The countdown has begun! The new year is just around the corner and we ought to give it the grandest welcome with an overdose of fun, food, and fireworks! We’ve rounded up a few of the finest places to visit for New Year in the world where you can dance your way into a new era of possibilities and good luck with exciting events and traditions. From lively parties, gala feasts, lavish cruises, beach concerts, extravagant balls, to exotic carnivals, these fab destinations offer it all. Take your pick and make way for 2023 with a limitless supply of trippy music, cool cocktails, and hearty laughter!
Get to Bangkok’s Central World Square and turn your New Year celebration into an electrifying affair! The crazy parties and never-ending fireworks of Bangkok will give you the jazziest night of your lives to end this year with! Other than parties, his city entertains all with hip concerts, a mind-blowing light show, a live screen display of NYE celebrations worldwide, and a series of synchronised fireworks lighting up the sky over the Bangkok river. All this awesomeness draws partygoers from all over the world to one of the best places to visit for New Year.
Places to visit in Bangkok on New Year: Central World Plaza, Khao San Road, Lebua Sky Bar, Meta Music Festival, Beam NYE
Places to stay in Bangkok: Sofitel So Bangkok, Ibis Bangkok Riverside, ZEN Rooms
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Head to Burj Khalifa and watch the sky light up with colourful fireworks from the top of the world, quite literally! Dubai has a plethora of places to visit for New Year gigs and plays host to a lot more than just parties. You can watch the spectacular Light & Sound Show, have a lavish dinner on a river cruise, or go on a shopping spree at the souks to avail heavy festive discounts on fashion, accessories, and gadgets on your Dubai New Year vacay. To add a cultural touch to your celebration, book yourself a night of hearty entertainment on the Arabian sands where you can gorge on barbecued delicacies while watching impressive fire shows and belly dance performances!
Places to visit in Dubai on New Year: Dubai Mall, BB Social, Zero Gravity’s NYE Beach Festival, Radisson Blu Deira Creek
Places to stay in Dubai: The Atlantis, Shangri-La, Africana Dubai
Dive headfirst into a frenzy of fun, fireworks and music in Edinburgh and know why it’s among the best places to celebrate New Year! Watch people gather in the streets, restaurants, and clubs to sing ‘ and welcome the new year together with laughter, food and booze. The merriment is accompanied by jolly dancing in the streets, gala dinners at hotels and restaurants, the craziest parties, and a three-day kickass music festival called Hogmanay Celebrations hosted by popular international artists! Thrill seekers take part in the Dog Sledding competition, the Loony Dook Parade, and even go for a dive into the freezing River Forth to turn their NYE tad adventurous. What’s your pick?
Places to visit in Edinburgh on New Year: Princess Street Gardens, the Royal Mile, ATIK Edinburgh, The Assembly Rooms SnowBall
Places to stay in Edinburgh: Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, Roxburghe Hotel, Fountain Court Stewart Apartments
Fly to New York and end your quest for the best New Year celebration in the world! Get your gang to Times Square and watch the ball drop as the clock strikes twelve and you’re showered with confetti amid the joyous uproar! Giving most New Year destinations in India a tough competition, there’s a lot that makes the dream city one of the most happening places to visit for New Year. Drown in endless fun with multiple celebrity shows, flashy parties with mad beats, EDM concerts, all-you-can-eat buffets, and pyrotechnic light shows. But don’t forget to keep a lookout on those enormous TV screens amid all the excitement or you’ll miss the chance to spot yourself on one of them!
Places to visit in New York on New Year: Times Square, New Year Eve Cruises, The Peninsula NYE Rooftop Party, Brooklyn Brewery, The Carlyle
Places to stay in New York: The Knickerbocker, TWA, Renaissance New York Times Square
Ditch the loud parties and welcome 2023 Balinese style! If you’d rather pick exotic architecture, trekking adventures to volcanoes, and engaging cultural performances over jazzy clubs and loud gatherings, then Bali is hands down the best place to celebrate New Year in the world! Partake in unique traditions in temples, witness colourful parades, gorge on delicious Balinese cuisine, sing Balinese songs with strangers, and watch a magnificent firework show over Puputan Badung Park for the most enlivening New Year celebration ever!
Places to visit in Bali on New Year: Puputan Badung Park, Finns Beach Club, Sanur Mask Parade, Karma Beach Masquerade Ball
Places to stay in Bali: Keraton Jimbaran Beach Resort, Ubud Miko Villas, Quest Hotel San Denpasar
When it comes to cataloguing delightful places to celebrate New Year with nightlong parties as well as cultural extravaganzas, Tokyo sure tops the list! You can explore Tokyo’s lit DJ nights, live concerts, gala dinners, and countdown events, and you can also witness the cultural celebration ‘Joya-no-Kane’ in a temple nearby, a Japanese ritual where monks ring the shrine’s holy bell 108 times to bring you good luck in the new year. Better yet, you can ride to Yokohama near Tokyo for an even jazzier celebration. Every New Year’s Eve, locals and expats gather at the Yokohama port for an uninterrupted view of Japan’s famous New Year Fireworks Symphonia, a world-class light show of over 3,000 fireworks in the sky accompanied by music and an experience that should definitely be on your bucket list!
Places to visit in Tokyo on New Year: Zojo-ji temple, Tokyo Tower, Shibuya Crossing, Yokohama port, clubs in Roppongi
Places to stay in Tokyo: Sakura Hotel Ikebukuro, Mandarin Oriental, APA Hotel Shimbashi Onarimon
The Dutch capital’s famous (read ‘notorious’’, wink!) party atmosphere draws millennials here from far and wide during Christmas and New Year! With insane street parties that last till dawn, popular bands performing live at open-house concerts, international DJs playing the craziest beats in clubs, and an endless supply of booze, Amsterdam is, without a doubt, one of the most fun places to visit for New Year for the party lover in you! If clubs are not your thing, you can be part of larger celebrations in public spaces like Rembrandtplein and Museumplein, or watch fireworks light up the sky at either of the many bridges in the city. Just pick your haunt and get ready for the best New Year celebration in the world!
Places to visit in Amsterdam on New Year: Gashouder, AMAZE Amsterdam, Club NYX, Rembrandtplein, Museumplein, Dam Square
Places to stay in Amsterdam: Hard Rock Hotel, Okura Amsterdam, Hotel Arena
Samba your way into the New Year at Rio’s iconic Copacabana Beach! Plunge into boundless thrill at this three mile long coastline that plays host to thousands of people from around the world on NYE with its exotic party vibes, rocking dance performances, and wild DJ beats that will keep you swaying till daybreak! And as the countdown ends and fireworks invade the sky, join the crowd in their local ritual of tossing flowers into the sea for blessing the new year. A riot of colours, cocktails and confetti, Rio’s New Year celebration has the same energy as its famous Carnival! No doubt it’s the best place to celebrate New Year in the world for beach bums and partygoers.
Places to visit in Rio on New Year: Copacabana Beach, Ipanema Beach, Barra, Morro da Urca, Pestana Rio Atlantica Rooftop Party
Places to stay in Rio: Copacabana Palace, Sofitel Rio, Hotel Pestana, Novotel Rio de Janeiro Leme
New Year festivities in Cape Town are anything but typical. For one, NYE celebrations here aren’t just limited to the last day of December that end at midnight, but go on for three whole days with frivolous parties, laughter, lights, dance, and drinks! When in Cape Town, there are plenty of places to visit for New Year. You can head down to the Victoria & Albert Waterfront to watch a concert performed by an impressive lineup of international DJs. You can picnic over Table Mountain to see the year’s last sunset followed by a spectacular display of fireworks. And you can also watch 10,000 dancers and singers perform on the streets and over the beaches at the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival Parade.
Places to visit in Cape Town on New Year: Victoria Falls New Year’s Carnival, Victoria & Albert Waterfront, Cabo Beach Club, The Park Inn’s Harald’s Bar, Grand Pavilion
Places to stay in Cape Town: Grande Kloof Boutique Hotel, City Lodge Hotel V&A Waterfront, Atlanticview Cape Town Boutique Hotel
Moscow is in itself one big party! The whole town makes way for the new year with music, dance, and vibrant decor. You’ll see historic landmarks, markets, houses, and cafes decked up with colourful lights, giving you plenty of cool snaps for your social media showoff! But what really makes Moscow one of the best places to celebrate New Year is its astonishing display of fireworks that will keep your eyes glued to the skies at midnight! But before you get hooked to its pyrotechnic dance, make sure to hit the dance floor at its many nightclubs and countdown parties lined up at Red Square!
Places to visit in Moscow on New Year: Red Square, Ritz-Carlton, Gorky Park, Sokolniki Park, Hermitage Garden, Patriarshy Bridge
Places to stay in Cape Town: Balchug Kempinski Hotel, Metropol Hotel, Winewood Moscow Lounge Hotel
With all the thrill and excitement they promise, we bet it’ll be hard to choose from these amazing places to visit for New Year around the world. Reach out to the WanderOn team and we’ll gladly help you pick the right destination as per your preferences and budget. Whether you watch the ball drop in Times Square or sip thirst-quenching cocktails on Copacabana Beach, you’ll end up having the most electrifying holiday experience at these places to end the year with! Are you all set?
A. New York, Cape Town, Bali, Dubai, Moscow, Sydney, Venice, and Goa are some of the best places in the world to celebrate New Year with great parties, feasts, shopping and cultural events.
A. While one can’t single out a place for the best New Year celebration in the world, New York does top the list according to several popular magazines and online travel portals. Other than enjoying jazzy parties, concerts and gala dinners around the city, people from around the world gather at Times Square for what is globally considered one of the biggest New Year’s Eve events – the iconic Ball Drop!
A. Places like Goa, Delhi, Mumbai, Manali, Bangalore, Jaipur, Kolkata, and Chennai are often regarded as some of the best places to visit for New Year in India. These metros offer everything from a lit ambience, to high-end parties, live music gigs, celebrity performances, and firework shows to turn New Year’s Eve into a memorable affair for all!
A. India has many popular haunts that level up their fun quotient on New Year with lights, music, merrymaking, and the delicious aroma of food hanging in the air! Hauz Khas, Lodhi, Khan Market, Connaught Place, Paharganj, Delhi Haat, and Greater Kailash are some of the top places to find great cafes, clubs, karaoke bars, and other NYE events in Delhi. You can head to clubs like Kitty Su, Pangea, Privee, and Toy Room, as well as cafes like Hard Rock Cafe, Tamasha, Summer House, Imperfecto, Local, Diggin, and a lot more for the finest food, fun vibes, and the hottest festive deals. You can also explore the city’s famous tourist attractions like Red Fort, Humayun’s Tomb, Rashtrapati Bhawan, and India Gate decked up with dazzling lights before enjoying a spectacular fireworks display in the skies at midnight!
A. Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Dubai, Egypt, Sri Lanka, and Jordan are some of the least expensive places to celebrate New Year in the world.
Written By : Kanika Saxena
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