Posted by Laura Parsons on December 31st, 2015.
While there are many wonderful places in the UK to spend New Year’s Eve (London and Edinburgh being two of the most popular destinations) celebrating the New Year abroad could get 2016 off to a particularly memorable start. Here we look at three of the best places for ushering in January with style.
Countless movies and American television shows offer a glimpse of what celebrating New Year’s Eve in Times Square can offer. However, actually experiencing it for yourself and starting 2016 in a city that quite literally never sleeps could be one of the best ways to round off the year. As one of an over one million strong crowd, you can count down the seconds to midnight as a staggering 12-foot glitter ball descends. Given this is a world-renowned event televised in several countries, there’s even a chance your celebrations could be broadcast! Incredible firework displays and celebrity singers accompany the evening’s festivities and there’s even a New Year’s Wishing Wall for those wanting to make their resolutions public.
Sydney’s New Year’s Eve fireworks displays are legendary and the huge party which takes place annually on Bondi Beach is worth the long haul flight! For the culture seeker, Sydney’s famed architecture is illuminated for the evening and you even get the chance to witness indigenous smoking ceremonies. For those with children to entertain, there are mini light shows and aerial flyovers while Taronga Zoo also puts on special events. As an added bonus you can forget your hat and scarf, with average December temperatures of 26°C you’re more likely to spend New Year in Sydney in shorts and flip flops.
For some the idea of partying the hours away on New Year’s Eve doesn’t appeal. If you’re looking to avoid the mayhem there are many places around the globe where you can celebrate the coming of a new year with culture and class. Vienna, Austria, is certainly one of those places. There are several traditional and pretty majestic New Year’s Eve balls held in Vienna, giving you the chance to don your most attractive formal wear and dance to the haunting music of a string quartet. Vienna also holds some of the world’s best classical music concerts, often graced by leading international symphony orchestras. Additionally, you will find that many places hold a champagne brunch on New Year’s Day – definitely a pleasant way to begin the New Year.
Wherever you’re seeing in 2016, Happy New Year from all here at TorFX!
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