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Top 10 places to be this New Year’s Eve


Our top ten destinations to be celebrating on New Year’s Eve and welcoming in 2010 are;

New York, USA

The city that never sleeps is home to some of the best New Year’s Eve celebrations in the world. Times Square is the place to be, where approximately one million people gather to watch the famous New Year’s Eve Ball descending from a flagpole at the top of One Times Square.

Times Square

Times Square


Sydney, Australia

Like most destinations throughout the world, Sydney celebrates New Year’s eve with a bang, with plenty of fireworks over the Harbour at 9pm and again at midnight. The fireworks have become the most watched display in the world and there are cocktail and party cruises in Sydney Hour for people to party in style.

The amazing fireworks display from the Sydney Harbour Bridge

The amazing fireworks display from the Sydney Harbour Bridge


London, England

New Year’s Eve party cruises along the Thames are very popular with celebrators in London, whilst people gather at the London Eye to watch huge fireworks in the wait for Big Ben to chime at midnight.

Just some of the sights enjoyed from the Thames

Just some of the sights enjoyed from the Thames


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

New Year’s Eve in Brazil officially marks the beginning of the summer holidays, so it’s a great place to head for a bit of winter sun. The beach of Copacabana is believed by many to have one of the best firework displays in the world. Traditionally, Brazilians wear white to bring good luck for the New Year.

The world famous Reveillon at Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro

The world famous Reveillon at Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro


Paris, France

The city of lights becomes that little bit brighter when an impressive fireworks display is let off from the Eiffel Tower on the stroke of midnight. Celebrations range from formal balls and feasts to quiet dining with friends, family and a glass of champagne.

Revellers arrive early on the Champs Eleysee looking for a good spot to watch the fireworks

Revellers arrive early on the Champs Eleysee looking for a good spot to watch the fireworks


Edinburgh, Scotland

On New Year’s Eve, Edinburgh is home to the biggest street party in Europe and, whilst most cities party for just one night, the celebrations in Scotland last for four days, with a whole program of events for all ages. There might even be snow!

Princes Street in Edinburgh home to the world famous Hogmanay Street Party

Princes Street in Edinburgh home to the world famous Hogmanay Street Party


Cape Town, South Africa

New Year’s Eve in Cape Town can be celebrated on the backdrop of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean, and the many roof top parties and wine bars attract plenty of party-goers every year. Costumed dancers, painted faces, fireworks and banjo players complete the celebrations.

The famous landmark of Table Mountain in Cape Town

The famous landmark of Table Mountain in Cape Town


Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand is perhaps the only country in the world to celebrate a New Year three times annually; once in January for the Chinese New Year, again in April for the Thai New Year and finally at the end of December, as the Western New Year has been accepted as another night to do some serious partying at the many clubs and swanky bars in the city of Bangkok.

A traditional Thai dancer

A traditional Thai dancer


Las Vegas, USA

Where better to raise a glass to the New Year than in the city that parties non-stop all year round. Las Vegas is renowned for its casinos, bars and nightclubs and on New Year’s Eve massive firework displays extend way beyond the neon lights. The famous strip is closed to vehicles for the New Year’s Eve party, which is often attended by plenty of celebrities.

Celebrate in the gaming capital of the world

Celebrate in the gaming capital of the world


Niagara, Canada

There’s no better reason to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Niagara than to experience the true beauty of the fireworks display over the infamous Niagara Falls. The spectacular event is held in Queen Victoria Park and is a sight that’s not to be missed.

Fireworks over Niagara Falls

Fireworks over Niagara Falls


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Posted : Friday, December 18th, 2009 at 12:00
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