Join Sun Life Financial-Philippines as they celebrate the Chinese New Year on February 3 with a lineup of activities that will paint the town yellow.
Festivities will begin at 8:00 am in Makati City with a motorcade led by Sun Life’s 1,000-ft. dragon, still the longest dragon recorded in the Chinese New Year tradition, and a Rabbit float. The motorcade will end with a lively dragon dance around the main lobby of The Enterprise Center, along Paseo de Roxas cor. Ayala Avenue, where noisemaking and a bunny hop activity will be kicked off.
Adding spice to the event is a free Prosperity Talk by wealth and money coach, Chinkee Tan from 12nn – 1pm at Level 3, Tower 2 Lobby of The Enterprise Center.
In the afternoon, the celebration makes its way to Binondo, Chinatown for a grand Sun Life parade, from the City Hall, all the way to Jones Bridge and Plaza Lorenzo.
Address: Paseo de Roxas cor. Ayala Avenue
2. Mandarin Oriental, Manila
On February 2, a special countdown will be held to Chinese New Year before the clock strikes 12 midnight. Highlights of the celebration include a paai chan ceremony by feng shui expert Mater Chau, an eye dotting ceremony, a dragon dance and fireworks at midnight.
Address: Makati Avenue, Makati City
Tickets are inclusive of the following: • 8-course lauriat dinner (dishes symbolizing prosperity) at the Mandarin Ballroom • pre-event al fresco cocktails from 10 p.m. • a copy of Master Chau’s 2011 Year of the Metal Rabbit Forecast • raffle entry for a trip for two to Sanya, China with a 3 day / 2 night hotel accommodation at Ocean Pavillion at the Mandarin Oriental, Sanya resoirt hotel
Price: P2,988 nett for adults and P1,588 nett for children 12 years old and below
3. Rizal Park Watch dragon dances, lion dances and fireworks displays, beginning 9 p.m. on February 2. Aside from these, there will also be Filipino and Chinese cultural performances along with bazaars.
Address: Roxas Boulevard, Manila
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