New Year’s Eve is a magical night where people gather to celebrate the beginning of a new year. It’s one of the best nights of the year to go out partying and enjoying a festive and happy atmosphere together with old and new friends.
If you have celebrated New Year’s in your home town year in and year out, then it’s time to go somewhere new. There are plenty of options for you who want to celebrate New Year’s Eve abroad, but some cities offer better New Year’s celebrations than others.
New Year’s only comes once a year, so make sure to make it memorable!
Here are the top 7 destinations to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2016:
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A city that never disappoints on New Year’s Eve is London. Here’s New Year’s Eve a big deal and the city offers many options for people who come to celebrate the new year. London offers a great night life where the big clubs invites you to unforgettable nights if you like to party. If you’re looking for a calmer New Year’s celebration, then you can always visit the Thames, where they display lots of fireworks at midnight.
If you choose the calmer New Year’s celebration – the day after you can have London all to yourself while most people are hungover at home.
Prague is another destination that’s popular for the celebration of New Year’s Eve. Prague offers celebrations for everyone, whether you are young or old, looking for a quiet romantic evening or a night of party and alcohol – Prague simply offers something for everyone!
Some people like to celebrate the new year from an “all-inclusive” restaurant that offers good food, drinks, and dancing – while others prefer a romantic dinner at one of the city’s nicer restaurants. Some like to go bar hopping or buying tickets for organized New Year’s celebrations.
Last but not least, there are popular cruises on the river; a Jazz Cruise, a Party Boat, and an A la carte Cruise!
Barcelona is a great destination in Europe to celebrate the new year. Around town, there are plenty of party possibilities among Barcelona’s bars and clubs. If you prefer to celebrate New Year in large crowds, you should visit; Magic Fountain, Poble Espanyol or Razzmatazz.
In Spain, they have their own tradition on New Year’s Eve that many choose to participate in. Twelve seconds before midnight you should eat 12 grapes – so you should eat one grape each second. If you manage to eat all the grapes before the clock strikes 12, you get to wish for something.
New York is a classic destination when it comes to New Year celebrations. Here one can enjoy fabulous parties, dinners and the opportunity to behold the famous New Year’s Eve Ball Drop” at Times Square. Whether you’re looking for a major event, a more romantic atmosphere or something wacky and crazy – New York offers all that and more!
One of the most popular places to celebrate the New Year in Asia is on Koh Phangan in Thailand. Koh Phanang is known worldwide for its full-moon parties where thousands of party animals celebrate the new year around Haad Rin Beach with alcohol, dance and new friends!
If you want to celebrate New Year’s Eve more than one day, you should head to Edinburgh. In Edinburgh, they have the world-famous Hogmanay festival that goes on for three days in a row. During this festival, you can enjoy events such as; street parties, excellent concerts, midnight fireworks display, and an amazing torchlight procession!
Last but not least, I have included Gran Canaria on this list. Gran Canaria is actually a surprisingly good destination for those seeking good and lively New Year celebrations. All major cities have their own celebrations with different kinds of activities and shows. Nightclubs, bars, and hotels have private events (some with admission). At several of the island restaurants and hotels, they offer special New Year dinners for those seeking a calmer New Year celebration.
Las Palmas is one of the cities that offer the most festivities with both concerts, traditional performances, live music, shows and lots of fireworks!