Top Cities for New Years Eve Parties

Sydney NYE 2011 Fireworks

Traditionally Times Square in New York City is the first thing that people imagine when it comes to New Year parties and celebrations. However, this place has too many drawbacks that make it less attractive place for New Years Eve parties. The crowd may impede your view to the ball drop; the accommodation is too expensive, while the weather is very cold. That is why more and more people prefer to choose another place to celebrate this special evening. New Year’s fun-seekers regardless of their religion, traditions, preferences and background will find the following top five locations to be the best option for them.


Las Vegas, Nevada


Open-minded people will find the SinCity to be the ideal place for New Year celebration. The casinos are packed and various parties take place hosted by Rihanna, Jay-Z, Coldplay, Kool & The Gang and other celebrities. The show of midnight fireworks is amazing, fired from different places like Aria, CaesarsPalace, MGM Grand, Planet Hollywood, The Venetian, Treasure Island, etc. Thousands of pedestrians watch this show, celebrating the end of the year and the beginning of the new one. If that doesn’t seem too exiting, just join the Fremont Street Experience and popular bands like Fan Halen, Green Date and Aeromyth to enjoy the electronic fireworks display and confetti at the midnight.


Orlando, Florida


This is an ideal destination for families, as it has a lot to offer, such as Universal Studios and Downtown Disney that offers free admission. There is also Disney World, Universal CityWalk, ICEBAR and even Sea World to visit. Each of these places offers unique events and entertainment prepared for the New Year’s night. You can join ice cage dancers, or concerts and parties organized there, as well as cruises and memorable Disney parades. Whether you are located in the LakeEolaPark or in the MagicKingdom, you will be able to see fireworks displays, which are traditional for the New Year celebration.


Sydney, Australia


SydneyHarbor full of fireworks in the New Year Eve is among the most popular places for celebrations in the world. The Sydney Opera House, which is an iconic attraction, is located nearby. Among one of the major benefits of this place is that the end of the year is summertime here in Australia, so you will be able to spend a hot New Year Eve with lots of music and fun. You can visit one of the numerous festivals held around in this time of the year.


Amsterdam, Netherlands


If you would prefer to spend the New Year’s Eve in some European city, Amsterdam is the best place to go where you will be amazed by the fireworks shows that are fired off everywhere in the midnight. The place seems like a war zone for about an hour. If you intend to come here at that time, you need to book your accommodation at least two months beforehand, as it is the busiest tourism time in this city. New Year’s Eve celebrations are centered on popular squares in Amsterdam, which are Leidseplein, Rembrandtplein, Nieuwmarkt and Dam Square. Tourists can enjoy the full effect of fireworks displays here. Others prefer to cram into the local night clubs and bars being entertained in friendly and cozy atmosphere.


Edinburgh, Scotland


Regardless of the chilly weather, the vibe in Edinburgh is quite warm, promising a wonderful experience during the New Year’s Eve. There is a lot to see and do in this city, joining the Hogmanay celebration. It takes place from December 30 and continues for 4 days. During this celebration you will be able to participate in a special carnival, torchlight parade, film, different concerts and a wonderful street party.