If the thought of seeing in the New Year in your local leaves you colder than you felt last year waiting for a taxi to get you home, here is a look at some of the best places in the world to celebrate the end of one year and beginning of the next.
Las Vegas | A visit to Las Vegas can be one long party whenever you make the trip, but over New Year it really is something to behold. Join around 300,000 fellow revellers for a street party like no other, whether you go to Fremont Street or the world-famous Strip. The casinos will prove that they are not just places to blow your money when fireworks explode from rooftops around the city.
Berlin | Get your place in Berlin, somewhere between the Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column, and you’ll be in for a Silvester party you will never forget. More than one million people every year think this is the place to see in the New Year.
Iceland | You may need your thermals, but Iceland is one of the hottest spots around on New Year’s Eve. Around 500 tons of spectacular fireworks light up the night sky to mark the start of the New Year, but these can pale into insignificance if the stunning Northern Lights make an appearance.
Sydney | Be among the first people in the world to welcome in the New Year by taking a trip to Sydney. The Harbour light parade will leave you awestruck and most people know what to expect of the city’s extravagant fireworks display — everyone’s seen it enough times on the New Year’s Day news.
New Orleans | If music is vital to get you in the party mood, then there can be no better choice than the swinging city of New Orleans. Watch fireworks dance over the Mississippi after Baby New Year famously falls down from Jax Brewery. How about seeing in the New Year on a steamboat cruise or simply enjoying the atmosphere on Bourbon Street? The Big Easy will make it simple to have a good time.
London | Stay close to home but be transported to a magical place with the stunning atmosphere and entertainment on offer in London on New Year’s Eve. Savour the view of the London Eye majestically lit up by fireworks, and don’t miss the famous New Year’s Day Parade.
New York | There is perhaps no more famous New Year’s Eve destination in the world than New York — it’s still the city that never sleeps. Join the crowds in Times Square, or celebrate with a difference by grabbing an Official All-Access Meatpacking District Party Pass — one of the hottest tickets in the city.
Hong Kong | The combination of the skyscraper lights and midnight fireworks will really be a highlight of your celebrations in Hong Kong. Opt for a dinner-dance cruise in Victoria Harbour, or head to Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade for memories that will last long after the clock strikes 1am.