As we’re about to say farewell, and good riddance, to 2018, we look forward to what 2019 has in store. Raise your glass to the year that was and celebrate a brand new start. Here’s our roundup of parties where you can welcome the coming new year.

1) Countdown at The Highest Structure in The Country 

  • When: December 31, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 pm to 4:00 am
  • Entrance: Walk-in rates are Php3,500 inclusive of house lager, red and white wines; Table Reservation starts from P20,000 for four persons up to P300,000 for 30 pax cocktails and 14 pax grill menu in the exclusive whisky rooms.

Enjoy 360 views of the Metro skyline which extends all the way to Manila bay when the clock hits 12 mn. You’ll get to see the fireworks in different parts of the city while enjoying glasses of overflowing lager, red and white wines. The Peak also offers consumable table reservation for the night if you want to secure tables for you and your friends. Call +02  838 1234 to reserve and ask for the table rates.

2) Hello 2019: New Year Countdown Party

  • Where: Antidote Rooftop Bar,  Roofdeck, I’M Hotel, 7862 Ave, Makati City
  • When: December 31, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 pm to 1:00 am
  • Entrance: Php 3,600 pre- selling; Walk-ins-Php 4,000 which includes 3-hour open bar with selected cocktails, complimentary party pack house pours, and a buffet spread of Antidote’s signature bites

Catch a 360-degree view of the fireworks once the clock strikes twelve at the top of I’M Hotel’s sky bar. Antidote’s New Year’s Eve party is set to be brighter than last year’s, with DJs Ace Ramos, Stephanie and Regina, and DJ Adrian Legarda hitting the decks all night. Tickets are P3,600 (Door Charge is 4,000) per person, which comes with access to a 3-hour open bar, a buffet of bar bites, and a complimentary sparkling toast at the stroke of midnight, plus a new year loot bag.

For those looking to party even harder, they also offer special champagne and bottle packages, with Antidote’s champagne train unveiling for the very first time that night. For tickets, inquiries, or more information on table reservations, call (+632) 7557 888 or email reservations@imhotel.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the front desk of the hotel.

3) Kartel 2019 Kountdown

  • Where: Kartel Rooftop Bar,

    Dr. Wine Manila, 5921 Algier, Poblacion, Makati City

  • When: December 31, 2018
  • Time: 10:00 pm to 4:00 am
  • Entrance: Php 3,999

Welcome the new year with live DJ sessions, quality drinks, and the best fireworks display view from Rockwell, BGC, and Makati at Kartel’s 2019 Kountdown. For more information and table reservations, call 09175638811 / 02-7518915.

4) The Royal Countdown

  • Where: Vu’s Sky Bar and Lounge, Level 45 Marco Polo Ortigas Manila
  • When: December 31, 2018
  • Time: 8:00 pm to 2:00 am
  • Entrance: Php1,500 per person which includes one (1) welcome drink Crowd-favourite Real Groove Band takes the stage from 9:30 pm onwards.

Look through the stunning skyline of the metro, as you raise your glass or teacups to the magical year that was, at Vu’s Sky Bar’s The Royal Countdown. Cover charge is at Php1,500 per person, which includes one (1) welcome drink. Crowd-favourite Real Groove Band takes the stage from 9:30 PM onwards. Book until 29 December 2018. For tickets, call (02) 720 7720, or email restaurant.mnl@marcopolohotels.com

5) International Secret Society — End Of Year Ball

  • Where: XX XX, 20:20 and The Courtyard
  • When: December 31, 2018
  • Time: 11:00 pm to 6:00 am

Dress up, be in your best form and get ready for the debauchery at the International Secret Society End of Year Ball at 20:20 / XX XX. Masks will be available at the door. Enjoy music from Cedez Benz, Red-I, Manilaanimal, Tarantella, and many more. For table reservations email info@20-20.asia or call / text +63 917 634 8764.

6) Paradise Ibiza: Vega Pool Club Countdown to 2019 Party

  • Where: Vega Pool Club, 3rd Floor Hilton Manila
  • When: December 31, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 pm to 1:00 am
  • Entrance: Php1,079 per person

Get summer vibes while ringing in the new year at Vega Pool Club Countdown to 2019 Party with French DJ/Producer, DJ Alchemic Storm. There will also be a swimwear fashion show with top local and international models.

Ticket price is PHP1,079 per person. Get tickets at ticketworld.com.ph

7) B&D NYE Ball 2019

  • Where: The Belle & Dragon, OPL Building, 100 Don Carlos Palanca, Legazpi Village, Makati
  • When: December 31, 2018
  • Time: 10:00 pm to 6:00 am

Toast the year ahead at The Belle & Dragon’s NYE ball featuring Skratchmark, Ornussa Cadness, and C-Mart.

8) Glitz & Glam New Year Countdown – Penthouse By The Bay

  • Where: The Penthouse By The Bay, 666, Ermita, Metro Manila
  • When: December 31, 2018
  • Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 AM

Welcome 2019 with a great view of Manila’s fireworks display at the Penthouse By The Bay. For reservations, contact 09178173059.

9) New Year’s Eve Party: Countdown to 2019

  • Where: Dusit Thani Manila
  • When: December 31, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM
  • Entrance: Php1,500 per person

Ring in the new year in a grand bash featuring a sumptuous culinary spread, overflowing drinks, and exciting live performances in the iconic lobby of Dusit Thani Manila. Dance the night away with live music by Sabor Latino and guest DJ until the early hours of 2019. Guests availing of the New Year’s Eve dinner at Benjarong, Umu or The Pantry are entitled to free access to the New Year’s Countdown.

Walk-in rates start at Php1,500 per person. For inquiries and reservations, call Restaurant Reservations at 238-8888.

10) Shanghai Nights New Year’s Eve Gala Ball and Dinner

  1. Where: The Peninsula Manila
  2. When: December 31, 2018
  3. Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am
  4. Entrance: Php14,500 net (adults); Php7,000 net (children under 12) *Prices include 10% service charge and applicable government taxes.

Celebrate the last moments of 2018 at Madame Ning’s Shanghai Nights gala ball and dinner and start the New Year in Old Shanghai allure and style. Be transported to this glamorous era as you step into The Lobby, that is transformed into an opulent 1920s art deco Shanghai ballroom.

Call 8872888 or email diningpmn@peninsula.com to book your table for this year’s New Year’s Eve celebration.

11) New Year’s Eve Bash @ Annex House + MASS

  • Where: Annex House, 5856 Alfonso Street, Makati City
  • When: December 31, 2018
  • Time: 9:00 PM until sunrise
  • Entrance: So Extra-Php1,250 which includes food, unlimited drinks + one (1) bottle of bubbly; Low Key- Php300 which includes two (2) free drinks

If house parties are more your speed, head over to Annex House’s New Year’s Eve Bash for a night of civilized debauchery. They are selling tickets at two tier levels: Extra for P1,250 which includes food, unlimited drinks + one (1) bottle of bubbly, and Basic at P300, which includes one (1) free drink. Both are available for pre-order and at the door. Email them at contact@annex-house.com to reserve your tickets.

12) 2019 NYE Glitterati Party at Royal

  • Where: Royal Night Club, Gen. Luna St, 1200 Makati
  • When: December 31, 2018
  • Time: 9:30 pm to 6 am
  • Entrance: Guest list (All guest-lists close 11 pm sharp, no exceptions); inclusion of 1 bottle champagne for all table reservations

Close the chapter on another fantastic year and welcome 2019 dressed to the nines with a night full of sparkle, ritz, and razzmatazz with Royal’s 2019 NYE Glitterati Party. The DJ lineup includes DJ Gavin Skewes, Ron Tena, Derek Madcap & Lady Trinity while MC JL will be your host. For table reservation and Inquiries, contact 0928-666-6661 / 0917-678-6606 / 02-831-0184 or email at royalclubmakati@gmail.com. A bottle of champagne is included for all table reservations

13) Penthouse 8747 NYE Countdown to 2019

  • Where: The Penthouse 8747, BA Lepanto Building 8747, Paseo de Roxas Street, 1226 Makati City
  • When: December 31, 2018
  • Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 am

Watch the metro-wide spectacular fireworks display up at Penthouse 8747 on New Year’s Eve. Dance your hearts out to the beats served by DJ Ariel, DJ Brenda, and DJ Funk Avy. For reservations, contact 09178010655 for more details.

14) Xylo Presents: New Year’s Eve with Salvatore Ganacci

  • Where: XYLO at The Palace Manila, Uptown Bonifacio Taguig
  • When: December 31, 2018
  • Time: 10:00 pm- 6:00 am

It’s gonna be a crazy New Year’s Eve at Xylo as they bring in Swedish DJ Salvatore Ganacci! He is bound to get the crowd loud and wild with his tracks and equally killer dance moves. Grab your passes from events.thepalacemanila.com. For inquiries and reservations, contact +63917 680 8888.

15) Nikkei’s New Year’s Eve Party

  • Where: Nikkei Nama Bar. Japanese. 2/F One Bonifacio High Street, 28th St., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
  • When: December 31, 2018 (Monday)
  • Time: Dinner time ’til countdown
  • Entrance: Table Reservations-(0966) 533-7573

Celebrate NYE with fly-in DJ and International Promoter from London DJ VanRock while enjoying the food and beverage from the innovative menu of Peruvian-Japanese restaurant, Nikkei.

16) Trainwreck Ball 2018: Black Market New Year Eve’s Party

  • Where: Black Market
  • When: January 1, 2019
  • Time: 1:00 AM – 7:00 AM
  • Entrance: Table Reservations- couch table Php10,000 for 10 pax fully consumable; Cocktail tables Php5,000 for 5 pax fully consumable *additional Php1,000 per additional person which will be added to the consumable

End the year with a bang at Black Market’s Yearly Trainwreck Ball. Enjoy bangin’ music all night from NixDamnP, Funkatalyst, Out Of Scratch, Cannabass b2b Jadabass, Ize!, and Chad Umali at the Main Room and Pat Guno, Baby Oliv, Lui., Lane, Shaun Reyes, and XIII at Mao Den. Entrance is free. Couch tables are P10,000 for 10 pax (fully consumable) and cocktail tables are P5,000 for 5 pax (fully consumable). For table reservations and inquiries, call (02) 403 5019 or 0917 829 4162.

17) Festa do Brazil at Makati Shangri-La, Manila

  • Where: Makati Shangri-la
  • When: December 31, 2018
  • Time: 7:00 PM – 5:00 AM
  • Entrance: premiere seat – Php 9,800 ++; deluxe seat- Php 8,800 ++

Ring in the New Year with an exciting and exotic Brazilian-themed Countdown Party at Makati Shangri-la’s Lobby Lounge! Enjoy cocktails with free-flowing champagne, three-course dinner and cheese, and dessert buffet while listening to performances of Rachel Alejandro, Eileen Sison, and Guarana and Escola de Samba de Manila. Premiere seats are at P9,800++ per person and Deluxe seats are P8,800++ per person. For inquiries and reservations, please call (632) 814 2580 or email rric.slm@shangri-la.com. Online payments can be made by registering through this link.

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