World's Best Places To Celebrate New Year

New Year celebrations are marked by parties, fine dining, fun and games. Each country welcomes the New Year with much enthusiasm and joy, but there are some countries that celebrate it differently Read below to know more about the countries that are known worldwide for their best ways of celebrating new year.

1. Bangkok

Thailand's vibrant capital city, Bangkok is one of the most preferred destinations in the world to watch out for every party lover. The city's wide variety of events cater to all tastes, and is known worldwide for its exciting shopping and entertainment venues, restaurants, nightclubs and parties.

The Thai's capital is serious about its festivities, particularly during New Year's celebration by presenting a vast array of events and activities including New Year's Eve hotel packages, hotel parties and galas, river cruises, themed restaurant and nightclub events, and the evening usually ends with the magnificent fireworks display.

2. Sydney

Sydney, Australian Capital always puts on a fabulous show during New Year's Eve party, with street entertainment and spectacular fireworks that light up the Harbour. Over 1.5 million people are likely to gather at Sydney Harbour to experience the universal fireworks displays.

Places like the Royal Botanic, Opera House and Harbour Bridge offers dancing, champagne and views of the fireworks. The Harbour of Light Parade, a procession of boats of various shapes and sizes lit up on a convoy across the harbor with the theme chosen for the year; and at midnight, the fireworks sparks off, creating a marvelous effects.

At the end of the night, the unique symbol that lights up the bridge is always captivate viewers.

3. Paris

In Paris, the New Year is usually celebrated with a feast, le Reveillon de la Saint-Sylvestre. New Years in Paris is a huge celebration. Fireworks and events tend to be concentrated around the iconic Eiffel Tower and Champs Elysees areas of the city.

New Year celebration in this city of love also means spending more quality time with the family and close ones over a dinner. There's always a good time on the Rue Oberkampf or in the artistic, romantic Montmartre area or one can wrap up and admire the cityscape by night from below the Sacre Coeur.

The Eiffel Tower too is one such location where crowds gather to welcome the New Year.

4. London

Being one of the most sought after cities on the planet, London is the best place to look out for New Year's celebration.
With world class nightclubs, hundreds upon hundreds of unique bars and venues, and restaurants serving every kind of cuisine imaginable, it's overflowing with various options for the celebration.

The celebration curtails around the fireworks which burst off the London Eye, along with dramatic backdrop from the Big Ben and St Paul's Cathedral. Not just this, there’s a New Year parade with around 10,000 performers.

5. Dubai

Dubai is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination, and it is especially magical on New Year's Eve. In the heart of Dubai, the Burj Khalifa (the world's highest building) towers showcase with a firework show that looks so dashing and glittering.

The firework lit up both the Emirate and the surrounding desert. As Dubai breathes skyscrapers, most hotels will provide brilliant vantage points for this magnificent spectacle.

Afterwards, Dubai's many posh hotels (Atlantis, The Palm) and clubs (Cavalli Club) offer the chance to celebrate the coming year in style and luxury.

6. Hong Kong

Hong Kong one of the most technologically advanced cities in the world, has one of the best light shows too. The city tends to show it off on New Year's Eve, along with a giant fireworks display, a countdown celebration and several ways to party.

The most popular place to ring in the New Year is at Victoria Harbour, the largest harbor in China. The eight-minute show starts over the water and moves towards the land, giving spectators a variety of vantage points. The best views are from the harbor cruises, which put revelers right under the action.

7. Las Vegas

Las Vegas, reinforcing its status as a perennial party town, welcomes around 300,000 revelers every year to ring in the New Year. Hotels, clubs and bars take it to the limit with special shows, but many lock their doors around the midnight hours, so the four-mile-long Strip becomes a vehicle-free promenade where people booze, mingle and watch fireworks from surrounding rooftops.

8. Barcelona

In Spain, New Year's Eve tends to be a time for family dinners where most people comes out to party after midnight. So for such people, there is always a group of revelers found in Plaça Catalunya.

The drill is to wear red underwear for luck in the coming year, and to eat 12 grapes, one for each chime of the clock, at midnight.

9. Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is always awash with parties in iconic spots like Sugarloaf Mountain and the Lagoa for the New Year celebration. The musical lineup for the night is always a fairly well-guarded secret until closer to the day, but expect a big Brazilian star, Carnival samba school and an international DJ to grace the stage, whilst midnight's 15-minute firework display fired from barges out at sea is always spectacular sight to witness.

10. New York

Times Square in New York still lay proud as the best spot for people to gather for New Year celebration. At a minute to midnight, the geodesic sphere usually starts its 70-foot drop, before confetti is released into the city sky.

The main area (from 42nd Street to 47th Street) is usually packed by 3pm, and the rest fills up before 11pm. There's also a limited amount of public restrooms in the area, and leaving to grab some food nearby means giving up your spot.
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