Gather your loved ones and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with mouthwatering feasts and sweet escape promos around the Metro.
Who says you have to travel far to enjoy staycation choices, various sights, and activities to unwind, bond and relax with the Family as you celebrate the holidays?
Here’s a list of ideas for an awesome 2017 Christmas in Manila!
1. MAKATI SHANGRI-LA, MANILA
This year, Makati Shangri-La, Manila would like to bring back memories of childhood with a classic Christmas theme, an all-time favorite. The grand dome in Makati will create nostalgia in a sweet sense, as guests step right inside the grand lobby and see the giant gingerbread house, handcrafted by the hotel’s pastry chefs for 20 days and 20 nights.
Start your Makati Shangri-La Christmas experience with A Sweet Christmas Story, a ballet show by the Philippine Ballet Theater, on December 9 at the Lobby Lounge. Enjoy an evening of performances to the tunes of the classic Christmas songs, accompanied by elegant ballet renditions. Tickets are at Php 2,500 ++ per person inclusive of dinner.
Celebrate a Wonderful Holiday this season with a Gingerbread-inspired staycation at Makati Shangri-La Manila with jam-packed activities and goodies. The Wonderful Holiday package consists of a Circles Event Cafe breakfast buffet for 2 adults and 2 kids below 12 years old, in-hotel dining credits worth Php 1,200, a tipi tent experience, a free kids’ minibar with snacks and drinks, and exciting activities such as arts & crafts and cookie decorating classes. Rates start at Php 8,800 per night. Subject to availability at the time of the booking. Black-out dates apply.
Festive banquets await guests on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in five of our dining outlets: Circles Event Café, Shang Palace, Inagiku, Sage Bespoke Grill, and Lobby Lounge.
Holiday mass are scheduled on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve at 10 p.m. at the Isabela Ballroom.
Make memorable holiday experiences at Makati Shangri-La, Manila. For room reservations, call (63 2) 813 8888 or email to [email protected] Restaurant reservations, please call (63 2) 814 2580 or email [email protected]
Makati Shangri-La, Manila
Tel: (63 2) 813 8888 extension 7022
Fax: (63 2) 814 2534
2. CITY OF DREAMS MANILA
City of Dreams Manila is adorned with European-inspired décor and serves as the perfect backdrop for a memorable staycation, dining, shopping and party experience for the holidays.
A Christmas-themed family celebration with DreamWorks characters is in store for kids and kids at heart in DreamPlay during its “Shrek the Halls” holiday adventure activity at P1,588 net per person from December 2, 2017 to January 2, 2018. The Christmas experience with Shrek includes an all-day pass, a Gingy apron, a refreshing Baked Christmas Apple & Gingerbread smoothie, a meet and greet with Shrek and Princess Fiona, and a viewing of the Shrek the Halls Holiday Special Short film at the Dream Theatre.
As a respite from the holiday rush, guests can opt for the “celebrations” staycation package at Nobu Hotel Manila. The room package includes a well-appointed deluxe room, breakfast and a spa treatment for two, and dining credit to experience a selection of City of Dreams Manila’s restaurants starting at P14,700 and P21,700 net for one and two-night accommodations, respectively. For families, the “stay and play” package is the ideal choice with an overnight accommodation in a deluxe room with breakfast for two adults and two children below 13 years old and DreamPlay passes for four. Room packages are available until December 30, 2017.
Foodies can indulge in Nobu Manila’s seven-course Omakase dinner menu from December 1 to 28. The menu includes Aburi Tachiuo Salad with Spicy Lemon Dressing; Roasted King Prawn with Scampi Gratin, Wasabi Aioli and Bacon Korokke; and Nobu-Style Puto Bumbong. The promotion is at P5,400++ per person.
A Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve celebration at Nobu Manila features Japanese-Peruvian brunch buffet on December 24 and 31, respectively from 11:30 am to 3 pm at P3,880++ per cover. An additional P990++ includes the standard alcohol beverage line-up while P1,990++ provides the premium champagne package.
A day before Christmas, the Nobu brunch showcases a carving station with Roasted Wagyu Leg and Baked Salmon with Honey Truffle complemented by a special hot buffet selection such as Scallop Okonomiyaki, and Nobu-Style Uni Palabok. Pass-around items are paired well with the season’s freshest catch of sushi and special sashimi. A Christmas-themed dessert spread will aptly conclude the hearty feast.
Revelers looking for premium Cantonese and contemporary Chinese can satisfy their cravings at Crystal Dragon with a choice between two delectable five-course Christmas set menus priced at P1,988++ and P2,388++ offered for the whole month of December.
For inquiries and reservations, guests can call 800 8080, e-mail guestser[email protected], or visit www.cityofdreamsmanila.com.
3. MARCO POLO ORTiGAS MANILA
Come to a confectionary and delightful journey as Marco Polo Ortigas Manila brings Chocolate Tinsel Town: Sweet Christmas Celebrations. Experience the unforgettable combination of overflowing indulgent goodies, and sweet memories, made with love from the hotel’s chocolate factory this coming holidays.
The spirit of Christmas is not complete without the long-standing tradition of celebrating the anticipated holy mass. Rejoice in holiday tidings for this festive season on December 24 and 31.
As the jingle bell rings and Santa comes, plan your celebrations with the special ones in premium accommodations that will be your home away from home. Book your stay from December 15 to January 14, except on the 24th and 31st of December, and enjoy exclusive benefits to enjoy this season, such as a breakfast buffet for two (2) adults and two (2) kids under 6 years old, complimentary high speed internet access, and use of indoor infinity pool and fitness center.
Treat the family with a lavish and savory feast with all-time favorite classics that are perfect for this holidays at Cucina. Celebrate the season with a wide spread of holiday delights for sumptuous lunch or dinner, perfect for an evening of mirth and merriment.
Transport in a culinary masterpiece that features authentic flavors of Hong Kong through the classic dishes coming from the expert chefs at Lung Hin. Treasured set menus features traditional dishes such as Pan Fried Foie Gras and Crispy Hong Kong Chicken, Baked Dragon Prawn in Cheese Sauce with Vermicelli, and Dry Scallop XO Sauce Shrimp Fried Rice.
Come to a confectionary and delightful journey as the Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star Award Winner Marco Polo Ortigas Manila brings Chocolate Tinsel Town: Sweet Christmas Celebrations.
4. I’M HOTEL
I’M Hotel, an official nominee for best Urban Hotel in Asia for 2017 is proud to release its first edition of Christmas and New Year Offerings to celebrate this joyous season.
Our Christmas offerings are versatile, including dining, spa, and celebratory experiences to be enjoyed with friends and family, or gifts and hampers that you can conveniently take home for a loved one who may not be physically present to experience our festive events at I’M Hotel.
Spa-cation (One Night stay)
By popular demand, we are releasing a package that includes a 60-minute massage for 2 persons at I’M Onsen Spa (number one on Tripadvisor), buffet breakfast and lunch or dinner for 2 and a complimentary mini bar, amongst many other perks! Prices start at only P8,340 for a Classic Studio room package.
The number 1 spa in Manila on Tripadvisor is proud to launch its signature spa journey during this festive season. As our gift to you, we will be launching it at 30% off our retail rate at only PHP 4,500 per person. This special treat allows you to luxuriate the day away at our swimming pool and includes: (1) A 15-minute Aroma Steam and shower (2) A 60-minute signature massage (3) A 45-minute eye care of hot oil treatment (4) Complimentary use of wellness facilities (Steam, Sauna, and Onsen) (5) Complimentary 3-hour parking on the day of your treatment (6) Complimentary access to our swimming pool on the day of your treatment (7) A Lunch or Dinner buffet at Bloom Restaurant on the day of your treatment (8) A 100 PHP Voucher at Antidote Rooftop Bar (9) A Complimentary departure gift
Enjoy an intimate set dinner at Empress Jade. A 10 course feast of gastronomic proportions awaits. Savour our signature seafood, meat, vegetable dishes and delectable desserts from only P1,688 per person. Available Dec 24-25 and Dec 31- Jan 1. Advanced reservations recommended.
5. MARRIOTT MANILA
The festive season at Marriott Manila this year is nothing like you have ever seen or tasted before. Expect bizarre indulgences to be out of the ordinary. ‘Tis the time to tickle your imaginations and appetites as Marriott takes the Yuletide cheers to a world of fantasy.
Holidays are meant to be spent with loved ones. The merriment begins with a sumptuous dinner buffet on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, for Php 2,950. Indulge on a hearty brunch on all Sundays of December for Php 2,600 (11:30am to 3pm). Wake up to a worry-free Christmas Day by bringing your celebrations at Marriott Manila as well. Have an exceptional Christmas Eve dinner buffet for Php 2,950 (6pm to 10:30pm) and Noche Buena Buffet for Php 1,650 (11:30pm to 1:00am).
Embrace the spirit of Christmas by spending priceless time with family and friends while basking on Marriott’s 5-star facilities. Starting December 9 to 30, you may already avail of their Holiday Room Package for Php 12,888++ inclusive of overnight accommodation in a deluxe room, breakfast buffet for 2 persons and Php 3,000 dining credits that can be used in any of their outlet or purchase goodies from their Christmas Train. Upgrade your room to their new Premium Room at the West Wing for only Php 1,000 or Premium with balcony for Php 2,000.
Manila Marriott Hotel
No 10 Newport Boulevard,Newport City Complex, Pasay City · Manila, Philippines
Website: Manila Marriott Hotel
Telephone: 632 988-9999
6. SOFITEL MANILA
Experience the magic of music as Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila celebrates the festive season with Art de Noel featuring A Christmas Melody. Indulge in a symphony of rich gastronomic offerings, enchanting installations, melodic animations and a luxurious getaway featuring a chorus of French elegance and Filipino creativity.
Escape to an urban oasis for the holiday season and experience a Christmas staycation at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila featuring an overnight stay with 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 Aesthetic Lifestyle voucher worth Php1,500. Rates start at Php7,000+++. Experience this holiday special with rates applicable from December 30, 2016 to January 1, 2017.
Gather family, friends and loved ones for a heartwarming festive feast as Spiral’s culinary artisans prepare a symphony of gastronomic offerings. Spiral presents a playlist of traditional festive dishes and signature offers including Christmas ham, turkey with stuffing and cranberry sauce, roast suckling pig, sushi lollipops, veal sweetbread vol-au-vent, lobster thermidor, truffled macaroni gratin, Yorkshire pudding, a succulent selection of different caviars and a treasure-trove of seafood favorites. Memories at home resonate with local culinary favorites of lechon, beef morcon, chicken embutido, and goat kaldereta. The L’Epicerie showcases a rich variety of artisanal cheese ideal for wine pairing as you toast to the holidays. Around the corner, Spiral’s Chocolaterie and Creamery presents a colorful collection of decadent desserts featuring Italian panettone, Mont Blanc, log cakes, gingerbread and Filipino desserts to end the evening’s journey of taste on a sweet note. Live musical entertainment serenade our gourmands for a wonderfully sensory and magnifique celebration.
7. SHANGRI-LA AT THE FORT
Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila welcomes guests to experience an array of festive staycation and dining offers this holiday season in the heart of the vibrant Bonifacio Global City.
Guests who book from December 2, 2017 to January 7, 2018 can experience a festive treat on room accommodations. Valid for stays between December 15, 2017 to January 7, 2018, guests can enjoy 10% savings on their booking with rates starting at Php 8,550 per night for a Deluxe Room. The offer includes buffet breakfast for two at High Street Cafe, use of the gym at Kerry Sports Manila and the outdoor swimming pools, and complimentary wired and wireless internet access.
Eat, drink and be merry with Shangri-La at the Fort’s extensive selection of holiday spreads and offerings for guests to indulge to their heart’s delight. At High Street Cafe, Christmas lunch buffet is at Php 3,200 nett, inclusive of a non-alcoholic beverage
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dinner buffet is at Php 3,800 nett, inclusive of an alcoholic beverage package. A unique Noche Buena spread is also available at Php 2,200 nett from 11:00PM to 2:30AM on December 24.
Starting December 24, guests can dine in Canton Road and experience Chinese Executive Chef Wang Wei Wing’s Holiday lunch and dinner set menus starting from Php 2,988 per person. Guests can also avail of the Festive Dim Sum set lunch at Php 1,888 per person on Christmas Day, from 11:30AM to 2:30PM. Regular and a la carte menus are still available for ordering. For a more intimate setting, guests can celebrate in one of the nine private dining rooms of the restaurant.
Chef De Cuisine Nathan Griffin showcases Raging Bull Chophouse & Bar‘s premium Australian grain and grass-fed dry-aged beef, fresh seafood selections and premium grilled items straight from the Josper Grill. Guests can avail of the Christmas brunch set for Php 3,500 nett per person, inclusive of a live seafood station while set dinner courses are available for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, at Php 4,500 per person inclusive of a glass of bubbly.
Peruvian Chef Carlo Huerta invites guests to dine family-style with a selection of fresh and flavorful dishes from Samba. Guests can avail of the holiday lunch feast for Php 1,900 per person on December 25, 2017 and January 1, 2017; the Holiday dinner feast for Php 2,900 per person on December 24 and 25 2017; and Php 3,350 per person on December 31, 2017. Guests can welcome in the New Year by the poolside with a cabana dinner for Php 6,000 per person. The cabana dinner package includes a 6-course menu and a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne for a minimum of two persons.
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
8. CRIMSON HOTEL
Crimson Hotel Filinvest City, Manila is making this season the most wonderful time of the year with its holiday staycation packages. From cozy rooms, festive Noche Buenas, to Santa’s Surprises, the hotel has got it covered.
The Holiday Staycation package is available for as low as P5,290++, which already includes an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room and Buffet Breakfast for two persons. Guests may also opt for 3 Days / 2 Nights Holiday Staycation with the rate of P10,310++. This package includes two nights stay in a Deluxe Room, buffet breakfast for two persons for two days, Christmas-themed room setup and late check-out at 4:00 pm. Both packages also have a Santa’s Surprise Treat and shopping credits at Santa’s Café for kids. These special offers can be booked starting November 15, 2017 until January 5, 2018.
If you prefer a fuss-free festive celebration, get the Bright & Merry room package which has Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet for two persons at Café Eight. For as low as P8,960++, this package includes accommodation, buffet Breakfast for two persons, Santa’s Surprise Treat and shopping credits for kids at Santa’s Café.
The company of family and friends during the holiday brings warmth to everyone and Café Eight’s heart-melting menu will make it even lovelier. Its Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet offers a lavish selection of beetroot and vodka marinated Salmon Citrus Fennel Salad, terrines, roasted turkey with Chipolata sausage, chestnut stuffing, Christmas pudding, mince pies and a lot more. On Christmas Day Brunch Buffet, Café Eight will make sure that everyone keeps their Yuletide spirit with mimosa salad, Gravlax with oriental 5 spices and orange sauce, seafood bisque, Indian spiced duck leg confit, and Christmas cakes. Buffet rates start at P1,600++.
For more information or reservations, please visit the official website at http://www.crimsonhotel.com/manila/ or call (02) 863-2222.
CRIMSON HOTEL FILINVEST CITY, MANILA
Entrata Urban Complex, 2609 Civic Drive, Filinvest City Alabang, Muntinlupa City 1781, Philippines
Telephone (+632) 863 2222 local 1525
Email: [email protected]
10. TAAL VISTA HOTEL
Taal Vista Hotel has everything wrapped up to give you the perfect staycation for you and your family this Holiday Season.
Feel the yuletide spirit with our Holiday Escape packages starting at Php9, 500 and experience the charm of a Filipino Christmas with special holiday activities and treats – Meet and Greet Santa, Caroling at the Lobby Lounge, Gingerbread House, and Christmas Day Mass at 10:00 AM.
Create wonderful memories with loved ones and gather in one of our restaurants – Veranda and Tāza Fresh Table for an extraordinary holiday feast. Partake of the Christmas Eve dinner buffet on December 24 at the Grand Ballroom. For a lighter fare, Christmas set lunch and dinner will be also be available at Tāza Fresh Table.
Give cheer this Christmas with the hotel’s signature Pasalubong collection and hampers are available at the Gingerbread House Holiday Store located at the Lobby Lounge.
For inquiries and reservations, please call +63 (2) 917 8225, +63 (46) 413 1000 or +63 (917) 809 1254.
Live an Awesome Life,
Abi of Team Our Awesome Planet
Disclosure: This is a round-up based on official press releases and photos from the hotels. We wrote this article with our biases, opinions, and insights.
P.S. Where are you Celebrating Christmas day not covered in this list?