Legends have it that how you bring in your New Year has an impactful bearing on how your coming year will be. Therefore, New Year’s Eve is such an eventful day. So, why do the usual this year? Why not escape to a far-flung locale of Europe and celebrate the advent of 2018 with your dear ones making new traditions?
Here are 4 European cities you can escape to celebrate New Year’s Eve:
London, United Kingdom
Spend the last few hours of 2017 partaking in a cornucopia of New Year’s Eve jolly celebrations. Buy a ticket to watch the fireworks on the river Thames. Witness the lighting of the Big Ben, The Shard, and the Parliament to welcome the New Year. Enjoy a splendid soiree at the London Sky Bar, where there’s fancy food, fine wine, and some fantabulous music. Join the revelry on the streets and party till any hour you want to, because free public transport all night will help you get wherever you want to go. To make merrier memories, visit the Winter Wonderland fair at Hyde Park.
One of Europe’s most iconic cities, Paris celebrates New Year’s Eve with both champagne bottles and fireworks popping everywhere all night. The Eiffel Tower is all decked up and lit to mark the occasion. Crowds partake in the revelry on every street of the city and one can watch the fireworks from Montmartre. Enjoy the symphony of a live orchestra as you sail on the river Seine. And if you are so willing, stay for the Grande Parade de Paris on New Year’s day to cap off the celebrations on a high note.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Popular as a ‘Party City’, Amsterdam lives up to its reputation on New Year’s Eve. There are impromptu street parties coming up everywhere, especially Rembrandtplein, Nieuwmarkt, Museumplein and Dam Square. There are dazzling displays of fireworks in the sky and outdoor concerts keep you well-entertained.
The highlight of the New Year’s Eve celebrations is the ‘Party Mile’, which is a 2-km stretch between the Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column, lined with bars, food stalls, music stages, party tents and laser light shows. As is the norm, the firework display begins promptly at midnight. Another tradition of the Berliners, which you can partake in, is the Berliner Silvesterlauf, the infamous New Year’s Eve ‘pancake run’. The celebrations will leave you happy and with a heart full of warmth.
Now that you know how these European cities celebrate the coming of the New Year, which party will you be attending?