Best Places to Celebrate New Years

The end of 2019 is nearing, so if you still don’t know where you’re going to spend the last night of the year, we’ve selected the best places to celebrate new years! Be sure to search for the best place to see fireworks and breathtaking views. And don’t forget the parties – some may need tickets or admissions.

The following cities are ready to embrace you and provide you a night that you won’t forget:

Sydney

Places to Celebrate New Years Eve: Sydney
New Years Eve in Sydney
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More people attend New Years in Sydney than in Times Square, and you know why? The fireworks in Sydney Harbour are the most admired and beloved display worldwide. It’s a 12-minute show (one minute for each month of the year). The fireworks launch from the Opera House, nearby buildings, barges on the water and from the Harbour bridge.

Rio de Janeiro

Places to Celebrate New Years Eve: Rio de Janeiro
New Years Eve in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro
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The best part of New Years in Rio de Janeiro is the weather: at this time of the year, it’s summer! Head to Copacabana Beach to be in the center of all. The party starts at 8 pm and don’t forget to wear white – Brazilians says this brings luck for the new year!

Paris

Places to Celebrate New Years Eve: Paris
New Years Eve in Eiffel Tower, Paris
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The city of lights becomes even more beautiful on New Years Eve! For those who are looking for a perfect overview of the Paris skyline and the beautiful Eiffel Tower, head to Sacre Coeur.

And if you are looking for an epic party check out the New Year 2020 Masked Ball at Chez Papillon! Need a mask? These beautiful handmade Venetian masquerade masks are sure to make you the belle of the ball!!!

London

Places to Celebrate New Years Eve: London
New Years Eve in London
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The big night in London is so popular that the event is now ticked. But don’t worry, even if you can’t get close to Big Ben, there’s other ways to view the fireworks and celebrate the night.

New York City

Places to Celebrate New Years Eve: New York
New Years Eve on Times Square, New York
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One of the best places to celebrate New Years Eve is definitely in Times Square. Probably one of the most well-known new year’s destinations, even if you haven’t been there in person, there’s a good chance you’ve watched the famous ball drop on television.

Berlin

Places to Celebrate New Years Eve: Berlin
New Years Eve at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate
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Berlin is known for its hedonistic parties and underground clubs, so it’s considered also one of the best places to celebrate New Years Eve.

Edinburgh

Fireworks in Edinburgh
New Years Eve in Edinburgh
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In Edinburgh, it’s “Hogmanay”, not New Years Eve and the celebration takes place for three days! The celebration starts on December 30th with a Viking torchlight parade; on the big night, there’s a giant street party outside of Edinburgh Castle with concerts, dancing, outdoor bars, and a firework display; on January 1st, people dress in their silliest costumes and march down High Street.

Hong Kong

Fireworks in hong Kong
New Years Eve at Victoria Harbour (Hong Kong)
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The fireworks in Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong are one of the world’s most unusual displays. And besides that, they do a 60-second countdown that features “smileys” bursting out into the sky. Probably the best view you’ll have here is on the Harbour cruises, which also include drinks and dinner.


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Las Vegas

Fireworks in Las Vegas
New Years Eve in Las Vegas
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Las Vegas means party all year long, but on New Years Eve people from all over the world come to this city to celebrate. On the big night, the famous Strip is closed to vehicle traffic and people who like to party, drink and watch the array of fireworks can celebrate!

Bangkok

Fireworks in Bangkok
New Years Eve in Bangkok
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Bangkok it’s one of the best cities in Asia for parties in general. The biggest event is at Central World Square, where several hundred thousand people gather for a spectacular light show and live concerts.

Words by Rita Archer

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