What are you doing New Year’s Eve? While spending it at home and enjoying media noche still remains the favorite way to ring in the New Year for most Filipinos, countdown parties have become quite popular over the past recent years.
Don’t know where to start? Zee Lifestyle has you covered with this list of the hottest New Year’s Eve parties! No matter where you choose to spend it, it’s how you do so that counts more.
The annual celebration begins right at the heart of the city. Marco Polo Plaza Cebu once again brings forth the grandest and exciting New Year’s Eve Countdown Party. At Php 900 net per person, guests will enjoy music by DJ Tom Taus, DJ Dexter Fly and Boyet Illustrisimo, two bar drinks and a magnificent fireworks display by Pyroworks. Further, guests will get a chance to win amazing prizes and round trip tickets to Taipei and Narita by Cebu Pacific.
Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel Hills, Lahug
6332. 253 1111 | Facebook
Ring in the New Year with free-flowing wine and beer right at the heart of the city. In partnership with Spectrum, at Php 1900 net per person, enjoy the parties and the amazing raffle prizes at the Grand Ballroom and the Great Room with unlimited drinks and mesmerizing performances from the country’s top DJs. A splendid buffet spread at the Garden Café is also up for grabs at Php 3,800 net per person, inclusive of access to the Countdown Party.
Cardinal Rosales Ave., Cebu Business Park
6332. 411 5800 | Facebook
Have a Blu New Year at Radisson Blu Cebu as they welcome the New Year with a bang. Early bird rate is at Php 4,000 net per person inclusive of the biggest dinner buffet at Feria with free flowing sodas, local beers and chilled juices, and an all access pass to the New Year’s Eve Countdown Party. Regular Rate is at Php 4,500 net per person.
For those wanting to spend New Year’s Eve at home, you can still enjoy Radisson’s New Year’s Day lunch or dinner buffet at Php 1,450 net per person with free-flowing house wines, soft drinks, chilled juices and local beers.
Serging Osmena Blvd. cor. Juan Luna Ave.
6332. 402 9900 | Facebook
In your best all-white outfit, celebrate the coming of the New Year and enjoy Bacardi cocktails all night long at Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino. A huge selection of sumptuous seafood buffet awaits, ready for devouring. With the Sonata band and the country’s best DJs, it’s a party we’re all dying to go to.
Salinas Drive, Lahug
6332. 232 6888 | Facebook
Be at the biggest confetti-filled countdown and dance party in the metro! At Php 1,499 net per person, Montebello Grand Hotel’s Sparkle 2017 includes a grand dinner buffet paired with wine and iced tea. Get accessorized with sparklers and noisemakers while you enjoy show bands, dance shows, and a fireworks display to count down 2017. Plus, get the chance to win a round trip ticket to Hong Kong via Cathay Pacific. NYE Open Bar is only at Php 599 net per person.
Banilad, Cebu City
6332. 231 3681 | Facebook
Dress in white and party all night at LIV Super Club’s New Year’s Eve Solstice. The most splendid annual year-end white party commences the year alongside the dynamic trio BangHous3.
City Time Square, Mandaue City
632. 236 7986 | Facebook
As the year comes to a close, The Sentral brings in the ultimate year-ender party in the city. Party of the Year: A New Year’s Eve Special, dubbed as the party that’ll end all parties, welcomes 2017 with the country’s top hiphop Djs. Further, partygoers will have a chance to win a lot of exciting prizes from Bacardi.
Norkis Cyberpark, A.S. Fortuna St., Mandaue
63. 915 107 5200 | Facebook
Careless’ WAVY BABY Takes Over Sinulog
Careless’ first ever music festival, Wavy Baby, is bound to make the return of Sinulog one for the books.
Wavy Baby is a two-day music festival happening on January 13-14, 2023 at the North Reclamation Area in Mandaue City, Cebu with a lineup of over 20 artists recognized both locally and internationally.
Wavy Baby will feature international performers Pink Sweat$, Bambam, Sunmi, The Rose, Bag Raiders, Manila Grey, and Yultron. All artists signed under Careless namely, James Reid, Massiah, Jolianne, Lesha, August Wahh, Issa, SOS, Destiny Rogers, and A-Team will also be performing. Other Filipino acts include Ben & Ben, December Avenue, Urbandub, Franco, Denise Julia, and more. The festival will also feature local Cebuano acts such as Cookie$, The Sundown, Mandaue Nights, Three Legged Men, and Wonggoys.
Careless’ CEO, Jeffrey Oh, says “We’re really excited to do Wavy Baby in Sinulog because it’s the biggest and most historic festival in the Philippines. We want to build a festival that brings the best of the Philippines and the world together to meet and celebrate life and culture, which is what Sinulog is all about. We call it Wavy Baby because we want a wavy lifestyle and a wavy mindset. It also pays homage to Sinulog because the Sinulog symbols are water and the baby Jesus so it’s also a nod to that as well. We’re excited to be part of the Cebu family and build something special that hopefully we can repeat year after year.”
The festival itself will be held at the North Reclamation Area in Mandaue City, Cebu. There will be an Artist Lounge, VVIP Lounge, a VIP Area in front of the stage, Cocktail Pods, Sponsor’s Hives, and Market Pod.
The Cocktail Pod serves as an area for anyone to purchase drinks at the venue while the Market Pod is designated for food and other merchandise that will be sold. The Sponsor’s Hive will be where Wavy Baby’s brand partners will have different booths that festival goers can visit.
Regular Tickets are priced at Php 8,510 for VIP and Php 4,260 for General Admission. One-day Passes are also now available at Php 5,540 for VIP and Php 2770 for General Admission.
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CEBU KALEIDO: A Night of Fashion and Celebration at Crimson Mactan Resort and Spa
Miranda Konstatinidou’s beautiful beach wear and jewellery worn by her guests at an intimate beach party at Crimson Resort in Mactan. Konplott is Miranda’s luxury fashion accessory brand sold in Europe, worn by fashion icons and celebrities (no, it’s not sold locally) while her exclusive beach wear in silk are fabric designed by her, are also sold in high end resorts around the world. Meanwhile, Crimson Resort in Mactan will officially close temporarily for a makeover as most of their beachfront villas were damaged heavily by last December.s super typhoon Odette. Here’s to a great reopening of Crimson in a few months. (photography by Steffen Billhardt)
Largest Skechers Store in the Philippines Opens at Ayala Center Cebu
Skechers, The Comfort Technology Company™, is continuing its expansion in the Philippines with the opening of its largest store in the country at Ayala Center Cebu.
Following the recent opening of five (5) locations in Metro Manila and one (1) in North Luzon, the new Skechers store in the queen city of the south, Cebu City, is in the heart of the region’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination, and sets the global lifestyle brand up to deliver stylish and innovative footwear and apparel to more Filipinos in the Visayas.
“We are delighted to continue our expansion in the country with the opening of our largest store in the Philippines here at Ayala Center Cebu in Cebu City,” shared Skechers Philippines country manager Sue Pasustento. “With its prime location and an extensive offering of Skechers footwear, apparel and accessories, this store will be a showpiece for the brand and allow more Cebuanos to directly experience the comfort, style and innovation that defines Skechers around the world.”
Located on the 1st Floor of Ayala Center Cebu in Cebu City, the latest Skechers store in the Philippines features a mid-century modern style inspired design, opening the interior space to bring in the outdoors. The 3,400-square-foot store will offer a wide range of Skechers footwear, apparel and accessories including fashion product, lifestyle looks and Skechers Performance shoes for sport enthusiasts, including Skechers GO WALK, one of the brand’s best-selling categories.
Skechers’ offering is enhanced with the company’s signature comfort innovations—including its patented Skechers Arch Fit Technology™, Skechers Max Cushioning Technology™, Skechers Hyper Burst Technology™, Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam®, Skechers Relaxed Fit Technology™ and Skechers Stretch Fit Technology™.
Skechers’ wide selection of versatile and functional apparel, which include hoodies, jackets, sportswear and shirts, as well as socks, backpacks and hats, allows consumers to dress head-to-toe in active lifestyle looks.
Established in 1992, Skechers’ reputation for style, innovation, quality, and comfort have helped the brand expand worldwide. In 2021, the company transitioned its operations in the Philippines, becoming a directly owned operations and expanding its capital investment in the country. Skechers now has five stores in Metro Manila and seven total retail destinations across the Philippines.
About Skechers USA Philippines, Inc. and Skechers USA, Inc.
Skechers USA Philippines, Inc. is operated by Skechers USA, Inc. (NYSE:SKX), The Comfort Technology Company based in Southern California. Skechers designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle and performance footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The Company’s collections are available in over 180 countries and territories through department and specialty stores, and direct to consumers through digital stores and 4,308 Company- and third-party-owned physical retail stores. The Company manages its international business through a network of wholly-owned subsidiaries, joint venture partners, and distributors. For more information, please visit about.skechers.com and follow them on Facebook and Instagram.