Of course you can head to one of the many parties taking place on the night… But why not mix it up a bit?
For years, the prospect of a New Year’s Eve party has left me at odds with myself. On the one hand, I don’t want to spend the eve of a new year in bed but, on the other, I think I’m past the age of getting ready only to go to a party with loads of people I don’t know, get drunk and crawl home at 6am of the next year.
Perhaps I’m being cynical of course; but, either way, here’s a list of places I’d rather be this New Year’s Eve!
Paris may be the city of love but on New Year’s Eve it becomes a playground for people from all over the world. Stand in the middle of the Champ de Mars as fireworks go off behind the Eiffel Tower; have dinner at Montmartre, where literary and artistic giants once earned their daily bread; or head to a nice châteaux just outside the perimeter of the city for a gorgeously luxurious start to the year!
Berlin is quite the favourite when it comes to New Year’s Eve celebrations. The Brandenburg Gate at its heart is absolutely breathtaking when lit up, so you can imagine what it’s like when thousands of people get together to celebrate and fireworks are going off from every angle!
New York’s Time Square is turned into one of the biggest party venues in the world on New Year’s Eve. Its famous luminous billboards are almost overpowered by the amount of confetti and balloons that are released into the freezing night air – and it’s absolutely perfect!
Australia is one of the first nations to celebrate the New Year and, considering the festive season happens bang in the middle of their summer, it must be quite a culture-shock (in the most positive sense of the word) to spend it there!
At Home – but not asleep! If you want something different but don’t feel like leaving the country, why not organise a themed New Year’s Eve party in your own home? Invite some of your closest friends and family, and enjoy a booze up with your favourite people! The best part? You can walk it to your bed!
Anywhere else that you’d consider going this New Year’s Eve?