Best Places To Spend Christmas In Metro Manila 2017

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For really busy people, Christmas is the perfect time to catch up with family and friends. While some would rather stay at home and avoid large crowds, the more adventurous ones don’t mind braving the traffic if only to get to a place where they could celebrate the holidays in a more jovial fashion. That could be a resort, hotel, or a vacation house that make you feel the Christmas vibe.

In order to help you make a plan to work around the traffic, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best places to celebrate Christmas in Metro Manila this 2017. Take a look, make a booking, have a wonderful plan this season.

Shangri-La at the Fort

For P3,800 per head, you can savor the wonderful dishes of the holidays with your loved ones on Christmas Eve dinner at High Street Café. Meanwhile, feast on traditional Noche Buena flavors from 10:30 pm to 2:30 am for only P2,200 per person.

You can also try dropping by the High Street Lounge on Christmas Eve. They’re serving a variety of finger sandwiches, pastries, cakes, and scones at P1,500 for two persons.

For those who are looking for a more intimate Christmas dinner, Shangri-La’s Raging Bull Chophouse has crafted a savory five-course Christmas Eve dinner for P4,500 per person and a Christmas dinner at P4,950 net per person. The Chef Nathan Griffin-led joint also serves brunch on Christmas Day at P3,500 per person.

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If you’re craving for more oriental flavors, Canton Road opens its doors to families and friends who want to celebrate the holidays together over dim sum. Feast on their Christmas Lauriat set on December 24 and 25 with a minimum of ten people for only P2,988 per person.

Discovery Primea Manila

Experience a Mediterranean holiday at the Discovery Primea’s Tapenade. Enjoy a festival of flavors from the best of French, Italian, and Mediterranean cuisine. Indulge in their expertly curated dishes from Europe’s finest starting at P2,500 per person.

The team behind Discovery Primea’s FLAME, led by Chef Luis Chikiamko, created a four-course medley to give guests a taste for the exquisite flavors of the season. Dine in style at FLAME on Christmas Eve for P3,500 per head and enjoy a mouth-watering multi-course holiday feast with a view from Discovery Primea’s 16th floor.

Get away from the stress of the season and enjoy some opulence at extra special rates during the holidays. Use the promo code PXMAS when booking and get 15 percent discount on their Business Flats and Business Suites and 20 percent off on their Executive and Primea Suites until January 14, 2018.You will also get to treat yourself to a wide assortment their epicurean treats because guests are entitled to 20 percent off on all food and beverages consumed.

Enjoy a complimentary voucher for a Full Body Scrub from Terazi Spauntil January 31, 2018, if you book a 90-minute Terazi Signature Massage any time this December.

The Peninsula Manila

The Peninsula Manila opened its doors to the public in 1976, yet the 41-year old hotel has never lost its charm and continues to reinvent itself as one of the metro’s finest hotels. If you’re thinking of dining at the Peninsula’s fine selection of gastronomical adventures, take note of the following rates and schedules for December 24 and 25:

December 24

Upper Lobby

Afternoon Tea Buffet

Time: 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Price:

P1,650* (adults)

P825* (children under 12)

Dinner Buffet

Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Price:

P3,500* (adults)

P1,650* (children under 12)

Escolta

Brunch Buffet

Time:12:00nn – 3:00pm

Price:

P3,950* (with free-flowing champagne)

P3,300* (adults)

P1,400* (children under 12)

Dinner Buffet

Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Price:

P2,800* (adults)

P1,400* (children under 12)

Seatings at 6:30pm and 8:30pm

Old Manila

Five-course set dinner menu

Time: 6:30pm – 11:00pm

Price:

P5,600* (with a glass of champagne)

P4,950* (adults)

Spices

À la carte dinner menu

Time: 6:00pm – 10:30pm

Price:

P1,900* (adults)

P950* (children under 12)

*minimum consumption for dinner

December 25

The Lobby

Breakfast buffet

Time: 6:00am – 11:00am

Price:

P1,500* (Adults)

P850* (Children under 12)

À la carte menu is available

Afternoon Tea Buffet

Time: 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Price:

P1,650* (Adults)

P825* (Children under 12)

Escolta

Christmas Day Roast

Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm

Price:

P3,450* (with a glass of Champagne)

P2,800* (adults)

P1,400* (children under 12)

Christmas Day Dinner Buffet

Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm

Price:

P2,800* (adults)

P1,400* (children under 12)

Old Manila

Four-Course Set Carving Lunch Menu

Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm

Price: P4,150* (with a glass of Champagne)

P3,500* (adults)

Five-Course Set Dinner Menu

Time: 6:30pm – 11:00pm

Price: P5,600* (with a glass of Champagne)

P4,950* (adults)

Spices

A la carte lunch menu

Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm

Price: P1,900* (adults)

P950* (children under 12)

minimum consumption for lunch

City of Dreams Manila

Nobu’s Christmas Eve brunch offers a decadent selection of flavors from both the east and west. At P3,880 per cover, you can sink your teeth in their Christmas specials like roasted wagyu leg, baked salmon with honey truffle, scallop okonomiyaki, sushi, sashimi, and so much more.

For those who crave Chinese fare, Crystal Dragon has created two set menus that will run until December 30. Choose between the two set menus that combine some of the best Cantonese dishes:

Set A

P1,988

  • Roasted turkey roll with chestnut mayo and deep-fried prawn ball
  • Shark’s fin broth with bamboo pith, Yunnan ham, and sea treasures
  • Steamed cod fish with black garlic sauce and garden greens
  • Aromatic duck leg in abalone sauce served with pan-fried fragrant glutinous rice and steamed man tao
  • Chilled sweetened mango sphere with pan-fried soft skin ube glutinous

Set B

P2,388

  • Minced turkey in golden cup with seafood platter
  • Double boiled shark’s fin with shark’s bone soup and sea treasure
  • Stewed pork ribs with asparagus in Chinese wine vinegar sauce
  • Braised e-fu noodles with consommé lobster
  • Creamy custard croquette with kumquat compound

Take a tour around Southeast Asia and enjoy the regions finest culinary delights at Red Ginger this holiday season. Starting at P620, choose from five platters boasting the robust flavors of the region and partake in flavorful dishes like wagyu beef pad thai, braised mud crab with black pepper, Indonesian style slow-roasted chicken with seven spices, and so much more.

Meanwhile, Crown Towers Manila’s The Tasting Menu created a five-course culinary tour de force that will make your taste buds sing with the flavors of foie gras terrine, pollock, ravioli, chestnut parfait, and more. Their exclusive holiday menu will run from December 24 to 31.

Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila

Enjoy the view of the sky and sea while feasting at Sofitel’s Sunset Bar on December 24 and 25. Dive in the rich goodness of Noche Buena favorites like traditional Christmas ham, roast suckling pig, and a medley of the bounty from the sea. Christmas Eve dinner is priced at P3,250 per head and Christmas Day dinner is priced at P3,720 per person.

For a more intimate holiday dinner, Le Bar has created a three-course Christmas special perfect for a night of merriment. Available on Christmas Eve for dinner and Christmas Day for lunch and dinner. Le Bar offers their exclusive set of gastronomic compositions that will make you crave for more at the rate of P2,600 per person.

Waterfront Manila Pavilion Hotel and Casino

Why go out of the city when you can find a good staycation place here? Kick back and relax in the city at Waterfront Manila Pavilion and enjoy up to 35 percent discount off your booking rates if you avail a room through their website. Since it’s the holidays, they’re also throwing away some Christmas treats on your way when you stay in. Room package includes buffet breakfast for two and free use of pool and gym.

New World Makati Hotel

Find yourself in a more elegant home away from home smack dab in the middle of Makati with New World Makati Hotel’s holiday stay promo. Take advantage of their promotional prices for a more amenable holiday celebration:

Superior

P5,900 / night

Includes breakfast buffet for two adults and two kids below seven years old and a bottle of wine

Deluxe

P6,700 / night

Includes breakfast buffet for two adults and two kids below seven years old, a bottle of wine, and two movie passes to Ayala cinemas

Residence Club Deluxe

P8,300 / night

Includes breakfast buffet for two adults and two kids below seven years old, a bottle of wine, and P1,000 shopping credits valid in any Store Specialists, Inc. store.

Richmonde Hotel Ortigas

Enjoy a different kind of Christmas Eve at heart of Ortigas Center and get special rates from Richmonde Hotel Ortigas. For one night only, guests can take advantage of their holiday staycation package for only P5,500. The package is inclusive of Christmas Eve dinner buffet and breakfast buffet for two.

Aside from their holiday rates, you can also get the chance to win a three-day, two-night stay at Savoy Hotel Boracay. Earn one raffle ticket for every night you spend at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas. The winner will be drawn on January 18, 2018.

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City Garden Grand Hotel

Save up to 20 percent on room bookings made during the holiday at City Garden Grand Hotel. Available for the deluxe king, twin room, premier twin room, and junior suite as long as you make the reservation between December 22 to 30.

While you’re staying, enjoy a specially curated Christmas brunch that offers a wide variety of dishes for only P800 net. Some of the dishes included in their Christmas brunch are roast beef, cold cuts, roasted porkloin with cherry brandy sauce, orange and honey glazed ham, dim sum station, and more.

Solaire Resort & Casino

For those who are looking for a more festive Yuletide celebration, book a room now at Solaire Resort & Casino. Aside from staying at one of the most premiere casino and hotel venues in the metro, visitors also get an extra special Christmas package with dinner buffet for two at Fresh International Buffet, complimentary wireless internet access, parking, local calls, and access to fitness center, indoor Jacuzzi, wet and dry sauna, and swimming pool.

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