New Year’s Eve brings about feelings of excitement and optimism in many of us. It’s a celebration of one year ending and another beginning, an opportunity to set new goals, and a time to start fresh. And there’s no doubt: it’s cause for festivities! There are so many unique celebrations happening across the country and beyond, so we’ve compiled a list of 7 fabulous New Year’s Eve getaways to help you decide where to to ring in this New Year.
1. New York City
Times Square has been a focal point of New Year’s activity for more than a hundred years. Around one million people will crowd into the square to watch the famous ball drop. On top of that, around a BILLION more people will watch from home, making this one of the biggest events of the year — every year!
If you want to watch the ball drop in person, be sure to arrive early (people start gathering in the afternoon to get a good spot) and dress warmly! However, there are lots of parties throughout the city and most New Yorkers try to aim for some of the downtown clubs and bars or a house party!
Australia is one of the first countries in the world to experience New Year’s Eve making Sydney the first major city in the world to greet a new year (sorry New Zealand, you aren’t as big!). The city hosts one of the largest firework displays in the world.