New Years Eve across the world is as different as each country you may visit. Seeing fireworks over the London Bridge and Big Ben can be just as exciting as spending a warm New Years Eve in Rio De Janeiro or Sydney. The time is now if you are looking for an international New Years Eve getaway.
Sydney, Australia on New Years Eve
The beauty of New Years Eve in Sydney is it summer in Australia. Sydney is located on a beautiful bay with incredible architecture surrounding the crystal blue water. New Years Eve in Sydney is an all day affair. The daytime activities include a parade of sailboats, ships and barges. Also during the day after 5 pm there are air acrobats flying throughout the celebration.
As night falls there is a family fireworks show at 9pm. The family New Years Eve fireworks show is choreographed with a soundtrack of childrens movies and songs. Immediately following the fireworks there is the Harbor Parade of Lights with over 50 ships and sailboats decorated with neon and lights. The parade includes tall ships, Sydney’s Heritage Fleet and commercial charter vessels.
As the clock strikes midnight the festivities begin in earnest. A spectacular fireworks show that is 15 years in the making begins to the amazement of over 1.5 million people gathered around the bay. The fireworks fire from seven barges and seven skyscrapers, including the Sydney Harbor Bridge, all strategically placed throughout the harbor. The breathtaking fireworks and summer atmosphere in Sydney make this the number one New Years Eve destination.
Rio De Janeiro on New Years Eve
Rio De Janeiro is a great vacation any time but it cannot be beat for New Years Eve. When coming to Rio make sure to bring a white dress or white suit for New Years Eve. It is a tradition to wear white on New Years Eve. White represents peace. The party and the fireworks take place on the world famous Copacabana Beach.
Dress for the warm weather as Rio De Janeiro is located south of the equator. Reserve your rooms early and try for the closest room to Copacabana Beach. Those fortunate enough to book a room on the beach can watch most of the mayhem from their room then move down to the party later. The New Years Eve celebration brings two million people to Copacabana Beach. The nightclubs in this area will not disappoint either.
New Years Eve In London
In London, England you can hand out on the River Thames and watch the fireworks on New Years Eve or hit one of the many clubs in the area just off the Thames. There is nothing like watching the fireworks spectacular as they explode over Big Ben and the London Bridge. All the while reflecting off the water from the river below.
Don’t forget London is rather chilly this time of year. Once the fireworks extravaganza is over take refuge in one of the many clubs. Any kind of music you like just follow it into one of the many local establishments. Try to get a place in the area and leave your car keys up in the room.
New Years Eve In Berlin Germany
One million people will celebrate New Years Eve at Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Germany knows how to party and put on a show. The main stage for the New Years Eve Gala is right in front of Brandenburg Gate. Behind that stage is a almost one and a half mile long road filled with parties and stages throughout.
The party includes a laser light show, musical entertainment and international fusion of food. Of course this is Germany. Beer, beer and more beer. The main festivities begin at 6:30 pm but you should try to arrive by 5:00 pm. The Metro Station right near Brandenburg Gate will be closed at 5:00 pm New Years Eve night.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada New Years Eve
Toronto celebrates New Years Eve in many different locations. Take a cruise across the beautiful lake and watch the fireworks from afar. Party at Nathan Phillips Square. The New Years Eve Party in Nathan Phillips Square will be alcohol free but it will have live artists performing on a live broadcast for CityTV.
This is the most family friendly of all the New Years Eve celebrations. Participate in ice skating, hay rides, bonfires and games for the kids. Remember one thing when you choose Toronto. It will be cold. Check that it will be freezing. If you love cold weather this is your party.