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10 Best Cities For New Years Eve Celebration

Updated on June 25, 2012

New Years Eve is celebrated world-wide by all people, regardless of their nationality and religion. We are all waiting for this special night and carefully preparing for it. Many people even believe that a fulfillment of an upcoming year depends on how you spend your New Years Eve. If it is full of joy and happiness, then a new year will be full of joy and happiness and vice versa. Many people like to stay at home with their families and friends. Others like to travel - some to ski resorts, some to exotic islands, some to a new city. And if you finally want to visit a city you always wanted to visit, New Years Eve is a perfect time to do so. That is a magical time when all of the cities around the world are more gloriously alive than they usually are. Here you are 10 best cities to be for New Years Eve in order to have unforgettable New Years celebration. New Years Eve is approaching fast - don't forget to make all your travel reservations for this important night in advance.

Tokyo, Japan
Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo

If you want to start celebrating the New Year earlier, go to Tokyo, where the celebration starts on the 29th of December. Here, you also have a chance to prolong your New Years celebration up to January 4th. Even though most of the major tourist sites close down for that week, the streets of Tokyo, as well as, all restaurants and clubs are packed with people. The city is jumping with loads of fireworks, dancing and singing. Join locals and enter the New Year in traditional Japanese way: eating Toshikoshi Soba (New Years Eve Noodle) and listening to Juya No Kane (The Watch-Night Bell). The noodle, being long, symbolizes long and healthy life. The Watch-Night Bell, an analog to a countdown, rings 108 times at the temples all over Japan symbolizing getting rid of unhappiness, poorness and etc. On January 1st, visit the Imperial Palace, since it is one of the two days only when the Palace opens to the public.

Sydney Harbour Fireworks

Sydney

To be one of the first in the world to ring in the New Year, go to Sydney. Here, you can witness absolutely stunning fireworks accompanied by music exploding over the Sidney Harbour Bridge, the magnificent center piece of beautiful Sydney Harbour. More than a million people gather around Sydney Harbour for Midnight Fireworks, countdown and party. There are plenty of vantage points around the harbour, but probably best views of fireworks and all the New Years action are from one of the boats in the harbour. What can be better than to party on a boat at New Years Eve wearing shorts and flip flops? Don't forget to book your place on board in advance!

London New Years Fireworks

London

London is welcoming travelers to celebrate New Years with astonishing fireworks launched into the sky off the 135 meter London Eye, projecting a light show throughout the city. The fireworks can be seen from rooftops and balconies all across London, but best views of the fireworks are from Westminster Bridge and the north embankment of the River Thames, opposite the London Eye. The show starts after Big Ben chimes midnight and lasts for 15 minutes. You also can take a river cruise for better views of the fireworks and more romantic way bring in the New Year. Endless number of London pubs, clubs and restaurant are open well into New Years night across the capital with special parties and entertainment. If you are a theater lover, then for you London offers great stage shows for New Years Eve, where you have a chance to celebrate New Years with the theater cast and crew.

Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos, Barcelona Spain
Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos, Barcelona Spain

Barcelona

Ring in the New Year Spanish style by participating in Noche Vieja in Barcelona. From ballroom dance to salsa to flamenco to rock band performances - music, dance and parties are all over the city and festivities last for as long as a week. At midnight, when a great clock strikes twelve, experience old Spanish tradition of eating 12 grapes, one grape following each bell sound. This custom goes back to the Roman Empire and symbolizes passing the sweet flavor of grapes towards the New Year so it began sweetly. If you stay in Barcelona till January 5, then you have a chance to participate in Cabalgata de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Parade). The Three Kings arrive by boat at the waterfront of Barcelona and proceed slowly through the city throwing barley sugar sweets to the children lining the route.

Paris New Years Eve

Paris

Paris offer many ways to say Bonne Annee for Parisians and tourists. From top-notch dining to clubbing to fantastic fireworks to a glass of Champagne on the Champs-Elysees - New Years Eve in Paris is unforgettable. The place to start celebration is the Champs-Elysees. Around 9 p.m. people start to gather at the famous street and around midnight here you can watch the Eiffel Tower exploding into a sparkling dance of light and toast Happy New Year with a flute of Champagne. The Sacre Coeur in Montmartre, being one of the best viewpoints in Paris, is another fantastic place to ring in the New Year. With spectacular views of the entire Paris skyline, at midnight here you can see all fireworks launched around Paris.

Venice

Celebrate La Festa di San Silvestro (the holiday that is celebrated in Italy on December 31st) and Il Capodanno (on January 1st) Venetian style: enjoying several course of fantastic Italian meal in a local restaurant, drinking prosecco and joining the masked throng in St Mark's Square for midnight, where the bell of St. Mark's campanile announces the beginning of a new year. The celebration goes on with professional fireworks display along the waterfront. Parties around the town last until sunrise, so you can witness the first sunrise of the newborn year. Don't forget to wear your red underwear for New Years Eve! Italians say it'll bring you luck in the coming year.

Times Square Ball Drop

New York

Join hundreds of thousands of people at Times Square to witness the famous ball drop. For more than hundred years, New York City's Times Square has been the center of the universe on New Years Eve. Millions people all over the world hold their breath watching Times Square on New Years Eve and waiting to see Waterford Crystal New Year's Eve Ball descending from the flagpole atop One Times Square building. If you want to be at Times Square for the lowering of the Ball ceremony, wear warm clothes and arrive earlier - people start gathering on the Square at 3 pm on New Years Eve. If you want to witness the ceremony in a more comfortable atmosphere, there are several hotels at Times Square with a great view of the Square. The festivities continue after midnight with remarkable fireworks around the city. For more romantic New Years Eve celebration, New York City offers superb dining, special parties and New Years Eve cruises.

Las Vegas New Years Eve Fireworks
Las Vegas New Years Eve Fireworks

Las Vegas

Enjoy New Years dinner in Paris, ring in the New Year in New York and have a great New Years party in Venice - you can do all of it during one New Years Eve in Vegas! A huge party on the Las Vegas Strip, tremendous fireworks over the hotels, light and sound shows at the Fremont Experience, best entertainers in the showrooms and great parties in the clubs - on New Years Eve Las Vegas is even more alive than you've ever seen it. With Las Vegas New Years Eve being the busiest night of the year, clubs and restaurant tables fill up fast, therefore make your reservations in advance.

Disney World New Years Eve

Orlando

Orlando is a perfect place to spend New Years Eve for everyone, but of course, if you have kids, it is the best place to make New Years Eve unforgettable for them and for the entire family. SeaWorld, Universal Studios, Disney World - all of Orlando theme parks has a lot to offer for the magical night. Arrive earlier in the park you are planning on celebrating the New Year, as soon as the park will reach capacity, it wouldn't allow anyone in. All Disney parks have live entertainment throughout the day and the evening in addition to special midnight fireworks.

Toronto New Years Eve Bash

Toronto

Traditional Toronto New Years Eve Bash at Nathan Phillips Square attracts many visitors to watch and listen to some of the hottest pop artists performing live. There are hundreds of performers and a lot of shows that are taken place around the city during New Years celebration. Toronto has a lot of family activities to offer for New Years: from ice-skating to hay rides to shows and games at the Scarborough Civic Centre to Holiday Dreams at Ontario Place, the theme park in downtown Toronto. To ring in Toronto New Years Eve in romantic style, go on a fabulous Toronto Harbor cruise. With an exquisite dinner, you will dance the night away aboard a fully heated yacht enjoying beautiful views of Toronto from the Harbor.

What are you planning to do for New Years Eve? Please, share with us your plans and your best New Years Eve experiences. And Happy New Year!

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      Jerry G2 8 years ago from Cedar Rapids, IA

      Great hub, and great subject! Thanks for the information. My goal is to hit all ten :) Cheers!

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      Wanderlust 8 years ago from New York City

      Thank you Jerry. It is my goal too :) Sydney and Tokyo are next on my list.

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      Jerry G2 8 years ago from Cedar Rapids, IA

      Hi Wanderlust, I wanted to thank you again for your kind words to my "Live in the present moment" hub, and I noticed that a huge chunk of it was missing. If the top 10 list wasn't there last time you visited, take a look - I think you'll enjoy it. Sydney & Tokyo both sound awesome!

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      fineblogger 8 years ago from London, UK

      I would be heading to either Venice or Paris for coming new year celebrations...

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      Camps Bay Apartment 8 years ago

      That was one really informative hub! Thanks very much for the information. Found myself compelled to read most of each city. Rate up your page! Bob ;-)

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      Wanderlust 8 years ago from New York City

      fineblogger, have a fantastic trip! I've been to Paris and Venice for New Years Eve, both are absolutely great places to be for this event!

      Bob, thank you for stopping by. Hope you will visit all of these cities some day!

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      sherlynavia 8 years ago from United States

      Great info! I'm sure a lot of people will find this hub interesting.

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      nancydodds1 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Its very interesting and good images. Really last year i enjoyed a lot iam wishing you to enjoy lot coming year. Nice hub with informative subject.

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      Marisa Wright 8 years ago from Sydney

      One thing you didn't mention about Sydney is that, being in the Southern Hemisphere, you'll be watching the fireworks on a warm, balmy night. Near midnight in Sydney you'll see lots of gals strolling around in their filmy cocktail dresses and guys in open neck shirts - there's no need for a coat or even a cardi! A lot of people take a champagne picnic down to the foreshore early in the day to reserve a ringside seat on the grass.

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      Wanderlust 8 years ago from New York City

      That's why Marisa I want to go to Sydney for New Years Eve! I planned to go Sydney around Christmas and New Year a couple of years ago, but I am sure one day I will. Thank you guys for your comments.

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      betherickson 8 years ago from Minnesota

      I would love to go to Venice.

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      Brona  8 years ago

      Hogmany in Edinburgh is also great for New Year's Eve. Wrap up though, it can get very cold!

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      Elisabeth Sowerbutts 8 years ago from New Zealand

      Now you don't have my option for New Year's Eve: we are planning on taking a narrow gauge train out of Port Augusta, South Australia having driven from Perth across the Nullabor - but I think that's another hub!

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      sherlynavia 8 years ago from United States

      This is some really good stuff.

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      free ps3 8 years ago

      Nice hub, might try one of the places out one day!

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      Wanderlust 8 years ago from New York City

      Beth, Venice is absolutely fantastic at any time and a great place to be for New Years Eve!

      Brona, I am sure that Hogmanay in Edinburgh is a very interesting experience. Even though I spent a lot of time in England, I've never been to Scotland. I'd love to go there one day, in the summer probably :)

      Lissie, have a fantastic trip! I am sure, we will read all about it! Thank you everybody for nice comments.

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      Pramod Suraparaju 8 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Good to know this Wanderlust. I have been to New York for the New Year Eve. Its amazing there. I guess Vegas should be good too as I have been in Christmas time.

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      mariane14 8 years ago from USA

      ill be in timbukto....

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      KDorfman 8 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      Great hub. I'd love to be able to go to any of them, but I won't be able to. (I'm poor!) However, if I had a choice......

      I'd go straight to Sin City!

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      idea4u 8 years ago from India

      VERY USEFUL HUB .. I AM JUST LOOKING FOR THIS INFORMATION... I WILL PLAN FOR NEXT YEAR.. THANK U VERY MUCH AND KEEP IT UP WHY DONT U CREATE A HUB WITH NEWLY ELECTED WONDERS OF THE WORLD ... U CAN...

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      Dave McClure 8 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

      Good hub. London's firework show is great. Not so keen on the Trafalgar Square crowd though. I've always fancied the Sydney New Year, ever since watching their Y2K celebration. But I'd add a vote for Edinburgh too. As a Scot, I've got to!

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      bear 8 years ago

      Reykjavi ...no doubt

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      bear 8 years ago

      Reykjavik

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      Michigan Momma 8 years ago from Michigan

      Wow Great Hub!! I love New Years....well without the cold weather.

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      Sagan 8 years ago

      Those are some awesome cities to visit at any time of the year! I spent New Years in Istanbul one year and it was fantastic- it was their festival of Byrum at the same time so that might have been why.

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      Latrelle Ross 8 years ago

      Great hub! Makes me want to celebrate all over the world :)

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      bladeguy 8 years ago

      Great hub. How about Rio? Must be great there.

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      Candace Morgan 8 years ago from New York

      Great Hub. Thanks!!!!!

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      Sandilyn 8 years ago from Port Orange, FL

      What a wonderful array of places to celebrate the new year! We often just think of New York and the big ball but you have shown us many different places.

      While I stay home I would like to see Tokyo. The tradition in Barcelona is wonderful eating the 12 grapes! Now why don't we have a tradition more unique? We have a ball.

      Happy New Year to ALL!!

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      sunshine girl 8 years ago

      wow, im from nigeria and have never had the opportunity of traveling outside my country to celebrate new years eve or any other festival....im looking forward to this xmas and new year though. i hope to have the fun of my life. thanks for this hubpage, at least now i know where to go....

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      TravelAMP 8 years ago from Around the world

      Great ideas for New Year celebration. Thanks.

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      Wuksachi Staff 8 years ago from Sequoia National Park

      Hi Wanderlust,

      Great hub! I have always dreamed of spending a New Year's Eve in Times Square but I don't think I could handle the crowds! All good ideas though, and if I ever find myself traveling somewhere for New Year's I will definitely consider these places.

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      Elaine T 8 years ago

      Being from London I have a particular affinity for it. However, Tokyo sounds lovely. I am game for that trip. Happy New Year to one and all..

      PR: wait... I: wait... L: wait... LD: wait... I: wait...wait... CY: wait... I: wait... L: wait... YCat: wait... I: wait... Top: wait... I: wait... L: wait... C: wait... SD: wait...

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      Wanderlust 8 years ago from New York City

      OK, I have to add Edinburgh and Reykjavik to the list, I agree with you - both are great places to be for New Years Eve.

      And I agree with bladeguy, I kind of overlooked Latin America - Rio should be on a list too.

      Thanks for comment and Happy New Year Year Everybody

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      Shaun Lindbergh 8 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Cape Town, South Africa! Come here for the 2010 World Cup! Seychelles also has my vote ... the best tropical island holiday you could wish for. .

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      denisewrtr37 8 years ago from Philadelphia

      Great places! I'd like to ring the New Year in while visiting Tokyo.

      Dee Hubbing It Up

      Long Walk Up

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      Bev Bruce 8 years ago

      Having just spent New Year in Paris I can assure you there are no fireworks! Contrary to the comment above about fireworks. I was at the Trocadero opposite the Eiffel Tower and there was nothing! Still a nice place to go though.

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      Wanderlust 8 years ago from New York City

      Bev Bruce, I am sorry that you have missed fireworks in Paris this year. Actually, I've heard that this year Paris fireworks weren't that great. In any case, you can watch it in youtube (link below). In any case Happy New Year to everybody! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcW8HLWm3fE&amp...

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      eaasi3574 8 years ago

      excellent hub.I like it.

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      eaasi3574 8 years ago

      Great Article.

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      smod 7 years ago

      gisborne new zealand....27th till the 2nd rhytm and vines...first city and music festival in the world..get there

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      GDGDFG 7 years ago

      good thing i can just catch a bus to the city in sydney which only takes 20 mins :). Next year definatly going to las vegas.

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      magnus7777 7 years ago from Cagayan de Oro City

      Barcelona is a nice place my friend recommend a nice apartments in Barcelona http://www.friendlyrentals.com/en/apartments/barce... that will sure accommodate my needs.

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      john 7 years ago

      Very well written hub .....

      very much informative ......

      Thank you very much for your great hub, for good advice, good wishes and support. Thanks for sharing your experience with all of us.

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      fandi 7 years ago

      thanks articless good

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      Debbie Gee 7 years ago from California

      Excellent Hub!!

      Thanks,:-)

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      Flux Travel Guide 7 years ago

      Great tips mate, I am starting to think I should go far away, perhaps to the colorful Eastern Asia to have my next New Year's celebration!

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      Flux Travel Guide 7 years ago

      Great tips mate, I am starting to think I should go far away, perhaps to the colorful Eastern Asia to have my next New Year's celebration!

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      Sexy jonty 7 years ago from India

      Very sexy hub just like me ...... keep it up ....

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      Stefania miculas 7 years ago

      There were no fireworks in Paris on New Years Eve 2008. A little bit disappointing.

      Nevertheless I drank a very good champagne which made me forget about the fireworks.

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      Chanda Mizzelle 7 years ago

      my bday is new years day, I gotta bring it in right! This year toronto baby!

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      sisters oregon 7 years ago

      going to be going to Tokyo this New Years Eve. I can't wait.

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      Scarlett Black 7 years ago from New York

      Lovely. Thank you!

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      martycraigs 7 years ago

      It sounds awesome to go to some of those cities but I have gotten to the point where I am starting to stay in...maybe if I was younger.

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      Shari 7 years ago from New York, NY

      Great Hub . .I feel like I just have gone to each of these cities .. you really took me there and for that I thank you!

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      Points2Shop Help Tips 7 years ago

      I will be spending my new years in NY this year... but tokyo sounds great as well!

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      alligence 7 years ago

      LONDON LONDON LONDON LONDON LONDON ofcourse LOL

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      alligence 7 years ago

      LONDON LONDON LONDON LONDON LONDON ofcourse LOL

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      compromiseadvice 7 years ago

      Thank you for the hub, this should be on everyone's to-do list. Personally my favourite is Rio in Brazil. The party atmosphere is fantastic.

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      Waterford Crystal Vase 7 years ago

      Great selection of places to be during New Years, great hub and thanks for sharing.

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      rdelp 7 years ago

      I would think that Rio would be a great time...plus it is warm and the summer in Brazil.

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      IgglesROCK 7 years ago

      5 down 5 to go. great article. Sydney was fab and would recommend to anyone. The people are great and there is loads to do there. NYC is perhaps the worst on the list but it is a traditional NYE place in America.

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      sophs 7 years ago

      What a brilliant hub, Sydney Harbour Fireworks look amazing as does Disney World, I would love to spend New Year there! Keep up the good work :-)

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      Autumn St John 7 years ago

      I voted for 'Don't care' in the sense I have a good time whatever I do on NYE so I don't put that much thought into it. However, this excellent hub has some good suggestions-I love Toronto, maybe I'll go there this year for NYE...

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      Kelly Kline Burnett 6 years ago from Fontana, WI

      Orlando was a surprise - not Miami? I want to travel to ALL! Great Hub!

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      Waterford Crystal Vase 6 years ago

      Nice Hub. The Waterford Crystal Ball in New York is really a highlight.

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      silas41woodward 6 years ago

      I was at Las Vegas for new years. It was straight up BEAUTIFUL~

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      dog 6 years ago

      i am going to stay home by myself and drink until i pass out

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      Cristuli 6 years ago

      Rio de Janeiro

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      Mr Man 6 years ago

      Edinburgh is the best place for New Year. I cant believe someone suggested London here! England is not known for celebrating New Year really, that is until people in England saw the Americans love New Year.

      New Year celebrations in Edinburgh carry on for days after. Its probably the biggest holiday event in Scotland and NOT to be missed at all. One of the worlds biggest street parties in a beautiful city. Its also a very cultural thing so i would put Edinburgh at number 1.

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      Lance Hardwood 6 years ago

      FYI: all fireworks are prohibited in Paris...

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      DEE99DESIGNS 6 years ago

      ITS HOGMANAY FOLKS AND the scots invented old langs syne....cant believe EDINBURGH isint number one spot nevermind not even there better than London sydney tokyo the lot!

      EDINBURGH SCOTLAND

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      vicky 6 years ago

      how did you not mention Rio de Janeiro???

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      map65 6 years ago

      All great party cities!

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      Caryn2010 6 years ago

      I'm going to be in London for NYE! Yay!

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      Matt 6 years ago

      Durban, South-Africa

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      divya m 6 years ago

      good one

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      Asdfghjkl 6 years ago

      MELBOURNE allllllllllllllllll the way :)

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      mike  6 years ago

      the best of the lot has to be rio de janeiro

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      Mr Man 6 years ago

      Acutally i would be Edinburgh and Paris are the best followed by New York. Although for some reason i would love to spend a quiet New Year on a gorgeous Greek Island and take part in the local traditions.

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      rsainz 6 years ago

      last year London, maybe Bueno Aires this year

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      Lovena 6 years ago

      Washington DC has a James Bond Thunderball party that I've been to with a group of my single friends. We get the VIP tickets...it's a sexy affair and there is so much to do. We have tons of fun and we're going again this year...they are having the Bond cars there so I want my photo souvenir with the Aston Martin. Yeah!

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      Melbourne New Years Eve 6 years ago

      Fantastic Hub Wanderlust,

      Melbourne must have just missed out at number 11! lol ;)

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      DavidLivingston 6 years ago

      Nice hub. Thanks for posting. And Keep posting more.

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      Manasidas 6 years ago from Kolkata

      Great hub and informative also. But everyone also takes some resolution for their upcoming life. You can also have a look on it.

      https://hubpages.com/holidays/New-Year-Resolution-...

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      sami oduncu 6 years ago

      ? want to go every contry but soory:((((

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      carol111 6 years ago

      i dont know where 2 go for New years eve. Im having some friend problems and Im realy down. Any ideas?

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      Sir Frobisher 6 years ago

      Go to Barcelona. the people are so friendly and will make you forget everything!

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      :D 6 years ago

      you forgot Amsterdam it's the best place to be at new years eve!! a lot of fireworks and you can do it yourselfxD

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      Jules 6 years ago

      I know you had already mentioned a british city london but 'Hogmanay' is very famous in Edinburgh, Scotland. Perhaps even bigger than London. :D

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      Moose 6 years ago

      Tokyo was a total letdown!

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      Abby 6 years ago

      I love Paris, I lived there for 2 years but it is one of the worst NYE ever. They no longer do fireworks and are so worried about security concerns and youth from the ghettos coming in and ripping up the place the whole night has a distinctly military-esque feel. This is obviously a heavily American-centered list as I would say take off Orlando and Toronto. Also, to not mention Berlin and Rio de Janeiro (with millions of people in white on the beaches of Copa Cabana for the firework show) makes me think this author hasn't been anywhere!

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      customreceiptbooks 6 years ago

      I don't know how you can list London anywhere near the top of this list! I live in London and most pubs and bars charge entry fees on new year's eve simply because they can, and still they are uncomfortably full. Transportation slows down considerably, and you either have to get a place by the river and wait hours to see the fireworks, or push through crowds, and then the display lasts about 2 minutes! Go somewhere warm!

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      macca 6 years ago

      sydney is the best hands down

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      Nilton 5 years ago

      Uh? Have you guys guys ever heard of Rio de Janeiro?

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      Holiday Inn Lake Buena vista 5 years ago

      An informative post like this should be receiving an award. Yes, I mean it! As you can see your site acquires lots of readers cause of this wonderful information you add up here. And I guess for this coming year the best city to stay for a New Years Eve is in Orlando. My kids love to be there ever since.

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      Casey 5 years ago

      Well...just a few words: new years in COPACABANA BEACH in Rio is amazing!

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      Shanelle 5 years ago

      Sydney is always a great option! Amazing every year and caters for everyone. Can do the family thing at the harbour with the atmosphere starting early in the day and kids fireworks at 9pm then midnight fireworks are the best I have ever seen! Or can have a quiet night and party all day the next day at field day music festival. Thailand NYE is also brilliant! I highly recommend Phi Phi Island or Koh Phangan full moon party for beach parties where drinks and music are aplenty and the weather is amazing!!!

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      Yani 5 years ago

      Nothing beats the Philippines when it comes to fireworks

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnpZdWGGzIo

      the best place for new year's eve...noisy and smokin'

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      diego 5 years ago

      already i'm in Japan for 18 years,i am Italian,Paris must be the next new year eve ,London was ok,but Tokyo is the top there is everythink that you wish for it!

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      AllSuretyBonds 5 years ago

      I would love to go to Tokyo for New Years. That would be a party for sure!

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      Alexander the Great 5 years ago

      People come to SKOPJE, Macedonia will have great time here...

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      Debora26 5 years ago

      This year is TORONTO :D

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      samwalker16 5 years ago from UK

      Los Angeles- Many New Year celebration enthusiasts book air tickets to Los Angeles - the City of Angels. It is very easy to find a New Year event in Los Angeles but the hard part is to choose which one to attend. Nice post

      http://www.airticket.co.uk/usa/los-angeles/

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      Spirit of Union - 40 5 years ago

      You dont wanna miss " The Great Dubai " flavour .. Check new year eve in the most luxurious kilometer in the whole world ... -&( Downtown Dubai)&- .. Burj Khalifa - the tallest manmade structure ever built. Dubai mall - the world largest shopping mall. Dubai fountain - the record setting dancing fountain.

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      Andrew 5 years ago

      Forget about what you read above. The best New Year celebration is in Rio de Janeiro. Tokyo, Toronto, huahuahuahu

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      Craig Mack 5 years ago

      I'm surprised Rio de Janeiro wasn't mentioned. Every year, over 2 million people head to Copacabana beach in all white clothing to celebrate with fireworks, champagne, and live music. A "must see"!

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      Cynthia B Turner 5 years ago from Georgia

      This article ( and the comments over the years) was very useful. I'll not be straying too far from home this year, but the destinations mentioned are something to think about for next year. Thanks for sharing.

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      Ale 5 years ago

      Is much better MADEIRA FIREWORKS!!! ;);)

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      giorgio 5 years ago

      i spend new year 2008 in paris and it was nice because of us friends , but the parisians didn't offer nothing , music , fireworks or something ! we where in trocadero plaza close to the eiffel tower. maybe other places where more fun.

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      Yousaf 5 years ago

      waooo very nice list of cities to celebrate new yaer eve

      i have something to share

      http://www.bignbest.com/new-year-eve-wallpapers-hq...

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      Matt 5 years ago

      Very surprised that Edinburgh in Scotland wasn't mentioned, it has the worlds largest street party and is considered by a lot of people to be the best in the world....

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      Marcello Coltro 5 years ago

      Rio de Janeiro is the best place ever for a new year's celebration!

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      putra 5 years ago

      BALI its just like you are in paradise

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      luchi kilgore 5 years ago

      Thanks for the info, next year i'll keep this places in mind and the next definitely i'll choose one of those places for 2012

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      Willem van der Jagt 5 years ago

      Believe me that Paramaribo, Suriname is the best city to celebrate new years eve. Suriname shoots the most fireworks per capita from the whole world and has the kindest and happiest people imaginable?

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      Anonymous 5 years ago

      What about Hogmanay in Edinburgh, definitely a bigger celebration than some of the cities listed, and it's actually a cultural holiday, not just a modern city with fireworks.

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      jamie 5 years ago

      Rythm and vines in gisborne New Zealand!!! not only is it the biggest new years eve music festival in the southern hemisphere, but its also the first place in the world to see the new year being in the tip of the east of new zealand. get there!!!

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      Casey Anthony 5 years ago

      Been to Orlando and Disney is great for NYE they have the fireworks do the countdown. In the sky it was extremely cool, but Sydney Australia definitely is number one in my list, experienced NYE for 2012 here on the harbor and DANG it was jaw dropping :)

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      Walter 5 years ago

      Punta del este, uruguay its a great place to spend new years

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      TorontoWebcaster 5 years ago

      Video pof 2012 New Year's eve fireworks countdown at

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCyNTDQpc9U

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      De freitas 5 years ago

      Madeira is a must have...well done....

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      Truthinaging 5 years ago

      Always wanted to go to France to see the effiel tower, the Louvre, the cathedral and the art museum... I will be in Spain in a few months for the running of the bulls - although I will not be running!

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      Reve 5 years ago from Dhaka

      I would go for Sydney for New years eve.

      Thanks for your hub.

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      Roger 4 years ago

      Lisbon!

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      Futamarka 4 years ago

      Для исключения ожога мягкие ткани изолируются с помощью геля на основе синтетических смол. После этого на зубы наносится отбеливающий гель с содержанием перекиси водорода (25-38% перекиси водорода). Затем зубы подвергаются воздействию источника света в течение 6 - 15 минут. Последние технические достижения свели к минимуму нагрев и ультрафиолетовое излучение, что позволяет тратить меньше времени на подготовку пациента к процедуре. Лазерное отбеливание зубов может быть сделано примерно за 30 - 60 минут, т.е. за одно посещение врача. Длительность процедуры и рекомендации по последующему уходу зависят от состояния зубов пациента.

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      Martie Coetser 4 years ago from South Africa

      Hi Wanderlist, this hub of yours has been stolen ~

      http://www.travelingandplaces.com/category/visitin...

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