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New Year's Eve 2022-2023

Manila boasts the largest New Year Countdown celebration in the Philippines


Last updated: by Olga Valchyshen
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The Philippines is an excellent destination to ring in the New Year! Manila Metropolitan Area offers concerts, street parties, luxurious restaurants, and spectacular fireworks in various areas of the city.

Makati is the financial and shopping district of Metro Manila, which is famous for its amazing fireworks display right after midnight. Manila Bay is another area which attracts many people willing to see the fireworks. SM by the Bay amusement park, SM Mall, as well as various eateries and shopping venues along Baywalk, offer a variety of events, live entertainment, and special dining options. People gather at Manila Ocean Park, Harbor, and other waterfront areas to get the best views of fireworks reflecting in the water.

Casino complex Resort World Manila and Okada Hotel host the most popular New Year Countdown parties with live music, fine dining, and incredible fireworks displays. People exchange greetings at midnight and make predictions for the upcoming year. All Manila resorts usually get packed around New Year, so make sure to make all reservations beforehand.

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