Top Five Cities To Celebrate New Year
Fed up with sitting at home in front of the telly for ‘the bells’? Well, let’s get out with the old and in with the new!
Check out our guide to the top five places to celebrate New Year with a bang. There are still some great flights and hotel deals around so why not head off for some real fun. Go on; kick start your 2017 and make this a year to remember.
Scotland’s capital and ‘The Home of Hogmanay’ is famous the world over for its spectacular celebrations, dazzling fireworks and incredible live music – all set against the magnificent backdrop of the stunning Edinburgh Castle. It’s just idyllic!
It’s no wonder this is one of the world’s biggest parties and everyone wants to be here. Princes Street is the main hub of the action as bands and djs fill the air with great music. The place is packed with happy revellers from all over the world who have come to experience a proper Scottish ‘Hogmanay’ and what could be better than saying ‘Happy New Year’ to some of the friendliest people on earth.
For full event listings and timings check out the official Edinburgh’s Hogmanay site.
Happy New Year, Fireworks Show in London By chris.chabot (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Some of the biggest and best celebrations can be found in the UK capital and London is the place to be to get your sparkle on for seeing in the New Year in style.
To really get into the mood, catch the magnificent fireworks over the River Thames as they light up the sky in a dazzling display. There are literally dozens of events to suit every taste; from partying into the wee small hours or leisurely activities on 1st Jan. Don’t miss the fabulous New Year’s Day Parade with its Pearly Kings and Queens, marching bands, acrobats and dancers as they weave through the city streets.
For a full run down of what’s on in London over New Year
Image By Anthony Quintano from Hillsborough, NJ, United States (Working New Years Eve Social Media for NBC) (CC BY 2.0)
Times Square is the place to be if you fancy celebrating New Year in the Big Apple. New York City is renowned for its lavish New Year’s Eve countdown celebrations –in fact it’s not so much as a tradition as a world famous phenomenon! Star-studded live concerts, fireworks displays and of course, the piece de resistance…the Ball Drop. Unmissable and everyone should experience New Year in New York at least once in their lifetime.
New Year Fireworks at Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong
Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour is the place to be if you fancy celebrating in the Far East this year. Throngs of revellers will line the stylish waterfront for Hong Kong’s spectacular New Year countdown.
As well as soaking up the carnival from dry land, there are also some harbour cruises and boat tours available to celebrate on the water.
Fireworks over Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge By miquitos (CC BY-SA 2.0)
There’s no doubt about it, Sydney go big on New Year’s Eve celebrations and the setting at the famous harbour is a spectacular backdrop for a party Down Under!
Not be missed is the beautiful Harbour of Light Parade which sees ships lighting up the water as they glide along in their procession. The evening is topped off with a magnificent fireworks display at the stroke of midnight. For a complete run down of New Year’s Eve in Sydney check out the official site