IN Metro Manila, the holidays translate to sleepless partying and endless shopping especially for Filipinos who imbibe the season’s lively spirit. However, there are also those who wish to celebrate the season in peace and joy as long as they are with family and friends.
If you’re one of those meaning to escape all the hustle and bustle in the city, then head on to two of the country’s premier tourist destinations where Christmas and New Year celebrations are extra special and more memorable.
Christmas in Palawan
Have an adventure-filled Christmas in the tropical haven that is Palawan as Club Paradise offers island festivities everyone will enjoy. Delight in some family time with merry activities like banana boat ride, paraw sailing, movie under the stars, live cooking demo, and island-hopping tour.
Also, savor the holiday flavors prepared by talented chefs at Ocean Restaurant. There will be a Filipino Street Food Fest, a spread of delicious favorite Filipino street food, as well as a Boodle Fight, a traditional Filipino military style of eating where long tables are prepared, food are on top of the table and you eat using your bare hands.
On December 24, a Christmas Eve Mass will be held at 10am at the Ocean Restaurant. In the evening, relish the best of Filipino cuisines at the beachfront with a Barrio Fiesta themed dinner.
Finally, allow yourself to be surrounded with the majestic beauty of Coron on a lovely Sunset Cruise as you indulge in decadent canapés and mojitos.
New Year in Boracay
Toast to the New Year amidst a spectrum of colors and bright lights at the magnificent beachfront of Discovery Shores Boracay beginning 7 p.m. on December 31.
Dine under the sparkling stars with a banquet inspired by the rich bounty of the land and sea. Prepared by the award-winning Culinary Team of Discovery Shores Boracay, the New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner offers a lavish buffet spread of international and culinary favorites.
For the highly anticipated and countdown party and fireworks show in Boracay, Discovery Shores will yet again surprise the island with a celebration not to be missed. DJ Badkiss, DJ Javi Vargas and Smooth Band will keep the party going with the best dance hits—definitely a fantastic welcome to the year 2016.