The holiday season in December is usually a festive, fun and frenetic period with families visiting throughout the season, reunions and celebrations and of course, Christmas shopping. The Christmas and New Year holiday season is one of the best times of the year to go on a holiday – the weather is great, the atmosphere is festive and the mood is relaxed. An important aspect in selecting a year-end holiday destination is the options available to celebrate the New Year ’s Eve.
We tempt you to look beyond the same old local party scene and bid adieu to the decade and bringing in 2020 in one of the world’s top party destinations. From riotous street parties and fireworks extravaganzas, to marching bands and torchlight processions, we present to you the best New Year's Eve festivities the world has to offer.
Think of celebrating New Year’s in India and you think of Goa! Goa is arguably the most popular holiday destination in India to ring in the New Year with family and friends. The pristine beaches, the clear blue sky in winter, the pleasant weather & the happening night spots makes it a perfect destination to bring in the New Year. The breathtaking fireworks on display, the bonfire and barbeque by the beach, the casinos, cruise parties are just some of the reasons to be in Goa at this festive time of the year.
One is spoilt for choice of party venues to choose from. The NYE 2020 at the Sinq Club, Timeout 72 hours with DJ Ajja, Tristan and Avalon at Hill Top, Vagator, Sunkissed 2020 with DJ Gags and Vijay at La Cabana are just a few of the sought after party destinations.
The third largest dance festival in the world, the Sunburn, is returning to its homeland Goa in 2019. Spread over three days from 27th to 29th December, the musical extravaganza is being held at Vagator Beach, known for its red cliffs and scenic sunset. The noteworthy artists lineup for this year include Martin Garrix, Flume (DJ Set), DJ Snake, The Chain Smokers, Maceo Plex, Luciano, Jonas Blue, Lost Frequncies, Fedde Le Grand and many more.
A family get-together during Christmas, witnessing the Electronic Dance Music Festival ‘Sunburn’ and a rocking party by the beach in Goa would be a perfect way to say goodbye to 2019 and welcome 2020!
Known as the Island of the Gods, Bali is a piece of heaven on Earth. Sapphire blue seas, golden sun baked beaches, a hub of history and culture, watersports, surfing, food and frolicking, Bali has it all.
As much as the beaches and the exotic natural scenery may be beautiful and serene, the nightlife and party scene is all jazzed up and rocking through the hours of darkness. The fervor of celebrations gets even more dramatic during the New Years Eve, where tourists from all over the world come to participate in the year-end party frenzy scene. Bali is brimming with clubs, bars and pubs that host some of the best international DJ’s during this period.
The happening areas in Bali are the Kuta beach, Seminyak and the Legian area. Those wanting the outdoors, like thousands of others, will celebrate the New Years Eve in the open air, on Kuta beach which hosts a mammoth firework show and the revelries continue till the wee morning hours. To name a few, Kuta beach has hot nightclubs like Hard Rock Café, Kama Sutra, Musro, and the Wave. On similar lines, Seminyak area has KuTeDa, F Lounge, Double Six Club, Bahiana and Paparazzi pubs to get into the groove and party mood.
Sydney has always been a popular nightlife destination is Australia. And on New Year’s Eve this city comes to light, literally. The amazing fireworks at midnight on the stroke of New Year at the Sydney Harbour Bridge are popular throughout the globe. More than a million make their way into the city for celebrations. A spectacular event of fireworks and pyrotechnics is displayed twice in the night - the Family Fireworks at 9pm and the Midnight Fireworks when the clock strikes 12.
What you may not get in other destinations is free of cost street parties, where everyone is invited. So if you are on a budget, Sydney has a dozen street parties being held throughout the city for you to enjoy your night till the brisk dawn. Alternately, for those willing to spend, clubs like The Imperial Hotel, Ivy Pool Club, Marquee, Home, Chinese Laundry and the likes are the trending New Year’s Eve party clubs in Sydney.
Mykonos with its beautiful blue and white landscape, electric blue waters, white beaches, breathtaking sunsets, easy treks, snorkeling, boat excursions, great food, high-end shopping and a happening nightlife scene attracts people from all around the world to celebrate Christmas and toast in the New Year. The petite, cosmopolitan-island has something to offer every party animal. Partying all day long and continuing the revelries from dusk till dawn is a common practice with the people visiting Mykonos. As with all the islands, Mykonos is also known to hold crazy beach parties. The atmosphere in Mykonos reaches a crescendo during the New Year period. The Paradise beach is known for the famous Tropicana Beach Bar where the party starts before sunset. The party fever is doubled by glamour and glitz with world-renowned international DJ’s playing at the leading bars and clubs.
Dubai is a city of superlatives and a New Year’s Eve in Dubai is a Grand Affair.
The world’s tallest building – the Burj Khalifa, largest mall – the Dubai Mall, largest performing fountain – the Dubai Fountain and most luxurious hotel – the Atlantis is all to be found in this city. A true oasis in the desert, this dynamic metropolis exudes panache and luxury while being firmly rooted in its culture.
Their Fireworks are one of the best in the world. During New Years, the fireworks at Burj Khalifa are the most televised in the world. People come to have a final countdown of the year in its footsteps. The extravagant dazzling fireworks and the light and water show that happens at midnight are a treat to watch.
Barasati, Bahri Bar and Cavalli Club are some of the clubs that are great for those who love to party. To celebrate the New Year’s in this desert city in a more traditional manner, you can opt for a desert safari along with a barbeque dinner, while being entertained by live music and dance.
Bangkok, Thailand’s capital is a sprawling metropolis known for its ornate shrines and vibrant street life. The city is buzzing 365 days with EDM, hip hop and drum ‘n’ bass music. It's due to this choice in music, along with fun-loving crowd and classic easygoing people that make Bangkok the premier clubbing destination in Asia, and one of the liveliest party cities in the world.
Bangkok holds an extravagant New Year’s Eve Party every year with a variety of events to cater for all tastes, including river cruises, hotels parties, bar and restaurant theme nights all leading up to the midnight countdown along with fireworks display.
Irrespective of the occasion, Khao San Road and Royal City Avenue are the best streets for clubbing and dancing, where the party never stops. The Rooftop bars and restaurants like Above Eleven, Park Society and Octave Rooftop Bar can add an extra dose of sparkle to your New Year with their impressive events.
Prague, Czech Republic
New Year in Prague means a little snow with clear skies that are ready to display amazing fireworks. The best views are from the Wenceslas Square and the main square in the Old Town. Talking about restaurants, Prague has a huge number of bars and restaurants that provide live music like jazz or the local Czech folk music. Kampa Park, Bellevue, Asian Temple and Elements are some of the recommended restaurants to eat at this New Year’s Eve in Prague. Prague offers many party cruises along the Vltava River. The luxury boats cruise passes the Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, the Rudolfinum, Prague Parliament, the lesser town and Vysehrad. These cruises are perfect for a nice evening to sip on champagne and watch the fireworks.
Popular for its cultural and rich historical abundance, Turkey is also home to Istanbul, a very popular European party destination. There is plenty to do in Istanbul for New Year’s eve including fireworks along the Bosphorus shores, or on a Bosphorus cruise, celebrating new year’s party at the many happening Istanbul clubs, or simply witness the city light up at midnight from the comfort of a restaurant while enjoying the delicacies the city has to offer.
Berlin is home to some of the best clubs in the world for those who wish to enjoy a more private party time. For those who wish to ring in the New Year’s under the open sky, the streets of Berlin is the place to witness a wild night of explosive fireworks, parties and an electrifying festive atmosphere.
If you are planning to ring in the New Year in Berlin and are looking for a variety for the evening, then you should definitely check out the 7-in-1 offer. The NYE Ticket Berlin gets you access to 7 of the biggest NYE Parties that Berlin offers. Whether you want to party at Kosmos Berlin, dance on several dance floors at Alte Munze, Haus Ungarn and Spreepalais at Alexanderplatz or make a stop at Homebase Lounge close to famous Potsdamer Platz, you can do all of that with this one ticket.
Irrespective of the destination you choose from the infinite options available… make sure you enjoy every bit of the last few days left of 2019 and walk into the new decade with enthusiasm, new resolutions and a great new beginning with friends and family.