This year, Chinese New Year falls on January 25 and Winford Manila Resort & Casino(WMRC) is set to usher in the Year of the Metal Rat with a celebration featuring iconic OPM band Truefaith, celebrity feng shui expert Master Hanz Cua, and a showcase of traditional ceremonies and performances to mark the auspicious occasion.
Festivities begin at 2:00pm with a ceremonial eye-dotting activity, followed by the traditional lion dance and a merry percussion-heavy parade around the property before culminating at the hotel lobby entrance.
At 7:30pm, Master Hanz Cua takes the reins of an eye-opening seminar to share valuable insights and the good fortune each of us can expect from the Lunar New Year through his feng shui readings. Seminar admission is free of charge.
Wrapping up the full day activities is a not-to-be-missed concert by Truefaith, one of the country’s most iconic bands, who broke into the local music scene back in 1993 with their infectious hit, “Perfect”.
Truefaith have released numerous albums, performed gigs locally and abroad, earned countless accolades, and produced hit such as “Kung OK Lang Sa’Yo”, “Huwag Na Lang Kaya?”, “Alaala”, “Paano Ka Magiging Akin?” and “Dahil Ikaw”. Their 11th album, “Eleven”, will soon be released by Viva Records.
Bannered under the Saturday Special concert series held at Hippodrome Bar & Lounge, Truefaith live at WMRC is free for casino floor viewing for all members and guests 21-years and above.
For a more intimate concert experience, VIP tickets are available for only PHP1, 250 nett per person. Each ticket includes a prime seat near the stage and is inclusive of food and drinks.
No Lunar New Year celebration would be complete without a smorgasbord of gastronomic delights. Filipino-Spanish fusion restaurant Copa de Manila, located on WMRC’s ground floor, has got that covered in spades with an all-you-can-eat buffet. Available for lunch and dinner, other highlights include carving and pasta stations, a salad bar, and the freshest seafood you can feast on to your heart’s desire.
Choi Garden Manila on WMRC’s second floor completes the Chinese New Year experience with a comprehensive selection of authentic Chinese cuisine, right in the heart of Greater Manila. Dine-in customers are invited to take advantage of Choi Garden Manila’s ongoing promo: 50 percent off all dim sum between 2pm and 5pm, seven days a week.