A NYE isn’t complete without a fireworks show. Some of us jet over to the hottest destination for epic festivities, some of us stay home and chill on a happenin’ rooftop. Either way, some cities have the attracted millions around the world to ring in the new year. Can you guess which ones?
A theatrical sight that captivates massive crowds is created by midnight fireworks sweeping over Victoria Harbour. The best views can be caught from the shoreline and Tsim Sha Tsui East Promenade. The entire city is alive on this night, from Hong Kong times Square ball drop to Two International Finance Center’s digital clock countdown.
Well, it’s a no brainer that Paris is on this list. Terror attacks or not, Eiffel Tower fireworks is as breathtaking as one can ever imagine. My personal recommendation is a nice dinner at an elegant restaurant or find a friend who lives in an apartment with the view of the Eiffel and countdown from there! Avoid Champs-Élysées, it’s too cliche and far too crowded.
My motherland hosts one of the best fireworks shows in the world, if I may say so myself. Before Burj Khalifa, Taipei 101 was the world’s tallest building. But highlighting the architecture, the fireworks show draws millions of crowds in the luxurious Xinyi District every year. Get there early as skywalks and the roads will be blocked by 9 p.m.
THE party city of the world knows exactly how to ring in the New Year. By having the biggest DJs and celebrities in the world hosting giant parties at nightclubs, Las Vegas is one endless fete beyond fireworks on the strip. Book a suite, dine at a fabulous restaurant then party all night long. What happens in Vegas…well, let’s hope you remember the rest.
Not only is Iceland one trendy destination of the moment, the New Year’s Eve celebration in Reykjavik is an explosive event too. With 500 tons of fireworks dispersed throughout the city, the scene when midnight strikes is unlike any other fireworks you’ll see around the world. If the Northern Lights decide to joint the party, well, that makes one unforgettable way to welcome the new year.
New York City
The most classic NYE belongs in the Big Apple, with the ball drop in Times Square and Ryan Seacrest or Anderson Cooper countdown the seconds with crowds waiting in line from all over the U.S. Do it like a true VIP, make sure Times Square Family Party Pass that’ll get you through all the best bars & clubs of the night.
Year after year, Down Under pulls off one of the best fireworks in the world. At Sydney Harbour, millions of folks gather around to say hey to the new year. Check out events a tLa Bohème Gala at the Opera House or Royal Botanic Gardens for the best view of the fireworks festivities.
There’s no doubt that Dubai is one hotspot on NYE, with Burj Khalifa and the Atlantis as the most coveted spots for an explosive fireworks show unlike anywhere else in the world. If you want to catch the show at the world’s tallest building, you’ll need to get there as early as 6 p.m. since Dubai police will start roadblocking during that evening.
Since 2011 when London rang in the New Year with THE EPIC fireworks showdown to celebrate hosting the Olympics, tickets for the London NYE fireworks show has been highly coveted. Too many people line the Thames on December 31 to see the show live, so much so that tickets start going on sale on October 21st. The last day to get tickets was Friday December 2nd this year.
Where’s your favorite city to ring in the new year? Share with us in the comments.