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
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
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
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.
Grand Holiday Bazaar
Glorietta Activity Center
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
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
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
Quezon City Memorial Circle
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
Eastwood Mall Open Park
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
City of Dreams
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@
Resorts World Manila’s The Grand Countdown to 2017
Marriot Grand Ballroom
Resorts World Manila
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Year at Spiral
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
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
Ciudad de Victoria
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
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
The Palace Pool Club
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
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
Grand Lobby, Manila Hotel
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
C Lounge, Conrad Manila
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@