World’s Best New Year’s Eve Parties
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World’s Best New Year’s Eve Parties
New Year’s Eve is fast approaching and for those of you who want the inside scoop on some of the world’s best New Year’s Eve parties, we made the research for you. So, you still don’t know where you want to be when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve? Here are some of the world’s best annual celebrations, from the iconic Times Square ball drop in New York City, epic fireworks in Paris to all-night dance parties in Sydney.
#1 London, England
Over 250,000 visitors gather around the banks of Thames river to watch the New Years Eve celebration. At midnight, the tower around Big Ben comes alive with the light show and fireworks. The party usually continues throughout the night with activities planned also for the next day including a parade with a procession of the Queen’s horses.
#2 New York, USA
More than million people gather every year at the Time Square in New York City. The highlight is definitely seeing the legendary crystal LED ball drop from the former New York Times Building. The party is accompanied by famous musicians and lasts till the early morning.
#3 Edinburgh, Scotland
Thousands of people gather each year for the famous Hogmanay celebrations. Hogmanay means “last day of the year. A fabulous fireworks show is set off at midnight and world-famous music acts perform through the night. Activities offered the next day include a run down the Royal Mile, a dive in the ice cold waters of the River Forth, the charity event Loony Dook Parade, and a dog-sledding competition.
#4 Tokyo, Japan
Celebrate “Omisoka” New Year’s Eve Tokyo style and experience amazing celebrations that last until the 4th of January. Young people gather at famous clubs and celebrate New Years with their favorite DJs. But if you want to experience the traditional way of celebration head for the Zojoji Temple where locals drink sake, eat buckwheat noodles and build bonfires to ensure health and happiness in the New Year.
#5 Goa, India
Goa hosts amazing beach parties every year. The resorts along the coast join together for one massive celebration that lasts for days. You can dance the night away surrounded by palm trees, sand and rave music.
#6 Sydney, Australia
Sydney puts on the most spectacular fireworks in the world with the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House in the background. More than a million people attend the waterfront show every year. You can see aerial acrobatics, an Aboriginal smoking ceremony, the Harbour of Light Parade and amazing performances.
#7 Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas definitely hosts one of the most spectacular parties with special concerts and performances, shows and attractions. The famous Strip is shut to vehicle traffic and opened up to those who wish to celebrate on the streets with live bands, pyrotechnic displays, and laser shows.
#8 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
One of the world’s largest New Year’s celebrations is held up in Rio de Janeiro. They called it Réveillon and millions of locals join the celebration dressed in white. The party continues through the night on the streets of Rio de Janeiro with party music and dancing.
#9 Paris, France
At New Year’s Eve, the Eiffel Tower becomes the site of a spectacular light show. If you wish to join a massive street party, head to the Champs de Élysées, where hundreds of people are celebrating the New Year. Also, a great way to spend the night is to go to the Montmartre area, where you will have spectacular views over the whole city and different fireworks.
#10 Miami, Florida
The party town Miami is a fun way to spend the last day in the year. There are all types of celebrations all over the city. You can head over to South Beach, watch fireworks show at Bayfront Park or party at one of the Miami’s famous clubs.
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