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WEEKEND GUIDE | December 30 to January 1: Happy New Year!

Greet the year 2017 with the metro's list of fun activities to enjoy with friends and family.

Greet the year 2017 with the metro’s list of fun activities to enjoy with friends and family.

Be awed by grand fireworks displays, good Filipino movies, and festive shows to watch with family and friends this New Year weekend.

Friday, December 30
Metro Manila Film Festival 2016
Through January 3, 2017
Cinemas nationwide

Don't miss out on this year's annual film festival that focuses on Filipino films. Image sourced from Metro Manila Film Festival 2016's Facebok page.

Don’t miss out on this year’s annual film festival that focuses on Filipino films. Image sourced from Metro Manila Film Festival 2016′s Facebok page.

Films featured in this year’s festival include “Oro,” “Vince & Kath & James,” “Ang Babae sa Septic Tank Part 2: Forever is Not Enough,” “Die Beautiful,” “Kabisera,” “Saving Sally,” “Seklusyon,” and “Sunday Beauty Queen.” For more information, visit Metro Manila Film Festival 2016′s Facebok page.

The Wonderful World of Disney On Ice
Through January 4, 2017
Mall of Asia Arena
Pasay City

See this year's Disney On Ice show at its new home in Mall of Asia Arena. Image sourced from SM Tickets' Facebook page.

See this year’s Disney On Ice show at its new home in Mall of Asia Arena. Image sourced from SM Tickets’ Facebook page.

Expect brand new stories coupled with our favorite Disney classics at this year’s show. Ticket price starts at Php 190. For more information, visit smtickets.com/.

Hello Kitty Live—Fashion & Friends
Through January 1, 2017
Meralco Theater
Pasig City

See well-loved Hello Kitty and her friends in htis show that is perfect for the family and friends. Image sourced from Hello Kitty Live – Fashion & Friends' Facebook event's page.

See well-loved Hello Kitty and her friends in htis show that is perfect for the family and friends. Image sourced from Hello Kitty Live – Fashion & Friends’ Facebook event’s page.

Witness an interactve show that follows the story of Hello Kitty as she makes her journey London, and how the production portrays values such as respect, kindness, hard work, and more. Ticket price starts at Php 3,135. For more infomation, visit http://www.hellokittylive.com/.

Grand Holiday Bazaar
Glorietta Activity Center
Makati City

It isn’t too late to do some Christmas shopping. Visit this bazaar that features shoes, fashionable clothes, accessories, household items, and more.

Holiday Fragrances Bazaar
Through January 14, 2017
2F Robinsons Galleria East Wing
Quezon City

Buy your favorite luxury frangrances as a reward for yourself or as a gift this Holiday season at this bazaar. Image sourced from Robinsons Malls' Facebook page.

Buy your favorite luxury frangrances as a reward for yourself or as a gift this Holiday season at this bazaar. Image sourced from Robinsons Malls’ Facebook page.

Participating brands are Anna Sui, Banana Republic, Bvlgari, Calvin Klein, Cartier, Charriol, Dunhill, Escada, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Lacoste, and more. For more information, visit Robinsons Malls’ Facebook page.

Festival of Lights
Through January 8, 2017
Ayala Triangle Gardens
Makati City

Don't miss out on this year's lights and sounds show of Ayala's Festival of Lights event, which has become Makati City's Christmas tradition. Photo by Romsanne Ortiguero, InterAksyon.

Don’t miss out on this year’s lights and sounds show of Ayala’s Festival of Lights event, which has become Makati City’s Christmas tradition. Photo by Romsanne Ortiguero, InterAksyon.

See around a million of lights dance along festive carols at this must-see show this Holiday season. For more information, visit www.makeitmakati.com.

Saturday, December 31
TV5 New Year Countdown
9 p.m
Quezon City Memorial Circle
Quezon City

Usher the new year with a loud, colorful, and grand party with the Kapatid network. File photo by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.

Usher the new year with a loud, colorful, and grand party with the Kapatid network. File photo by Bernard Testa, InterAksyon.

Party with top bands and Kpop groups including Rrivermaya, Spongecola, Pentagon, and Offroad apart from witnessing a grand fireworks display at this grand countdown party. For more information, visit TV5′s Facebook page.

Eastwood Quezon City New Year Countdown
6 p.m.
Eastwood Mall Open Park
Quezon City

Welcome 2017 with loud music and fun performances. Image sourced from Eastwood Mall's Facebook page.

Welcome 2017 with loud music and fun performances. Image sourced from Eastwood Mall’s Facebook page.

Featured performers incude American singer-songwriter Phoebe Ryan, and local performers Rachelle Ann Go, Darren Espanto, Up Dharma Down, Quest, Autotelic, Sud, Maude, and Lenses. For more information, visit  Eastwood Mall’s Facebook page.

Chaos’ Candyland 2017 Countdown Party
12 a.m.
City of Dreams
Parañaque City

Say goodbye to 2016 and welcome the new year in a sweet way at this "candyland-themed" countdown pary. Image sourced from Chaos' Facebook page.

Say goodbye to 2016 and welcome the new year in a sweet way at this “candyland-themed” countdown pary. Image sourced from Chaos’ Facebook page.

Budapest-based DJs and producers David and Sullivan or Stadium X, are headlining the fun countdown party together with other DJs. For more information,  call (+63 917) 8863678 or e-mail chaostablereservations@cod-manila.com.

Resorts World Manila’s The Grand Countdown to 2017
6 p.m.
Marriot Grand Ballroom
Resorts World Manila
Pasay City

The revelry starts with a celebration of Holy Mass, and will be followed by a world-class entertainment headlined by Lea Salonga, Bamboo, and Jon Santos. For more information, visit www.rwmanila.com.

Countdown to 2017 at the Oz Bar
Holiday Inn Suites
Makati City

Enjoy drinks while welcoming 2017. Image sourced from Holiday Inn Suites' Facebook page.

Enjoy drinks while welcoming 2017. Image sourced from Holiday Inn Suites’ Facebook page.

Free-flowing pica-picas, local beers, house wine, and selected cocktails as well as party music by a guest DJ are in for those who will celebrate New Year at Oz Bar. Ticket Price is at Php 2, 000++. For more information, call (+632) 909-0888 or e-mail hism.fb@ihg.com.

New Year at Spiral
7 p.m.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Pasay City

Welcome 2017 with a feast at Sofitel. Image sourced from Sofitel's Facebook page.

Welcome 2017 with a feast at Sofitel. Image sourced from Sofitel’s Facebook page.

As a gastronomic treat to welcome a great year ahead, Sofitel is inviting everyone to enjoy Spiral’s 21 dining ateliers with the year-end selection of sumptuous festive favorites while being serenaded by the Manila String Machine. Ticket price is at Php 7,499nett per person with a glass of a featured vintage champagne. For more information, visit spiralmanila.com.

Philippine Arena’s New Year Countdown
December 30 and 31
1 p.m.
Ciudad de Victoria
Bulacan

Philippine Arena is celebrating the New Year in a two-day revelry. Image sourced from Philippine Arena's Facebook page.

Philippine Arena is celebrating the New Year in a two-day revelry. Image sourced from Philippine Arena’s Facebook page.

Enjoy amusement rides, play at different game booths, shop at the bazaar, see a grand parade, and witness the fireworks display at this fair. Ticket price is at Php 300. For more information, visit Philippine Arena’s Facebook page.

New Year’s Eve at the Valkyrie
11 p.m.
Valkyrie
Taguig City

Party hard on the last few hours of 2016 at this club. Image sourced from Valkyrie's Facebook page.

Party hard on the last few hours of 2016 at this club. Image sourced from Valkyrie’s Facebook page.

Featuring DJ Martin Pulgar, Valkyrie promises its guests of the best clubbing experience on New Year’s eve. For more information, call (+63) 917-6808888.

The Palace Pool Club New Year’s Eve Ball
11 p.m.
The Palace Pool Club
Taguig City

Make you New Year's eve celebration unforgettable, and party the night away at this ball. Image sourced from The Palace Pool Club's Facebook page.

Make you New Year’s eve celebration unforgettable, and party the night away at this ball. Image sourced from The Palace Pool Club’s Facebook page.

The club assures its guests of a legendary celebration as it also features a grand display of fireworks at 12 m.n and 2 a.m. For more information, call (+63) 917-6898888.

Tapas y Pica Pica at Discovery Primea
10 p.m.
Discovery Primea
Makati City

Indulge in an intimate celebration to welcome the new year ahead at this hotel. Image sourced from Discovery Primea's Facebook page.

Indulge in an intimate celebration to welcome the new year ahead at this hotel. Image sourced from Discovery Primea’s Facebook page.

Enjoy the unlimited Spanish tapas and drinks from the open bar while being serenaded by an acoustic band at this New Year’s eve event. For more information, visit Discovery Primea’s Facebook page.

Countdown Party at Manila Hotel
6 p.m.
Grand Lobby, Manila Hotel
Manila City

Manila Hotel is inviting everyone to celebrate the last day of 2016 with a sumptuous authentic Chinese cuisine at the Mabuhay Palace. Ticket price starts at Php 2,188 NET per person. For more information, call  (+632) 527-0011 local 1176-1179.

New Year’s Eve Countdown at C Lounge
8 p.m.
C Lounge, Conrad Manila
Pasay City

Welcome year 2017 in style at Conrad Manila. Image sourced from Conrad Manila's Facebook page.

Welcome year 2017 in style at Conrad Manila. Image sourced from Conrad Manila’s Facebook page.

Guests can have a fantastic view of the Manila Bay while enjoying live entertainment and cocktails throughout the night. Ticket price starts at Php 2, 600. For more information, call (+632) 683-3914 or e-mail ConradManila@conradhotels.com.

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