10…9…8… 7… as the clock ticks down to midnight, millions gather at various places all around the world to welcome the New Year. An annual tradition, New Year’s Eve promises to be a great occasion to enjoy with friends, family and your significant other. Dazzling fireworks, street carnivals, amazing food and a party that stays on till the sun comes up, is what defines the beginning of the New Year’s Eve. The festivities are pretty much the same but each destination has its own share of cultural fiestas and distinct flavors that make your New Year’s Eve memorable. So we’ve put together the list of best places to spend New Year’s Eve, bid adieu to the old year and welcome to new one.
New York City, New York
‘New Year in New York’ is defined by the millions gathered at the iconic Times Square watching the countdown to the New Year on the giant screens. Hundreds throng to NYC at the Broadway and Seventh Avenue waiting for a century-old American tradition. Getting some cheap New York City vacation packages from online travel agents like BookOtrip, Expedia, and Thomas Cook is a great option to have a memorable New Year’s Eve in New York City.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Fabulous Las Vegas! Vegas is no stranger to celebrations, the city is beaming with hotspots perfectly crafted to have a great New Year celebration. Welcome, your New Year in style with a sparkling display of fireworks over the Las Vegas strip. The MGM Grand, the Bellagio Fountains, Caesars Palace and Freemont Street Experience are sure to make for a delightful New Year’s Eve.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rio’s Réveillon is the world’s largest and open for all New Year’s celebration. Dressed in traditional Brazilian attires, millions take to the streets at midnight for the festivity that stays on till the sun comes up. The streets are lit all night long with colorful clubs filled with dancing and singing party animals.
As the clock strikes midnight, millions gather at Thames waterfront to watch the charismatic display of sparks and color from the pulsating Big Ben, London Tower Bridge and the iconic London Eye. Meeting new faces at Trafalgar Square and enjoy the night at famous London pubs is just oozing to the senses.
‘The City of Light’ truly becomes a beacon of light on New Year’s Eve with the entire city lit up. With Champagne bottles in hand, hand in hand with loved ones, thousands pack the Avenue des Champs-Élysées to witness the spectacular display of fireworks at the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. Countless dining options and nightclubs make Paris the best place to spend New Year’s Eve with your significant other.
The most exhilarating New Year celebrations take place at Sydney with the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge lit up as the clock strikes midnight. The spectacular display of fireworks is just a treat to the eyes and all senses. The view is so fabulous that many online travel agencies like BookOtrip render special New Year Vacations packages to Sydney.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The jewel in the sands, Dubai has etched its name in the Guinness Book of Records for having one of the most spectacular shows on New Year’s Eve. Amazing performances by global icons, enigma, grandeur and celebrations along the Dubai Marina is just cherry to the senses. Burj Al Arab is the crown jewel of the festivities.
Toronto is the perfect balance of New Year celebrations with the ‘Winter Festival of Light’ at Niagara Falls and the midnight fireworks display at the iconic CN Tower. Be a part of the New Year’s Eve extravaganza at Madison Avenue in Midtown Toronto.
If you’re looking to welcome New Year in a fantastic way then these destinations are sure to be the best places to spend your New Year’s Eve.