When it comes to celebrating the New Year, there’s nothing wrong with sitting on your sofa with a bag of potato chips and a beer, waiting for the ball to drop in New York’s Times Square. But if your resolution is to experience more of the world, get started early this year and ring in 2010 at one of our global celebration destinations. Whether you want to party with a few friends or a huge crowd, I’ve compiled a list of unique locations from Las Vegas to Barcelona, that will help make your New Year’s Eve more memorable.
So here is a list of some of the biggest New Year’s Eve parties around the world. I hope it will help you to pick your place to rock New Year’s Eve.
Las Vegas, Nevada
The city that parties every night throughout the year certainly knows how to throw a New Year’s Eve bash to remember. There are so many clubs, hotels, bars and casinos to choose from in Las Vegas, Nevada, that it’s almost impossible to not celebrate in style. There’s been some buzz that The Black Eyed Peas are going to perform live on New Year’s Eve at LAX Night Club!
New York, USA
Every year as the clock nears midnight on December 31st, the eyes of the world turn once more to the dazzling lights and bustling energy of Times Square. Anticipation runs high. New Year’s Eve at the symbolic center of New York City has become more than just a celebration, it’s a global tradition.
On New Year’s Eve, Austin really pulls out all the stops. This family friendly celebration of the arts takes place in the streets and at select indoor venues, offering nearly everything from dance and theater to music and food.
Niagara Falls, Canada
A New Year’s celebration in a stunning setting is what makes Niagara Falls’ New Year’s Eve bash a huge draw every year. “Party in Niagara” is organized annually by the Niagara Parks Commission.
Prague, Czech Republic
Nobody does fireworks on New Year’s Eve quite like the Czechs, so don’t be surprised when the entire city of Prague bursts into an explosion of light and color at midnight. Spend the night wandering in and out of the many pubs and cafés And if the aerial fireworks are not enough for you, you can pick up hand-held fireworks at Old Town Square and let them off along with the locals.
The City of Light is always spectacular in the evening, but on New Year’s Eve, Paris turns into a mass of twinkling gems. The Champs-Elysées is the place to head if you want to be at the center of the party.
Given that it’s the northernmost capital of the world, Reykjavic has a great deal of experience in figuring out how to celebrate during long, dark nights, and New Year’s Eve is no exception.
The Sydney New Year’s Eve experience starts with Pre-Show Entertainment in the late afternoon, the 9pm Family Fireworks and plenty of surprises on the harbor in the countdown to Midnight. Make sure you get there early to see all the entertainment and to get a good vantage point for the fireworks shows later in the evening.
Be a part of Barcelona’s celebrations with its never-ending partying and plenty of drinking. First, indulge in a traditional New Year’s Eve dinner with family or friends. At each of the twelve strokes of midnight, be sure to eat twelve individual grapes, a symbol of good luck for the coming year.
New Year’s Eve takes place not once, not twice, but three times in Thailand and its capital Bangkok does it in style. First New Year’s Eve extravaganza takes place alongside the rest of the Western World on Dec. 31. The second New Year’s Eve is in mid-January with Chinese calendar and finally third New Year’s Eve festivities happen in April with Thai calendar
Author Ahsan Mukhtar