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Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with a Roar at The Peninsula Manila

Ring in the Year of the Dragon with a roar at The Peninsula Manila, as the hotel hosts a series of festive events and experiences to honor this auspicious occasion.

Embrace the spirit of the Chinese Lunar New Year at The Peninsula Manila where guests will be invited to step into a world of enchanting festivities and delicious bites from February 7 to 14, 2024.  Celebrate together with friends and family at The Lobby, Escolta, and The Peninsula Boutique to usher in the Year of the Dragon, a period symbolizing strength, prosperity, and good fortune.

Welcome the Lunar New Year with a Roaring Dragon and Lion Dance

February 10
9:08 am – 11:30 am
Porte-cochère and The Lobby

On February 10, the traditional Peninsula Lion and Dragon Dance will take center stage at the porte-cochère and The Lobby. This lively performance, believed to dispel evil spirits and usher in luck, will add an extra burst of excitement to the Chinese Lunar New Year festivities.

Open to the public.


Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with The Peninsula Boutique’s Limited-Edition Lucky Chocolate Trees

February 7 – 14
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Peninsula Boutique

In honor of the Year of the Dragon, The Peninsula Boutique unveils a limited-edition line of Lunar New Year edible fine chocolate trees as auspicious gifts for family and friends!

Edible to the core, Pastry Chef Annalyn Solano and her team have created two Chinese New Year-themed trees – a Mandarin Orange Tree and a Golden Fortune Money Tree. Painstakingly molded and finished by hand, even the “soil,” trunk, branches, leaves, and fruit of the Mandarin Orange Tree and the goldfish-embossed gold coins of the Golden Fortune Money Tree are made of chocolate.

The mandarin orange fruits are filled with an intense mandarin-flavored ganache while the gold-dusted coins embossed with lucky goldfish are made using dark chocolate.

The large Mandarin Orange Tree and Golden Fortune Money Tree are available at The Peninsula Boutique for P 3,888 while the small trees are P 2,888 (inclusive of taxes).

Also available are mandarin orange, green tea and lemon, mango jasmine, rum, and strawberry Chinese New Year Chocolate Pralines for P 88 each (inclusive of taxes).

Toss High for Good Luck with The Lobby’s Traditional Lo Hei Prosperity Ritual

February 9 – 10
Lunch and Dinner
The Lobby

There will be a big and delicious platter waiting in the middle of The Lobby’s dining tables this Chinese New Year for guests eager to welcome the Year of the Dragon! First to be tossed into the platter are slices of smoked salmon, with everyone cheering nin nin yau yu (“let there be abundance every year”). Then the carrots go in, followed by a roar of hong wen dong tau (“good luck”). Then everyone puts in their chopsticks and mixes the ingredients together, tossing them as high as they can. This goes on for a while, as various components of the traditional Chinese New Year lo hei — or prosperity toss — are mixed and thrown in, and the higher they are mixed and lifted, the more good luck there will be in the new year.

One of the many colorful traditions practiced during Chinese New Year celebrations, The Lobby guests will have the opportunity to participate in a festive lo hei ritual from February 9 to 10 that, aside from bringing friends and family together, invokes good wishes for the year ahead with a colorful salad where the ingredients used represent blessings of wealth, health, and happiness.

The Peninsula Chinese New Year lo hei is available for lunch and dinner at The Lobby on February 9 and 10 for P 5,888 (exclusive of taxes).

Lunar New Year Dining in Escolta

February 10
Lunch and Dinner

Spring into the Year of the Dragon in Escolta where a myriad flavors will whisk guests away on an exciting dining adventure.

Open for lunch at P 2,600 (adults) and P 1,300 (children 6 to 12 years old) and dinner at P 3,000 (adults) and P 1,500 (children 6 to 12 years old).

For inquiries or more information on The Peninsula Manila’s Chinese New Year Offerings, please call The Peninsula Manila at (63 2) 8887-2888 ext. 6694 (Restaurant Reservations), or email visit

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