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

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

Metro Manila

There’s no shortage of dining destination in Metro Manila, especially this holiday season. There are countless number of 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 Ortigas offers a special Christmas Eve dinner on December 24 dubbed as the Christmas Carvery, featuring USDA Prime Ribe Eye, Honey Mustard Smoked Bone in Ham, Holiday Turkey, and Salt Baked Salmon Carvings.

Meanwhile, for New Year’s Eve, they will be hosting New Year’s Best, which is a dinner and a countdown to 2020. Guests can enjoy stunning views of the city and Manila’s picturesque fireworks display.

The rates are as follows:

Dinner buffet eventRates Per Person
Christmas Carvery₱2,500
New Year's Best₱800


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 you can visit if you’re looking for a special celebration this holiday season. On Christmas Day, The Peninsula Manila’s Escolta Restaurant will host a “Festive Dining Feast”  which features a traditional Christmas buffet meal .

The rates are as follows:

Christmas buffet
(6:30pm to 10:00pm)
Rates per person
With free flowing sparkling wine₱4,500
Without wine₱3,200
For kids 12 years old and below₱1,600

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₱2,300
New Year's Eve Party
10:00pm to 4:00am
For all (with a selected open bar)₱3,200
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! This will be coupled with live entertainment to give you some extra holiday cheer.

Christmas & New Year CelebrationRates per person
Lunch buffet (Dec 25 and Jan 1)₱1,800
Dinner buffet (Dec 24, 25, and 31)₱1,800

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:

ScheduleMeal PeriodRate Per Person
Monday to FridayLunch (11:30am to 2:30pm)₱2,300
Saturday to SundayLunch (11:30am to 3:00pm) ₱2,888
Monday to Sunday Dinner (6:00pm to 10:30pm)₱2,988

On the other hand, you can also book a Holly Jolly Christmas package in New World Makati until January 12, 2020 and enjoy a buffet breakfast for two adults and two children at Café 1228. This also comes with complimentary Internet access, and a special gift for each room category.

Holly Jolly package IncludesRate per night
SuperiorBreakfast buffet for two adults and two kids below seven years old, and a bottle of wine.₱5,800

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 a festive holiday vibe.

5. Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu


An indulgent feast awaits guests at with 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)₱1,880
Lunch Buffet (Dec 25)₱1,880
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 Christmas and New Year. Immerse yourself and your loved ones, as you have a holiday getaway experience without travelling far, you can get all that in Crimson Mactan.

Embark on a gastronomic adventure with a spread of holiday dishes and a wide selection of international specialties about at Saffron Cafe for the day’s celebration on during the month of December.

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



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!

7. Waterfront Insular Hotel Davao

Cafe Uno Restaurant

Waterfront insular hotel will be stepping it up this holiday season. They will throw a 70’s rock party 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 2020.

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

The Garden PavillionRates Per Person
New Year's Eve Buffet₱2,500
For your information
Lanang, Davao City, 8000
(082) 233 2881 to 83

8. 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

9. Seda Abreeza Davao

On December 24, Misto’s diners will be treated to a culinary showcase prepared by its power culinary team. The well-known 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.

During the Christmas countdown, guests will be entertained with live music all night, with 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

New Year’s Eve will also be extra special at Seda Abreeza as they will welcome 2020 with a delectable dinner feat followed by a Pop, Clink, and Fizz 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
Kids aged 7-12₱1,880
Kids aged 6 and belowFree
For your information
Address: Abreeza Ayala Business Park,, J.P. Laurel Ave, Poblacion District
(82) 244 3000

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