Are you tired of visiting the same places on New Year’s Eve? As the New Year is drawing close, people start to search for the best destinations to celebrate the New Year. So what’s your destination this time? London? New York? Or in Paris?
Most people love to celebrate New Year’s Eve with their other half, friends, and family. If this is the scene with you then here are the best places around the world to celebrate the new year.
As many of us know Sydney is the first major international city where the clock strikes midnight to greet the New Year. Sydney is also famous for its largest fireworks display in the world, with one at 9 pm and another at midnight. The major fireworks display takes place at the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House providing a magnificent backdrop.
Every year more than a million people attend the waterfront show, which also includes an air and water show featuring aerial acrobatics and an Aboriginal smoking ceremony to cleanse bad spirits.
Place: Sydney Harbour, Opera House, Harbour Bridge, and Bondi beach
Must Watch: lighted boat parade, Indigenous smoking ceremony
Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong provides one of the world’s most dramatic skylines lights up every year with a stunning display of fireworks that grows more impressive every year. The New Year celebration will kick off in Hong Kong’s Times Square shopping mall, where a replica ball drop takes place in homage to New York City’s famous festivities.
Victoria Harbour is the center of the evening activity, and you might catch the dazzling display from one of Hong Kong’s many hotels with amazing views, including Hotel Park Lane and Icon.
Place: Hong Kong’s Times Square shopping mall
Must Watch: Victoria Harbour parties and Avenue of Stars(Tsim Tsa Shui) light show views
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway with your other half and a celebration that you’ll never forget, then a trip to Paris to see in the New Year could be just what you’re looking for. Each year on New Year’s Eve the Eiffel Tower becomes the site of a spectacular light show, fireworks display and street dance.
Place: Eiffel Tower, Elysées Avenue
Must Watch: Magical fireworks display at Eiffel Tower
London is a special place to experience the new year, more than 250,000 people crowd the banks of the Thames to see the spectacular 10 minute light show and fireworks display. The fun doesn’t end there as on New Year’s Day the streets of central London see a parade that features marching bands, costumed dancers, and a procession of the Queen’s horses.
Place: Banks of the Thames River, Opposite the Houses of Parliament
Must Watch: Marching parade
Cape Town, South Africa
New Year’s celebrations in Cape Town aren’t just about the last-day party, you will be surprised by the fact that New Year’s celebrations span three days in this beautiful city. On New Year’s Eve, the Victoria & Albert Waterfront hosts a concert and midnight fireworks display. On New Year’s Day and the day after you will find out 10,000 performers dancing and singing in the streets.
Place: Victoria & Albert Waterfront
Must Watch: Cape Town Minstrel Carnival parades
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio is one of the best places to celebrate the new year in the world, Rio’s iconic Copacabana Beach hosts the world’s largest and wildest New Year party which will blow your mind.
A whopping 2 million people gather on the Copacabana for samba, Champagne, and fireworks on New Year’s Eve. Remember that it’s customary to wear white in Rio on New Year’s Eve. which locals believe bring luck for the new year.
Place: Copacabana Beach
Must Watch: Copacabana Beach Party
New York, United States
It’s true that New Year’s Eve in New York City has an atmosphere that few other cities can rival. You will enjoy celebrity music arts, and pyrotechnic light shows in Times Square, just book a reservation at one of the restaurants or bars to enjoy it perfectly. Alternatively, you can take a boat ride on New York Harbor, which offers the best views of the midnight fireworks display on Liberty Island.
Place: Times Square
Must Watch: fireworks display on Liberty Island, the grand 12 football dropping over the Times Square building
If you are thinking about visiting Europe in New Year’s Eve then Berlin is one of the best places to consider. The centerpiece of the celebration is “Party Mile,” a 1.8-kilometer stretch of bars, international food stalls, laser shows, video screens, party tents, music stages, and more between Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column.
Place: Spree River, Alexanderplatz, and Berlin television tower
Must Watch: Dance party at Berlin Tv Tower
Las Vegas, Nevada
More than 300 thousand people, afternoon onwards, gather in the vehicle-prohibited streets for the craziest New Year celebration. The city hosts a number of concerts, shows, and parties in clubs, hotels, and casinos. It is one of the best places to spend New Year in the US.
Place: the entire city as Vegas is the answer no matter the question
Must Watch: Concerts, Shows
On December 31st Europe’s new capital dresses up to welcome the New Year at Praça do Comércio. Thousands of people fill Lisbon’s main streets and public squares to celebrate amongst the New Year friends. In typically Portuguese fashion, the fiesta runs late, so celebration, music parties start up at around 9 pm and continues after the midnight fireworks.
Place: Terreiro do Paço
Must Watch: the fabulous fireworks display and musical entertainment
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Apart from these 10 amazing destinations, you can also visit Amsterdam(Netherlands), Prague(Czech Republic), Krakow(Poland), Barcelona(Spain), Rome(Italy), Venice(Italy) to celebrate the new year.