Best Places in Yangon to Ring In the New Year

By Lwin Mar Htun 27 December 2018

YANGON—With 2018 almost over, the beginning of a new year is just within reach. Most of us want to leave the bad habits of 2018 behind us and are ready to take on the new year with a fresh body and mind.

For Yangonites, it’s time to plan how and where to celebrate the party of the year, the New Year’s Eve party and 2019 countdown. The Irrawaddy has compiled this list of the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve and the massive midnight countdown.

Myanmar Premium Countdown 2019—EDM Festival

This event is currently the most popular event among youths because it is an EDM Festival and will feature sets from top international DJs including Vini Vici, Marlo, Kayzo, Dyro and many others. The event will celebrate the New Year with fun and activities as well as music and, yes, it includes an amazing fireworks show. The festival will be held at Thuwunnabhumi Event Park from 4 p.m. until midnight. Ticket prices are 35,000 kyats for general admission and 80,000 kyats for VIP tickets. Prices on the door may change so grab your tickets now and end the year with a bang.

A-Lan Bazaar and Myanmar Countdown 2019

Myanmar Countdown 2019 is an annual event organized by the Forever Group and entry is free for everyone. Many famous singers including Sai Sai Kham Hlaing, Ni Ni Khin Zaw, Eint Chit, Lin Lin and some upcoming stars will perform at the event which takes place from 4 p.m. until midnight. This year there will be a bazaar with food vendors and clothing and accessories vendors. The event will be held at Minder Grounds in Yangon.

New Year’s Eve at Hard Rock Café Yangon

The Hard Rock Café Yangon will host a New Year’s Eve party to celebrate your 2018 successes and make a toast to all the fantastic new things that 2019 will bring into your life. The party starts at 7:30 p.m. and there will be a live music band and DJ until 2 a.m. Special food and beverage packages can be ordered and the entry fee is 10,000 kyats per person and includes a glass of beer per person. There will be a dress competition too so put on your best rock star outfit and win a prize.

The fireworks display at last year’s Myanmar Premium New Year’s Eve 2018 Countdown EDM festival in Yangon on December 31, 2017. / Myanmar Premium

New Year’s Eve Countdown Party 2018 at The Strand Pool

The Strand Hotel Yangon will host a New Year’s Eve countdown party at their beautiful outdoor swimming pool area. The event will include a selection of free-flow cocktails, canapés, local beers, house wines, soft drinks and a glass of champagne for all attendees. DJ Ana Red will play music on the night. The entrance for this event costs $50 net per person and it will take place from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m.
For reservations, call 01 243377-9.

Be-Dazzled! New Year’s Eve Grand Party at Sedona Hotel Yangon

Sedona Hotel will celebrate the ringing in of the new year with a lavish New Year’s Eve party which this year is titled Be Dazzled. The party will showcase international entertainment with tango, jazz, Broadway and Hollywood performances as well as some of the most famous local performers headlined by Ni Ni Khin Zaw and the music band Oxygen. The special dinner buffet set for the Be-Dazzled party will include French oysters, lobsters, Alaska crab legs, abalone, suckling pig and roasted whole lamb leg. The party will have a lucky draw and other exciting surprises. The hotel’s website has more information on tickets and other details.

Countdown Underneath the Stars at Novotel Yangon’s Pool Bar

Novotel Yangon Max will welcome a better year with guests at their beautiful outdoor pool bar. It’s time to celebrate and party with friends and just forget about every bad thing. The entrance fee is 20,000 kyats per person and includes a free flow of beer with bottle packages also available. The party will take place from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. For reservation and more information, call 09 251185975.

Heineken Present New Year’s Eve Countdown Party at FUSE

This party is for the people who love clubbing. Yangon’s most famous club FUSE is hosting a New Year’s Eve countdown party presented by Heineken. The headliner will be a world-famous DJ soon to be announced as well as artists like Hane, Kendrick, The Budbears and Kitty as support. Walk-in fees for regular access is 25,000 kyats and 35,000 kyats for VIP access. Bottle packages are available. Call 09440007788 for table reservations. The club opens as usual from 9:30 p.m.