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LIST: Places in Metro Manila to celebrate New Year's Eve with a bang

By Melanie Uson Published Dec 23, 2022 10:57 pm Updated Dec 24, 2022 1:43 am

In the mood for a blast-up celebration this coming New Year's Eve?

Welcoming the new year has always been  incredibly fun when done in the comfort of your own home. But if you want to switch up your family's tradition of celebrating the holiday, you can count on various spots in Metro Manila to let you dance, shout, and jump like never before.

To inspire you to let loose and revenge party after that two-year quarantine, we've listed some of the New Year's Eve celebrations around the metro that will allow you welcome 2023 with a bang.

Eastwood City

East folks don't have to go far to ring in 2023 with a bang, as Eastwood City is bringing back its annual New Year countdown next week. 

Same as every year, 2023's celebration will comprise free events, including musical performances, fireworks displays, the iconic Star Drop, exciting activities, and an after-party. 

Its concert, titled Rock to New Year’s Eve, will start at 9 p.m. and will feature performances from Christian Bautista, Lola Amour, Yeng Constantino, and Zack Tabudlo.  

At the 12 midnight mark, crowds will enjoy the simultaneous fireworks display, titled Shower of Stars, which will happen in two locations: the 1880 Building and Global One Building. The events will also feature its traditional Star Drop, getting inspiration from the world-famous Ball Drop in Times Square in New York City.

All throughout the event, guests can enjoy a premium selection of liquors in Tipple Stations around Eastwood City. Meanwhile, get NYE merchandise, snap photos at the sparkling photo wall, and enjoy other activities at the New Year Picks booths.

Cap off your celebration and dance the night away at the NYE After-Party, which will feature a live DJ set.

Crimson Hotel

Welcome the year with '90s retro vibe at Crimson Hotel in Filinvest, Manila. Party like it's 1999 in an evening filled with dancing, live entertainment, games, raffle prizes, and a buffet to celebrate the start of 2023.

The party will start at 9 p.m. at the Crimson Grand Ballroom, with a fee of P3,500 for adults and P2,500 for kids 2-10 years old. 

You can also book a stay at the hotel with its NYE promo ranging from P11,200 to P25,499.

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Light up the sky like dynamite in Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila's The Best is Yet to Come 2023 New Year Countdown concert happening at the hotel's Harbor Garden Tent.

Taking inspiration from award-winning South Korean boyband BTS, guests can expect impressive acts from local artists Mr. Merjohn Lagaya, the country's top violinist who performed in a BTS concert in 2017, as well as P-pop boy band VXON, and world-class performer 4th Impact. The party includes a variety of international dishes, fun games, a raffle for guests.

Get your cameras ready before heading to the event as it will feature a New Year's countdown and fireworks display, with the Manila Bay skyline as backdrop. 

Reservations are priced at P7,777 per person and can be booked through Sofitel Manila's website.

Okada Manila

Celebrate the New Year with amazing acts in Okada Manila's Spectacularly Stellar The New Year’s Eve 2023 Grand CountdownGuests can enjoy acts from our world-class Pinoy artists Arnel Pineda, KZ Tandingan, TJ Monterde, and Liezel Garcia in the Grand Ballroom at 7 p.m.

Tickets range from P9,000 to P12, 000, inclusive of a buffet and access to the party at the Fountain Main Deck featuring celebrities Sam Concepcion and Elha Nympha, who will both lead the countdown to 2023.

You can also jam to rhythmic sets from Tujamo, Victor Pring, Migs Santillan, Mike Lavarez, and Jenil at the Cove Manila.

Bonifacio Global City

Manifest a brighter year with the stars who will give performances at Bonifacio Global City's #Alive2023 party. 

The event will feature P-pop favorites Sarah Geronimo, Bamboo, Morisette, and Ebe Dancel and will make you sing your hearts out as we welcome the new year.

Energizing performances from G-Force and DJ Mike Lavet will further hype you up until the countdown. This will be held at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31 at 5th Avenue, BGC Taguig.