Celebrating the New Year is among a few traditions which are globally cherished around the world, and now with every country celebrating to some extent, on 31 December, your options of where to celebrate the new year are stunningly infinite. We have reduced the list to the top 7 places for the most amazing poppin’ parties, fireworks, and breathtaking scenery so you can avoid the planning and continue straight to the festivity on every continent.
So, please don’t spend your precious time trying to figure out the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the world because we have already done it for you.
- New York City – Throughout the year, the Big Apple in the heart of the universe to numerous people, but it’s the center for everyone on New Year’s Eve. There are 38 various time zones, on 31 December, that is counting down to midnight, but the Times Square has all eyes on it. As one billion-plus people around the world tune in to witness the sparkling ball fall from high above the swarm of one million merrymakers celebrating a new year. Star-studded concerts amuse the hordes who come for prime viewing as early as noon. However, rooftop parties around the city provide sights of the brilliant fireworks for a fantastic celebration along with the New Year cakes.
- Sydney – More people visit the New Year’s Eve celebration in Sydney Harbour compared to Times Square, for a damn good reason: the Sydney fireworks might be the most cherished and revered display around the world. The fireworks are launched from bridges on the water, nearby buildings, Harbour Bridge and Opera House. It’s a 12-minute display, where each minute is for each month of the year, and nearly all parts of the bridge are used. It also contains two special events that have now become symbols of the Sydney show: the “bridge effect,” a pyrotechnic element with a different design each year, relating to the theme of the celebration and the waterfall, a shower of 1,100 candle-fireworks streaming from the bridge to the water below.
- Tokyo – If you are seeking all-night parties and fireworks, then go to Yokohama, which is across Tokyo Bay. Though technically it is not a part of the city, it’s a part of Greater Tokyo with around four million of its citizens; there’s action in abundance as this is one of the only regions to celebrate the new year in Western-style with New Year gifts. In other places in the country, take a different approach to the celebration and visit one of the numerous temples for the bell ringing ceremony. At midnight, to cleanse you from your 108 worldly desires, a monk will ring the temple bell 108 times and deliver you into the new year entirely purified. People gather early for this yearly tradition, so make sure to arrive before 10 pm.
- Dubai – There are not many places in the world to witness human-made spectacle than Dubai, and New Year’s Eve is the best time for it. Amazing fireworks in the city can be seen from every public space, but the perfect scenes come from the luxurious parties in the city’s huge skyscrapers, especially the Burj Khalifa. In the past, Dubai held the world record for the most prominent fireworks display ever, launched in the 2013 New Year’s Eve, prior to the Philippines unseating the city in 2016. Dubai might take back the title someday as it loves to set records.
- Christmas Islands – Christmas Islands might hold a strong relation to another holiday, and are more for a natural destination and relaxing instead of a party place. Still, the area holds a unique place in New Year’s customs: They fall in the first time zone to arrive at midnight. You can find a few parties at hotels Throughout the islands, especially in Gilberts, the highly populated island. You cannot visit the final places to witness midnight, so Christmas Islands are the only choice for you to set a time record for the celebration.
- Cape Town – Lovingly famous as “Mother City” of South Africa, Cape Town is a preferred destination for numerous travelers to the African continent, and New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to witness the divergent cultural offerings of this beautiful city for free. Across the well-known V&A waterfront spot, numerous pop-up performances from dance ensembles to opera solos entertain the entire evening. Table Mountain is an uplifting sight under the midnight fireworks, and Cape Town might be the significant safest hub. The city gives New Year flowers and free bracelets for location-assist for you and your loved ones.
- Berlin – If you are no stranger to party scenes, then this place if for you. Berlin hosts a fantastic bash on New Year’s Eve every year. Between the Victory Column and the Brandenburg Gate, numerous merrymakers gather in one of Europe’s biggest street parties, which last more than 12 hours. Gates are opened in early noon with concerts starting in the evening, fireworks displayed at midnight, and the party continuing until 3 am. Berlin cannot be beaten for night parties throughout the year, and indeed, New Year’s Eve is no exception.