Magnificent Phnom Penh 7: New Year’s Eve

Magnificent Phnom Penh 7: New Year’s Eve

Lookin’ for somewhere to let your hair down in the Big Penh as the clock strikes midnight and Auld Lang Syne chimes in? Look no further than this guide of where to kick out the jams and kick in the New Year in style.

The Party:
Equinox
The Pinch:
Insert preferred amount here

The Proceedings:
For those looking for a louder and more unpredictable way to smash out the remainder of the year, the dance floor at Equinox is just for you. Sihanoukville’s own DJ K’dam will spin the year’s best eclectic hits right into the New Year. Leave the stilettos at home and bring out your dancing shoes.

The Party:
Hotel Cambodiana New Year’s Eve Celebration 2011 7pm to late
The Pinch:
$89 Adults
$45 Children (6-12 years)

The Proceedings:
Drink your way into the New Year with a free flow of beer and soft drink and over-indulge in an international buffet. A Khmer band will lighten up the festivities,  along with stand-up comedy and a lucky prize draw. The night will go off with a bang with a firework display to welcome 2012. For reservations call 078 809 984 or email [email protected]

The Party:
Nagaworld Sabay Sabay Party 2012
The Pinch:
Free

The Proceedings:
Grab your posse and gather outside Nagaworld to enjoy a free line-up of Cambodian artists and the Penh’s biggest fireworks display. Alternatively you can enjoy the explosion at a safer distance and provide your own entertainment: the best locations include Independence Monument, Wat Botum and Diamond Island.

The Party:
Sunway Hotel Gala Buffet Dinner
The Pinch:
$64 Adult
$32 Children under 12

The Proceedings:
Families unite for a child-friendly bash to sign in the New Year. Kids can enjoy bottomless soft drink while parents indulge in something fancier. There will be an abundant flow of wine, beer and a glass of champagne for when the clock strikes 12. Guests will be entertained with a live Khmer band, a DJ and prizes.

The Party:
Oscar and Havana Night at Sofitel Phnom Penh Phokeethra
The Pinch:
Oscar Night including Havana $120
Havana only $25

The Proceedings:
That beautiful pearl necklace that has been sitting neglected in your jewellery box because you haven’t had an occasion to wear it can finally come out as you end the year like a star. Strut down the red carpet in your most glamorous get-up at the Oscar themed celebration. Enjoy a tasty buffet and free flow of French wines with a backdrop of local jazz musicians. Finish the night in the 1930s at the Havana Club with a fresh Mojito and Cuban cigar.
For a reservation email [email protected] or call 012 331 906

The Party:
FCC Bubbly-themed New Year’s Eve
9pm to late
The Pinch:
Over to you

The Proceedings:
Dance your way into the New Year on the rooftop bar at FCC. The theme is bubbly and the night promises to sparkle with a spectacular view of fireworks over the Tonle Sap. Special guest DJ Gang will fuel the dance floor at one of Phnom Penh’s wildest places to be come midnight.

The Party:
Mao’s Club New Year’s Dance Party
The Pinch:
Depends how much you guzzle

The Proceedings:
If flashing lights, smoke machines, loud music and a pumping dance floor is right up your alley,  then head to Mao’s to send-off 2011. Live DJ’s will spin beats right into the New Year. Note to self: reserve New Year’s Day for plenty of R&R.

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