Saturday, December 27, 2014

The 5 Best Places to Celebrate New Years Eve

Now that the Christmas holidays are gone, it is past time to start thinking about New Years Eve. Today, I'll be looking at the world's best known and most iconic NYE party celebration destinations.

best places to celebrate NYE
Sydney, Australia

As Sydney is the world's first place to ring in the New Year, it is well known as a great destination for NYE. Two firework shows are provided for entertainment, with the family show at 9 and a worldwide televised event at 12. The fireworks display Sydney puts on is the world's largest fireworks display for NYE. Sydney hosts over 1.5 million people in the harbor for the party, with over 1 billion people tuning in worldwide for the midnight televised fireworks show. View this beautiful fireworks show from the beach, on a boat, or from any location that has a view of the Sydney harbor. 

best place in world for NYE
Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand

Koh Pha Ngan or Koh Phangan is best known for it's Full Moon parties, Half Moon parties, and Thai New Year parties, but is certainly a great destination for celebrating NYE. Join 50,000 people on the beach to ring in the New Year. With pop-up bars galore selling buckets of mixed drinks and beers, street vendors selling t-shirts, and plenty of vendors with glow in the dark face paint and glow sticks, this is one party you don't want to miss. 

best new years eve parties
London, England 

London has traditionally been an iconic destination to ring in the New Year, and because of heavy traffic this is the first year you will be charged to watch the fireworks along the Thames River. This fireworks display will rival the Sydney midnight firework show. If you are headed to London for NYE, try get a good night's rest to attend the New Years Day parade, a world-famous event. After the fireworks, join in for the rendition of Auld Lang Syne. 

best parties in world for NYE
New York City, New York

No "Best Cities to Celebrate New Years Eve" post is complete without at least a mention of Times Square in New York City, New York. Each year, around 1 million people descend into the streets to celebrate the ringing in of the New Year, complete with a fireworks show and the worldwide famous dropping of the ball. The ball is 11,875 pounds, measuring 12 feet across with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles and 32,256 LEDs.

best places to go for new years eve
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Throughout Rio de Janeiro, there are certainly tons of parties to ring in the New Year, from Sugarloaf Mountain and the Lagoa to Copacabana Beach. If you are in Rio for NYE, the place to be is most definitely Copacabana Beach. Copacabana Beach hosts the world's largest NYE party, with over 2 million people attending. Brazilians follow the tradition of wearing all white to bring in luck for the new year. Splashes of color will be seen as well: blue for peace, red for passion, and yellow and gold for prosperity. At the stroke of midnight, the beach full of people dressed in white will be immersed in color as a beautiful fireworks show lights the beach.

What is your favorite location in the world to celebrate New Years Eve, and how will you be celebrating this year? Also, stay tuned for my list of 'alternative' destinations- places to celebrate NYE that are not the most traditional!


  1. Syndey would be an awesome place to spend it with your family - I even saw the videos from Syndey - made me wish we were there as well. Too beautiful.

    1. Aisha, I totally agree. I'd love to head to Sydney one day for NYE!

  2. My dream is to celebrate New year in Rio de Janeiro! I do hope I can do that someday.

  3. Celebration of new year is one of the best memorable moment of everybody's life. But New year celebration in Boston is amazing. So if you are interested in Boston New Years Party 2017 then dont loose chance to be here in Boston.


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