Where To Spend New Year

16/05/2016 Off By tripsology

tripsologist’s Top New Year Break Ideas

Fed up sitting at home watching the same old dreary Hogmanay programmes that are wheeled out year after year? We’ve got the low down on where tripsologists are planning to celebrate the arrival of the new year and you could be first-footing somewhere new and exciting, joining everyone else on a fun, New Year break. Raise a glass to new opportunities with these top suggestions from around the world…


Fireworks in Edinburgh Scotland

Fireworks in Edinburgh

If a proper Hogmanay is on the cards, then Edinburgh is the place to be. Scotland’s capital is famous the world over for its spectacular celebrations and dazzling fireworks – all set against the magnificent backdrop of stunning Edinburgh Castle. It’s no wonder this is one of the world’s biggest parties and everyone is invited. Princes Street is the main hub of the action which is always 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 information and timing check out the official Edinburgh’s Hogmanay site.
And for something super glamorous, tripsologists say you should check out the Hogmanay Snow Ball at the stunning Assembly Rooms in the city. Dress up in your finery and head to what sounds like the most glittering event this Hogmanay.


Glasgow Fireworks for New Years

Glasgow Fireworks

From fun fireworks displays to partying in super cool clubs and bars, Glasgow is buzzing on New Year’s Eve. There’s plenty going on but tripsologists have suggested a few possibilities for your diary:

Ashton Lane Street Party

Waxy’s Hogmanay Rock Lock-In 

Hogmanay Hootenanny at The Nation Piping Centre

If you have kids in tow, you could also take in the Hogmanay performance of family friendly pantomime Aladdin at The Kings Theatre.


London Fireworks for NYE

London Fireworks

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.
Watch the magnificent fireworks over the River Thames as they light up the sky in a dazzling display or another great idea suggested to us was to go to one of London’s trendy rooftop bars; that way you get to stay warm and in from the cold but still soak up the atmosphere of a city in full swing.

Some suggestions from the community are – FEST Camden, The Windmill Mayfair, Skylight, Rumpus Room and Aviary at The Montcalm. Or, for a touch of real glamour, The View from the Shard has been highly recommended where you can celebrate in style, taking in the fireworks display from one of London’s most iconic landmarks. Probably best to book in advance as this is likely to be popular. tripsologists have also said you shouldn’t miss the fabulous New Year’s Day Parade with its Pearly Kings and Queens and marching bands as they weave through the city streets.

New York


New York Fireworks

New York Fireworks

Times Square is where it’s at if you find yourself in the Big Apple. New York City is renowned for its lavish New Year’s Eve countdown celebrations star-studded live concerts, firework displays and of course, the centrepiece of it all…the Ball Drop.
Unmissable and tripsologists say that everyone should experience New Year in NY at least once in their lifetime. NY in NY – have we started something here?



Fireworks in Sydney for New Years Eve

Fireworks in Sydney

Australians go big on New Year’s Eve celebrations and the setting at the famous Sydney Harbour is a spectacular backdrop for partying Down Under and they really show the world how it is done.


Fireworks in Berlin for New Years

Fireworks in Berlin for New Years

Another hotspot with a massive New Year party is Berlin. tripsologists have said that the celebrations in the German capital will take place along a 2km stretch between Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column and revellers can expect live music, DJs and tasty food stalls.


Fireworks in Paris for New Years

Fireworks in Paris for New Years

Why not wish yourselves a ‘Bonne Annee’ and see in the New Year in style in one of the most romantic cities in the world? tripsologists say that Paris by night, especially at Christmas and New Year, is just magical and they recommend one of the dinner cruises on the Seine or the bus tour around the city’s landmarks. They also advice on booking early as Paris hotels get busy at this time of year and prices reflect this.



Fireworks in Dubai by the water

Fireworks in Dubai

Another showstopper on the world stage is Dubai and they really turn on the style come New Year’s Eve. tripsologists have said it offers a truly world class spectacle.

All eyes are usually on the Burj Al Arab as an impressive backdrop for a firework display or imagine overlooking Dubai from Burj Kalifa, the world’s tallest building? Perhaps book a special treat and have dinner in one of the restaurants for enjoying the magnificent views, or for something completely different, some of the community have suggested celebrating Bedouin style where you can experience fun, food and fireworks in the desert. What a way to see in the new year.



Fireworks over Reykjavik

Fireworks over Reykjavik

Traditionally, Icelanders will enjoy a family dinner before gathering at a local bonfire and enjoying fireworks. This city might appeal to the party people. tripsologists tell us that the bars and clubs stay open very late and locals and tourists alike will celebrate well into the morning.

The highly-skilled team at AllTheRooms have put together a Reykjavik Vacation Rentals guide where you can explore things to do, local guide information, affordable accommodation, availability and weather in the city. Sounds like the complete guide for your trip to Reykjavik!

Quiet Country Getaways

Are you looking for somewhere to go to see in the New Year but rowdy street parties aren’t your thing?  That’s fair enough; not everyone wants to rave all night long.  If a nice, quiet and cosy Hogmanay is more your scene then why not head off to a cosy cottage or log cabin? You can pack all the main ingredients and chuck them in the boot of the car and simply drive off into the countryside or the mountains with your Ne’er day bottle, some good food and your significant other. tripsologists have suggested booking your cosy New Year break with Holiday Cottages!

Whatever you decide on, be sure to tell us all about it and show off your fabulous New Year celebrations to the rest of the tripsology community. Here’s to a top year ahead and lots of travel.

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