The Best Places to Celebrate the New Year
New Year’s comes but once a year, so you will want to find the perfect place to share this special time with loved ones. But where’s the best place to be when the clock strikes midnight on December 31? Here we find New Year Celebration Places, where you want to find memorable New Year day. The fun doesn’t have to stop after New Year’s Eve, though, because many cities offer a wide variety of New Year’s Day activities as well. Epic fireworks displays, all night dance parties, one of a kind cultural traditions you’ll find all these and more in the world’s best places to celebrate New Year’s.
There are so many fantastic places in the world to visit for this celebration.
1.NEW YORK CITY, New york
New Year’s Eve in New York’s Times Square defines the evening for hundreds of millions around the globe who watch on television, wishing they were there. You will find yourself counting down the seconds to midnight while a huge 12-foot-wide crystal ball weighting nearly 12,000 pounds is slowly dropped down from a flagpole atop the Time Square building and over a ton of confetti is dropped onto party goers. You can also expect a fantastic pyrotechnic light show, big celebrity music act and a New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall where you can write down your resolutions for the year to come. It’s an American tradition more than 100 years old.
2.LAS VEGAS, Nevada
More than 3,00,000 revelers descend on this party capital for big night, when the Las Vegas Strip becomes car-free and transforms into a giant street party with live bands, pyrotechnic displays, and laser shows. Beginning at 6 p.m., the famous four mile long Strip is shut to vehicle traffic and opened up to those who wish to celebrate by walking around, drinking mingling and watching various fireworks being shot off from surrounding rooftops. The city buzzes with tens thousands who come in special concerts and performances with the biggest stars, until the sun comes up over the surrounding desert.
3.RIO DIE JANEIRO, Brazil
Reveillon, Rio’s New Year’s celebration, is one of the world largest, Rio is best known for its Carnival festivities. Iconic Copacabana Beach hosts the World’s largest New Year’s Eve party. Dressed in white(believed to bring good luck) like Candomblé priestesses, millions of locals and visitors line the city’s miles of beaches, through flowers into the waves at midnight for the African sea goddess Yemanjá, whose traditions have become mixed with the Vigin Mary. The Celebration also includes large oceanfront stages for live musical and dance performances, and a colorful fireworks display at midnight completes the scene.
The city of Light lives up to its nickname on New Year’s Eve, When the Eiffel Tower becomes the site of a spectacular lightshow and fireworks display. Hundreds of thousands line the Champs-Élysées, Champagne bottles in hand, for a view to the Eiffel tower. At the Midnight, fireworks burst from the entire length of its iron structure, in one of this evening’s most beautiful displays anywhere. And for a night you’ll never forget, there is a special festive menu(scallop céviche, duckling breast, Christmas Log) and entertainment from a live orchestra.
Londoners line the Thames waterfront and gather in Trafalgar Square, waiting for the city to explode in a dazzling display of sparks and color. Millions of crowd the banks of the Thames and numerous bridges to see the spectacular ten-minute lightshow and fireworks display, with the London Eye, the Houses of Parliament(also know as the Palace of Westminster), and Shard among highlights of the urban scenery. All eyes then turn to the famous wheel produces a swirling firework and light show timed to Britsh rock music echoing through the city.
Berlin host one of the largest New Year’s Eve, So you can imagine what New Year’s Eve (know as Silvester) is like here. With around one million visitors gathering at the Brandenburg Gate to welcome New Year. All the traditional treats are lined up more than two kilometers of fun stages for shows, party tents, light and laser shows as well as a massive of food and drink stands. Freezing temperatures require a substantial amount of Champagne and dancing to stay warm while watching the city’s massive fireworks and laser shows.
Sydney has two claims to fame for its New Year’s Eve Celebrations: first, because of its location, it’s the first major city where the clock strikes midnight, second, Sydney puts on the largest fireworks display in the world, with one at 9 pm and another at midnight, with the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House making for a sticking setting. An ultimate dance party is held at Bondi Beach and waterfront show, which also includes an air and water show featuring aerial acrobatics, an Aboriginal smoking ceremony that is said to cleanse bad spirits, and the Harbour of Light Parade, a flotilla illuminated boats in the harbour.
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay (or “last day of the year”) is such a big New Year’s event that it spans four days. You can expect to see world-famous music acts and traditional ceilidh dancing throughout the streets. At midnight, a fabulous fireworks explode over Edinburgh Castle while the streets ring out with revelers singing “Auld Land Syne”. Events include a run down the Royal Mile, a dive in the freezing cold waters of the River Forth, the Loony Dook Parade and a dog-sledding competition.
9.HONG KONG, China
Head to Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour for one of the world’s most extravagant firework and pyrotechnic show, culminating in a replica of New York’s ball drop. Victoria Harbour is the center of the evening activity, though, so savvy locals party on boats, rooftop terraces, or at the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Tsa Shui for the best views of the dazzling light show. Many large-scale outdoor celebrations also take place around the city.
Asia’s most outrageous beach party attracts hordes of revellers as it occurs smack bang in the middle of the tourist season. Slap bang in the middle of peak tourism season in Goa, New Year’s Eve is a fitting occasion to head over to India for one of the most outrageous beach parties anywhere(rivalled only by the Full Moon Party on this list). Beeline to Anjuna Beach, one of Goa’s exceptional shacks and bars dotting the bamboo forests lining the beach, to guzzle drinks and watch the obligatory fireworks display at midnight.