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10 Best Cities to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020

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New Year’s is celebrated just once a year so it really is worth all the brouhaha. So, which is the best place to be at New Year when the clock strikes midnight of the 31stDecember?

10 Best Cities to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020
10 Best Cities to Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020

We have quite literally scoured the world for the most authentic and extravagant annual celebrations right from Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro.

Moreover, the fun doesn’t really cease after the New Year’s Eve as many cities offer a great range of activities for the New Year’s Day as well. Night long parties, epic firework displays and one of kind cultural traditions are some of the many things that happen around the New Year.

Here we have shortlisted the 25 Best Place for New Year’s Eve.

1. Paris, France

For those who are fortuitous enough to be in Paris to welcome the New Year, the city of lights actually has a lot many ways to say Bonne annéel.

What’s special about New Year?
Regardless of what you think of the ideal New Year’s Eve Celebrations, you’ll definitely experience the ‘City of Lights’ display its most amiable colors to bring in the New Year.

Attractions
What could even be more romantic than watching the incredible fireworks and the light show display at the most iconic landmark of Paris, the Eiffel tower?

Things to do
Partying at the Champs-Elysées and Montmartre’s Sacre Coeur plaza can be a preferred choice to make. Another vital thing to do is taking up one of those New Year’s Eve boat cruises alongside the river Seine.

Where to stay?
If you wish to stay near the principal attraction of Paris, the Eiffel Tower then plan a stay in the Hotel Duquesne-Eiffel.

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2. London, England

London the capital city of England is the host of best New Year’s Eve Party during the New Year.

What’s special about New Year?
The city is very well lit up and several places across the capital will come up with all the stops to ensure that your New Year’s Eve in London is one memorable one.

Attractions
Right next to the St Paul’s, the Cannon Street as well as the Monument areas of the London city are a good bet. So, if you wish to get close to the fireworks but don’t have a ticket, these two can be a good choice of place.

Things to do
Take a New Year’s Eve river cruise or enjoy a dinner at one of those sky high restaurants of the city.

Where to stay?
Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum can be a nice place of accommodation.

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3. New York City, New York

New York is the Best Places for New Year’s Eve given the phenomenal attractions and incomparable night scene.

What’s special about New Year?
New York City might not be a place for everyone but it is undeniable that the city’s New Year’s Eve has an atmosphere that many others can rival.

Attractions
Every year on the New Year’s Eve millions of people gather in the Times Square to see several renowned musicians and the ball drop. In this, a ball weighing nearly 12,000 pounds that is 12-foot-wide is descended from top of the One Times Square making it one of the most prominent attractions on the New Year’s Eve.

Things to do
Book a reservation in one of the hip bar or restaurant overlooking the Times Square and enjoy the local delicacies. Taking a night boat ride on the New York Harbour to catch a glimpse of the midnight fireworks display near the Statue of Liberty Island is another grand thing to do.

Where to stay?
5 star hotels, The Plaza is the best choice of accommodation.

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4. Melbourne, Australia

Australia’s Melbourne city attracts more than half a million people accredited to its elaborate New Year’s Eve celebrations.

What’s special about New Year?
Melbourne anchors two official firework displays that are both thronged by tourists and locals in large numbers.

Attractions
An event in the evening is conducted at the Yarra Park to kick off the festivities. You can head to the Victoria Harbour to experience the stunning light shows that colors the entire city in a mix of hues.

Things to do
Stages from around the city host a range of live acts right from the Federation Square’s Brazilian samba dance to the performances by the folk musicians across the city.

Where to stay?
Ibis Styles Melbourne, the Victoria Hotel can be a great pick.

5. New Orleans, Louisiana

The capital city of Louisiana, New Orleans hosts some of the most phenomenal parties in US.

What’s special about New Year?
The New Year’s Eve fireworks displays of New Orleans are a fascination to many.

Attractions
Head to the Mississippi River to be a part of the kaleidoscope of colors cascading over the river. The show lasts for 15 minutes and is a highlight of the New Year’s festivities.

Things to do
Parties in the Big Easy continue till dawn with live music across the clubs and bars of the French Quarter. So dance your heart out in one of the clubs. You can even do some bar hopping here.

Where to stay?
Bourbon Orleans Hotel is a great pick.

6. Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is a bustling international city that has always been known to put forth the best New Year’s Eve Parties.

What’s special about New Year?
The metropolis locals as well as the expats come together to take part in the Asia’s best New Year’s Eve festivities.

Attractions
Head to the Central World Square that is cramped with the tourists during this time of the year. Several spectacular video screen projections, light shows and live concerts are conducted here. During midnight, a lot of fireworks are also released in the sky.

Things to do
Attend a party in one of the lively beer gardens or the nightclub of the city. You can also have a dinner at one of the popular rooftop eateries in Bangkok. To partake in the New Year’s countdown, you can head to Asiatique.

Where to stay?
Hotel SO Sofitel Bangkok is a great choice to make.

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7. Valparaíso, Chile

Valparaiso is a vibrant, colorful and upbeat coastal city in Chile which is definitely a place you must consider for this New Year’s celebration.

What’s special about New Year?
The biggest New Year’s Eve party in Latin America happens in the city of Valparaiso. There is a 20 minute firework show which is also quite famous.

Attractions
There are some iconic churches in the city like the Igles La Matriz which are decorated beautifully during the celebrations of Christmas and New year, don’t miss it. Plaza Sotomayor de Valparaiso which is popular for the new year’s eve party is also a great visit.

Things to do
Be present during the midnight when the fireworks explode from the different parts of the city, especially at the Valparaiso harbour. There are free walking tours that you can participate in and while moving around the city, you will also find some amazing street art on display.

Where to stay?
The Hotel Acontraluz is one of the most famous places of accommodation for all the tourists in Valparaiso.

8. Edinburg

If you make it to Scotland’s capital city Edinburg during the New Year celebrations, you can be prepared for a myriad of New Year’s Eve Parties, concerts, shows and fireworks.

What’s special about New Year?
Last year approximately 1, 48,000 people from some 70 countries across the world came together to partake in the 3 day New Year’s Eve event at Edinburgh.

Attractions
In Edinburg, festivities start on 30th December where thousands of revelers carry torches while marching from the Parliament Square to Calton Hill where the skies are set ablaze with fireworks. On the eve, more revelers take to the street and sing ‘Auld Lang Syne’.

Things to do
A lot of live music concerts, ceilidhs and theatre shows are organized during this time. You can attend either one or all of these.

Where to stay?
The grandest hotel in Edinburg is Balmoral. You can plan a stay there.

9. Barcelona, Spain

The party capital of Spain, Barcelona is known to save the best for the last day of the year making it the world’s Best Places for New Year’s Eve.

What’s special about New Year?
You will never find a dull spot in Barcelona during the celebrations of New Year. Entire city is beautifully decorated too.

Attractions
Visit the Barceloneta Beach where the fireworks light up the sky. To get the best view, you must try and find a spot near the marina.

Things to do
You can head over to the Plaza Reial, Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas where a number of street parties are conducted which start from late evening and last up to the midnight. Locals and tourists can be found sipping in the champagne while countdown of the minutes and seconds until the New Year is going on. You too can go and take part in this countdown. The nightclubs, bars and the restaurants in Barcelona conduct special events to celebrate the eve.

Where to stay?
H10 Port Vell hotel is a nice place to stay.

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Hong Kong

Be a part of the spectacular views that can be seen during the last moments of the year in the frenetic and intense Hong Kong.

What’s special about New Year?
The firework display of Hong Kong grows impressive and extravagant with every passing year.

Attractions
Head to theVictoria Harbour to be a part of some evening activity. Tsim Tsa Shui’s Avenue of Stars is another great attraction.

Things to do
Several events take place in the Hong Kong’s Times Square shopping mall which are a replica of the ball drop event that takes place in the New York City. Catch the glimpse of the dazzling lightshows that take place in different areas of Hong Kong.

Where to stay?
The Pottinger is the best choice of accommodation.

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We at UrbanAsian wish you a very happy new year. 

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