New Year's Eve Countdown to 2019: Top 19 Places, Events in Metro Manila


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MANILA, Philippines - Goodbye 2018 and say hello to the brighter year ahead with the metro's New Year's Eve (NYE) Countdown to 2019 festivities.

New Year's Eve Countdown to 2019: Top 19 Places, Events in Metro Manila
Countdown to 2019. 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 (Monday), several establishments and places will showcase their grandest welcome to 2019 and the Year of the Earth Pig.

Ring in the new year 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 2019 with a bang. Here's our list:

1. The Bonifacio Global City (BGC) x Taguig Pulse New Year Countdown 2019 | December 31, 2018, 6:00 p.m. at 5th Ave, Bonifacio High Street

The Bonifacio Global City (BGC) x Taguig Pulse New Year Countdown 2019

Witness a night of food, music, fireworks and tons of fun at BGC, Taguig Pulse 2019.

Catch live performances from James Reid, Nadine Lustre, KZ Tandingan, Jessica Sanchez, Autotelic and Lesha together with Bret Jackson, Sofia Romualdez, Curtismith, Massiah and Astro Kidd!

Event is free for all.

2. Eastwood - Quezon City New Year Countdown to 2019 | December 31, 2018, 6:00 p.m. at Eastwood Mall Open Park

Eastwood - Quezon City New Year Countdown to 2019

Party our way to this year’s last hours with special entertainment from December Avenue, Karylle, IV of Spades, Ben & Ben, Moira and Bamboo!

Plus, end your year with a bang by witnessing the dazzling Star Drop and Fireworks Display at exactly 12 midnight.

3. Philippine Arena Countdown | December 29, 30 and 31, 2018 at Ciudad de Victoria in Bocaue, Bulacan

Philippine Arena 2019 Countdown

Make the New Year's Eve a memorable one with your family and friends! Visit the new attraction at The Garden.

The Philippine Arena Countdown features IV of Spades, Callalily, Orange and Lemons, Vintage Band, Asin, Rouge Band and more!

Ticket Price: P350 Valid for 3 days

4. GMA New Year Countdown to 2019 | December 31, 2018, 10:30 pm at the SM Mall of Asia (MOA), Seaside Boulevard

GMA New Year Countdown to 2019

GMA Network welcomes 2019 with its musical-variety themed New Year Countdown special. Watch your favorite Kapuso stars in a night full of music, happiness and festivity as they close 2018 with amazing treats and spectacular performances.

The yearend bash is hosted by top GMA stars Kris Bernal, Andrea Torres, Betong Sumaya, Joyce Pring, Arra San Agustin and Pambansang Bae Alden Richards.

Don't miss the performances of Asia's Romantic Balladeer Christian Bautista, Asia's Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose, and Pop Heartthrob Mark Bautista together with other stars Glaiza de Castro, Yasmien Kurdi, Katrina Halili, Rocco Nacino, Derrick Monasterio, Ken Chan, Sanya Lopez, Kyline Alcantara, Thea Tolentino, Jeric Gonzales and Jak Roberto.

5. Resorts World Manila's The Grand Countdown to 2019 | December 31, 6:00 p.m. in Parañaque City

Resorts World Manila's The Grand Countdown to 2019

Welcome the new year with whimsical thrills!

Catch the performances of Sarah Geronimo, Ronnie Liang, Sam Concepcion and Randy Santiago.

6 PM Mass | 7 PM Dinner and Show
Marriott Grand Ballroom, Resorts World Manila

With performances by
5th Gen and Resorts World Manila International Dancers and Acrobats

Attire: Dress to impress

For tickets, call TicketWorld at (02) 891-9999 or visit RWM Box Office
For packages, call (02) 908-8888

6. Okada Manila Grand Celebration | December 31, 6:00 p.m. in Parañaque City

Okada Manila Grand Celebration

Legendary OPM performers Hajji Alejandro, Rey Valera and Marco Sison will take the stage at the Grand Ballroom for an Okada Manila Legendary Countdown Concert.

Bands such as Mayonnaise and guest DJs will keep the night rocking with floor-filling tunes at the Crystal Corridor, The Fountain, and the Coral Lounge!

International DJ Pete Tong is set to pump out his hits at Cove Manila. Organizers are also planning to break the world record for the largest balloon drop. UPDATE: After the talk with DENR representatives, Okada Manila decided not to push through the balloon drop event"the management of Okada Manila has voluntarily decided to cancel the Balloon Drop event as a sign of respect to the DENR’s recommendation and in support of the Government’s campaign to protect and save the environment."

Okada Manila largest balloon drop

7. City of Dreams Manila: New Year Countdown to 2019 | December 31 at 6:00 p.m.

Raise your glasses and seal the deal at City of Dream's grandest New Year's Eve countdown celebrations at two of its venues – The Garage and CenterPlay.

City of Dreams Manila: New Year Countdown to 2019

Party at CenterPlay and win big at hourly draws from 9pm to 12mn. Enjoy great food, live music and awesome games at The Garage with entertainment by GTV Unplugged band, Ice Bucket. For inquiries and reservations, call 800 8080.

8. The Manila Hotel's New Year Countdown with Christian Bautista | December 31, 10:00 p.m.

The Manila Hotel's New Year Countdown with Christian Bautista

Join in the merrymaking as The Manila Hotel brings you the festive performance of Filipinas Band at 10:00 pm, and a spectacular countdown with Christian Bautista.

PHP 1,800 nett per person.

There is no entrance fee for in-house guests and guests who dine by Manila Hotel's restaurant outlets on the evening of December 31, 2018, but entrance does not include food and drink.

For inquiries and reservation, please call 527 0011 ext 1264 or email restaurantrsvn@themanilahotel.com

9. Diamond Hotel Countdown to 2019: New Year's Eve Party | December 31 at 6:00 p.m.

Diamond Hotel Countdown to 2019

Join the Countdown Party at the Lobby and catch live performances by Streamcast, Zyncxation, and Yellow Lane!

Sit down to a meaningful Lunch or Dinner Set Menu with loved ones for Php1,680 nett per person. Or take to the 2nd Floor for a Midnight Pica Pica Buffet for Php980 nett per person from 10 pm to 2 am.

Partake of the New Year’s Eve dinner buffet at Corniche at P3,880 nett per person from 6 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.

For reservations and inquiries, contact (632) 528-3000 loc. 1121 or email restaurant_rsv@diamondhotel.com.

10. Totally 80’s New Year’s Eve Countdown Party at Crimson Hotel Alabang

Totally 80’s New Year’s Eve Countdown Party at Crimson Hotel Alabang

Get ready to be amped as Crimson gives you a spazzing 80’s party to welcome 2019! Dazzle with your glow in the dark oversized shirts, colorful tulle skirts, high-top sneakers or other 80’s fancy dress and channel in your favorite pop icon of the decade. Groove your awesome moves while the Verve Band performs the 80’s mega jams.

Venue: Crimson Grand Ballroom

Ticket Price: P2,800 net (adult ) | P1,800 net (kids 2-12 y.o.)

Inclusions: Sumptuous Buffet Dinner, Traditional Balloon Drop, Live Entertainment, So 80’s New Year Treats

For inquiries or ticket reservations, please call 863-2222

11. New Year's Eve Party: Countdown to 2019 at Dusit Thani Manila | December 31 at 9:00 p.m.

New Year's Eve Party: Countdown to 2019 at Dusit Thani Manila

Cheers to a new year and celebrate a fresh start with a grand bash featuring a sumptuous culinary spread, overflowing drinks, and exciting live performances at Dusit Thani Manila.

Party in style at the iconic lobby of the hotel from 9:00pm to 2:00am. As you wait for the clock to strike midnight, dance the night away with live music by Sabor Latino and guest DJ until the early hours of 2019.

Guests availing of the New Year’s Eve dinner at Benjarong, Umu or The Pantry are entitled to free access to the New Year’s Countdown. Walk-in rates start at PHP1,500 nett per person.

For inquiries and reservations, call Restaurant Reservations at 238-8888.

12. Color Blast New Year's Countdown at F1 Hotel Manila | December 31 at 10:00 p.m.

Color Blast New Year's Countdown at F1 Hotel Manila

F1 Hotel Manila in partnership with Color Manila is inviting you to this festivity. The New Year’s Eve party that you shouldn't miss! Enjoy the beats of music with a colorful festivity and unlimited drinks from 10PM to 1AM so you wouldn't have to limit your cheers and gratitude!

For tickets and inquiries, please call 908-7888.

13. The Royal Countdown at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila | December 31 at 8:00 p.m.

The Royal Countdown at Marco Polo Ortigas Manila

The clock is ticking for a new year! Look through the stunning skyline of the metro, as you raise your glass or teacups to the magical year that was, and fall down deep into a wonderful beginning of a new year.

Cover charge at PHP 1,500 per person. Crowd-favourite Real Groove Band takes the stage from 9:30 p, onwards.

14. Enrapture: New Year's Countdown at C Lounge at Conrad Manila | December 31 at 9:00 p.m.

New Year's Countdown at C Lounge at Conrad Manila

Be entranced by the captivating sensory display that is the New Year's Eve countdown at C Lounge, Witness the myriad of live music and festive drinks with spectacular views of the nearby Manila Bay fireworks.

Transcend definitions and kick start the revelry with guest artist Red Picasso, as they take the lead into the new Year from 9 p.m. onwards with a stretch of musical hits from yesterday to today. Patrons are treated to one choice of beverage from a special menu, and also after-party coffee or tea.

For inquiries or reservations, please call +63 2 683 3990.

15. Revel and Xylo at The Palace | Bonifacio Global City, Taguig | December 31 at 10:00 p.m.

Welcome 2019 with the beats by Manila’s top DJs, and good company at the Revel. For inquiries and reservations, dial 0917-550-8888.


Xylo brings you Salvatore Ganacci, aSwedish DJ. He is bound to get the crowd loud with his tracks and equally killer dance moves!

Xylo brings you Salvatore Ganacci, aSwedish DJ

16. New Year Countdown at Makati Shangri-La, Manila | December 31 at 7:00 p.m.

Ring in the New Year with an exciting and exotic carnival-themed New Year Countdown at the Lobby Lounge. Enjoy the electrifying performances by stellar line-up featuring Rachel Alejandro, Escola de Samba de Manila, Eileen Sison and Guaraná, Junji Lerma and The Four Corners, Legato Visual Performing Arts and Maracujá samba drummers. The countdown would be hosted by Nicole Laurel Asensio.

To book, contact for restaurant reservations at (632) 814 2580.


17. New Year's Eve Dinner and Countdown Party at Seda BGC | December 31 at 7:00 p.m.

Partake in fabulous buffet, an awesome band and fireworks!

New Year's Eve Dinner and Countdown Party at Seda BGC

Enjoy carveries and barbecue, authentic Italian pizza fresh-from-the-oven, pastas, salads, desserts and more.

At midnight, Seda BGC's fireworks will light up the sky to ring in the new year! Tickets at Php5,000 nett. Please go to Straight Up or the front desk for the tickets.

18. Sunset Bar new Year's Eve Special at the Sofitel Manila

Sunset Bar new Year's Eve Special at the Sofitel Manila

Welcome the New Year with a bayside feast under a blanket of stars with Sunset Bar’s New Year’s Eve Special. Featuring a sumptuous spread of traditional festive dishes, barbecued specialties, free-flowing drinks to toast hello to 2019!

Sunset Bar’s New Year’s Eve Special dinner rate is set at Php8,000 per person inclusive of applicable government taxes and service charge. See here for more details.

19. Glitz & Glam New Year Countdown - Penthouse By The Bay | December 31 at 6:00 p.m.

Glitz & Glam New Year Countdown - Penthouse By The Bay

A Year End Countdown Party Welcoming 2019 with the Great View of Manila's Dazzling Pyro Display.

For more details, contact at 09178173059.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

1. ABS-CBN News’ annual tradition of welcoming the new year with a grand coverage continues with “Salubong 2019,” to be anchored by Adrian Ayalin and Pia Gutierrez on ABS-CBN on Monday (December 31) starting at 11:30 pm. There will be live reports from Resorts World Manila, Eastwood City and other destinations with new year countdowns.

2. Photos and information above are from official Facebook pages and websites of different establishments and places with New Year Countdown to 2019. TheSummitExpress.com compiled the top 19 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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