New Year’s Eve Parties in the City and Beyond

New Year’s Eve Parties in the City and Beyond

BUSINESSWORLD has compiled this list of performances and parties for you to send away the old year and bring in the new with a bang. The city will be hopping with parties left and right, but then, one can always choose to jet off to Hong Kong.

Makati brings back New Year Countdown at Ayala Avenue

AYALA Land and Make It Makati, in collaboration with the local Government of Makati, are presenting “Nostalgia Meets the Future: Ayala Avenue New Year’s Eve Countdown to 2024.” It will happen on Dec. 31 starting 7 p.m. at the intersection of Makati Avenue and Ayala Avenue. The event features Asia’s Songbird, Regine Velasquez, together with P-Pop sensation, SB19. Joining them on the stage are Sponge Cola, Al James, and a team of talented musical theatre artists led by Gab Pangilinan and Myke Salomon. It will be hosted by Baus Rufo and Ai Dela Cruz, with direction from Paolo Valenciano. The highlight will be a  lights and fireworks show illuminating the Makati skyline. As the clock strikes midnight, DJ Brian Cua and DJ Mike Lavet will lead the crowd into an all-night dance party. “Nostalgia Meets the Future: Ayala Avenue New Year’s Eve Countdown to 2024” is open to everyone, free of charge, and requires no registration.

Newport’s New Year Countdown concert and parties

TO end the year, some of original Pilipino music’s (OPM) finest will take center stage in The Grand Countdown to 2024. It will be headlined by Sharon Cuneta and Ogie Olcasid, together with Jona, Arthur Nery, and Katrina Velarde. The New Year’s extravaganza also treats revelers to lavish feasts and numerous raffles on Dec. 31 at the Marriott Grand Ballroom. Over at the Newport Grand Wing, there will also be a “Blast from the Past” poolside countdown party at the Vega Pool, filled with 70s disco-era, groovy performances from DJ Chelle Ibañez and the HydroProject Band. At Newport Garden Wing, the “New Year’s Eve Countdown to 2024” kicks off with yuletide chorale performances at The Plaza at 6 p.m., with international DJ Ian Sndrz taking over from 10 p.m. onwards. Tickets for these shows are available at TicketWorld outlets.

Eastwood City to hold New Year Countdown event

ON Dec. 31, starting 6 p.m., Eastwood City will be having its New Year Countdown show which boasts a star-studded lineup. Performers will include Morisette Amon, Silent Sanctuary, and Armi Millare, along with loveteam KD Estrada and Alexa Ilacad, Sunkissed Lola, Player Two, and P-Pop group 1st One. The event will be hosted by Janeena Chan and Mikee Reyes.

HK to stream New Year Countdown firework musical

FOR the arrival of 2024, Hong Kong (HK) is putting on its largest New Year’s Eve firework display to date on Dec. 31 starting at 11:45 p.m. As the clock inches closer to midnight, the façade of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) will be adorned with a large-scale countdown clock. At the stroke of midnight, the numerals 2024 will light up the harbor-front building, setting off a 12-minute firework musical set against the iconic Hong Kong skyline, surpassing any previous New Year’s Eve displays in the city in both coverage and duration. The New Year countdown spectacle will be shared with viewers worldwide via and