From concerts with your favorite Filipino music acts and K-Pop stars, to mouth-watering feasts and dazzling fireworks display, here are some exciting events for your New Year’s Eve fix.
It feels like we’ve all just blinked and then bam, 2022 is on its final day, leaving us filled with unforgettable memories that we’ll surely cherish. Meanwhile, we also have a new year to prepare for, signaling new beginnings, resolutions to accomplish, and fresh moments to create. This New Year’s Eve, there’s no better feeling than to welcome the coming year with the company of your loved ones enjoying a party at home or perhaps a concert with your favorite music acts with an enchanting scenery and festive fun. Whatever your plan is, we give you a list of exciting events on the last day of the year that will offer you the best way to ring in 2023.
Start your year on a high note, literally, with the Power Divas New Year’s Eve concert featuring the majestic voices of Gigi de Lana, The Gigi Vibes, and Asia’s Nightingale herself, Lani Misalucha. Happening at the Newport Performing Arts Theater, the musical presentation will also be attended by the AMP Big Band headed by Mel Villena and will be directed by Paolo Valenciano.
Looking for some spectacular end-of-the-year experience that will give you grand entertainment and some sumptuous gastronomic fête? Well, Okada Manila has prepared a slate of events for the New Year’s Eve celebration. Titled Spectacularly Stellar, Okada Manila’s 2023 New Year’s Eve Grand Countdown will hold simultaneous offerings that feature star-studded performances, scrumptious feasts, and a pyromusical display.
Catch Pinoy rock icon Arnel Pineda, celebrity couple-musicians KZ Tandingan and TJ Monterde, Liezel Garcia and more for some rockin’ revelry at the Grand Ballroom with the Rockin’ 2023: NYE Countdown Concert, complete with some mouthwatering spread by Okada Manila’s team of seasoned chefs.
At The Fountain, guests can marvel at a pyromusical display tuned to jubilant music and dazzling performances from pop stars Sam Concepcion and Elha Nympha, and the Okada Entertainment Group with the Razzle Dazzle: NYE Countdown Celebration. Finally, if you want to vibe to some good music while enjoying your drink, then head on to Cove Manila’s 2023 ’TIL INFINITY: NYE Countdown Party where world-renowned electro-house artist Tujamo, together with the country’s best DJs, will close out the year with you.
BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY
Touted as the biggest countdown street party in the metro, Bonifacio Global City’s Alive 2023 is unlike any other NYE celebrations as it gathers some of the country’s powerhouse performers for one night. At 8 PM on New Year’s Eve, Bamboo, Sarah G, Morrisette, and Ebe Dancel will join the fun at the 5th Avenue, BGC, Taguig as the city comes alive in welcoming the new year. G-Force and DJ Mike Lavet will also bring dynamic performances in the event that will also feature grand fireworks and a pyromusical display.
Music, booze, and some riveting fireworks await you at Eastwood City as you usher in the new year. Don’t miss the live performances from the country’s most sought-after artists including Yeng Constantino, Christian Bautista, Lola Amour, and Zack Tabudlo at the Eastwood Mall Open Park. Plus, the night of gaiety will also close with Eastwood City’s iconic star drop and much-awaited bubble shower.
KUTITAP AT KLAYPEL LAND
Grab your family and barkada and together, enjoy some unforgettable holiday moments at the Clark Parade Grounds with Kutitap. In collaboration with the music and arts festival Klaypel Land, Kutitap brings you a Filipino traditional holiday celebration to spend on the New Year’s Eve with a lineup of mesmerizing light and art installations, fun games and activities that will remind you of your local perya, amazing live performances, and a curation over a hundred food stalls and local merchants to shop from.
For our friends down in Queen City of the South, the Cebu City Tourism, together with the local government unit, will hold Cebu City’s first-ever official New Year countdown party with Ball Drop and Crown Rise. A prelude to the Sinulog celebration in January, the countdown concert will spotlight performances from a lineup of local artists including Cueshe, Jennifer Lee, Kurt Fick, and many more. Cebuanos will also get to enjoy a millions-worth at the South Road Properties grounds in front of SM Seaside City Cebu. Cebuanos will also get to enjoy (for free!) a light show at the Cebu-Cordova Expressway Link bridge and a 15-minute, millions-worth of a fireworks display.
MALL OF ASIA
Witness the sky at the Manila Bay light up with some resplendent and world-class pyromusical display as the SM Mall of Asia welcomes 2023 with their grandest New Year’s Eve countdown party. Not only that, some of the Philippines’ brightest stars like Zephanie, Sponge Cola, Darren Espanto, and P-Pop kings SB19 will also join the festivities at the Seaside Blvd from 9 PM onwards.
Kapuso Countdown to 2023 Gayo Daejeon
If you just want to ring in the new year while being cozy at home with your family, then don’t fret, because you still can get some festive entertainment with GMA Network’s Kapuso Countdown to 2023 Gayo Daejeon. A collaboration with South Korean broadcast network SBS, the special New Year’s Eve countdown celebration features performances from your favorite Kapuso artists, P-Pop stars, and K-pop stars courtesy of Gayo Daejeon, SBS’ annual televised music festival.
At exactly 10:30 PM, make sure your TVs are set and get ready to be impressed as homegrown talents, led by Asia’s Multimedia Star Alden Richards, provide us with amusing entertainment. He’ll be joined by Julie Anne San Jose, Christian Bautista, Rayver Cruz, Barbie Forteza, Ruru Madrid, Sanya Lopez, Kyline Alcantara, Derrick Monasterio, and Dasuri Choi among others.
You should also prepare your K-loving hearts as some of the world’s top K-pop stars have prepared some enthralling presentations just for you. Don’t miss NCT 127, NCT DREAM, THE BOYZ, fromis_9, Stray Kids, (G)I-DLE, ATEEZ, ITZY, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, CRAVITY, aespa, ENHYPEN, IVE, NMIXX, TEMPEST, LE SSERAFIM, and NewJeans as they perform their greatest K-pop hits. Meanwhile, as if this couldn’t get any better, P-pop will also be proudly bannered at the stage with Calista, KAIA, and 1st.One joining in the fun.
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