Instead of heading to your usual New Year’s Eve spot, why not do something different? Here, we’ve gathered up some of the best places around the world in which to ring in the new year:
Join locals and tourists alike for the biggest New Year’s Eve show in Latin America. Enjoy a 20-minute fireworks show launched from 17 different points, then put on your dancing shoes for an all-night dance party in the Valparaiso Harbor.
Napa Valley, California
For a more laid-back celebration, head to wine country during the off season. You’ll find lots of wine parties, candlelit dinners, and even the Napa Valley Wine Train Blackjack Ball where you can party in restored Pullman cars as you travel up and down the valley.
Probably not the first place on your to-go list, but every year, Bratislava hosts a New Year’s Eve party filled with live music, open-air dance parties, a fireworks show over the Danube River, and giant screens broadcasting celebrations in other capital cities.
Want to ring in the new year somewhere tropical? Head down to the Bahamas and enjoy a celebration that’s been called the “Bahamian Mardi Gras.” You’ll find masquerading street performers, live music, creative costumes, and plenty of parties.
For a wild New Year’s Eve you probably won’t forget, make the trip down to Florida’s “party central.” From night clubs to music venues to the shores of Miami Beach, you can find lively celebrations nearly anywhere you look.
Hong Kong, China
Do something different this year and head to China. The city’s New Year’s Eve celebration features one of the world’s best pyrotechnic shows, a fireworks show over Victoria Harbor, and a replica Times Square ball drop at midnight.
Savannah has been called one of the most friendly cities in the country, which means New Year’s is bound to be a fun-filled evening. Catch the fireworks show at Tybee Pier, enjoy some free music at City Market, or take the Polar Plunge on January 1st.
Want to be the first in the world to welcome the new year? Head to Australia for a waterfront show attended by more than one million people annually. Enjoy an all-day event complete with an air and water show, an illuminated fleet of ships, and two fireworks shows.
For a fun, kid-friendly vacation, book a trip to Honolulu this year. The city sets off fireworks over both Waikiki Beach and the Aloha Tower Marketplace and there are plenty of parties, clubs, and cruises for the whole family to enjoy.
Berlin has a reputation for its nightlife and New Year’s Eve gives you the best of it. Each year, more than one million people fill a “Party Mile” lined with music stages and food and drink tents. And after the fireworks, you’ll find people dancing until morning in the city’s many dance clubs.
San Diego, California
San Diego is another destination that’s great for a low-key New Year’s Eve. In addition to barely-jacket weather, you can find plenty of hotel- and night club-sponsored parties, cruise celebrations, beach gatherings, and more.
Niagara Falls, Canada
If you’ve never seen Niagara Falls, what better time to than New Year’s? The area’s celebration includes 2,000 pounds of fireworks at Victoria Park as well as international musical acts. And don’t miss the three million lights that make up the Winter Festival of Lights.
No matter where you go this year, skip the parking at EWR and make a reservation with Value. We’ll park your car for you and make sure it stays safe while you enjoy the celebration.