PUBLISHED December 20th, 2014 04:00 pm | UPDATED May 18th, 2020 04:31 pm
There are many reasons why we celebrate New Year’s Eve with such extravagance and revelry – like enjoying quality time with the people you love, and if the year hasn’t been particularly smooth, a toast to new hope and new beginnings. The gargantuan amount of champagne being popped in its name probably doesn’t hurt either.
So if you’re still scouting for a place to usher in 2015 with an unforgettable bang, here’s our list of the 10 coolest New Year’s Eve parties.
Have a very Happy New Year, everybody!
Kickstarting the New Year at the pinnacle of our city doesn’t sound too shabby, eh? 31 December will see all three levels of the 1-Altitude complex metamorphose for its Heaven on Earth themed bash. Party in style under the stars, where a sensational black and white gala will wrap up the year at 1-Altitude’s Rooftop. Alternatively, come dressed to impress at Altimate VIP Ultra Lounge’s ‘Saints and Sinners’ party. Whichever you opt for, you’ll get an unrivalled view of beautiful fireworks enveloping the urban jungle of the Central Business District.
1-Altitude Rooftop: $88 nett all night long inclusive of 2 drinks, free flow package (10pm-12am) $200++ per person, table reservations minimum $150++ (6-9pm) and $200++ (9pm onwards) per person
Altimate VIP Ultra Lounge: $68 nett all night long inclusive of 2 drinks, table reservations minimum $200++ per person
1-Altitude is located at 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616. For reservations, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6438 0410
Marina Bay Sands Skypark
Toast to the dawn of a new year at the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Skypark Observation Deck with an enviable 360-degree view of the city skyline. On top of live entertainment by 5-piece band CatsinEcradle, the folks at MBS will also be providing party packs, photo momentos, and more. And if your mates and you make up a group of 8, consider making merry at their VIP tables loaded with spirits like Greygoose and Remy XO, as well as Piper Champagne, before watching fireworks explode right above your head.
Prices: $168 per person inclusive of one glass of champagne, VIP Table A (1.5L Grey Goose vodka, 4 bottles Piper Champagne, and 1 bottle Remy XO) at $1988 for 8 people, VIP Table B (1.5L Grey Goose vodka, 3 bottles Piper Champagne) at $1788 for 8 people
Want to countdown the last seconds of 2014 somewhere more quaint? Filled with the romantic soul of yesteryear, celebrating New Year’s Eve with your significant other or your best friends amidst the elegant environment of the former convent, under the famed watch tower, would be something different to look forward to this year. With a string of exciting live performances by renowned DJs and live bands, as well as spectacular pyrotechnics when the clock strikes 12, you’ll definitely have a jolly good time at CHIJMES.
CHIJMES is located at 30 Victoria Street, Singapore 187996.
Balloons and parties go hand in hand (no matter how old you are), so head down to Marina Mandarin’s Atrium Lounge this New Year’s Eve to witness their legendary balloon drop. Thousands of balloons will be released in the air, creating a mesmerising sight to start off the upcoming year on a delightful note. There will also be music performances, impersonators, and exciting games at this annual extravaganza, making it a wonderful time to let go of all inhibitions and be free!
Price: $98++ inclusive of 2 housepours and a snack
Tanjong Beach Club
If your idea of a perfect New Year’s Eve party involves cool sea breezes and dancing the night away with soft sand between your toes, look no further than Tanjong Beach Club’s annual two-day Brand New Day party. DJ Sean Doyle from the UK, who has played for brands like Hed Kandi and Soul Heaven, will be spinning his deep house music till 2am. Beach bunnies, if you want a bit of a sun, the party continues on New Year’s Day with a sumptuous seaside barbeque starting from 2pm, accompanied by spins of DJ Shawn Livewire.
Table packages: from $650++ for a Daybed for 6, includes a bottle of champagne, a choice of premium spirit, and a luxury car ride home
Tanjong Beach Club is located at 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098942. For reservations, please email email@example.com.
Universal Studios Singapore
Welcome 2015 in exhilarating fashion at Universal Studios Singapore’s New Year’s Eve celebration, and boy, do they have plenty of treats in store! Besides thrilling rides that’ll remain open till 1am, there’ll be a tribute band performing the hits of The Black Eyed Peas, as well as spinning by DJ toMU to keep you entertained. Add a dazzling display of pyrotechnics at Lake Hollywood to the mixture of LED stilt-walkers, multimedia displays, and street performers, and you’ve got yourself an awesome stage for a brilliant countdown party!
Price: S$61(U.P. $68) with a minimum online purchase of 2 tickets.
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New Asia Bar
An oldie but a total goodie that warrants your return this New Year’s Eve is New Asia Bar. Perched on level 70 of Swissotel the Stamford, you’re guaranteed panoramic views and front row seats to the fireworks show. Party into the New Year with DJ Goldfingers and Wlad MC (they’ve worked with the likes of Jay-Z and Rihanna), who’ll be spinning their brand of high energy hip hop. No better way to start 2015 than being (literally) at the top of the world, really.
Price: $50 nett inclusive of a glass of champagne
Tumble down into Rabbit Hole this New Year’s Eve for their Glimmer with Zimmer countdown party. Parisian DJ Zimmer, a pioneer of the new French house sound, will be gracing The White Rabbit’s gorgeous al fresco garden bar with his tropical feel-good grooves and dreamy soundscapes. Supported by local DJ KFC – also music director of the Lo & Behold Group – the party might start at 9pm but you’re more than welcome to indulge in The White Rabbit’s lavish New Year’s Eve set dinner (which features an uncommon Grain Fed U.S Beef Bolar Blade) with a wine pairing option.
The White Rabbit is located at 39C Harding Road, Singapore 249541. For reservations, please call or text 9721 0536.
Looking for a place to spend time with your loved ones this New Year’s Eve that doesn’t burn your pocket? Located in the city at Amara Singapore, Alphabet Bar’s countdown party is the most affordable on our list, but they’ve got all bases covered. From 10pm, expect band performances, a lucky draw with fab prizes, and the colourful balloon drop as the clock strikes twelve. All this and free flow tipples for an hour at $30 nett ain’t too shabby, we think!
Price: $30 nett inclusive of free flow beer, whisky, and soft drinks from 10.30pm-11.30pm
Siloso Beach Party
This one’s practically a summons for the real party animals. With 5 different party zones (including Azzura Beach Club, Wavehouse, and Coastes), you might be forgiven for wishing that 2015 could be delayed a little. Foam pools and the sandy beach provide the perfect platform for internationally renowned DJ Mike Candys and a host of other talented DJ’s to rip up the dance floor with their exciting brand of electronic dance music.
Price: $58, includes one standard drink
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