From Marina Bay and Siloso Beach Sentosa, to rooftop bars and places around town, these parties are ushering in 2017 in a big way.
Whether you had a triumphant 2016 with celebratory fists in the air, or a disappointingly dismal one with plenty of face-palms instead, it’s crucial to usher in the New Year and toss out the old. So don’t sulk and wonder where all the time went; embrace 2017 with open arms at these momentous New Year’s Eve parties – from fancy rooftop soirees that put you at eye-level with dazzling fireworks, to underground jigs in the city that will have you kicking off 2017 with something new. If your New Year’s Resolution is to have fun, look no further.
Xperience and HI-SO Rooftop Pool Bar
Admittedly, we’d love any reason to head to SO Sofitel Singapore (a stunning heritage exterior and chic decor; what’s not to like?). But one of our top reasons has got to be its swish dining spot, Xperience. It’s one of our raved-about havens for fusion food – the team of culinary powerhouses masterfully melds modern European cuisine with Asian traditions. But we recommend dining early, as you’ll want to head up to HI-SO rooftop pool bar for the countdown party, where you’ll enjoy a free flow of house spirits, beers, wines and a glass of champagne.
New Year’s Eve Splendour at Smoke & Mirrors
Better practise some sleight of hand if you wanna bag tix for this rooftop view! This classy cocktail bar atop National Gallery Singapore boasts a VIP view of The Padang and the Marina Bay Skyline (perfect for fireworks-gazing), three bottles of Perrier-Jouët Champagne if you book a table ($888++ for indoors, $1088++ for outdoors), and velvety-smooth house tunes from Darker Than Wax’s Kaye on the decks.
Smoke & Mirrors, #06-01 National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957, p. 9234 8122. The NYE celebration here is from 9pm ’til late, with $98++ cover charge (indoor access only) with one glass of Champagne or wine. See above for table bookings.
Mask & Mirrors at CÉ LA VI
A masquerade’s literally the best kind of party if you’re not ready to face the New Year yet. The iconic rooftop bar and club on top of Marina Bay Sands is throwing a countdown soiree for you to bust out those masks, and get ritzy and glitzy as 2016 takes its leave. Tunage will be provided by CÉ LA VI residents, Suren and YA5TH. Ready to go mask shopping?
CÉ LA VI, SkyPark, Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971, p. 6688 7688. Entry is $98 nett after 9pm, with one glass of house Champagne.
Marina Bay Singapore Countdown
This is where most eyes of the island will be fixed towards when the clock strikes midnight. Located in the most central part of Singapore, this revelry will unleash a flurry of fireworks that are set to razzle and dazzle, along with music and lasers that will beam your senses right into 2017.
Marina Bay Singapore Countdown, Marina Bay. Free entry.
Siloso Beach Party
Looking for a New Year’s bash away from the city? We can only think of one party paradise. Sentosa’s back at it again with the 10th edition of its beach spectacular, ushering in 2017 with a 12-hour marathon of seaside activities, giveaways, and EDM bangers courtesy of Dutch dynamo, Quintino, one of the biggest DJs in the world.
Siloso Beach Party, Siloso Beach Sentosa, 6pm-6am. Tickets start from $48.
Belle Époque Countdown Party at Grand Hyatt Singapore
Celebrate the golden age at this swish countdown party that’ll see the hotel lobby of Grand Hyatt Singapore transformed with lavish decorations. There’ll be live entertainment, free flow of Perrier-Jouët Belle Époque vintage champagne, and a decadent dessert spread from 9.30pm onwards. How’s that for ending the year with a bang?
Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211. p. 6738 1234. The NYE celebration here starts from 9.30pm onwards. Tickets available at $88++.
Guilty Pleasures at OverEasy Orchard
Welcome the new year with a massive throwback, and rewind back to your teenage years with what’s possibly the cheesiest party in the scene – and we mean that in the best way possible. Guilty Pleasures does away with pretentious floor-fillers, and instead drops radio-friendly anthems from the ’90s and noughties (Backstreet Boys and Spice Girls, anyone?) for a blast from the past that old-timers aren’t ashamed to embrace. So what’s your guilty pleasure?
OverEasy Orchard, #01-01 Liat Towers, 541 Orchard Road, Singapore 238881. $25 for entry (incl. one drink).
Super Night at Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore
Usher in 2017 on a glitzy note at Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore. The luxury hotel is hosting its inaugural New Year’s Eve countdown dinner party, featuring highlights such as a fancy eight-course meal comprising yummy nosh like fresh Japanese sea urchin, charcoal-grilled wagyu tenderloin and even free-flow Champagne! A mouthwatering spread, an amazing fireworks display over Marina Bay and live tunes, it doesn’t get much better than this, does it?
Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore, 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799, p. 6337 8888. The NYE celebrations happens from 7.30pm to 1am, and is priced from $388 per person.
Silent Disco NYE at Kult Kafé
Just as empty vessels make the most noise, the quietest parties create the biggest impact. And through 2016, the Silent Disco phenomenon has swept through the party scene with the softest spectacles in town, as ravers boogie with coloured headphones tuned into DJ channels varying between house, disco and rock. Expect its year-end instalment at Kult Kafé to be no different, and partake in a hush-hush countdown that your FOMO-ing friends at home won’t hear the end of.
Silent Disco NYE at Kult Kafé, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120. Standard tickets at $45 with one drink.
New Year’s Eve Orchid Club Countdown at PARKROYAL on Pickering
Say hello to 2017 in style at PARKROYAL on Pickering’s snazzy rooftop bar, Orchid Club Lounge. At this glamorous countdown party, you can look forward to drinking with gorgeous panoramic views of the city (and unlimited servings of Champagne, wine, and beer, of course) while tucking into exquisite canapes like caviar and foie gras and grooving to great beats by live bands.
PARKROYAL on Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289, p. 6809 8899. Priced at $178 per adult.