New Year’s Eve; the one day that the world comes to life in order to celebrate the past year. New Year celebrations vary depending on the people; sometimes people like to go out and party till dawn, other times they might prefer to stay home and welcome in the coming year with their family and loved ones. Every New Year’s party is different depending on where you are and who you’re with but each one is special in its own way. This article however, is aimed at the travellers, the free spirits, the ones who need to experience everything and anything that this world has to offer. New Year celebrations are held in countless different ways in different countries; each outrageous in their own way and we’ve curated a list of the best ones:
Bring in the New Year in style at the Sydney harbour
The New Year party in the Sydney harbour are a medley of thrilling events; these include a stunning display of firework, a beautiful light show, aerial flyovers that flaunt several messages and then a bunch of other events that cater to kids at the Taronga Zoo. Other events that you simply cannot miss include an indigenous smoking ceremony as well as the lighted boat parade.
New Year celebrations go wild in Edinburgh
Party hard at the Princess Street Gardens in Edinburgh, Scotland. This New Year’s party is witness to crazy dancing in the streets, a breath taking fireworks display at midnight, music concerts that headline famous and internationally renowned artists. This three day long festival is popularly referred to as the Hogmanay celebrations. Other adventurous experiences that some particularly dare devil individuals like to try out include jumping into the freezing water of the River Forth. Some other must see events include the dog sledging competition along with the Loony Dook parade.
Go classic with the ball drop at Times Square
This New Year party is a classic celebration whose advent began in 1907. Jaw dropping light shows, amazing performances by world famous musical artists, bucket loads of confetti everywhere and trying to catch a glimpse of yourself on the TV screen; New Year’s celebrations don’t get better than this. Count down to 12 as the grand 12 football begins its descend over the Times Square building and kiss your loved one at the stroke of midnight for an amazing year ahead.
Go crazy on the streets of Berlin
The 1.8 km stretch of road connecting Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column overflows with people that are ready to do about just anything in order to celebrate the coming of the New Year. The magnitude of participation is unlike anything you would have ever seen; making the streets of Berlin the most crowded and thereby hosting the most festive and grand celebrations of New Year. With fireworks, music, beer, good food, magic shows and entertainment of all kinds; this kind of a party brings people together unlike anything else.
Spend a romantic evening with your partner in Paris
This New Year’s party is a little more sophisticated than the others. A magical firework show occurs at the Eiffel Tower making for the most romantic backdrop as you share a kiss with your significant other when the clock strikes 12. The streets below the tower come to life as revellers pour out into them with song, dance and drinks. A river cruise occurs at the Seine river; have dinner with your partner as the fireworks explode in the sky above you.
Shout for joy as you usher in the New Year opposite the Big Ben
New Year celebrations in England consists of a crowd of around two hundred and fifty thousand party goers chanting the countdown along with Big Ben until it strikes 12. Along with a pyrotechnic light show there also occurs an intricate fireworks show that just takes your breath away. Another must watch even is the marching parade and the lovely procession of Her Majesty the Queen’s horses.
Have fun at a beach in Hawaii as you count down to midnight
Music and themed parties that has everyone dress up to welcome the New Year in style, boat cruises that give you an amazing view of the sea as it takes you around, amazing music concerts and the standard element of all great New Year celebrations; the fireworks. Hawaii pulls all this off impeccably and adds its own touch to all the events. Two other events worth mentioning include the pirate ship adventure and the Palms Music Fest at Kakaako Park.
Choose from the various celebrations held at Miami
Miami is home to one of the most diverse New Year celebrations ever; from themed dance-a-thons to food and family fun, music and fireworks; there is something for everyone over here. The Miami celebrations are only second to the Times Square ball drop and other festivities. Speaking of which; Miami has its own version of the ball drop that happens at the 35 foot neon “Big Orange”.
Kick it in Las Vegas
The celebrations start from 6pm onwards and stretch way into the morning of the next day. Around three thousand people gather in the streets (vehicles are prohibited to ensure accidents do not occur) and proceed to host the craziest celebration of New Year’s. Walk around, drink some good booze and make friends with the people around you as you stand in awe of the fireworks. In case crowds aren’t your thing then rest assured that around every corner is a hotel that’s hosting a different event.
Live it up in the Bahamas
New Year celebrations in Bahama are crazy; masquerade balls, parades, beach parties, light shows, band and carnival walks all make for a night of lively fun. One of the most serene and peaceful beaches in the world turns nuts and come to life with crazed party goers and extreme parties.
Now that you know where the party is at what are you waiting for? Start packing your bags for a night you’re never going to forget.