Holiday Handbook: Where to Celebrate Christmas and New Year's Eve 2017
Staying in Manila this holiday season? Here's a roundup of Santa-approved staycation packages and events for an exciting New Year's Eve.
(SPOT.ph) If you're still at work this week, then you're probably looking forward to getting a quick break over the next few days—and we know you deserve it! You don't have to look too far to find some worthwhile holiday events to keep you and your family happy this season. You can spend the day with Santa, enjoy some sumptuous feasts, or indulge yourself in a luxe hotel room this Christmas. Plus, get all decked out in your best New-Year's-Eve-ready outfit and say hello to 2018 at these hotel countdown parties.
This Christmas, indulge in City of Dreams’ seven-course Omakase dinner menu for P5,400++ per person. An exclusive seven-course Omakase menu will also be on offer for New Year’s Eve on December 31, as well as a brunch fare for Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve celebrations. Revelers looking for premium Cantonese and contemporary Chinese can satisfy their cravings at Crystal Dragon with a choice between two five-course Christmas set menus, priced at P1,988++ and P2,388++.
Don’t miss the New Year’s Eve countdown parties at Chaos with local performing artists, including True Faith, at Chaos on December 31.
City of Dreams is at Aseana Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Parañaque City. For inquiries or reservations, call 800-8080.
Resorts World Manila adds a dash of culinary magic to Christmas with holiday sets and specials at its fine dining restaurants. French fine dining restaurant Impressions presents diners with Christmas Special, a succulent symphony of the French dishes, available for dinner on December 23 and 25, and for lunch and dinner on Christmas Eve. As you cap off 2017, Impressions will be offering Cheers to the New Year, a four-course meal that will be available for lunch and dinner on New Year’s Eve, and for dinner from January 1 to 3.
Resorts World Manila is at Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City. For inquiries or reservations, call 908-8833.
If you're planning to head over to Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila this season, they're offering an overnight stay with breakfast for two adults and two children at Spiral, complimentary in-room family movies, La Boutique voucher worth P500, Le Spa voucher worth P500, and Vietura Aesthetic Lifestyle voucher worth P1,500. Rates start at P7,000++. Meanwhile, their New Year staycation package includes an overnight stay with dinner for two adults at Spiral, breakfast for two adults and two children at Spiral, children’s program for the young VIPs at Spiral’s New Year’s Day breakfast, complimentary in-room family movies, La Boutique voucher worth P500, Le Spa voucher worth P500, and Vietura Aesthetic Lifestyle voucher worth P1,500. Rates start at P15,500++.
The Christmas Eve Dinner at Spiral is priced at P5,500 net per person, while the Christmas Day Champagne Brunch is at P4,900 net per person. The New Year’s Eve Dinner, featuring a glass of champagne, is available at P7,599 net per person, while the New Year’s Day Brunch, featuring free-flowing French sparkling wine, is set at P4,215 net per person.
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila is at CCP Complex, Pasay City. For inquiries and reservations, call 832-6988.
Marriott Manila's Holiday Room Package for P12,888++ includes overnight accommodation in a Deluxe Room, breakfast buffet for two, and P3,000 dining credits that can be used in any outlet or for goodies from the Christmas Train. Their Christmas Eve dinner buffet is priced at P2,950 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., while the Noche Buena Buffet for P1,650 is from 11:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Marriott Manila is at 2 Resorts Drive, Pasay City. For more information, call 988-9999.
Corniche at Diamond Hotel is celebrating Christmas Eve with a selection of international cuisine for a hearty lunch at P2,680 net per person or a grand dinner at P2,980 net per person. Come December 25, share the merriment over a filling lunch at P2,980 net per person or a festive dinner at P2,680 net per person.
On December 31, you can welcome the New Year at Corniche, Lobby Lounge, or Bar 27. Have your New Year's Eve Dinner at the Corniche Buffet at P3,580 net per person from 6:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. and celebrate new beginnings with a glass of Cava, party favors, and access to the New Year Countdown Party. At the Lobby Lounge, there will be a Jamon and Wine Pairing Dinner at P1,180 net per person from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and a midnight buffet spread with access to the New Year's Countdown party. Let the champagne pop as you
Diamond Hotel is at Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila. For inquiries or reservations, call 528-3000.
The Nostalgia Dining Lounge at Joy-Nostalg Hotel and Suites is offering their Christmas Day Lunch Buffet at P1,700 net per person, available on December 25 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Should you decide to extend your merry-making, the Studio Room is available at
Joy-Nostalg Hotel & Suites is at 17 ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Pasig City. For inquiries or reservations, call 719-1160.
The kids are in for a treat at Makati Shangri-La's gingerbread-inspired staycation that’s jam-packed with activities and goodies. Rates start at P8,800, inclusive of breakfast for two adults and two kids, P1,200 dining credit, complimentary kid's mini bar, tipi tent set-up, and more.
Ring in Christmas with a Christmas Eve Lunch or Dinner Buffet at Circles Event Café for P3,400, at Inagiku for P3,500, or at the Lobby Lounge for P3,250. On December 25, feast over a lunch or dinner buffet for P3,400 at Circles Event Café, P2,800 at the Lobby Lounge
Makati Shangri-La is at Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City. For inquiries or reservations, call 813-8888.
At The Lobby
On December 31, the sultry Latin spirit of Havana is the mood for 2017’s final send-off party. For P9,850, enjoy the Gala Ball and dinner. There will also be a brunch buffet at Escolta for P3,950 and a dinner buffet for P4,800.
Retreat into the lap of luxury with the Pen Days of Christmas and enjoy a 20% discount at any of the hotel’s restaurants, receive a special Festive Hamper, a Christmas welcome amenity, a Christmas present on Christmas Eve, and much more for you and your family to enjoy. Festive rates start at P12,400 per night in a Deluxe Room. Greet 2018 and book the New Year’s Revelry Room Package, which gets you two tickets to The Lobby’s Havana Nights gala ball and the chance to win a two-night stay at the newly-renovated all-suite hotel The Peninsula Beijing. Rates start at P26,500 per night in a Superior Room.
The Peninsula Manila is at the corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati City. For inquiries or reservations, call 887-2888.
Savor special moments with your loved ones while you enjoy Belmont Hotel’s special holiday package. For P6,888 net, the package includes an overnight stay in a Superior room with breakfast for two, P1,000 worth of dining credits valid during stay dates, and a Belmont Bear. The hotel's dining offers includes the Simbang Gabi Breakfast Buffet, which is available for
Belmont Hotel is at Newport Boulevard, Newport City, Pasay City. For inquiries or reservations, call 318-8888.
You can book an overnight stay at Acacia Hotel in a Deluxe Room for P6,088++, inclusive of breakfast buffet for two, 15% discount on all restaurants, head-and-shoulder massage, and other standard amenities.
Book the hotel’s NYE room package with tickets to the All That Glitters Party and experience great food and glittering performances from Arpie and the Multivitamins! Get tickets to the party and more when you book an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room for P10,088++, which also includes buffet breakfast for two, access to the Sequoia Ballroom for the balloon drop and 180-degree view of fireworks, head-and-shoulder massage, and other standard amenities.
Acacia Hotel is at Commerce Avenue, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. For inquiries or reservations, call 720-2000.
Holiday festivities and feasting go hand in hand, so New World Makati Hotel’s Café 1228 has prepared a spread worthy of the occasion. Lunch is priced at P2,199 per person on weekdays and P2,499 on weekends. Dinner is at P2,599 per person. Celebrate Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinner with one round of sparkling wine and standard drinks for P2,999 per person. Christmas Day and New Year’s Day lunch are priced at P2,599 per person.
Reward yourself this Christmas with a relaxing stay at the
New World Makati Hotel is at Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Ayala Center, Makati City. For inquiries or reservations, call 811-6888.
This holiday season, you can make plenty of good memories at Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences. Book an overnight stay with breakfast for two and receive and a limited edition Pablo bear. Rates are at P5,500 for the Malaga Studio, P6,300 for the Andalucia Junior Suite, and P6,500 for the Barcelona Suite.
Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences is at 119 L.P. Leviste Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City. For inquiries or reservations, call 828-4774.
The most wonderful time of the year is merrier at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas! Book your holiday at the hotel and enjoy discounted rates: P3,900 net with breakfast buffet for two and P5,500 net with Christmas Eve dinner buffet and breakfast buffet for two. The New Year’s Eve rates are at P4,800 net with breakfast buffet for two, P5,800 net with New Year’s Eve Countdown Party tickets and breakfast buffet for two, P6,500 net with New Year’s Eve dinner buffet and breakfast buffet for two, and P7,500 net with New Year’s Eve dinner buffet, Countdown Party tickets, and breakfast buffet for two.
Vivere Hotel is giving guests a chance to win an overnight trip for two adults and two kids to Vivere Azure in Anilao Batangas. Their holiday rates start at P4,180++. On December 31, wine, dine, and soulfully welcome 2018 with the best of Motown, Soul, and Funk. Celebrate New Year's Eve at The Nest Dining in The Sky with your friends and family! Rate starts at P2,900++ per person.
Vivere Hotel is at 5102 Bridgeway Avenue, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. For inquiries or reservations, call 771-7777.
Come home this Christmas and make merry memories with your loved ones at Dusit Thani Manila. Book the Christmas Rush Room Package with rates starting at P5,200++ in a Deluxe Room, inclusive of buffet breakfast for two adults and two kids, discounts on restaurants and Devarana Spa, and a special Christmas gift from the hotel.
Dusit Thani Manila is at 1223 Epifanio de
Discovery Primea has some special treats for the holidays. Enjoy 15% off on the best rates for The Business Flats and Business Suites, and 20% off on the Executive and
Indulge in the flavors of the Mediterranean on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Eve at Discovery Primea’s Tapenade, at P2,500++ per person. Meanwhile, FLAME Restaurant's Christmas Eve offer is at P3,500++ per person and the New Year’s Eve courses for P5,000+++ per person. On December 31, ring in 2018 with an intimate affair at The Gilarmi Lounge. Unlimited Spanish Tapas and an open bar are set for you and your loved ones for P2,200++ per person.
Discovery Primea is at 6749 Ayala Avenue, Makati City. For inquiries or reservations, call 955-8888.
Crimson Hotel is making this season the most wonderful time of the year with its holiday staycation packages. The Holiday Staycation package is at P5,290++, which includes an overnight stay in a Deluxe Room and breakfast buffet for two. The hotel offers three room packages: the Deck the Halls room package at P7,710 ++ which includes shopping credits for kids at Santa’s Café, the Bright and Merry room package at P8,960+ which includes a Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet for two, and the Mistletoe Magic room at P14,340++ with breakfast buffet for two, Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet at Café Eight, Santa’s Surprise Treat, and more.
Crimson Hotel is at Entrata Urban Complex, Filinvest City, 2609 Civic Drive, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. For inquiries or reservations, call 863-2222.
Nobu Hotel's staycation package lets you try out their Deluxe Room, breakfast, and a spa treatment for two, and dining credit to experience a selection of City of Dreams Manila’s restaurants. The package starts at P14,700. For families, the Stay and Play package is the ideal choice as it comes with an overnight accommodation in a Deluxe Room with breakfast for two adults and two children, and DreamPlay passes for four—all for
Nobu Hotel is at Aseana Avenue corner Roxas Boulevard, Entertainment City, Parañaque City. For inquiries or reservation, call 800-8080.
Discovery Suites' Christmas rates start at
A special four-course Christmas Set Menu will be served at 22 Prime, starting at
Discovery Suites is at 25 ADB Avenue. Ortigas Center, Pasig City. For inquiries or reservations, call 719-8888.
When you just want to get away this season but don't have the time nor budget to spend too much by going out of town, there are a couple of options in the South to ease your worries. Somerset Alabang's Studio Room is being offered at
Somerset Alabang is at 3409 Spectrum Midway, Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. For inquiries or reservations, call 550-3200.
If you haven't decided yet where to take the whole family for the holidays, there's a mystical world of fairies that await at EDSA Shangri-La. Room rates start at P5,500++ per night, inclusive of buffet breakfast for two adults and two kids at HEAT and other standard amenities.
HEAT has an exciting spread for guests on December 24, 25, 31, and January 1, with rates starting at P2,200 net per person. Guests may also opt to delight in a merry Christmas feast at one of the hotel’s specialty restaurants. Senju offers an array of authentic Japanese specialties with a festive buffet on December 24, 25, 31, and January 1 for P2,200 net per person. If Italian is what you're craving, Paparazzi will have a special four-course lunch or dinner on December 24, 25, and January 1, starting at
Guests can ring in the New Year in style and dance to the festive beats at the Lobby Lounge’s countdown with live band performances featuring Highway 54. Celebrate with a sumptuous feast for
EDSA Shangri-La is at 1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City. For inquiries or reservations, call 633-8888.
Welcome the most wonderful time of the year with leisurely stays, breakfast buffets, and other holiday activities at Makati Diamond Residences. Their Studio Room is available for P6,500 or a One-Bedroom Suite for P8,500. On December 24, get to meet and greet Santa Claus at the Lobby from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. or during dinner at Alfred from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. You can even have brunch with him on Christmas Day at 11:30 a.m. for P2,500 net per person.
Welcome 2018 in comfort and style, and book a room with rates starting at P8,000 net. The New Year’s Eve Buffet will be on December 31, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., for P2,500 net per person.
Makati Diamond Residences is at 118 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City. For inquiries or reservations, call 317-0999.
Let this be a season of love, joy, and a peaceful holiday at Midas Hotel and Casino. Book the Deluxe room for only P6,000 net or be merry with the Executive room for
Midas Hotel and Casino is at 2702 Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City. For inquiries or reservations, call 902-0100.
At Marco Polo Ortigas, Rudolph’s bell rings as Santa Claus comes in his sleigh to make Christmas wishes come true and take snapshots with the nice kids! Catch him on Christmas Eve, December 24, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Christmas Day, December 25, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Make sure the wish lists are ready!
Marco Polo Ortigas is at Meralco Avenue, San Antonio, Pasig City. For inquiries or reservations, call 720-7777.
Holiday packages at AG New World Manila Bay Hotel start at P4,800++, inclusive of breakfast buffet for two adults and two children, restaurant discounts, and other standard amenities.
Dig into Market Café’s all-day international buffet on Christmas Eve for
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Makati’s Flavors Restaurant is serving up a range of choices this holiday season with rates starting at P2,500 net per person. On Christmas Day itself, don’t miss the lunch and dinner buffet, priced at P2,900 net per person.
Ring in the New Year at Oz Bar and dance to the music, with tickets priced at P2,500 net per person. The party will start at 9 p.m. The restaurant’s dinner buffet on New Year's Eve is priced at P2,500 net per person. On January 1, say hello to 2018 with a feast for P2,800 net per person.
This holiday season, book a staycation at Holiday Inn for P6,200++ in a Deluxe Room, P8,200++ in a Club Room, or P9,200++ in a Corner Suite. Each package includes breakfast buffet for two, sparkling wine and pralines, and other standard amenities.
Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites Makati
Gather and celebrate the Christmas season at Novotel Manila. Delight in a holiday staycation for
End the year with a bang at the hotel’s countdown party. For P1,000, dance the night away with pop music from Refuge Band and celebrate the year that was over two rounds of drinks. The party will start at 10 p.m. on December 31.
Novotel Manila is at General Aguinaldo Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City. For inquiries or reservations, call 990-7888.
On December 24 and 25, delight in a bountiful Christmas feast as The Bellevue Manila’s Cafe d’Asie serves an array of classic all-time favorites. The Christmas buffet is priced at P1,540 net per person for lunch and P1,800 net per person for dinner. A stay at their Deluxe Room includes breakfast buffet for two and other standard amenities. Rates are at
The hotel's New Year’s Eve Countdown Party will be held at the Vue Bar on December 31, 7 p.m., dance along to the performances from The Brothers and hilarious acts by guest comedian Ruther
The Bellevue Manila is at North Bridgeway, Filinvest City, Alabang, Malacca Lane, Alabang, Muntinlupa City. For inquiries or reservations, call 771-8181.
A wonderful Christmas staycation awaits at Manila Hotel. Enjoy a special rate of
Join the merrymaking at the hotel’s annual Countdown Party at the Lobby Lounge on December 31. Music, food and drinks, and a show band will join in the exciting festivities. Ticket prices start at
Manila Hotel is at One Rizal Park, Manila. For inquiries or reservations, call 527-0011.
Celebrate Christmas and the New Year as Eastwood Richmonde Hotel serves up their holiday lineup at their newly renovated Eastwood Café+Bar. Let the festivities run over a Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet, Christmas Day Lunch Buffet, and New Year’s Eve Dinner Buffet for P1,650, as well as a New Year’s Day Sparkling Brunch Buffet for P1,150.
They're also having a New Year’s Eve Countdown Party on December 31, 10:30 p.m. For P1,150 net, ring in the new year with a cocktail buffet, free-flowing drinks, sparkling wine for toasting, and live band performance.
Eastwood Richmonde Hotel is at 17 Orchard Road, Eastwood City, Bagumbayan, Libis, Quezon City. For inquiries or reservations, call 570-7777.
Don’t miss I’M Hotel’s Official Countdown Party, happening on December 31, 7 p.m., at the Antidote Rooftop Bar. Tickets are priced at P3,600, inclusive of a three-hour open bar, signature bites, and a champagne toast at midnight. You can crash into one of the hotel’s rooms and take advantage of the New Year’s Countdown Package. Rates start at P11,340, which includes access to the Countdown Party, daily breakfast buffet, complimentary minibar, and other standard amenities.
I’M Hotel is at Makati Avenue corner Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City. For inquiries or reservations, call 755-7888.
Jazz up and swing through time as Holiday Inn Manila Galleria celebrates the coming of 2018 on December 31. Dress up in your favorite decade and enjoy a night of nostalgia and reminiscence over refreshing drinks and delicious buffet. Tickets are priced at P1,100 net per person.
Holiday Inn Manila Galleria is at One Asian Development Bank Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City. For inquiries or reservations, call 633-7111.
B Hotel is hosting a New Year’s Eve Countdown Party on December 31, where guests can enjoy a special dinner and party at the Lobby Café all the way to 2018. Featuring retro band, Kudos Loves
B Hotel is at 14 Scout Rallos, Laging Handa, Quezon City. For inquiries, call 990-5000.