10 Most Popular New Year’s Eve Destinations

Entering a new year has always been a reason for celebration. All over the world, people try to mark the event in the most beautiful and original ways. Parties, fireworks, concerts–all of these elements make New Year’s Eve spectacular. But there are some places in the world that become truly magical for this special event. Here are 10 most popular New Year’s Eve destinations.

10 – Las Vegas

Las Vegas
Las Vegas

New Year’s Eve is celebrated with style in Las vegas. The city hosts a massive outdoor party, with more than 9 hours of live music and famous artists. Night clubs strive to impress their guests with wild parties that no one could ever forget. The fireworks are absolutely spectacular with more than 300.000 people gathering each year to watch the show.

09 – Bangkok


For those who love diversity, Bangkok is the ideal destination for New Year’s Eve. People from all over the world travel to celebrate the last night of the year in the happy city. The biggest event is hosted by the Central World complex, but there are plenty of other options to choose from such as dinner cruises, outdoor parties, amazing food and great views.

08 – Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Los Angeles

The Hollywood themed parties in Los Angeles make NYE memorable for locals and for tourists alike. Originality is the best word to describe this wonderful city. Cleopatra’s parade, three stages with live music, food trucks, digital video shows plus one of the greatest fireworks show you’ll ever see are only a few of the reasons to celebrate NYE in L.A.

07 – Paris


The City of Lights offers an elegant celebration, with fireworks surrounding the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. The romantic Parisian air makes the city perfect for a celebration in two. A gourmet dinner, with lovely music and wine would make the last night of the year memorable.

06 – Vienna

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Vienna’s old city centre turns into a huge party hall on the 31st of December, offering a great atmosphere, music, food and drinks. For the romantics, a boat trip on the Danube is a great way of celebrating NYE. The Opera is another famous place that is filled with music lovers.

05 – Prague

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Prague is a city that satisfies all tastes for NYE. For the party lovers, nightclubs and bars offer great options such as thematic parties with food and drinks included. Fireworks are a big thing in Prague and people gather in the city center or somewhere near the river to have a great view. Boat cruises and romantic dinners are also a popular way of celebrating NYE in Prague.

04 – London

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The famous NYE firework show near the iconic London Eye gathers thousands of people in Central London. People love to party on the streets, dancing, singing and drinking champagne. The numerous clubs organise parties for all tastes, so fun is guaranteed.

03 – New York

New York
New York

New York never disappoints when it comes to winter time celebrations. Times Square is THE place for party lovers where the city’s bars and clubs open their doors until morning comes. The fireworks are also memorable and the decorated city looks like a fairytale.

02 – Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro
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The NYE party on Copacabana Beach gathers people from all over the world, wanting to enjoy the unique atmosphere that only Rion can offer. The gorgeous views, the amazing music and the delicious food make Rio one of the most popular cities for NYE.

01 – Sydney

Sydney / By Rob Chandler (NYE 2006 Sydney) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Sydney is well-known for offering one of the most spectacular fireworks and light parades in the whole world for NYE. Around a million people gather in different parts of the city just to see the beautiful fireworks. Considering the fact that in Australia the weather is great at this time of the year, people enjoy partying in the streets until morning comes.