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The Best Christmas And New Year’s Eve Buffet Destinations This Year

The holiday rush can get us caught up in a lot of things this holiday season. From shopping for the perfect gifts to parties here and there, there’s definitely a lot going on in the name of Christmas. Because of that, not everyone has the time to prepare for a mouthwatering feast during Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Whether you’re just caught up with the holiday rush or simply choose to dine out with your fambam every Christmas, there are a lot of restaurants that offer a fuss-free feast during this holiday season.

However, picking the spots with the most delectable bites and festive experiences can be a headache. Here are our best picks!

Metro Manila

There’s no shortage of dining destinations in Metro Manila, especially this holiday season. There are countless 5-star hotels and restaurants in Manila, but do you know which one gives you the biggest bang for your buck?

1. Discovery Suites Ortigas

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For the upcoming holiday celebration, Discovery Suites offers Festive Dining, an avalanche of Christmas flavors with a set of meals prepared by their Executive Chef, Gerwin Bailon. The festive dining starts from December 1, 2021 to January 1, 2023.

Dinner buffet eventRates Per Person
Christmas Carvery₱1,300
For your information
Address: 25 ADB Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig
Phone Number: (632) 719 8888

2. Peninsula Manila

Famed for its glamorous Christmas and New Year celebrations, The Peninsula Manila is one of the top Manila attractions to visit if you’re looking for something special this holiday season. On Christmas Day, The Peninsula Manila’s Escolta Restaurant will host a Christmas buffet dinner at Escolata.

The rates are as follows:

Christmas buffet
(6:30pm to 10:00pm)
Rates per person
With free flowing sparkling wine₱4,500
Without wine₱2,800
For kids 12 years old and below₱1,300

Festivities don’t end there because they also have a New Year gala ball and New Year’s eve party which will be held on December 31 at Madame Ning’s.

GLobster and seafood dinner buffet
6:30pm to 11:30pm
Adult with free flowing champagne, wines, cocktails, and spirits₱6,000
Adult (with no drinks)₱4,500
Kids 12 years and below₱2,200
For your information
Address: Corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, 1226, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines
(02) 887 2888

3. Hotel Jen Manila

Feast on Christmas and New Year’s buffet at Hotel Jen Manila with the holiday’s most favorite dishes and Jen’s specialties in one buffet spread! They have a lucrative offer this year with 33% off on their buffet rates! Their lunch buffet is now ₱795 instead of ₱1188, and their dinner buffet is at ₱895 instead of ₱1288

Christmas & New Year CelebrationRates per person
Lunch buffet (Dec 25 and Jan 1)₱795
Dinner buffet (Dec 24, 25, and 31)₱895

For your information
Address: located along Roxas Boulevard, Pasay City.
(02) 795-8888

4. New World Makati Hotel

At New World Makati’s Cafe 1288 , you can savor the season’s festive flavor this Christmas and New Year’s Eve. 

As a Christmas bonus, you’ll get 1 raffle ticket to their 25th Anniversary Giveaway for a total spend of ₱5,000 in a single receipt. 

The rates are as follows:

The rates are as follows:

Meal PeriodScheduleRate Per Person

Lunch buffet (December 25)
Lunch (11:30am to 2:30pm)₱2,250
Dinner buffet (December 25)Dinner (6:00pm- 10:00pm)₱2,022

On the other hand, they also offer a feast package on new year’s eve and on new year’s day. 

Holly Jolly package IncludesRate per night
New year’s eve (December 21)Breakfast buffet for two adults and two kids below seven years old, and a bottle of wine.₱2,250
New year’s Day (January 1)Lunch 11:00am-2:30pm
Dinner 6:00pm-10:00pm

For your information
Address: Esperanza Street corner Makati Avenue, Makati City.
(02) 811-6888


The queen city of the south doesn’t run out of hotels either where you can have a festive dinner or lunch buffet this holiday season. However, the beach (hotel resorts) is where they are at if you’re looking for one that will resonate with a festive holiday vibe.

5. Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu


An indulgent feast awaits guests at the Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu’s Christmas Eve Dinner on December 24. Enjoy a scrumptious feast of international dishes such as premium cold cuts & cheeses, seafood on ice, live carving & grilling stations, Chef’s Cebu Lechon Belly, Christmas-inspired dessert treats, and more!

The buffet will be capped with free-flowing Sangria and Tropical Chilled Juices to cool down their guests while enjoying an acoustic performance by the Mactan Strummers.

Rate per person
Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet (Dec 24)₱1,200
Lunch Buffet (Dec 25)₱1,200
For your information
Address: Mactan Island, Punta Engaño Rd, Lapu-Lapu City, 6015 Cebu, Philippines
+63 917 623 7079

6. Crimson Resort Mactan

An award-winning beach destination that’s surrounded by emerald waters and ivory sand, the Crimson Hotel Mactan is perfect if you’re looking for a festive lunch and dinner buffet destination this festive season. Immerse yourself and your loved ones in a holiday getaway experience without traveling far.

Embark on a gastronomic adventure with a spread of holiday dishes and a wide selection of international specialties at the Saffron Cafe for the month of December.

Saffron CafeRates Per Person
For your information
Address: Seascapes Resort Town, Soong, Lapu-Lapu City
(32) 401 9999

7. Plantation Bay Resort and Spa

Experience a tropical holiday feast at Plantation Bay Resort and Spa in Cebu. This Christmas Eve, indulge in a lavish buffet spread featuring a delightful array of international and local dishes. Surrounded by the resort’s lush landscapes, enjoy the festive atmosphere with live music and a joyful ambiance that adds to the holiday spirit.

Themed Dinner BuffetsRates per person
Filipino Fiesta and Hawaiian Luau₱1,800
For your information
Address: Marigondon, Mactan Island, Cebu (032) 505 9800


While the lack of fireworks definitely makes Davao a perfect destination for a peaceful holiday, it cannot however fulfill the desire of those who would rather celebrate it with a bang. If that’s your kind of thrill this Christmas while you feast with your family, here are the places to be down south!

8. Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

Cafe Uno Restaurant

The Waterfront Insular Hotel will be stepping it up this holiday season with their Retrogade: Insular Rewind to close the decade and greet a brand new year. Come and join the dinner event with your bell-bottom jeans and an unbuttoned shirt or bell sleeves and a whole Farrah Fawcett ‘do to party like it’s the 70’s until 2023.

The buffet dinner comes with unlimited drinks, live entertainment, and party games and prizes.

Insular Rewind Music & BuffetRates Per Person (Early Bird)
New Year's Eve Gastronomic Feast₱2,500
For your information
Lanang, Davao City, 8000
(082) 233 2881 to 83

9. Park Inn by Radisson Blu Davao

Park Inn by Radisson Davao brings together this season’s finest flavors for your indulgence this holiday. The RBG Bar and Grill, their premier restaurant offers savory main dishes such as roasted chicken with pear cinnamon sauce, porchetta, and blue marlin tail with salsa, as well as a list of decadent sweets and pastries on the side.

Enjoy their gastronomic dishes while being filled with Christmas spirit by carolers this 24th of December.

Radisson Blu GrillRates Per Person
Christmas Eve Dinner buffet₱1,499
For your information
Address: J.P. Laurel Avenue next to SM Lanang Premier Mall, Davao City
272 7600

10. Seda Abreeza Davao

On December 24, Misto’s diners will be treated to a culinary showcase prepared by its culinary team. The Seda Abreeza’s classic Slow-Cooked Roasted Angus Beef Short Plate with Rosemary Gravy will be on the menu, along with these delightful fares – Orange and Madeira-Glazed Ham with Raisin Sauce, Lechon, Bourbon-Glazed Pork Belly Chunks, Cajun-Spiced Chicken, Warm Camembert Brioche, Mushroom, Apple and Goat Cheese Salad and Shrimp Celery and Pesto Pasta Salad.

Guests will be entertained during the Christmas countdown with live music and surprise raffle items up for grabs. Come Christmas morning, guests can meet and greet Santa with treats and gifts in the bag at Seda Abreeza’s hotel lobby as guest performers sing all-time favorite Christmas songs.

Christmas buffet at Misto Diners Rates Per Person
Kids aged 7-12₱880
Kids aged 6 and below Free

Christmas Buffet Breakfast (December 25)


New Year’s Eve will also be extra special at Seda Abreeza as they will welcome 2023 with a delectable dinner feast followed by a Countdown Party. 

Their rates for the New Year’s Countdown dinner buffet are as follows:

New Year’s Eve buffet at Misto DinersRate Per Person
For all ages₱2,000
For your information
Address: Abreeza Ayala Business Park,, J.P. Laurel Ave, Poblacion District
(82) 244 3000

11. Dusit Thani Residence Davao

Experience the magic of the holidays at Dusit Thani Residence Davao, where a festive feast awaits you and your loved ones. Revel in the flavors of the season with their Christmas Eve buffet, featuring a splendid selection of dishes meticulously prepared by their culinary experts. From savory roasts to delightful desserts, there’s something for every palate.

Madayaw CafeRates per person
Dinner buffet (4+1)₱1,800
For your information
Address: Mamay Road, Lanang, Davao City, (082) 272 7500,

12. The Royal Mandaya Hotel

Celebrate the spirit of Christmas and ring in the New Year with a delightful buffet at The Royal Mandaya Hotel. On Christmas Day, their Grand Ballroom transforms into a festive dining haven with a buffet spread that includes holiday classics and international favorites. As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, join the celebration with a special countdown dinner buffet and live entertainment.

Kamayo CafeRates
Christmas Eve Dinner (for 2)₱2,023
For your information
Address: J. Palma Gil St., Davao City (082) 225 8888
This article was first published in December 2017 and has been updated for freshness, accuracy and comprehensiveness.

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