These stars will welcome 2018 in snowy countries

by Myrna Fernando
Dec 31, 2017
(L-R) Maja Salvador is in Alberta Canada; Kim Chiu has been touring Europe; Bea Alonzo goes skiing in Colorado, U.S.A.

To take advantage of whatever is left of the long Christmas break, a number of celebrities decided to greet the new year in snowy countries, or at least just somewhere colder than the Philippines.

Japan was an easy choice, being so near Manila. Tokyo is four hours away by plane.

Erich Gonzales is in Niseko, a famous ski resort known for its tons of light-powder snow.

The lady whose year started with a heartbreak ended 2017 with a movie, an endorsement, and a fabulous bod.

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The Siargao actress actually joined the trip of BFF Julia Barretto and family.

Julia's mom Marjorie (2nd from L) posted this groufie.

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Who else joined the group? Joshua Garcia!

JoshLia fans were naturally over the moon.

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Angelica Panganiban is in Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido, which is famous for its beer, skiing, and annual snow festival featuring ice sculptures.

Rufa Mae Quinto, husband Trevor Magallanes, and their baby Alexa were spotted in Ginza, one of Tokyo's top shopping districts.

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The area doesn't really have snow, but its temperature sometimes drops to six degrees Celsius.

It is also not snowing in Seoul, South Korea, but the chilly weather called for a winter outfit, right, Georgina Wilson?

Whats up Seoul ????????

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Angel Locsin and her family experienced snow on Nami Island, which is a 63-kilometer drive from Seoul.

Bianca Manalo and her whole family are in South Korea, too.

They have so far visited Seoul (where she bumped into Jhong Hilario), Nami Island, and the Vivaldi Ski Resort in Gangwon-do.

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There's no snow yet in Hong Kong, but its weather is definitely much colder than Manila's.

Look: Janine Gutierrez in Disneyland.

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Maxene Magalona and fiance Rob Mananquil are also in H.K.

Gary Estrada, wife Bernadette, and their kids are also "happy in Hong Kong."

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Gelli de Belen and Ariel Rivera are visiting their sons—Julio and Joaquin—in Toronto, Canada.

The couple celebrated Christmas and their 20th wedding anniversary in the hometown of Ariel.

Maja Salvador and her family have been enjoying their vacation in Fran Murray, Alberta, Canada.

Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil, aka LizQuen, bumped into Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber, aka MayWard, in Paris, France.

The first pair came from London, while the second came from Germany.

Teresa Loyzaga and her sons Diego (middle) and Sep will enjoy their New Year in Enköping, Uppsala County, in Sweden.

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Pia Wurtzbach is in Zurich, Switzerland, where her beau Marlon Stockinger served as her tour guide.

Pia will be seeing her sister Sarah in London.

From Switzerland, where she discovered she likes the sun more than the snow, Bela Padilla headed for Rome, Italy.

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Beauty Gonzalez is in Iceland.

Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson have been spending the holiday season in Colorado.

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The couple went skiing.

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Paolo Contis is in New York.

His caption for this photo: "Sa ngalan ng magandang litrato, titiisin ang kahit ano. Hindi magpapahalatang nilalamig, ang tumbong kong nanginginig."

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Paolo was joined by his girlfriend LJ Reyes and the latter's son Aki.

LJ celebrated her 30th birthday in the U.S.

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Scarlet Snow Belo and her parents are in Orlando, Florida, where the temperature is usually 12 degrees Celsius.

She visited Walt Disney World yesterday, December 30.

John Estrada, wife Priscilla Meirelles, and their daughter Anechka are in Miami.

Happy New Year!

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