New Year's Eve NYE Countdown to 2021: Top 8 events in the metro

MANILA, Philippines – With the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic and challenges this year, Filipinos are hoping for a better and brighter 2021. We will rise together.
New Year's Eve NYE Countdown to 2021: Top 8 events in the metro

Most of us expect of a quiet welcome of the new year due to safety protocols and strict rules on firecrackers and fireworks displays but hey, there are lots of concerts and events you can join or watch online.

Tonight, several establishments and companies will showcase their grand welcome to 2021 and the Year of Metal Ox.

Ring in the new year with the best and meaningful celebration — bountiful banquet, music and loud revelry in epic proportions to usher in a new year.

The Summit Express has the lowdown of New Year's Eve (NYE) countdown events in the metro. Jump high and welcome 2021 with a bang:

1. Kapuso Countdown to 2021: The GMA New Year Special | December 31, 2020, 10:30 pm via GMA-7 and live streaming exclusively on GMA and overseas via GMA Pinoy TV

Kapuso Countdown to 2021

Ring in 2021 with the brightest Kapuso stars as they pay tribute to GMA's achievements in the past year such as the network's 70th anniversary while also looking forward to a brighter 2021 ahead.

Don't miss performances from the following artists: Alden Richards, Lani Misalucha, Julie Anne San Jose, Christian Bautista, Gabbi Garcia, Rayver Cruz, Ken Chan and more.

2. MOA NYE Countdown to 2021 Drone Show and SM Beacons of Hope | January 1, 2021 at 12 midnight via livestream at SM Mall of Asia Facebook page.

MOA NYE Countdown to 2021

Celebrate with SM Mall of Asia with a grand spectacle as 100 drones set to music light up the sky on New Year’s Eve. Watch the live stream at the comfort and safety of your homes on December 31, 2020 at 10:30pm.

3. Smart's New Year countdown concert RESET 2021 | December 31, 2020, 10:40 pm via TV5, Smart's YouTube channel and Cignal

Smart's New Year countdown concert RESET 2021

Mobile services provider Smart Communications, Inc. is welcoming the new year in a giga way with RESET 2021, a star-studded online concert featuring OPM rock artists Bamboo, The Itchyworms, Unique Salonga and more to be streamed via Smart's YouTube channel and simulcast on TV5 and Cignal on Dec. 31, Thursday starting 10:40 p.m.

Also joining RESET 2021 are R&B artist Kiana Valenciano, alternative rock band She's Only Sixteen, as well as beatmakers Ace Ramos and MC Pao Avila who are all raring to count down the last minutes of this challenging year with unforgettable performances.

RESET 2021 caps off Smart GigaFest, a whole season of celebration featuring world-class entertainment, e-sports tournaments, digital innovations, and exciting promos and freebies to give back to all loyal and new Smart subscribers all over the country.

“After a most challenging year, we are one with our nation in hoping for a brighter and better 2021. This is the time to find our footing once again, rise together, and #OWN2021 with a sense of renewed purpose,” said Jane J. Basas, SVP and Head of Consumer Wireless Business at Smart.

Smart is also ushering in 2021 by turning 21 lucky subscribers into millionaires through GIGAMANIA, which offers over P30 million worth of exciting prizes and weekly freebies for lucky Smart and TNT customers nationwide via the GigaLife App.

GIGAMANIA is open to all Smart Prepaid, Smart Postpaid, Smart Bro, and TNT subscribers from December 2020 to April 2021. To join, simply download the GigaLife App, register to Giga Mania, and subscribe to GIGA offers or pay your postpaid bill through the app to earn and accumulate GigaPoints.

4. Resorts World Manila's The Grand Countdown to 2021 | December 31, 6:00 p.m.

Resorts World Manila's The Grand Countdown to 2021

The virtual concert "New Year. New Hope. New Thrills." will feature Kapamilya artists Jed Madela, Jona and Morissette together with comedian Jon Santos with special guests The L.O.V.E. Project artists.

The party will be hosted by Jon Joven and Nicole Laurel Asensio.

6 PM Mass: Online via

7 PM Show: Live on Pay Per View via

PHP600 - Access to live stream only
PHP2,000 - Access to the live stream plus a chance to receive a surprise gift

Check out more details here.

5. Manila Hotel's 2021 Countdown with a Cause Virtual New Year Party

Manila Hotel's 2021 Countdown with a Cause

Join this event for a cause to help our fellow Filipinos and get a chance to win exciting prizes!

With Manila Hotel's virtual New Year's Countdown, you can party at home and still pay it forward to those who need it most at this time of the year.

Every P3,500 in a single-receipt transaction from The Manila Hotel, including Take Out, dining (Cafe Ilang-Ilang, Lobby Lounge, Roma Salon, Cowrie Grill, and the Delicatessen), FIT room bookings; Prestige card membership, Gift Shop, Christmas corner and promo purchases, guests will receive one (1) raffle ticket and an invitation to the Zoom party.

Part of the proceeds will be donated to Manila Bulletin's Bag of Hope, which aims to help displaced workers due to the pandemic.

The top prize is an overnight stay in the world-famous MacArthur Suite where heads of state, royal guests, and famous personalities have stayed--a grand prize worth P500,000! And there are many other prizes to win!

Call them for more info at 8527-0011 or 0998-9501912.

6. Cove Manila's NYE 2021 | December 31, 2020, 10:30 pm livestream via

Cove Manila's NYE 2021

Okada will hold a virtual New Year’s Eve party at Cove Manila.

It will be headlined by DJs Marc Marasigan, Migs Santillan, DZ SVG, and Everyday People.

7. Marco Polo Ortigas Manila "This Way to 2021" New Year’s Eve Dinner at VU’s | December 31, 2020 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Marco Polo Ortigas Manila "This Way to 2021"

Welcome the New Year with al fresco dining in the heart of the city featuring DJ Rukia.

Door charge is at PHP 1850 per guest, inclusive of one drink. Dinner options are available and priced separately.

Guests may also reserve their loungers and couches for minimum guaranteed rates. For inquiries and reservations, please call (632) 7720 7777 or email Physical distancing and compliance to enforced curfew hours will be strictly implemented.

8. Welcome 2021 at Diamond Hotel Philippines

Welcome 2021 at Diamond Hotel Philippines

Welcome the New Year 2021 with #DiamondHotelPh's special dining offers for December 31, 2020 and January 1, 2021!

Check out vouchers online here.

For orders and assistance: contact (632) 8-528-3000, 09757921473, email

NOTE: Media giant ABS-CBN also has a New Year Countdown called "Salubong 2021".

— The Summit Express

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