New Year’s Eve is one of those days where people from most parts of the world celebrate in harmony and welcome the arrival of the New Year with their special and unique traditions. The celebrations may differ across different lands but in the end the main intention is to spend quality time with friends or family. And if there’s anything the past couple of years have taught us, it’s to keep your loved ones closer.
As you make plans to ring in the New Year, consider indulging in one of these traditions and attractions from around the world.
New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise, Sydney
As expected from one of the biggest cities in Australia, Sydney has one of the most mesmerising New Year’s Eve celebrations in the world. The extravagant fireworks display is adored by every Australian along with the rest of the world, and as a result millions will flock to the harbour city to get a glimpse of this spectacle. New Year Cruises on Sydney Harbour let you in on exclusive angles of the fireworks from the waters! Ring in the special occasion with your loved ones on these remarkable cruises and enjoy a crowd-free dining experience on the waters, all the while soaking in all the booms and bangs of the fireworks! Raise the spirits even higher with premium drinks and beverages, also included throughout your cruise.
Even if you prefer to play it by ear and roam the Central Business District, you can’t go wrong with Sydney, which will be flooded with late-night shenanigans across its many famous venues like The Newport, Aria, Taylor’s Rooftop and the like, till late.
Watching the Ball Drop, New York
Despite the freezing temperatures, millions of Americans gather around the streets of Times Square (or around their television sets) for the annual Ball Drop at midnight. The biggest city in the United States gets the most attention for New Year’s Eve with an event which kicked off as early as 1907. This annual celebration has been one of the most popular New Year’s spectacles ever since and is found on top of most traveller’s bucket lists!
But that’s not all! The Big Apple is a mecca for entertainment and that’s especially the case on holidays like New Year’s Eve. You can easily catch a party at the Brooklyn Bowl, Copacabana and House of Yes, or if you’re looking to spend time before the countdown begins, there are plenty of broadway shows that wrap up just in time! Or simply take to the waters of the Hudson River and watch the elegant fireworks on a cruise! The choices are plenty!
Throwing Plates, Denmark
Yep, you read that right! While throwing plates in the middle of a conversation signals that it’s going very wrong, here in Denmark it’s quite the contrary. It’s a popular tradition on New Year’s Eve, where people throw unused plates that have been stockpiled throughout the entire year at the front door! And apparently, the more broken kitchenware you got on your front door, the more lucky you’ll be for the next year! It sounds like the less intense version of its twin tradition in Italy, where furniture will be chucked out of the windows! Sounds like something you’d do right?!
Las Vegas : Just Party as Hard as You Can
No New Year’s list is complete without mentioning Sin City, and that’s where Las Vegas comes in. Dubbed as the biggest party capital in the world, in Vegas you will always find something going down, but things go even further up a notch for New Year’s Eve. The four-mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard will be shut down to traffic and will be accessible for pedestrians only. It is the perfect spot to watch the fireworks erupt from over seven casinos at the stroke of midnight! The place also draws big names like Maroon 5, Usher, Bruno Mars, Lizzo and more, for end-of-the-year festivities!