New Year Countdown to 2016: Top 16 Places, Events in Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines - (Updated December 31, 2015) Beyond the traditional new year's eve (NYE) celebration are the countdown and special events happening around Metro Manila. On December 31, several establishments and companies will showcase their grandest welcome to 2016 and the year of Red Fire Monkey through Countdown to 2016 festivities.

New Year Countdown to 2016: Top 16 Places, Events in Manila

Plan the big night out for NYE as we compile once again the Top 16 places and events to celebrate new year's eve in the metro. Countdown to 2016 is definitely the best and meaningful event this year - full of fireworks, bountiful banquet, music and loud revelry in epic proportions to usher in the New Year.

TheSummitExpress has the lowdown on the best places to countdown the New Year around the metro.

1. Philippine Arena Countdown 2016 New Year's Celebration | December 30-31, 2015 in Bocaue, Bulacan

Philippine Arena Countdown 2016 New Year's Celebration

Witnes the festive celebration that will highlight another spectacle, the 1 hour and 10-minute fireworks show in an attempt to break Guinness World Record for the largest and longest fireworks display.

Be with invited celebrities which include The Explorer Sisters: JoWaPao of Eat Bulaga's KalyeSerye (Jose Manalo, Wally Bayola and Paolo Ballesteros), Arnel Pineda, Apl.De.Ap, Radha, Sandwich and Pops Fernandez.

On December 30, featured bands and singers Spongecola, 6CycleMind, Mulatto and Top Suzara will open the 2-night celebrations at the Philippine Arena, the largest mixed-used indoor theater with 55,000 seating capacity.

2. Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2016 | December 31, 2015 6:00 p.m. in Libis, Quezon City

Eastwood City New Year Countdown to 2016

Megaworld Lifestyle Malls and Eastwood City is celebrating the New Year with a bang through an awesome line-up of spectacular performances and activities from the country’s brightest music stars at its New Year Countdown to 2016, the official New Year Countdown of Quezon City.

Marlisa Punzalan, the X Factor 2014 Grand Winner and Dawin, the American singer behind the hit song 'Dessert' will lead the New Year Countdown on December 31 at the Eastwood Mall Open Park.

Dawin Dessert singer

Be part of the grandest New Year celebration as other celebrities will join the festivity including band Imago, Rico Blanco, Kyla and Christian Bautista.

3. Countdown to 2016: The GMA New Year Special | December 31, 2015 11:00 p.m at the Seaside Boulevard, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay City

Welcome 2016 with a bang! Take part in the most colorful and chic New Year celebration with Countdown to 2016: The GMA-7 New Year Special. Happening on December 31, 2015 from 10:00 p.m. onwards.

Reports said that Alden Richards of the popular AlDub tandem will lead the new year celebration together with other big artists from the Kapuso network. It is not yet confirmed if Maine Mendoza will going to attend the NYE party.

4. TV5 New Year Countdown 2016 | December 31, 2015 at 10:00 p.m. in Quezon City

TV5 New Year Countdown 2016

For the second time, the Quezon City Government and TV5 partnered to hold the New Year Countdown TV Special at the Quezon Memorial Circle which will be held on December 31, 2015 to January 1, 2016.

TV5 President and CEO Emmanuel Lorenzana said that this year's countdown celebration will be bigger, with more stars and performances.

LIVE STREAM: TV5 New Year Countdown 2016 (video courtesy of TV5 Philippines/Youtube)

5. Makati “Shout” New Year’s Eve Countdown 2016 | December 31, 2015 4:00 p.m. at the University of Makati (UMak)

Makati “Shout” New Year’s Eve Countdown 2016

Makati's New Year Year Countdown is back and now all set for the event Countdown 2016 dubbed “Shout”, which will be staged at the University of Makati (UMak) Track and Field Oval starting at 4pm on December 31, 2015 until 3am of January 1, 2016. (Read: Makati all set for “Shout” New Year’s Eve Countdown 2016)

6. Sulong Manila Countdown 2016 | December 31, 2015 9:30 p.m. at Rajah Soliman, Roxas Boulevard

Sulong Manila Countdown to 2016

7. The Grand Countdown 2015, A Spectacular New Year Celebration | December 31, 2015 7:00 p.m. in Pasay

The Grand Countdown 2015, A Spectacular New Year Celebration

Marriott Hotel at the Newport City Complex in Pasay will bring once again its best party of the year with the 'Grand Countdown 2015' spectacular new year celebration with Divine Diva Zsa Zsa Padilla, International pop music sensation Charice Pempengco and Concert King Martin Nievera to perform in one stage.

8. New Year Jam. The Countdown at the Plaza | December 31, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at Newport Mall

New Year Jam. The Countdown at the Plaza

Greet the coming New Year with a loud bang of songs from some of the country’s rock stars! Catch Yeng Constantino, Rivermaya, Spirit of 67, Mitoy & the Draybers, and The Dawn at The Plaza in Newport Mall. The fun New Year jam will start at 8 p.m.

9. Diamond Hotel A New Year State of Mind | Diamond Hotel (Roxas Boulevard, Manila)

Diamond Hotel A New Year State of Mind

Join Diamond Hotel’s New Year countdown event: A New Year State of Mind. It will feature artists Retrospect, Xarchy Band, and DJ Marx Monterola.

Guests of the party have a choice of dinner buffet from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Corniche and a chance to win round-trip airline tickets to Bohol for two (Php3,300), or a late-night buffet inclusive of one drink from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. (Php 680). Full details can be read here.

10. The Gift of Celebration at Solaire Resort and Casino |December 31, 2015 in Parañaque City

The Gift of Celebration at Solaire Resort and Casino

Celebrate new year's eve by grooving to live entertainment to be provided by The Company, Bituin Escalante, Mel Villena and the AMP band with Skarlet and Judith Banal and the Powerplay Band. While waiting for the countdown, treat yourself to their huge array of tapas, treats, and signature cocktails at the Eclipse Entertainment Lounge. For reservations and other details, email

11. Live To Tell. A New Year's Eve Party at Discovery Suites | December 31, 2015 in Pasig City

Live To Tell. A New Year's Eve Party at Discovery Suites

Discovery Suites invites Madonna fans on their New Year’s Eve party dubbed “Live to Tell." For Php2,750 per person, you can dance to Madonna’s hits to be performed by Human Race in the Columbus Function Room on the 42nd floor. Enjoy their vibrant fireworks display along the Ortigas skyline after the countdown. To know more details and to see their room rates for New Year’s Eve, view here.

12. New Year Countdown at the Bonifacio Global City (BGC), Taguig City

Luxury clubs and late-night bars Skye at W High Street and Aracama Manila announced their New Year 2016 Countdown line up.

Skye 2016 - For reservations, please contact 478 4284 or 0932 856 7593.

Skye 2016

Aracama Manila - NYE 12.31.15. For inquiries and table reservations, call 09178747738.

13. Bling in the New Year 2016 at City of Dreams Manila

Bling in the New Year 2016 at City of Dreams Manila

Welcome 2016 with world-class entertainment and lots of bling! Live music, bottles of sparkling spirits and dazzling surprises await all night! Among the artists who will perform are Migz and Maya, Dream Sirens and Night Train from 7:00 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Centerplay; Erok at the Pangaea at 10 p.m. and Bass Jackers at 2:30 a.m at Chaos.

14. Sofitel Philippine Plaza New Year at Spiral

Sofitel Philippine Plaza New Year at Spiral

Welcome 2016 with a magnifique feast as Spiral presents culinary offerings enhanced with season’s specialties for a gastronomic voyage nonpareil. Enjoy the rich offerings of Spiral’s 21 dining ateliers with the yearend’s festive fare of traditional turkey, holiday roast, seafood platter and prime rib. DJ Abdel Aziz navigates the evening’s musical entertainment along with a countdown of Sofitel’s 2015 moments and milestones which will be beautifully punctuated with the annual fireworks display.

The little ones may put on their artist’s hat and whip out their paintbrushes to share their special farewell message to 2015 and welcome notes for 2016 while enjoy New Year’s Day brunch with Spiral’s featured New Year canvas.

View full rates, and to make an online reservation or inquiry here.

15. Vask 2016 New Year's Eve Countdown

Vask 2016 New Year's Eve Countdown

Welcome 2016 at the Vask Anna Deck and witness a spectacle of lights as the sky comes alive at midnight. Enjoy an amazing view of the fireworks around the metro while our guest DJ’s serve up an eclectic palette of beats on the last night of 2015!

Consumable rate starts at Php10,000 for Anna Deck Couches (good for 10 persons) and Php5,000 (good for 5 persons). 

C-Couches are set at Php8,000 (good for 8-10 persons).

To complete the sensory experience, indulge in Vask Tapas Room's scrumptious NYE set menu with a glass of Cava at Php3,500+ per person.

Book a table at +63 917.806.5292 or email us at

16. Countdown Party 2016 New Year's Eve | December 31, 2015 10:00 p.m. onwards

Countdown Party 2016 New Year's Eve

Diamonds and Neon lights party at BEST WESTERN PLUS Antel Hotel. Features full live band performances, buffet dinner, and WIN raffle prizes from our partners and sponsors - all for only PhP2,000.00. Check out for more details here.


1. ABS-CBN New Year's Countdown is Live on Bandila on Thursday night. It will cover all the New Year's Eve Festivities around the Metro.

2. Photos and information presented above are from official Facebook pages and websites of different establishments or companies with New Year Countdown to 2016. compiled the top 16 places and events for the benefit of its readers.

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