No one else does New Year’s Eve much like Filipinos do. By nature, we are a very festive country but when New Year’s comes rolling in, we take all that into a whole new level. The streets come to life with the an array of sounds and lights and a lot of commercial spaces have taken it upon themselves to create grander parties every year and we’ve listed down the best (and safest) places to welcome 2018 with your loved ones.
Resorts World Manila
Whenever someone says New Year’s Eve and Manila, Resorts World Manila would probably be one of the first few things that come to mind, and for good reason. Famous for amazing year-end parties, this year doesn’t look any different with lavish fireworks displays and performances by famous artists like Arnel Pineda and Lani Misalucha. Check out the full details of their event here.
Valkyrie at The Palace
You can definitely expect one of the country’s premier clubs to be throwing a huge year-end party. Valkyrie at The Palace has grown to be a go-to for partying the night away with style and this New Years Eve doesn’t look any different. They’ve prepared another huge celebration for whoever’s in the mood to party like crazy with Dutch DJ Quintino at Valkyrie Nightclub featuring Kenneth G, together with Ace Ramos vs Mars Miranda, Martin Pulgar, and Kouta Kutsuma. Get the deets here.
The Philippines’ most popular beach means there will be tourists spending their New Years Eve here as well but that doesn’t mean that they’d be missing out on the celebration. The beach was ranked as one of the best New Year’s Eve Destinations of the world in 2015 beating other international locations such as Las Vegas, Rome, and Ibiza. Get ready for some awesome countdown parties or just watch the incredible fireworks display on the beach. Sand on your feet and fireworks in the distance. Now that’s an experience!
If you’re up for celebrating the new year on the streets, then you should definitely head on to Makati City’s year-end street party. Inspired by the popular New Year’s Eve street parties held in New York City, the party will also be featuring famous local bands and food booths to make sure you don’t party on an empty stomach. Get to watch the fireworks while spending time with your family and other families as well. It’s sure to be one heck of a celebration.
When all else fails, there’s always the classic Manila Bay. Watch the skies light up with beautiful colors by the iconic stretch along Roxas Boulevard. It’s a place you can go free with your family and loved ones or if you’re into a finer experience, nearby hotels such as Sofitel Manila that host their own year-end celebrations with a dinner and a picturesque view of the bay.