New Year's Eve Countdown to 2018: Top 18 Places, Events in Metro Manila

MANILA, Philippines - Goodbye 2017 and say hello to the upcoming year with the metro's New Year's Eve (NYE) Countdown to 2018 festivities.

Countdown to 2018 Philippines
Countdown to 2018 image courtesy of SM Mall of Asia Facebook page.

Beyond the traditional new year's eve (NYE) celebration are the countdown and special events happening around Metro Manila. On December 31 (Sunday), several establishments and companies will showcase their grandest welcome to 2018 and the Year of the Earth Dog.

Ring in 2018 with the best and meaningful celebration — full of fireworks, bountiful banquet, music and loud revelry in epic proportions to usher in the New Year.

The Summit Express has the lowdown on the best places in Mega Manila to jump high and welcome 2018 with a bang. Here's the list:

1. Philippine Arena Countdown 2018 | December 30-31, 2017 Ciudad de Victoria in Bocaue, Bulacan

Philippine Arena Countdown 2018

For two (2) days, guests and families will be able to enjoy a wide array of the most fun activities and attractions on site: amusement park, thrill rides, fireworks display, game booths, bazaar, countdown concert.

Concert on December 30 features the performance of Up Dharma Down, Silent Sanctuary, Aia de Leon, Jumanji Incident, Renz Verano, Part 3, Kim Domingo, Mike Hanopol and Hanopology.

The NYE Countdown to 2018 highlights the performance of Willie Revillame, Ruru Madrid, Boyfriends, Victor Wood, Anthony Castelo, Pamu Pamorada, Marlann Flores, Ara Mina, Kisses Delavin, Diana Menezes, Dingdong Avanzado and Jessa Zaragosa, Claire dela Fuente and Imelda Papin.

2. Eastwood - Quezon City New Year Countdown to 2018 | December 31, 2017, 6:00 p.m. at Eastwood Mall Open Park

Eastwood - Quezon City New Year Countdown to 2018

Join the party during the last hours of 2017 with special entertainment from Gloc-9, Sam Concepcion, 2017 X Factor UK Finalist Alisah Bonaobra, Karencitta of the viral hit single “Cebuana”, Spongecola, Kiana Valenciano, KZ Tandingan and Morissette! Plus, end the year with a bang by witnessing the dazzling Star Drop and Fireworks Display at exactly 12 midnight.

3. GMA New Year Countdown to 2018: Buong Puso Para sa Kapuso | December 31 at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA), Seaside Boulevard

GMA New Year Countdown to 2018

Catch your favorite Kapuso artists in a night full of loud revelry, fireworks and merry-making as GMA-7 open the year buzzing with seasonal treats, festive cheers and sparks.

Witness the performances of heartthrobs Alden Richards, Mark Herras, Benjamin Alves, Rocco Nacino, Miguel Tanfelix, Jak Roberto, Jeric Gonzales, Addy Raj, Matthias Rhoads, Juancho Trivino, Jason Abalos and Migo Adecer.

Kapuso leading ladies Bianca Umali, Joyce Ching, Klea Pineda, Ayra Mariano, Denise Barbacena, Lindsay de Vera, Hanna Precillas together with 2017 Reina Hispanoamerica Winwyn Marquez are set to provide their sizzling moves.

The night won’t be complete without the enjoyable musical entertainment brought by Asia’s Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista and Asia’s Pop Princess Julie Anne San Jose.

Kapuso viewers are definitely in for a treat as Kapuso leading ladies Andrea Torres, Kris Bernal and Sanya Lopez sizzle the countdown with their fiery performance.

Live telecast starts at 10:00 pm to 12:30 am on GMA.

4. IT'S LIT 2018: The Bonifacio Global City (BGC) New Year Countdown

IT'S LIT 2018: The Bonifacio Global City (BGC) New Year Countdown

For the first time ever, Bonifacio Global City and Think Big Taguig welcome 2018 with an epic New Year’s Countdown, in partnership with San Miguel Beer! Food, fireworks, beer & holiday cheer, with live performances from Hale, Aia de Leon, Kiana, Gab, and Gary Valenciano!

Celebrations start at 5pm, Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater.

5. 2018 ALL IN: The Okada Manila Countdown Celebration | December 31 at 10:30 p.m.

2018 ALL IN: The Okada Manila Countdown

Welcome 2018 at the newest party destination in Okada Manila! Cove Manila's year-end party will feature Grammy Award-winning DJ Cedric Gervais, live performances by the World of Wonders, and Solenn Heussaff as special guest.

The event will be hosted by Rhian Ramos, Sam YG and Rico Robles.

Gates open 10:30 PM. Tickets are available at

Reminders: This event is for 18 years old and above only. Public parking will not be available at the resort. For the convenience of guests, shuttle services are provided around the metro. Visit for the list of shuttle schedule and locations.

6. Resorts World Manila New Year's Eve Celebrations

Catch UDD, KZ Tandingan, Michael "Mitoy" Yonting, Alex Calleja and GB Labrador at The Plaza, Newport Mall.

Resorts World Manila Grand Countdown 2018

Party with Randy Santiago and Judith Banal at Bar 360.

Or be part of The Grand Countdown to 2018 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom with Lani Misalucha, Arnel Pineda, Darren Espanto, Sam Mangubat, Jon Santos and Giselle Sanchez.

Resorts World Manila Grand Countdown 2018

7. City of Dreams Manila: New Year Extravaganza 2018 | December 31 at 6:00 p.m.

City of Dreams Manila: New Year Extravaganza 2018

Back to back New Year’s Eve countdown parties as we ring in 2018!

Sing along at CENTERPLAY with Truefaith, Part 3, and Jean Kiley.

Party at CHAOS and dance the night away with Brad & Nina and Jason & Anna along with their resident DJs Khai Lim, David Ardiente, Steal and MC Ronthug.

Come over and be one of 10 lucky winners of P50,000 Free Play in their hourly draws starting at 9pm.

Check out more details here.

8. New Year's Eve Countdown to 2018 at Diamond Hotel

New Year's Eve Countdown to 2018 at Diamond Hotel

Party in style for the arrival of the New Year at Corniche, Lobby Lounge or Bar 27. It's a glam and VIP end to 2017 that you should not miss on December 31.

Kick off the New Year with a bang with an elegant feast of gastronomic delights. Have your New Year's Eve Dinner at the Corniche Buffet at Php3,580 nett per person from 6.30pm to 12.30am and celebrate new beginnings with a glass of Cava, party favors and access to the New Year Countdown Party with live entertainment by the Infinite Band and Yellow Lane Band. Plus, you will get a chance to win roundtrip airline tickets for two to Davao! Buy 3 tickets and get an additional ticket to the party for free when you purchase at

For queries and reservations, please call Diamond Hotel at (632) 528-3000 ext. 1121. See more details here.

Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila. For inquiries, please call (632) 528-3000 or email

9. Saint-Tropez Soiree NYE Countdown Party | 7 p.m. onwards on December 31, 2017 at Grand Plaza Ballroom

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila transports guests to bustling Saint-Tropez in an exhilarating New Year’s Countdown celebration. Come in your nautical high street ensemble of blue, black, white and gold and toast to 2018 in the first grand party of the year.

Guests stand a chance to win in a grand raffle featuring dining vouchers, luxury merchandise, relaxing sojourns in featured destinations and a travel voucher for 2 to the winner’s destination of choice. Enjoy a full program of decadent cuisine, live musical entertainment and Sofitel’s annual fireworks display.

Rate is set at Php5,200 nett per person.

Make an online reservation or inquiry:

10. The Manila Hotel New Year's Eve Countdown Party

The Manila Hotel New Year's Eve Countdown Party

Music, food, drinks and terrific show band will help usher in the new year.

Set to perform is the Filipinas band, a popular group that has made a name for itself with its expansive repertoire and awesome musical performance.

11. Rio Carnivale New Year's Eve Countdown Party at Crimson Hotel Alabang

Rio Carnivale New Year's Eve Countdown Party at Crimson Hotel Alabang

Nykó Macá with Out of Scratch and Jazz Dufourt will be performing the beats of Brazil with a range of motion that includes slick percussive power and melodic flexibility. Nykó Macá flows in French, Tagalog, Portuguese and everything else while Afro-Cuban prodigy Jazz Dufourt can throw at Out of Scratch’s sonic game. So expect a night of spectacular display of refined artistry and raw grooves.

Tickets are priced at P2,380++ per person. Also included: lavish buffet dinner and wonderful New Year treats

12. Shangri-La at the Fort Countdown Party at the Lounge

Shangri-La at the Fort Countdown Party

Get ready to kick off the New Year with glitz and style. Sip fine wine, cava and bespoke cocktails while indulging in a special buffet spread of artisan cheeses, premium charcuterie, hot appetizers, and a carving station.

Dance the night away with The Brat Pack as they serenade you with contemporary and classic jazz swing tunes during this fabulous night.

The New Year's Eve Party package is priced at PHP 4,500 net per person, available from 9pm to 1am. Advanced reservation is required. Email or call (632) 820 0888.

13. Dusit Thani Manila Countdown to 2018 Party | December 31, 8 p.m. onwards at Mayuree Ballroom

Dusit Thani Manila Countdown to 2018 Party

Celebrate the year that was and welcome the New Year with a bang at the Mayuree Ballroom on December 31. Ring in the 2018 in festive spirit with the live music entertainment by The Verve Band and dance to the exceptional beat of DJ Ornussa Cadness.

Free access applies to guests availing of the New Year's Eve Set Menu at Benjarong and New Year's Eve Crossover Dinner.

For tickets, call Restaurant Reservations at 238-8888 extension 8430, 8838.

14. F1 Hotel Manila New Year Splash Countdown

F1 Hotel Manila New Year Splash Countdown

Celebrate new year's eve & party all the way to 2018! Revel in for variety of food, unlimited booze and great music from their featured DJs.

Don't forget to be in your swimming attire to enjoy the new year splash! In partnership with Stella Artois.

For tickets, call us at 908-7888.

15. Conrad Manila's New Year's Eve Countdown at C Lounge | Pasay City

Conrad Manila's New Year's Eve Countdown

Rock the night and year away with your favorite tunes from 2017 and back, with Red Picasso performing live at C Lounge.

Sip and savor your favorite mixes while indulging on a special New Year’s Eve menu all complemented by stunning views of the Manila Bay that dazzles in fireworks display.

Learn more:

16. 2018 New Year's Eve at the Valkyrie at The Palace

Valkyrie NightClub brings the Dutch DJ and record producer Quintino in Manila to countdown with you to 2018. For inquiries and express access, dial 0917-680-8888 or visit

17. New Year with Moulin Rouge at the Makati Shangri-La

New Year with Moulin Rouge at the Makati Shangri-La

Greet the New Year with Moulin Rouge, French-inspired countdown celebration! Eat and drink luxuriously with our sit-down dinner while enjoying live performances by Fenchie Dy, Alvin Cornista, Mystic Mime and more.

For ticket reservations, call 814 2580 or email

18. Ibiza Countdown to 2018

Ibiza Countdown to 2018

Few days left until the New Year! Say hello to 2018 with a bang in IBIZA.

Counting down to 2018 with an amazing view of the BGC skyline, Ibiza is giving you the ultimate Countdown Party Package: DJ John Robinson, the Ibiza Show Team, and the Pop Culture Band are dead set on giving you the time of your life, keep you on your feet, dancing the night away as one should to celebrate the awesome year that was.

For more details, call +632 755 1777 or +63 917 633 7499 to pre-purchase your tickets.


1. ABS-CBN News heads directly to a multiplatform coverage of the country’s celebration to welcome 2018. There will be a New Year countdown dubbed “Salubong 2018” on Channel 2 on Sunday (December 31) at 11:30pm anchored by Adrian Ayalin and Pia Gutierrez. Meanwhile, on DZMM, Noel Alamar and Jeff Hernandez will also be on board from 10 pm to 1 am to be one with Kapamilyas in ushering the new year, followed Carl Balita and Stargazer from 1 pm to 4 am on DZMM Radyo Patrol 630 and DZMM TeleRadyo.

2. Photos and information above are from official Facebook pages and websites of different establishments or companies with New Year Countdown to 2018. compiled the top 18 places and events for the benefit of its readers.

3. There are no updates yet on local new year countdown in the cities of Makati and Manila.

Share now this post if you find this informative. Happy New Year, our dearest Express readers!

— The Summit Express

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