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LIST: New Year countdown parties in Metro Manila to welcome 2024 with a bang

By Melanie Uson Published Dec 21, 2023 8:54 pm Updated Dec 29, 2023 12:16 pm

While most of us would usually ring in the new year in our homes, others prefer to party elsewhere. And we totally get why! You get as much fun without the mental load of planning (and spending much moolah) by participating in big events. 

If you want to try something new other than the usual neighborhood parties, these establishments and local governments around the metro are bring you all kinds of New Year countdowns you like—whether you’re a fan of OPM, drag, or even K-pop!

QC Countdown to 2024
Quezon City Government / Facebook

Make your New Year countdown party "unkabogable"! Bring your family and/or friends and spend New Year’s Eve with your favorite OPM bands and comedic acts at the Quezon Memorial Circle.

Headlining the event is comedian and host Vice Ganda. Joining her to bring laughs are Boobay & Tekla, Tuesday Vargas, Allan K, and Uma who will serve as the hosts. 

Sing your hearts out to OPM classic hits brought by Mayonnaise, Autotelic, Cueshé, Imago, Orange and Lemons, The Dawn, Tropical Depression, Shamrock, and solo rapper Bassilyo. 

Watch the stage shimmer with show-stopping performances by Drag Race Philippines' Precious Paula Nicole, Captivating Katkat, Arizona Brandy, and Bernie. Groups KDolls and DN Powerdance will also join the stage to keep up the hype ‘til the clock strikes 12. 

The event will start at 4 p.m. and will be open to everyone. If you cannot make it to the site, you may stream it live via the local government’s official Facebook page.

Eastwood City
Eastwood City / Facebook

Watch all your OPM faves on one stage and join in the fun at Eastwood City’s New Year Countdown which will take place in Eastwood Mall’s open park at 6 p.m. 

Hear the iconic whistle of Asia’s Phoenix Morissette Amon, and get ready to be serenaded by former Up Dharma Down’s vocalist Armi Millare.

P-pop group 1st.One will also grace the stage, as well as OPM bands Sunkissed Lola and Silent Sanctuary. KDLex fans are also in for a holiday treat as loveteam KD Estrada and Alexa Ilacad will also bring the fun in welcoming 2024. 

The event will be hosted by Janeena Chan and TV presenter Mikee Reyes. 

Bonifacio Global City's "NYE at the 5th"

Having a K-pop artist to welcome the new year in the Philippines may seem impossible, but not today. Catch Red Velvet’s Irene, Seulgi, and Wendy at Bonifacio Global City’s “NYE at the 5th" New Year countdown to take place at 5th Avenue, Bonifacio High Street. 

Gates will be open at 5 p.m. for the mass, and at 8 p.m. for the main event. The event is free, so you only have to bring your lightsticks and hand banners. 

OPM fans will surely welcome 2024 with delight as icons KZ Tandingan, Adie, Zack Tabudlo, and Ely Buendia will also grace the stage. 

More details, including the seating plan and prohibited items, can be found here. 

Makati's "Nostalgia meets the Future"
Make it Makati / Facebook

Makati highlights the best of the best in OPM in their “Nostalgia meets the Future” New Year countdown to take place at the Ayala Avenue and Makati Avenue intersection. 

The event will kick off with a DJ pre-show party at 6 p.m. before the amazing performances from OPM icons at 7 p.m. 

Catch the OPM Royalty “Asia’s Songbird” Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, rock band Spongecola, rapper Al James, and P-pop kings SB19. 

The stage will also be graced by renowned Pinoy theater artists such as Phi Palmos, MC Dela Cruz, Shaira Rica Avelino Opsimar, and more. The overall event will be directed by Paolo Valenciano and will be hosted by Baus Rufo and Ai Dela Cruz. 

The event will be free for all but watch out as they will release limited VIP tickets. Learn more about it here.

Sofitel Plaza Manila

Show off your best dance moves at Sofitel’s "SHINDIG: Disco Dancing Through the Eras" New Year countdown party!

Catch amazing performances from Darren Espanto, Juan Miguel Salvador & The Authority, Joshua Zamora, and Jon Supan from D' Manoeuvres. An exhilarating rave party will be brought by DJ Tom Taus and The InnerVoices. 

Apart from show-stopping performances and grand fireworks displays, you can also enjoy delectable meals and sweet treats at the buffet available at the party. Tickets are priced at P12,024 per person. Purchase yours here.

S Maison at Conrad Manila

Welcome the new year in style! If you’re feeling fancy, join the New Year countdown at S Maison at Conrad Manila and enjoy world-class fireworks at the veranda, as well as live entertainment to hype the night. 

Reserve your seats at a consumable rate of P1,400 per person starting at 7 p.m. You may also opt for their partner restaurants indoors, including Hard Rock Café Manila where you can enjoy food and beverages as well as live performances by Wendy’s Project and Circa for P3,000 per head; or at the al fresco dining at Barcino Wine Resto Bar that costs P1,500 per head. Check out more here. 

Newport World Resorts

Heading to Newport this weekend? Join in the new year countdown fun at Newport World Resorts’ Marriott Grand Ballroom and be amazed by the spectacular performances by the biggest names in OPM, including Ogie Alcasid, Soul Princess Jona, R&B singer-songwriter Arthur Nery, Asia’s Vocal Supreme Katrina Velarde, and the one and only Megastar Sharon Cuneta.  

The event will start at 7 p.m. and will be hosted by multi-talented host and pop artist, Billy Crawford. Secure your tickets via SM Tickets, TicketWorld, or Newports’ sales representatives.