Christmas eve & New Year countdown, where will you be?

Have you noticed how spending the eves of Christmas and New Year in hotels are back in vogue? Back then, the celebrations were a thing for the elite, but today it’s because of necessity. Family trees grow bigger to a point no family home can accommodate the clan. The hotel ballroom is the next best thing.

If you haven’t chosen which hotel you want to celebrate the holiday eves at, this may help you.


Marco Polo Hotel

Café Marco will be serving Christmas Eve dinner and Christmas Day brunch. At Lotus Court, there will be a special buffet dinner on Christmas and New Year’s Eve. (Php1,800 adult, Php900 kids).

Welcome 2019 with Marco Polo Davao’s New Year’s Eve countdown party and enjoy the Candy Carnival theme at Marco Polo Ballroom. Guests can groove to the music of the Reversed Band before and after the clock strikes twelve. 

Tickets are sold at Php2,900 nett inclusive of NYE dinner buffet, party admission, one round of drinks, bar chow and party tokens.

Candy Carnival New Year’s Eve party at Marco Polo Davao; Glitz and Green New Year’s Eve party at Waterfront Insular Hotel

Waterfront Insular Hotel

For Noche Buena and Media Noche, Café Uno will have a festive buffet spread with seven food station: Shabu Shabu, Salmon, Japanese, Pritchon, Salad, Pasta and Roast Carving. The buffet will highlight a selection of Roasted US Turkey, Marinated Prime Roasted US Rib Eye and Farmers Roasted Glazed Ham and rounds up delectable desserts like Chanele de Bordeaux, the Filipino Fruit Cake  and more local delicacies for a joyful dining experience. (Php1,600.00) 

On New Year’s Eve, the hotel goes Glitz in Green to welcome 2019. The aprty kicks off at 9:30PM with live performances featuring classic 70s to the modern 90s music from Meet Febie and Music Authority Davao, heavy cocktails will be served, and the games and prizes will add to the evening’s fun and excitement. (Php2,019.00).


Seda Abreeza

Christmas Program: A Christmas Eve Mass will be held in the hotel at 6PM; live music entertainment at the party; and raffle draw. On Christmas morning, meet and greet Santa with treats and gifts in the bag at the hotel lobby as guest performers sing all-time favorite Christmas songs.

Christmas Eve dinner spread at Misto will include the classic Slow-Cooked Roasted Angus Beef Short Plate with Rosemary Gravy among other tasty dishes and the dessert spread will have the holiday themed treats like the Gingerbread Cheesecake, Red Velvet Christmas Tree Cupcakes, Christmas Tree Cake, etc. (Php1680 adults, Php880 kids aged 7-12, and free for kids aged 6 and below).

New Year’s Eve program: Mass at 6PM. At Misto, Media Noche dinner buffet is available, then countdown party.

“All That Sparkle” Countdown Party will include free-flowing drinks and cocktails from 7PM to 1AM, with exciting games and prizes the entire night. Dance tunes from a live band and a guest DJ.

Dinner and countdown package at Php 3080 adults, Php 1580 kids aged 7-12, and free for kids aged 6 and below.


All the Sparkles New Year’s Eve party at Seda; Mardi Gras New Year’s even Party at Park Inn

Park Inn by Radisson

Christmas celebration is made even more special with a spread of sumptuous dinner buffet on Christmas Eve, December 24 and on Christmas Day. Gather your loved ones around the table and feast on this season’s finest flavors while listening to live Christmas music and carols. (Christmas Eve dinner buffet Php1,299; Christmas Day dinner buffet Php899).

Welcome the New Year 2019 “Mardi Gras” style! The evening of festivity and fun will feature upbeat tunes of a live band and raffle draw with exciting prizes throughout the evening. (New Year’s Eve Countdown Party Php2, 019). 

Wherever you will be on Christmas and the New New Year, make sure you wear your smile and cheerful vibe. It’s the best present you can give anyone and everyone. Have a blast everyone!


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Also published in the SunStar Davao newspaper