The Best Places In The World To Celebrate New Year's Eve

The Best Places in the World to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

With New Year's Eve just a few weeks away, people all over the world are trying to decide where they want to go and what they want to do to celebrate. The good news is that, regardless to where you venture off to, there will most likely be a festivity to attend.

However, if you're looking for the best of the best, and you want to bring in the new year with a once in a lifetime experience, you're going to want to check out the destinations on this list.


New Year's Eve is the most festive holiday of the year in Russia, with parties, presents, and vodka toasts. MIR Corporation has specialized in Russia travel, they are offering a one-of-a-kind celebratory tour built around New Year's Day in glorious St. Petersburg, with Moscow merrymaking and a visit to 12th century Suzdal.

Rio de Janeiro

New Year's Eve is one of the biggest parties of the year in Rio de Janeiro. Visit Copacabana Beach for the world's largest NYE party which includes a variety of free festivities. With plenty of stages and DJ's blasting music, you're not going to want to miss this. At midnight, enjoy a 20 minute fireworks display, spray bottles of champagne and celebrate the start of the New Year.


Head to the Sydney Harbor, the main attraction for viewers excited to celebrate New Year's Eve. Every year more than 2 million people go here to celebrate. Head to the Vantage points to view the fireworks – arguably the largest fireworks display in the world. There are about 55 vantage locations, the most popular being Gladesville. The fireworks show concludes with a Light of Parade, this includes 50 vessels illuminated and covered with festive lights.


Leave your cold weather gear at home and bring in the New Year in Miami. Head to a bar, drink some cocktails and bring in the New Year while dancing the night away; hop on a fireworks viewing cruise for incredible views; head to a lounge and count down the seconds until the New Year; or attend a party or special event.


Nature and wildlife lovers will enjoy ringing in the new year with penguins, elephant seals, and first-landing buzz. With summer in full swing, penguin highways are busy with traffic between rookeries and beach as parents hurry to fatten up chicks. Glaciers shed ice with an echoing roar and waterways are alive with feeding and breaching whales. Zodiacs whisk you on whale watching cruises and amongst glorious icebergs. The near-midnight sun powers an explosion of life. Travel with Adventure Life for an unforgettable way to start the year!

Las Vegas

If you're looking for a wild, out of this world, once in a lifetime, New Year's Eve experience, look no further than Las Vegas. The entire Strip will be closed down and turned into a giant block party. When midnight strikes, the casinos launch a choreographed fireworks display. Some NYE celebrations you may want to attend include the Skyline Celebration, Stargaze Party, New Year's Eve Bridge Bash 2017, and the Ultimate Patron After Party.

Walt Disney World

Spend your last day of 2016 and your first day of 2017 in this magical wonderland. Walt Disney World welcomes in the New Year with a party in the Fantasia Ballroom and the "Fantasy in the Sky" fireworks display that lights up Magic Kingdom Park. While you are there consider trying different things at Walt Disney World that you haven't tried yet.


People from all over the world travel to Amsterdam for their New Year's Eve festivities. Popular hotspots like night clubs and venues throw out of this world parties. The majority of their traditional celebrations are located in Oosterdok; this is where you will see one of their many spectacular fireworks displays.


This city is known for their extravagant night scene every night of the year. That being said, you're definitely going to want to ring in the New Year there. Head to Asiatique – a riverside spot – for fireworks and celebrity appearances. Enjoy your New Year's toast at one of their many rooftop bars and restaurants, and dance the night away at one of the many clubs on Royal City Avenue.

Canary Islands

For those who truly long to go off the beaten path, and discover the most sought-after places in Europe by cyclists, you're going to want to begin your New Year in the Canary Islands. Gran Canaria is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is a perfect place for cyclists due to its excellent road network, temperate climate and environment that make for perfect riding conditions. Go on a tour with Ciclismo Classico and explore diverse landscapes with soaring views of the sea, lush forests, deserts, canyons and volcanic mountains.

New York City, New York

Okay, so standing out in the cold may not be for everyone, but for many, watching the famous 12-foot-wide ball drop in Times Square is an amazing experience. After all, this is the city that never sleeps, which makes it the perfect destination for celebrating the New Year. Attend all-night ragers, New Year's Eve concerts, watch free fireworks at Prospect Park and if you're up for it, ring in the New Year in a healthy way; participate in the New York Road Runners Midnight Run.


There is no other way to bring in the New Year in London than by gathering around and listening to the chiming at Big Ben at midnight. Once the New Year begins, hit the town and celebrate. Watch incredible firework displays and head to tons of parties – Electric Minds: New Year's Eve, White Heat NYE Party, and New Year's Eve: Horse Meat Disco + Special Guests, to name a few.

Berlin, Germany

Berlin is already known as a year-round party city, so imagine what New Year's Eve is like. They are hosting some of the best parties in the entire world. Attend Berlins biggest indoor NYE Party at Kosmos Berlin; it has three floors and a fully glazed 360° outdoor area. Head to the Kino International – 5 floors – for a sparkling and colorful party, or go to Alexanderplatz, the wildest NYE party in Berlin with six dance floors.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik doesn't usually hold official city sponsored events for NYE but they are home to some of the most legendary celebrations; New Year's Eve will be a night to remember. The entire nation goes wild and there are private parties and happenings all over the city. Embark on a NYE fireworks cruise, dinner cruise, or celebrate the New Year on a Bonfire Tour.

Vienna, Austria

Start off the New Year in style in one of the most fabulous places on the planet – Vienna. Visit City Hall Square and head to the Prater for celebrations. Attend their famous New Year's Eve Gala and spend the night enjoying performances by international artists and the Weiner Hoftball Orchester.

Hong Kong

Visitors say the best areas to attend New Year's Eve parties in Hong Kong are Causeway Bay, the Central and Tsim Sha Tsui regions. Watch the ball drop at the Times Square shopping mall; view a spectacular fireworks show over HK Victoria Harbor; or embark on a NYE countdown harbor cruise.

Niagara Falls, Canada

When we think of Niagara Falls, we usually think of the three waterfalls that link the international border between the U.S. and Canada. But the truth is that, Niagara Falls is more than just a beautiful destination, it's also a place for celebrations. Join others for the free concert in Queen Victoria Park and enjoy musical performances by High Valley, San Roberts Band and Serena Ryder. Eat, drink, party and bring in the New Year with a fireworks show launched from the Niagara Gorge at midnight.