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Best international Cities to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

The Top 5 International Destinations to Celebrate NYE

New Year’s Eve is the biggest party of the year! What better way to start off the new year than in a new destination and experience a new NYE party? Cities around the globe throw spectacular New Year’s Eve parties, and we put together a list of the best Cities to Celebrate New Years Eve.

Sydney, Australia

Be one of the first to ring in the New Year in the Sydney Harbour. This multimillion dollar show is one of the best in the world, lasting almost 15 minutes long. This experience is a must see in your lifetime and it will not disappoint. The event kicks off at 6 pm with an aerial show and includes a kid firework show at 9 pm, for the younger ones that may not make it until 12. Choosing where to witness this spectacle might be the hardest choice you have to make at the end of the year. The harbour offers multiple vantage points. Some locations are free and some are ticketed, so be sure to plan in advance to get the spot that is right for you!

At the Mayor of London’s New Year’s celebration you can witness the amazing firework show over the Coca Cola London Eye and hear Big Ben ring in the New Year. This 3 hour long party has been a popular New Year’s Eve destination for many years; however, in 2014 it became ticketed to ensure guests’ safety. If you wish to see the show but don’t want to pay the price you can try Primrose Hill, Parliament Hill, Greenwich Park or Alexandra Palace. This international destination is a great place to celebrate NYE!

Mexico City, Mexico

Take New Year’s Eve to the streets in Mexico City! On New Year’s Eve the capitol comes to life at the Angel of Independence with street parties, music, and dancing. Also, at midnight fireworks fill the air. If you choose to spend NYE here be sure to pack your red and yellow underwear and purchase 12 red grapes. It is said If you wear red underwear on NYE you will have good luck in love for the next year. Similarly, if you wear yellow underwear you will have good financial luck in the new year. We say double up and wear both colors for a great new year! It’s also tradition to eat a grape at each stroke of the midnight clock and make a wish.

Berlin has earned its title as the party city of the world. When it comes to celebrating New Year’s Eve, or “Silvester,” the Brandenburgh Gate is where you want to be. This 2 kilometer stretch is a sensory overload. The area includes bars, food and party tents, multiple stages, and laser shows. Need we say more? Plus, the clock striking midnight is just a pre-party. In Berlin, the NYE celebration goes into the first day of the year and beyond. This international New Year’s Eve destination is not for the faint of heart, but it is sure to be unforgettable!

The Victoria Harbour is the main event in Hong Kong. Lasers, fireworks, and LED lights fill the sky at midnight. The anticipation begins at 11:00 pm with their wish upon a star show. During the pre show event fireworks are shot into the air every fifteen minutes, counting down the final hour of the year. Last year, more than 35,000 people watched the firework show in the harbour, including travelers from all around the globe. Be sure to be there this year for an exciting time New Year’s Eve Celebration!

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