City of Dreams Manila Heralds the New Year with a Countdown Party, Dining and Staycation Treats

End 2023 on a high note at City of Dreams Manila, where a countdown event and indulgent year-end menus beckon at CenterPlay and signature restaurants Crystal Dragon, Nobu Manila, and Haliya. Complementing these festive menus are signature drinks that evoke the season’s flavors at Cafe Society, Hidemasa, Rossi Pizza, Haliya, and Wave poolside restaurant and bar. 

At DreamPlay, DreamWorks movie characters from Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Puss in Boots, Madagascar, and Trolls are bringing the holiday cheer with an all-star parade at 5:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday of December, including New Year’s Day at The Shops at the Boulevard. In the spirit of holiday gift-giving, guests checking in between December 20 and January 1 at Nüwa Manila, Nobu Hotel and Hyatt Regency Manila will receive a welcome amenity. 


City of Dreams Manila revs up its entertainment scene as it throws a year-end countdown party with head-bopping live music performances from 6 p.m. leading up to 2 a.m. from local artists Eye Candies, DJ Lena, and Part 3 band. Revelers can reserve a seat or a table starting at P2, 500, which is inclusive of a glass of prosecco and plated holiday comestibles and P1,500 worth of F&B from the regular menu. Prices vary depending on seat location, the number of persons and F&B consumables.

Crystal Dragon 

The premium restaurant specializing in Cantonese and regional Chinese specialties continues to offer its holiday menu. Available from lunch onwards until January 1, the a la carte menu includes Braised Sea Treasure Broth with Alaskan king crab, fish maw and Chinese ham; Oven-baked Chicken filled with black truffle paste and foie gras; Wok-fried Prawns in homemade cheese sauce and crispy enoki mushrooms; Flaming Wagyu Beef – Sichuan Style with king oyster mushrooms; and Chilled Sweetened Honeydew with soymilk jelly, homemade vanilla ice cream and pearl sago.

Nobu Manila 

Delicate and flavorful, Nobu Manila’s King Prawn with shitake butter and seasonal vegetables is an irresistible part of Nobu Manila’s tasting dinner menu.

Nobu Manila is ringing in the new year with a special seven-course dinner tasting menu exclusively offered on December 31 and January 1. Available for P5, 600++ per person, it starts with an amuse-bouche compliments of the chef, followed by Scallops with anchovy salsa and grilled vegetables, and Assorted Sushi and Inaniwa Noodle Soup with rolled beef and asparagus. Salmon Apple with ponzu, extra virgin olive oil, wasabi salsa, chives, and garlic chips; Ika (squid) Salad with spicy lemon dressing, kelp salad roll, vegetable salsa, asparagus and yamagobo (pickled burdock root); King Prawn with shitake butter and seasonal vegetables; and Wagyu Short Ribs Nabeyaki with sake, soy, and mirin reduction, udon noodles, bok choy, and tofu come after. A lip-smacking dessert of Passion Fruit Mousse with flourless peanut caramel and crunchy peanuts concludes the meal. 

Diners looking for an indulgent brunch can opt for unlimited helpings of Nobu-style dishes at the restaurant’s New Year Sunday brunch on December 31. A hybrid of a la carte and buffet, it highlights whole tuna, and chilled seafood such as oysters, blue crab, and slipper lobsters. Whole Rib Roast and Wagyu Brisket served with mushroom wasabi pepper sauce and creamy wasabi; and Wagyu Striploin with au jus are the brunch’s pièce de resistance along with Nobu signature sashimi including the Tuna Matsuhisa, Yellowtail Jalapeño, Salmon Karashi Su Miso and maki rolls. Special ala carte choices, a ramen bar, a kushiyaki station, salads, and a wide array of desserts complete the new year’s brunch spread, for 4, 388 net per person.


Haliya’s Pastillas de Taro Parfait elevates the flavors of all-time Filipino holiday desserts.

City of Dreams Manila’s modern Filipino restaurant welcomes the year with heartwarming flavors with its Bagong Taon a la carte menu available on December 31 from lunch onwards and for dinner on January 1. Haliya elevates Filipino holiday staples and invites guests to try its Bringhe de Bola with prawns, capsicum, tomato chutney and cheese sauce; Chicken and Tomato Consommé with 62-degree egg, charred onion oil, cherry tomato, bread and bone marrow butter, red chili finger, and micro greens; and Beef Callos with chorizo, beef tripe adobo, Brussels sprouts, green olives, chickpeas, shallot confit, green peas, and potato truffle. For dessert, the restaurant offers its innovative take on Filipino desserts with its version of Pastillas de Taro Parfait which consists of taro pastillas, ube and kesong puti pinwheel, cathedral window balls, crispy champorado and muscovado crumble.

Nüwa Manila, Nobu Hotel and Hyatt Regency Manila

Guests who check in on any night from December 20 to January 1 at any of the three Forbes Travel Guide-rated hotels Nüwa Manila, Nobu Hotel and Hyatt Regency Manila will be gifted with a bottle of wine. The holiday welcome amenity is available for bookings made via direct channels and on applicable Best Available rates, or Rack rates. Terms and conditions apply.

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