Places to Celebrate New Year

10 Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve at

“Getting another chance, a chance to forgive, to do better, to do more, to give more, to love more, and to stop worrying about what if.. and start embracing what will be.” -New Year’s Eve (Movie)

That’s what new year’s all about, isn’t it? a fresh start, a hope that the forthcoming year will make everything all right. People get together, dance, eat, drink, and watch each minute pass by, which brings them closer to another eventful year. Lights and firework brightens up the otherwise quiet and dull darkness of night sky. So just when the clock strikes 12 and the 15th year of the 21st century begins, you definitely don’t want to snug up on the couch in front of the TV. It would rather be fun to have the first hint of 2020 in Sydney or to witness the never-ending magic of the Northern Lights in Iceland or to see the glittering ball descend at the launch of New Year at Times Square in New York. The fun doesn’t have to stop after New Year’s Eve because many cities offer a wide variety of New Year’s Day activities as well.


Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

So give up your laziness for it’s party time and the list below will help you to decide where you want to be on this New Year’s Eve.

1. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Which is already one of the most stimulating and happening place to be at any time of the year is all geared up to welcome another exciting year for it’s residents and guests. The city might be flooded with hot –spots like Sugarloaf Mountain and the Lagoa but no place can beat the heat of the iconic Copacabana Beach which unarguably hosts the world’s most outrageous and lively New Year’s Eve party. The beach features stages full of scintillating samba and sweaty rock ‘n’ roll moves, and grabs more than two million people who cram onto the two-and-a-half-mile stretch of sand. The live concerts, spectacular fireworks display, copious meals and delicious champagne will leave you with a beautiful memory to cherish for the rest of your life. All dressed up in white, greet the New Year with a message of peace, goodwill and good luck.

2. Sydney, Australia

A magnificent firework display, spectacular light parade and around 2 million revelers of the show await your presence at Sydney this New Year’s Eve. Sharp at 9 the pyrotechnics synchronized to a blend of popular music is displayed and the harbor is illuminated with mass flotilla consisting of over 50 big and small boats. The celebration includes an air and water show featuring thrilling aerial acrobatics and a fire tug water display.

3. New York City, USA

A character in the film New Year’s Eve says,” Nothing beats New York on New Year’s Eve.” And that’s quite true. If the opportunity to be the one among the millions of people who gather at Times Square to watch the big ball drop didn’t entice you then the presence of your favorite musician or band surely will. The chilly streets which were already lighted with Christmas decorations are given a magical edge to welcome the New Year.

4. London, United Kingdom

When the Big Ben strikes 12, London lights up as fireworks shoot from rafts on the Thames. The estimated gathering is of around 250,000 people who at the stroke of midnight join hands and sing Auld Lang Syne. The fun doesn’t end here as the New Year’s day is hailed by marching bands, parades, performing dancers and a procession of the Queen’s horses.

5. Berlin, Germany

The capital city which is the host to numerous parties all throughout the year gets a bit more busy and fun-loving as the New Year’s Eve approaches. With hedonists and hipsters dancing away to glory to the lively music, the extravagant firework display complements the mood. The “ Party Mile” is a two-kilometer stretch of bars, international food stalls, laser shows, video screens, party tents, music stages, and much more between Brandenburg Gate and Victory Column which is the centerpiece of the celebrations at Berlin. Germans toast the New Year with a glass of Sekt (German wine) or champagne.

6. Las Vegas, Nevada

The city flooded with uncountable clubs, hotels and casinos which otherwise assures one of a fantastic experience adds a bit more to its extravaganza for the New Year’s Eve Celebrations. Parties, concerts, laser shows provide one with enough entertainment options. When the countdown begins at the Fremont Street, a crowd of more than 300,000 starts roaring and the noise becomes louder and louder till the stroke of midnight when fireworks erupt from casino roofs around the city.

7. Reykjavik, Iceland

Impressive pyrotechnics display is the specialty of this capital city but nothing can match up to the beauty of Northern Lights which lights up the sky with pinks, greens and yellows; every coming year is greeted with nature’s beautiful gift. Community bonfires symbolize the burning away of previous year’s troubles and a marks a whole new beginning; it is accompanied by musical events and delicious food.

8. The Bahamas

Located in the Southwest side of the United States, the Bahamas is a beautiful land of number of islands, cays, and rocks. Geographically and culturally much different from the rest of the American countries, Bahamas have their own style of celebrating the New Years. The first day of the year is welcomed by the Junkanoo street parade of music, dance, and art held in Nassau, North Bimini, North Andros and several other places. The rich Bahamian cuisine and drinks completes the celebrations.

9. Hong Kong, China

The skyscrapers lined city puts on a dazzling pyrotechnic show in which the traditional dragon floats through the sky thrilling the huge crowd which gathers over Victoria Harbor and then at the Times Square where the countdown completes with a replica ball drop at midnight. District-wide celebrations also occur in Tsuen Wan, Sha Tin, Mong Kok, and Kwun Tong.

10. New Orleans, USA

On the New Year’s Eve each year, high above the Mississippi river, the sky is lit up with a spectacular 15-minute fireworks display along with the Fleur de Lis drop from the roof of the Jax Brewery in Jackson Square. Just a few blocks away one would find the French Quarter, the epicenter of which is the Bourbon Street which booms with clubs and bars swinging to foot-tapping music. The considerably warm weather, live music, exotic food and drinks, happy people celebrating, all will make you realize the joys of being alive.

These are the Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve at.

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