Top places to celebrate New Year’s Eve

With this year almost over and New Year’s around the corner, it’s that time to start thinking where the best place to be is when the clock strikes midnight. From magnificent firework displays, all night dance parties and family and friend gatherings, discover our best destinations around the world to ring into the New Year and make it a memorable one…


Dubai has been known as the top global destination for New Year’s Eve Celebrations. With multiple firework displays, glamourous parties and fun festive activities taking place throughout, this is sure the place to be whether celebrating with your family or friends. The iconic firework displays on New Year’s Eve take place at the Palm Jumeirah, the world’s tallest building – The Burj Khalifa and the Burj Al Arab. If you want to go the extra mile and make it an unforgettable new year’s, you can enjoy the spectacular display on a cruise from all the three sites and then end the night with food, drinks and partying all night long. Nasimi beach party is one of Dubai’s most famous party celebrations for you to enjoy. If you’re planning on staying at one of the hotels, don’t wait until last minute to book as limited spaces.



The annual New Year’s Eve fireworks display has grown in popularity, with crowds of thousands lining along the Thames and the London eye to catch a glimpse of the live show. Once the Big Ben strikes midnight, the capital streets are packed with people celebrating. You can even watch the live show from the Victoria Embankment and Westminster Bridge. If you don’t want to stand out in the freezing cold, the Aqua Shard is the obvious choice where you can enjoy a glamourous sky high party on level 31 with a five course dinner and champagne whilst overlooking the amazing views of the London New Year’s Eve Fireworks. You will need to buy a ticket to watch the spectacular live show as this was introduced to prevent cramping. So book your spot to see the 2017 amazing New Year’s Eve display across the Thames of London.


Hong Kong

If you’re looking for the best place to count down to the New Year then Hong Kong is the place to be. Thousands of tourists flock to Hong Kong on New Year’s Eve to watch the magnificent fireworks display along the Victoria Harbour and join in with the celebrations. Whether you watch it along the shoreline, from a boat on the harbour or in a high skyscraper, it’s definitely worth it. The atmosphere is filled with joy and celebration parties are ongoing throughout the night. The countdown starts 60 seconds before midnight and the main focal point now is the Hong Kong Exhibition and convention centre transferred over from the IFC tower. Get ready to celebrate the new year in style in Hong Kong.


New York

Every year, millions gather to the Times Square for the New Year’s Eve Ball. The ball is the iconic symbol for the New Year’s Celebration and has been formerly known as the ball drop. As the ball lands at Midnight, the crowds burst in to celebration for the new beginnings. If you don’t want to stand out in the cold, the best way to have a good time is take a boat tour, overlooking the Manhattan and watch the fireworks whilst sipping champagne. Throughout the evening and next day celebrations continue with parties and performances by famous artists.


Sydney, Australia

Australia, Sydney are renowned for their spectacular fire work displays on New Year’s Eve. Australians annually celebrate with parties, music and other forms of entertainment making it a vast tourist attraction. The Sydney Harbour is the iconic landmark for the New Year’s celebrations, where thousands of people come to see the harbour lit with wonderful fireworks. To Australians it symbolizes the end of the old year and New Year beginnings. Sydney New Year Beach party along with other parties can be engaged in and to make the experience in Sydney even more complete enjoy a cruise ride and take in the charming views of the Sydney Harbour.



Celebrating New Year’s Eve on a Caribbean Island sounds like the best way to ring into the New Year. Relax on the beach by day and then celebrate the Bahamian way at night. Bahamas has a unique way to celebrate New Year’s Eve called Junkanoo. Locals and tourists follow the Junkanoo street parade dressed in colourful dresses to welcome the most precious time of the year. Informal beach gatherings and firework displays take place around the Islands. So, if its rich culture and beach style parties you want then head down to Bahamas for the New Year celebrations with friends or family.

Paris, France

New Year’s Eve in Paris is a huge celebration starting off usually with a feast and ending with a New Year parade. Head to The city of lights and spend the New Year’s in Parisian style, you won’t be disappointed as it is filled with dinners, cruises, events and cabarets all through the night. The perfect way to ring in to the New Year is enjoying a gourmet dinner on the amazing Seine river cruise whilst watching the wonderful fireworks display. Or you can enjoy the impressive lights by heading to the prime spot between the Iconic Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower. Once the clock strikes midnight remember to wish New Years in true French style – kiss  and hug the person your next to and cheer ‘Bonne Annee’.


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