What a ride this year has been - and it’s finally time to bid adieu to 2021. Through the good, the bad and the crazy - 2021 has taught us a whole lot, especially about being responsible and safe about our health - not just for ourselves, but for our friends and loved ones too. So, as a wrap to another wonderful year, we’re raising our glasses to a brand new chapter - and we’re ready to wrap it up in the best way possible. New Year’s Eve is undoubtedly one of the most wonderful celebrations of the year, but deciding on where to celebrate can be a tough one. Well, we’ve got the quintessential NYE celebration list ready for you - so you can unwind and revel in the festivities without any of the stress! Here are our Top 5 picks for New Year Eve in the Philippines, to roll out 2022 with fun, frolic and fabulous festivities:
5. Beach-side Bash
What better way to wrap up the year than with the sound of waves, sand underneath your toes, and the beachside breeze, surrounded by loved ones? Take your end of year celebrations all the way to Boracay’s gorgeous beaches and watch the fire dances put on a spectacular show, or even head on over to a beach near you - revel in the magic of the nature that surrounds you, and the warmth of your friends and family. Maybe even plan a little picnic with melodies to spark up the mood, delicious food, and some sweet treats to end the year on a sweet note. After all, what could be more mystifying than star-gazing and watching 2021 fade away with fireworks that light up the skies, as the soft bustle of the sea sings goodbye?
4. Rooftop Rendezvous
A classic New Year’s Dinner in the sky with your loved ones can never go wrong, especially with the gorgeous skylines we’re blessed with in the Philippines; make an early reservation at your favourite joining - Mistral, The Penthouse 8747, The Nest Dining, Sky Deck View Bar, Vu’s or anywhere your heart desires! Maybe even try someplace new. Definitely get in early and catch that last sunset of 2021 with a glass of your favourite bubbly, and watch the skies fade to star-spangled wonders as fireworks that light up the night. Wherever you decide to celebrate, you’re sure to have an unforgettable night under the stars. This one’s definitely a must-do, at least once in a lifetime - New Year’s Eve under the skies.
3. Adventures Around Town
Sometimes you simply can’t, or don’t want to decide - with all the gems all across town, why just choose one? Gather up your best friends and plan a night around town - start early and explore! Dinner, drinks, Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Icecreams - everything your heart desires. Immerse yourself in the bustle of the city, as liveliness and celebration fill the air and end the night together with something sweet! Definite must-visits for NYE 2021 on our list are Resorts World Manila, Rizal Park, Treñas Boulevard in Iloilo and Quezon Memorial Circle - brimming with New Year Galas, for you and the gang to explore.
2. Shop Till You Drop
Start the year off with a treat to yourself and visit some of the most happening malls for New Year’s Eve! Shop, eat and celebrate at SM Mall of Asia - with live music, marching bands, pyro displays, and more. Or perhaps head over to Venica Grand Canal Mall and indulge in a fine dining experience, shop till you drop with their array of brands, and end the night strolling through the romantic architectural marvel inspired by Venice as you take a breathtaking Gondola ride through the enchanting canal with your sweetheart, Even if you’re in the mood for something a little more casual, the options are endless! Ayala, Century City, Greenbelt - anywhere really! What we’re sure of is every mall is going to be just as happening, full of bustling crowds and celebratory spirits - so there’s no need to plan an entire night around town to revel in the New Year spirit. Don’t forget the Sales though - you’re sure to bag yourself some amazing discounts at all your favourite stores, so treat yourself as self-love filled start to 2022.
1. Cozy Celebrations At Home
Let’s be honest - not everyone wants to hit the town, after all - home is where the heart is! So plan a quaint little celebration - with family, friends, fur friends, your sweetheart or even just yourself. Order in or cook your favourite foods (pizza is a must-have!), put on a feel-good movie or pumped up music, order in a delicious New Year’s cake, and maybe even dress up and get those Insta worthy pics! Whether you’re in the mood for a zealous celebration, or something cozy and quaint - do it at home, surrounded by everything and everyone you love. End the year sharing memories and laughter with your favourite people and even plan a fun little sleepover (they aren't just for kids)! Whatever the case - you know New Year’s at home is as perfect as it gets - because you get to plan it just the way you like. Plus, you get to stay safe and healthy - away from large crowds so you can celebrate the beckoning of worry-free.
BONUS: Catch A New Year's Countdown
Since we’re still running on strict guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone in the country - countdown parties are yet to be announced. But we definitely suggest keeping an eye out for events to come - or even arrange your own mini countdown party with your friends at home.
Whatever you’re in the mood to do this New Year’s Eve, something sweet is essential. Start off 2022 on the sweetest note possible with our array of decadent celebration-worthy New Year’s cakes; place your order and leave the rest to us - we’ll have them delivered right to your door. So, whether you’re looking for cupcakes for that picnic, polvoron to end the night, or luscious and creamy slices of cake to share with everyone - CakeRush Philippines has got you covered, so you can have the best ever New Year!