The Most Memorable Places Around The World To Bring In The New Year

By Leah Freeman-Haskin


2020 is right around the corner and if you want to plan an unforgettable celebration, here are a few places to consider. With tickets often selling out months in advance for the most popular parties, be sure to plan and book your travel soon or run the risk of missing out.

London, England

New Year’s along the Thames is always a memorable location to experience fireworks and celebration. Set up shop in a local pub or go all out near the official staging area for front-row views.

London, England | Kevin Hackert | Unsplash

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Las Vegas, Nevada

Imagine experiencing Vegas when the Strip is closed to vehicles allowing people to take to the streets. At midnight, there are various firework shows from different resorts creating a truly unforgettable sight.

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Expect to celebrate the new year with about 2 million other people in Rio. The main event at Copacabana Beach includes a variety of musical acts and fireworks that can be seen across the city.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | Ze Martinusso | Getty Images

Paris, France

Picture yourself standing in front of the Champs-Elysees with views of the Eiffel Tower while bursts of light from fireworks rain down from overhead. New Year’s celebrations in Paris can range from pure debauchery to a quiet cruise along the Seine. Choose your vibe and book early to secure your spot.

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New York City, New York

The Times Square tradition started back in 1904 and is still one of the most famous New Year’s celebrations in the world. Restaurants in the area remain open but expect to wait hours for a table. Pack a picnic or make reservations early to ensure a perfect celebration as the ball drops.

New York City, NY | Michael Lee | Getty Images

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Sydney, Australia

Sydney is home to the world’s largest fireworks display on New Year’s Eve that rings on for a length of 12 minutes. Upwards of 1 million people come out to see the show at famed Sydney Harbor and the Sydney Harbor Bridge, so expect massive crowds and come ready to party.

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