With 2014 drawing to a close here are my top ten places to bring in the New Year in style from across the globe..
Sydney pips everyone else to the post in being the first major city to bring in the New Year and it sure does do it in style. With its world famous firework display lighting up the iconic Harbour in a kaleidoscope of colour, Sydney is THE place to celebrate New Years Eve.
Rio de Janeiro
It’s no secret that the Brazilians know how to party and New Year’s Eve is no exception! Join the 2 million party goers on the iconic Copacabana Beach to bring in the New Year in style with live DJs, spectacular fireworks and late night dips.
Reykjavik may be one of the smallest capitals in Europe but it throws some of the best New Year’s Eve celebrations out there. Starting with bonfires on the streets fireworks then light up the sky all over the city and, if you’re really lucky, you might even get a glimpse of the Northern Lights.
Berlin’s worldwide reputation as a party city will give you a fairly good indication as to what the city gets up to on New Year’s Eve. Starting at Brandenburg Gate the famous party mile is lined with live music, mulled wine and traditional German food to get you in the party mood.
Hosting a three day festival of fun, the largest firework display in Latin America and a beach party to end all beach parties, Valparaíso sure does know how to celebrate.To ensure good luck in the coming year and follow Chilean tradition make sure you’re wearing yellow underwear and eat a spoonful of lentils!
After a three hour extravaganza the English bring in the New Year in true London style to the chiming of Big Ben, followed by a spectular fireworks display across the skyline. If your heads aren’t too sore the next day be sure to check out the New Year’s Day Parade filled with 10,000 performers from all over the globe.
You may have to battle with the crowds but watching the ball drop over Times Square is one of those iconic moments that’s on most peoples bucket lists. And with entertainment from world class artists, magical fireworks and enough confetti to last a lifetime of weddings you can be sure its a night you won’t forget.
In Scotland it’s all about tradition and there’s no better place to celebrate Hogmanay than in the capital. The festivities kick off with a torchlight procession, followed by live concerts, street parties and traditional ceilidh before the biggest and loudest rendition of Auld Lang Syne when the clock strikes midnight.
For those ski enthusiasts there’s no better place to bring in the New Year than on the slopes and Tignes pulls out all the stops. With live DJs and acrobatic performances the Le Lac village turns into massive snow filled open air nightclub for the annual Fire Mix Party.
Disneyland brings in the new year as only they can in one magical, fun filled spectacular. Enjoy the magnificent music, parades and fireworks amongst your favourite Disney characters with the stunning backdrop of the Disney castle . Who said Disneyland’s just for kids anyway?