Whether planning to splurge or keeping it modest, a Filipino New Year’s Eve celebration is always a fun and family-centric. And what’s great about this country is that it is never lacking of awesome local destinations – in and around Manila – to have an amazing NYE shindig. Have a look at what’s near you this December 31st!
Manila (Bay Area)
Pinoy families have found a perennial place to watch concerts, marching bands, fireworks display, feast on the different kiosks and dine in fab restaurants during the Yuletide season, in one of the Asia’s biggest malls no less — the SM Mall Of Asia (MOA).
The country’s iconic cultural landmark, Rizal Park, is also a popular go-to place for New Year Eve’s Countdown. With celebrity performances, colorful dancing fountain, as well as fireworks displays, Rizal Park lets you experience a very Pinoy kind of celebration… simple yet memorable.
For QC residents, the Quezon Memorial Circle offers a fun and free New Year Eve’s party akin to cities like New York and London. The vast area of the Circle is filled with throngs of people enjoying a free concert and celebrity appearances, 3D mapping show and of course, an amazing fireworks display.
Bonifacio Global City
Who can resist partying in one of the Philippines’ premier lifestyle districts? The Bonifacio Global City offers a spectacular NYE countdown filled with food, captivating performances and a grand 15-minute fireworks display to usher in the new year.
Makati is the place to experience the ultimate New Year’s Eve street party! Inspired by the Big Apple New Year Countdown, revelers are guaranteed of a grand time – the country’s top performers will grace the NYE show, with lots of food booths and lively street parties till the break of dawn.
Planning to spend the New Year without the usual chaos and noise? Then the City of Tagaytay is the best place to welcome 2020. Since 2002, a firecracker ban was implemented in the city, but that doesn’t stop families to choose Tagaytay as a place for NYE celebration. Even without the big bang, with its cool breeze and hotels and restaurants that boast of tempting chows, Tagaytay is a good choice for a new year celebration.
The Summer Capital of the country is also a popular place during the Holiday season. Baguio City has a hodgepodge of events and shows to make all its visitors excited. You can go trekking before the end of the year or simply check out Baguio City’s iconic landmarks all adorned with colorful ornaments.
Hailed as one of the most beautiful destinations in the country, Boracay Island has a frenzy of activities lined up for a memorable stay during the Yuletide break. Resorts had perfectly arranged beach front areas to give its guests the best place to view of fireworks, framed by the dark skies and reflected in the calm sea water whilst enjoying dinner and cocktails.
Where are you planning to spend your NYE celebration? Wherever it will be, we hope that you’ll be blessed with happiness, health and wealth this 2020!
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