Top 5 Places to Spend New Year’s Eve Around the World

New Year’s Eve is a night that is celebrated enthusiastically all around the World, with many different traditions and customs out there. These celebrations are a great way for travelers to experience New Year’s Eve in a new place and enjoy a night they won't forget.

Here are five of the biggest, most exciting New Year’s Eve celebrations to consider attending:

1. New York City, New York

New York City’s Time Square is one of the top places to be on New Year’s Eve. It is one thing to watch it on TV, tuning in just in time for the countdown to midnight and the ball drop, and another completely to be there, partying and enjoying live music with a crowd of a million people.

2. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Rio is famous for its Carnival festival, but New Year’s Eve is another big event in this city. Copacabana Beach hosts one of the world’s largest and wildest New Year’s Eve parties, making it a great vacation destination for this time of year.

3. Sydney, Australia

Sydney is a special place to spend New Year’s Eve because it is the first major city in the World where the clock strikes mid-night. Sydney, Australia also hosts the world’s largest fireworks display on this night, located at the stunning Sydney Harbor Bridge.

4. Las Vegas, Nevada

For New Year’s Eve, the famous Las Vegas Strip becomes a massive car-free street party with live concerts, light shows, and entertainment. There is a firework display that party goers can see from just about anywhere on the Strip, and plenty of other parties and events to choose from.

5. Paris, France

What could be a more beautiful place for a New Year’s Eve celebration than the Eiffel Tower? On New Year’s Eve people gather at this famous spot for a dazzling light show and fireworks display, with a near-by street party that takes place afterwards at Champs-Élysées.


Just about every major city in the world has its own New Year’s Eve celebration. If you’re travelling over the New Year, check out what events are being held around you.

posted December 5, 2016

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