kids)
PhP3,316.00 NET per person
PhP1,658.00 NET (for kids)
Set A - PhP2,188.00 NET per person
Set B - PhP2,888.00 NET per person
All prices are inclusive of VAT, 10% service charge, and applicable local tax.
For seat reservations, call our Food and Beverage team at 527-0011 local 1261-1262.
9). THE CONRAD, C LOUNGE
Enjoy front row seats by the bay as the evening skies come alive at midnight to cap off 2016.
Welcome, the new year in style and revel in year-end euphoria with live entertainment and a cocktail buffet perfectly paired with amazing views of Manila Bay.
Cocktail buffet rate is set at Php 3,600 net per person.
Available from 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm.
Drinks and canapes buffet is set at Php 2,600 net per person.
Available from 10:00 pm- 2:00am.
Limited alfresco seating is also available at Php 30,000 net.
Maximum of 6 persons. Premium spirits and wines come with New Year’s Eve package.
10). EASTWOOD-QUEZON CITY COUNTDOWN
Welcome 2017 with a bang at #EastwoodNYE2017!
Featuring American singer-songwriter Phoebe Ryan, and local performers Rachelle Ann Go, Darren Espanto, Up Dharma Down, Quest, Autotelic, Sud, Maude, and Lenses.
Party starts at 6:00PM at the #EastwoodMall Open Park. Plus catch the Grand Fireworks Display and Dazzling Star Drop at 12 midnight! See you there!
For more info, please visit https://www.facebook.com/eastwoodcity/
Have an Awesome New Year 2017 from the Our Awesome Planet team!
Live an Awesome Life,
Abi of Team Our Awesome Planet
Disclosure: We wrote this article with our biases, opinions, and insights.
P.S. Where are you Celebrating NYE in Manila not covered in this list?