CNY Celebration Ideas: Ring In The Year of the Dragon With Good Vibes

BGC, Philippines — The upcoming Chinese New Year of the Wood Dragon is a promise of positive transformation and strength. The dragon is associated with power, luck and abundance, while the element wood represents adaptability and creativity, according to Lunar Year experts. This kind of Year of the Wood Dragon this 2024 comes once in every 60 years, so it is note-worthy that we take in the prosperity it can bring, starting with a festive celebration of the Chinese New Year!

Whether you are having a feast of great food on the big round table with your loved ones, a staycation for good vibes, or simply gifting symbols of abundance to your family and friends, here are some celebration ideas we have for you for the Chinese New Year festivities:

Dine at Marriot Manila’s Man Ho Restaurant

Good fortune is being served at Manila Marriott‘s Man Ho Restaurant with its special poon choi, an auspicious Chinese one-pot dish will include luxurious ingredients such as abalone, valued at 31,888php.

For an extra dose of food fortune, Man Ho is also offering lo hei for 9,888php for 5 guests, as well as koi fish-and ingot-shaped tikoy for P988php.

These Chinese New Year promos at Manila Marriott will be up for grabs from 25 January to 24 February 2024.

Address: Fourth District, 2 Resorts Drive Pasay City, Metro Manila
Opening hours: 11.30am-10pm, Daily
(02) 7902 9818 | website

Dine at China Blue With Jerome Leung

Celebrate the prosperity and power the the animal sign of dragon can bring you this year with the Soaring Prosperity Set Menu at China Blue With Jerome Leung at Conrad Manila in Pasay City. Good for ten pax, the menu highlights its famous roasted duck, steamed live sea garoupa, Yee Sang, and braised ten-head abalone, plus money bag. The sets are valued at 49,888php net to 69,888php nett. The auspicious set menus are available til February 10.

You can also enjoy Nian Gao Treasures and Bru Coffee Bar for more delightful treats available until February 29.

Make a reservation or place your orders today through this mobile number: +63917 650 3591.

Address: Seaside Boulevard, Coral Way, Pasay, 1300 Metro Manila
Opening hours: 11.30am-10pm, Daily
Contact: +1-800-CONRADSwebsite

Dine at Tuan Tuan Manila

Indulge in great Chinese food at Manila’s first Hong Kong Cafe and home of the best crispy snow buns at Tuan Tuan Manila.

Order 2 of Crispy Barbecued Pork Snow Buns plus 8 dishes of your choice for only 3,288php. You can have Dimsum and appetizer, main dish, rice variant of your choice.

Tuan Tuan Manila branches are as follow:
UP Town Center – 0960-283-8086 / 8426-6583
SM Aura Premier – 0966-764-3763 / 8801-7530
SM Megamall – 0915-500-8026 / 8632-7483
Promenade Greenhills – 0906-433-2565

Staycation at Pontefino Hotel

One of the best ways to ring in the auspicious year of the dragon is through a staycation with your loved ones on the eve of the Lunar Year. Relax your mind from the hustles of the metro, and enjoy a road trip to Batangas and enjoy the soothing amenities of the must-stay hotel in Batangas: Pontefino Hotel.

Enjoy the cool waters of the swimming pool, and enjoy the delightful dinner buffet filled with festive flavors and joyous moments at the Pontefino.

You may opt to dig into the Lucky Chinese Dinner Buffet, with ticket valued at 2,288php per head. You may revel into a mouth-watering dinner buffet while enjoying a live band performance, and take home one small tikoy for prosperity.

Meanwhile, the Lucky Stay Room Promo valued at 9,600php comes with 2 Chinese New year tickets, an a staycation offering with the overnight stay at an executive suit, plus breakfast for 2 at Robusta Café.

For reservation and inquiries, call Pontefino Hotel at 0917-505-4214. Pontefino is located at Pastor Village, Batangas, 4200 Batangas.

A Sweet Life with Doncris Chocolade

Gifting a box of premium chocolate truffles is a gesture of wishing ‘a sweet life’ to your loved ones. 

Celebrating with great food is overall a lucky festivity during Chinese New Year parties, and chocolate truffles can truly elevate that experience. With Doncris Cacao Truffles, you are to share the elegance of Danish chocolade tradition, fused beautifully with the Filipino craftsmanship of Doncris’ farmers, artisans and chocolatiers.   

Luxuriate in the limited edition Doncris Strawberry Cacao Truffles, especially made for the special occasions this month. The gentle sweetness of Doncris Truffles are enveloped so nicely in the  flavors of strawberries, sure to melt deliciously in your mouth. It is like reveling in sweetness, abundance and love all rolled into one with every bite of Doncris Strawberry Cacao Truffle – a gift of unique dessert and sweets experience that sends a wish of abundance and good life to your most adored ones.

The limited edition  Doncris Strawberry Cacao Truffles are available in Cebu City via our official partner distributor with contact number 09162355589. For orders in Naga, Bicol region, you may order at Rolando’s Cafe in Villa Caceres Hotel. For online purchases, you may visit