In most countries of the world, people usher in the New Year with pomp and festivity. This is to bid farewell to the old year and mark the start of a brand new one. However, there are certain destinations that are renowned for throwing a good party. Here are 6 of the best places in the world to celebrate New year’s Eve.
Sydney is famous for its harbor, striking landmarks, such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour bridge. In addition, Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks are world-famous. They can be viewed from a number of strategic points.
The main one is the Darling Harbor event that is preceded by flame and light shows from 7 pm on. The is a family-friendly event and it is alcohol-free. The Sydney New Year’s Eve celebrations can also be enjoyed from onboard a cruise on Sydney Harbor or from one of the parties that are held at Sydney Harbour Island.
Cape Town offers a wide selection of activities on New’s Year Eve, hence you will be spoilt for choice. The biggest party takes place at the V&A Waterfront where festivities begin as early as 5 pm with performances from dancers, musicians, and live bands. The evening comes alive with floats, there is a selection of restaurants to choose from, and there are also food trucks available. At 12 midnight, the beautiful Waterfront area is lit up by an amazing fireworks display.
This is one of the most exciting cities to be in on New Year’s Eve. The annual celebration at Times Square is legendary. It has become a tradition and millions of people worldwide are glued to their screens to watch the descent of the Waterford Crystal ball.
New Year’s Eve celebrations were first held at Times Square in 1904, but the first ball was not lowered until 1907. You can also watch the fireworks display from the Brooklyn bridge. Alternatively, take a cruise past the Statue of Liberty, or head to Central Park for more fireworks.
New Year’s Eve fireworks in London are an incredible sight. They take place along the Thames and can be enjoyed from rooftop bars and boat parties. In addition, those without tickets can watch the fireworks from the Tower Bridge or Southwark Bridge. The display lasts around 15 minutes.
Apart from observing the fireworks display, many pass the evening watching one of the New Year’s Eve shows and concerts that are staged at this time. Others enjoy a meal at one of London’s numerous Michelin-starred restaurants.
The place to go for the countdown in Bangkok is Central World Shopping Plaza. Bangkok is renowned for putting together a show that attracts millions from around the world. Crowds start arriving at the venue from early evening and the scene is abuzz with live bands, DJs, and a lively beer garden. Rooftop bars with bubbly flowing freely, add to the magic.
Whatever destination you choose, do remember to make your reservations well in advance. Also, do remember to stay safe in crowded places, always aware of your surroundings. Most importantly, leave your valuables at home, and this will give you the peace of mind to enjoy the festivities to the maximum