3, 2, 1: Where to Go for the New Year's Countdown

3, 2, 1: Where to Go for the New Year's Countdown

Will you be spending your New Year’s Eve in Manila? You can certainly stay in your city residence and celebrate in your living room. Or you can also bid 2018 farewell by raising a toast at a classic New Year’s Eve countdown party. Check out these 9 celebrations around Metro Manila if you’re thinking of welcoming 2019 in style.

8 Awesome New Year's Countdowns in Manila


1. Marriott Hotel Manila

2 Resorts Drive, Newport City Pasay
Mass at 6PM | Dinner starts at 7PM

In the mood for a spectacular New Year’s Eve? You’ll be pleased to know that Marriott Hotel Manila’s Grand Countdown will take place in the country’s largest hotel ballroom, complete with a red carpet down the center. Take a sip of high-class cocktails and watch live performances from Sarah Geronimo, Ronnie Liang, Sam Concepcion, and Randy Santiago. You can even bring the kids who’ll enjoy doing arts and crafts as they munch on some delicious s’mores in the Kids’ Zone.

Tickets cost 12,500 for Gold admission, 15,000 for a VIP pass, and 17,000 for an SVIP pass. Marriott Hotel Manila advises patrons to grab tickets early—they’re said to sell out fast!

Read more about the Grand Countdown here.

2. Sofitel Philippine Plaza

CCP Complex, Roxas Boulevard, Brgy. 76, Pasay
Party starts at 7PM

Get a taste of New Orleans’ festive pomp on New Year’s Eve at Sofitel’s Mardi Gras countdown party. Dig into sumptuous dishes while enjoying live music from Arriba and The Bloomfields. Once the clock strikes midnight, watch the sky light up in different colors with a fireworks display over Manila Bay. To top it all off, guests can try their luck and join a raffle. You can win a dream vacation worth P80,000!

Early birds can grab tickets at P4,640. Regular tickets cost P5,799 per head.

Book tickets to Sofitel’s Mardi Gras here.

3. The Peninsula Manila

Ayala Ave. cor. Makati Ave., Makati
Party starts at 9PM

Looking for an eclectic New Year’s Eve celebration that you won’t forget? Travel back in time to colonial-era Shanghai at Madame Ning’s Shanghai Nights Ball! Walk into the Lobby of The Peninsula Manila, and you’ll find yourself in a 1920s ballroom with an Art Deco aesthetic. Immerse yourself in the Paris of the East while listening to live band music and sipping on champagne until 2019 makes its entrance.

Prices are set at P14,500 per head for adults and P7,000 per head for children (under the age of 12).

Reserve tickets to the Shanghai Nights Ball here.

4. Hotel Jen Manila

300 Roxas Blvd., Pasay
Doors open at 10PM

Thinking of relaxing in style until the ball drops? Head over to Hotel Jen Manila for a laid-back New Year’s Eve celebration. Enjoy unlimited light snacks and drinks at Hotel Jen’s Windows by the Bay, a cozy exclusive lounge with a breathtaking view of the Manila Bay. Before midnight hits, guests will be served a glass of sparkling wine for the countdown toast. Imagine seeing the metro flare to life with a dazzling firework display!

Tickets are priced at P2,200 per person.

Get full details about this New Year’s Eve countdown party here.

5. F1 Hotel

32nd St, Taguig
Doors open at 10PM

Here’s a colorful way to start the New Year! Join F1 Hotel and Color Manila for the Color Blast New Year’s Countdown. Not only can you avail of unlimited drinks, but you’ll also get to throw around brightly colored powder in true Color Manila style. We hope you’re okay with your party clothes turning a different hue!

Tickets go for P1,988 per head.

Find out more about the Color Blast New Year’s Countdown here.

6. Crimson Hotel Manila

2609 Civic Drive, Alabang, Muntinlupa
Party starts at 9PM

Bring out your glow in the dark shirts and high-top sneakers! Groove into 2019 at Crimson Hotel Manila’s New Year’s Eve Countdown Party with a Totally 80’s theme. Feast on indulgent buffet dishes with your loved ones and then dance along to live music from Manila’s own Verve Project. Watch out for the balloon drop right after!

Prices are set at P2,800 for adults and P1,800 for kids (2-12 years old).

Make a reservation for the Totally 80’s New Year’s Eve Countdown Party here.

7. I’M Hotel

7862 Makati Ave., Makati
Party starts at 7PM

Mingle with the jellies and drink the night away at I’M Hotel’s official countdown party. Guests get exclusive access to the hotel’s rooftop bar Antidote, which features an 8-meter tank full of little translucent jellyfish. Sit back and nod your head to fresh beats from a top-notch DJ. Try out Antidote’s signature drinks and bites, but make sure to leave room for the midnight toast!

Tickets go for 3,600 per head (4,000 door charge).

Book reservations for the I’M Hotel New Year’s Eve countdown party here.

8. New World Manila Bay Hotel

1588 Pedro Gil St., Malate, Manila
Party starts at 10:30PM

Let loose at the New World Manila Bay Hotel’s countdown party on its topmost floor. Join other New Year’s revelers and grab a drink or two as one of Manila’s top female DJs mixes up fresh beats for all throughout the celebration. Finally, wait for the final moments of 2018 and watch as the metro’s skyline becomes a sparkling panorama of fireworks.

Tickets are priced at P1,900 per person, inclusive of three rounds of drinks. You can also get two tickets for free as part of the hotel’s two-day Hello, 2019! package.

Book tickets to the countdown party or read more about the Hello, 2019! package here.


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Whichever of these countdowns you’ll be hitting up for New Year’s Eve in Manila, be sure to bring your family and friends for warm company and good vibes. Cheers to the new year!

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