If you plan on watching the fireworks on the Thames, then watching the gorgeous London Eye light up in pyrotechnics is a great way to bring in the New Year. With literally hundreds of holiday gatherings, glitzy hotel soirees, and drunken parties galore, there will be no shortage of celebration in The UK’s capital.
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Take in the spectacular vista of Victoria Harbor as it alights with fiery celebrations. Head to Ozone on the 118th floor of the Ritz-Carlton to get as high as you can. Or try Felix, the bar at The Peninsula, designed by Philippe Starck! As you walk up the spiral staircase towards the hip little circular bar, and even the music fades in anticipation as you walk through the space.
With over 148,000 people in attendance, and participants hailing from more than 70 countries, this famed annual three-day event is the place to be for this New Year’s Eve. The festivities begin on the 30th of December with thousands of people carrying torches from Parliament Square to Calton Hill, where fireworks explode in color. On Dec 31, the streets erupt in the largest chorus of the song, ‘Aude Lang Syne.’ On New Year’s Day, the party continues with ceilidhs, live music and theater. See www.edinburghshogmanay.com.
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In NYE, Sydney is a sight to behold. Sydney Harbor fills up with revelers from all over the world – making it an exciting place to spend the night. Motor out to Cockatoo Island and set up a moonlit picnic in preparation for the show. You can even camp there the night before.
Berlin NYE’s is special. Pancake race, anyone? Runners in fancy dress follows various routes of two to 15 kilometers from the Grunewald neighborhood, flipping pancakes all the while. Berlin’s biggest party takes place at the Brandenburg Gate.
New Year’s Eve in Time Square has always been an exciting event for Americans.
This perfect vacation rental allows visitors to see the awesome skyline of Manhattan when the spectacular fireworks begin.