Are you at loss to decide where to spend New Year’s Eve ? Don’t have an invitation to a New Year party ? Well, there are some fantastic places around the world that will welcome you to the party with open arms ….and you won’t have to gatecrash either!How about these destinations for the party animal inside you:-
Sydney Harbour Fireworks
According to the city of Sydney website, Sydney is calling itself the New Years Eve capital of the world. Whilst some might dispute that title there is no getting away from the fact that Sydney lays on an amazing party atmosphere on New Years Eve complete with one the best firework displays anywhere. All this takes place with the back drop of Sydney Harbour Bridge and with an attendance in the region of 1.5 million people!
The Sydney New Years Eve Experience starts with entertainment from the late afternoon. There is a family firework display at 9pm culmination in the main firwork display at midnight. The world-famous fireworks displays can be seen all the way from Gladesville Bridge to the Heads of Sydney Harbour, with fireworks barges located between Point Piper in the east and Cockatoo Island in the west. When deciding where to go, keep in mind that sites closest to the Sydney Harbour Bridge always attract large crowds. If you plan to travel to these sites, arrive early as access is limited and sites will be closed once they are full.
Take a look at this short video displaying the amazing display at Sydney Harbour in 2008
London – New Year celebrations
London has lots going on at New Year and not just on New Years Eve. The fireworks take place around the London Eye area on the River Thames and there are hundreds of other events from ice skating at iconic locations around the capital to The New Years Day Parade.
New Years Eve in Paris
Paris is only a short flight or Eurostar trip from the UK. Paris, of course is the city of romance but the city is also great for clubbers and for food, so Paris has something to offer most visitors.The Champs-Elysees is the place to be if you want to be at the centre of the party in Paris. Starting at about 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, people start to flock to the famous street, often bringing along bottles and plastic flutes. From many places on the Champs-Elysees, you can get a good view of the Eiffel Tower, which explodes into a sparkling dance of light at the stroke of midnight.Major fireworks displays can usually be seen from the Champs-Elysees, and there are plenty of spots to go dancing or dining before or after midnight in Paris.
Although the ambiance here is usually friendly, celebrating on the Champs-Elysees calls for you to be especially aware of your personal belongings, as pickpockets are common in large crowds. Also, Paris won’t be the party of choice for you if you’re claustrophobic or crowd-shy as tens of thousands throng the streets around midnight.
New York on New Years Eve
Every year Times Square in New York hosts a New Years Eve party to remember. The famous ball drop atop One Times Square has been a tradition dating back to 1906. Each year, hundreds of thousands of people descend upon Times Square to experience this free event. If you are planning to join the festivities, get there early and be prepared – you’ll be corralled into barricaded areas where you’ll have to stay for the duration. If you leave, you can’t get back to where you were so plan ahead and enjoy!
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