IN PHOTOS: PH stars welcome the new year, 2016

MANILA, Philippines – The year 2015 has ended and our favorite local celebrities took the time off to welcome 2016 in the metro and around the world. Here's a look at what the stars were up to on new year's eve. 

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach celebrated in New York.

My first time to spend New Years in New York. I just watched the ball drop! This is beyond exciting - New Years here is the best! - Pia A photo posted by Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach (@missuniverse) on Dec 31, 2015 at 9:44pm PST


Vice Ganda celebrated in Dubai with family.

FAMILY is more precious than Gold. #BurjAlArab A photo posted by Jose Marie Viceral (@praybeytbenjamin) on Dec 30, 2015 at 1:49am PST


Kim Chiu waved sparklers around to celebrate the new year.

Day 1/366 #2016 #faith #hope #love #courage A photo posted by Kim chiu (@chinitaprincess) on Dec 31, 2015 at 10:14pm PST

HAPPYNEWYEAR!!!!!!#whattafacetowelcome2016 hahaha#2016 A photo posted by Kim chiu (@chinitaprincess) on Dec 31, 2015 at 9:51pm PST

HELLO THERE 2016!! A photo posted by Kim chiu (@chinitaprincess) on Dec 31, 2015 at 9:44pm PST

John Prats welcomed 2016 with his wife, Isabel Oli, and his family.

Thank you God for a great 2015 Looking forward for 2016 and for the years to come Blessed New Year everyone!!! A photo posted by John Paulo Q. Prats (@iamjohnprats) on Dec 31, 2015 at 4:25am PST

Happy New Year:) Unang taon na kasama kita sa bagong taon:) sobrang saya na kasama kita:) i love you, next year, tatlo na tayo:) #Excited A photo posted by John Paulo Q. Prats (@iamjohnprats) on Dec 31, 2015 at 9:20am PST

Happy New Year!#Pratties A photo posted by John Paulo Q. Prats (@iamjohnprats) on Dec 31, 2015 at 10:05pm PST

Pauleen Luna and her fiancee Vic Sotto were with family on New Year's Eve.

New Year's Eve A photo posted by Marie Pauleen Luna (@pauleenluna) on Dec 31, 2015 at 9:29pm PST

Maja Salvador posted a list of her new year's resolutions on Instagram.

Lets do this 2016! #ChangeForTheBetter #Happiness2016 #BELIEVE A photo posted by MAJASTY(@iammajasalvador) on Dec 31, 2015 at 10:52pm PST

Buy Now Die Later star Alex Gonzaga posted this photo of her new year countdown with her sister Toni Gonzaga and Toni's husband, Paul Soriano.

New year countdown!!!! (Yes si Chloe nalang partner ko) A photo posted by Alex Gonzaga (@cathygonzaga) on Dec 31, 2015 at 9:22pm PST

Singer Yeng Constantino performed at Resorts World Manila on December 31.

Happy New Year!!!! Saya kagabi ng countdown sa Resorts World Manila! A photo posted by Yeng Constantino (@yengconstantino) on Dec 31, 2015 at 8:28pm PST


The Kramer family shared lots of hugs and smiles. 

A Kramer family tradition! Paagaw! With GCs and cash for our kasambahays and family! Happy new year!!! A photo posted by Doug Kramer (@dougkramer44) on Dec 31, 2015 at 6:19am PST


Thank you so much Lord for 2015! Lessons learned, blessings received and blessed others as well because of Him! And trusting the Lord for an even better 2016! To God be the glory! Happy New Year from Team Kramer!!! A photo posted by Doug Kramer (@dougkramer44) on Dec 31, 2015 at 8:18am PST

Meanwhile, Georgina Wilson, Anne Curtis, Belle Daza and the recently married Solenn Heussaff spent new year's eve in Argentina.

Happy New Years A video posted by Georgina Wilson (@ilovegeorgina) on Dec 31, 2015 at 8:25pm PST

Franco Rodriguez from Pinoy Big Brother 737 greeted his fans a happy new year and gave them some advice for 2016.

Hello 2016!!! Wuhoooop! Thank You For the Love Frankista's! I Love You More Guys keepsafe always and God Blesalagi makikinig sa mga magulang "always follow our parents" and be good sa school para sa ating mga pangarap... yung mga "NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION" natin jan TUPARIN!!! A photo posted by Thomas Franco Rodriguez (@thomasfranco737) on Dec 31, 2015 at 11:02pm PST


Tim Yap shared this photo at the Peninsula Hotel.

Made it just in time for dinner with the fam. Now rushing to the midnight countdown. From wherever I am to your homes, Happy New Year!!! 16 minutes till 2016!!!! A photo posted by Tim Yap (@officialtimyap) on Dec 31, 2015 at 7:44am PST

Judy Ann Santos and family dined out to welcome 2016.

Happy new year everyone!! Sending only good vibes to everyone!! Thank you 2015 for a good year!! A photo posted by Judy Ann Santos-Agoncillo (@officialjuday) on Dec 31, 2015 at 6:36am PST


Model and blogger Kim Jones shared this photo.

Getting in early and wishing you all a very Happy New Year! A photo posted by Kim Jones (@kimcamjones) on Dec 30, 2015 at 9:03pm PST


Miss Earth Angelia Ong welcomed 2016 at the Manila countdown.

Less than 30min to go! We ready!!!  Miss Earth 2015, Miss Manila 2015 and Miss Queen International Styled by @teamyensei #teamyensei @asuriopinafico A photo posted by Angelia Gabrena Ong (@angeliaong0627) on Dec 31, 2015 at 7:37am PST


Actress Iza Calzado welcomed 2016 with boyfriend Ben Wintle and family.

What a blessing it is to greet the new year with your loved ones! Happy New Year!!! A photo posted by  DREAM BIG  (@missizacalzado) on Dec 31, 2015 at 7:30am PST


You're My Home star Jessy Mendiola shared this photo.

Happy New year! A photo posted by Jessy Mendiola (@senorita_jessy) on Dec 31, 2015 at 8:06am PST


Singer Jed Madela posted this.

First New Year in my new home! Huge shoutout to everyone who was part of my 2015. I'm pretty sure 2016 will be another blast and I'd want you guys to be part of it! God bless us all!!! Happy New Year everyone!!! A photo posted by Jed Madela (@jmadela) on Dec 31, 2015 at 7:47am PST


How did you spend new year's eve? Share your experiences in the comments! –