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iXiGOers Oct 21 2013

Which are the best places to celebrate New Year's Eve around the world?

Reet Cheema Oct 21 2013
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Here are some of the best places to celebrate New Year's Eve around the world. Organising your celebrations for a great new year's Eve can be a task in itself. You want it to be perfect end to the year and not only want to celebrate your achievements and hard work but also welcome the coming year with new hopes and a festive spirit.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Attracting more than two million people each year, it is one of the best destination to be at new year if you are looking for once-in-a-lifetime experience. Not only does it have a very pleasant atmosphere for outdoor partying but also, Brazilians have very strong traditions related to the New Years holiday where they all dress in white, all having to do with bringing good luck and fortune to the lives of those you love.


New Year's Eve at Copacabana Beach (Portos Bay Resorts)

Rio's famous Copacabana Beach hosts the celebrations, with giant stages set up along the oceanfront, and an array of drum-heavy music, opulent Carnival-style costumes, magnificent view of the floating candles, and the great samba keeping the revelers entertained through the evening hours.



Rio during New Year (by Pppires)

Times Square, New York

What can be a better place to celebrate new year than the city that never sleeps? Every year as the clock nears midnight on December 31st, the eyes of the world turn to the dazzling lights and bustling energy of Times Square to witness one of the night's most memorable events - the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Drop. A custom dating back to 1907, the iconic ball, a 12 ft glittering sphere weighing 11,875 pounds and covered with thousands of Waterford crystal triangles and LEDs is dropped each year at the turn of midnight from a flagpole on top of One Times Square, as the square is blitzed with one ton of shimmering confetti.


New Year's Eve- Time Square


Times Square not only draws in over a million revelers to countdown the seconds to the New Year but is also broadcasted live to millions of viewers around the world to get a glimpse of the world's most electric New Year's Eve parties. Celebrity music acts, an enthralling pyrotechnic light show and the popular New Year's Eve Wishing Wall, where you can write down your hopes for the New Year and much more -a city that really does have something for everyone.


New Year at Times Square (by misterdom)

Koh Phangan, Thailand

If you are a party person then you might have heard about the monthly full moon party in Koh Phangan but the biggest one happens on New Year’s Eve. It is one of largest and most notorious parties on the planet. New year’s eve countdown draws huge crowds of party hungry people to Haad Rin Sunrise Beach and the island remains completely jam packed for more than 2 weeks over the festive period. There are also different tournaments and contests taking place on the beach to keep you entertained during your visit. Don't miss this on your trip to Thailand!



Full Moon Party in Full Swing

London, England

Head to the Party Capital of the World to be a part of one of London's biggest party nights and start your new year off in style. New year's eve in London is celebrated around the area of the River Thames where the London Eye and Big Ben are situated.



New Year's Eve in London (Raghavvidya)


As the epic countdown begins and Big Ben strikes midnight, the city erupts in a dramatic 10-minute light show and firework display, set to a backdrop of the towering London Eye, the Houses of Parliament and Westminster. There is also a three-hour parade on streets of central London on New Year's Day, with colorful floats, marching bands, costumed dancers and a procession of the Queen's horses.


New Year in London (by Sean MacEntee)

Goa, India

Goa is one of the best places to celebrate New Year's Eve across the world. There is so much vibrancy and energy everywhere during this festive time with some or the other lavish parties happening around every corner.



New Year Eve in Goa

The city does not sleep from the night of Christmas till new year’s eve and at midnight the new year is welcomed with magnificent fireworks that light up the sky. Every house, church, beach shack is decked up with lights to welcome the new year in best of the spirit. Baga Beach is one favored hot spot for enjoying the new year celebrations.

Sydney, Australia

Known for most famous New Year’s extravaganzas with its renowned lightshow, it is also one of the world's first cities to celebrate the New Year. The spectacular midnight fireworks display, featuring the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, is the perfect way to welcome New Year. Every year there is a new theme and a Creative Ambassador shares his ideas and vision and brings the theme to life making each Sydney New Year’s Eve celebration unique.


New Year's Eve in Sydney


The evening of entertainment includes aerial acrobatics, an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander smoking ceremony and parade of tall ships across the harbour.The main features of the event are the two pyrotechnic displays, the “9pm Family Fireworks” and the “Midnight Fireworks”. Synchronised to a soundtrack, the fireworks explode off the arches, catwalk and roadway of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the city buildings and all seven Barges. Its fair to say the Aussies know how to throw a party!


New Year at Sydney (by B1mbo)

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, recognised globally as the home of famous Hogmanay party – the biggest New Year event in the world with a four-day festival of fun and festive activities is another popular place to celebrate New Years at. The centuries-old tradition brings crowds of party-seekers from all over the world to Edinburgh to take part in the famed events.


NYE in Edinburgh

A torchlight procession starts the proceedings, followed by a giant open-air traditional Celtic party with live music and entertainment performed on stages around the city, and a huge concert and series of parties taking over the city for the big night. As midnight strikes, 4.5 tons of pyrotechnics set the Edinburgh skyline ablaze with famous Edinburgh castle as a backdrop.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

If you find yourself in Dutch Capital for New Year’s Eve, you’re in for a treat. For the best view of the city's various firework displays, head to the rooftop of the NEMO Museum, which opens specially for the evening. The major tourist areas, such as Leidseplein, Dam Square, Nieuwmarkt and Rembrandtplein are good spots to see organized firework displays, with Dutch acts and DJs to help keep things moving. The Dutch know how to have a good time and the capital is a warm and friendly host.


New Year Celebration (Carlos yo)

So, choose from the above list of best places to celebrate New Year Eves across the world. The most important piece of advice however is to get into the spirit of things and have fun!

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