Discover the best New Year’s celebrations worldwide to say goodbye to 2023 and hello to 2024.
When I think of New Years, I think of elegant, dazzling ensembles paired with the best bubbly. I think of being with my close family and friends not only reflecting on the year that has passed in what feels to be in the blink of an eye, but also drafting my story for what is yet to come. My New Year’s night peaks at the 10 second countdown on the clock, yelling “Happy New Year” and ending the night watching the explosive and opulent fireworks that detonate in the distance.
Everybody has their own vision of New Year’s celebrations. If you are like me and have not ventured very far for this worldwide holiday, but want to know about the best firework shows and happenings around the globe, this is the story for you. Sit back and enjoy this journey of New Years around the world at your fingertips.
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This ICONIC city lights up its skies during New Years. A kaleidoscope of rainbows shower the sky before they disappear in a dazzling manner. The best place to experience this colorful and spectacular fiasco is Marina Bay Sands. Located in the heart of Singapore, this hotel captures the fireworks up close and gives you an experience you will never forget.
Another option for those who want to bask in the technicolor brilliance that will take place at midnight is the Skypark Observation Deck. This 56-story building offers patrons unbelievable and unblocked views of the firework display with the sparkling city lights of downtown Singapore in the background. Each ticket to the skydeck will also include activities to hype up the new year such as: silent disco, a complimentary cocktail and free photos to commemorate the celebratory night.
For those who prefer a more action packed evening, there are a plethora of nightclubs and celebration events that take place for people to ring in the new year. Some notable happenings include the New Year’s Eve celebration at Lavo, a nightclub experience at Marquee, or Spago’s Sky High Countdown.
London, England is a very popular global travel destination, and for good reason. London’s reputation of opulence has turned it into a leader in the world of luxury. Their fireworks show and New Year offerings do not falter in quality.
Enjoy the sublime fireworks show near the infamous London Eye and Houses of Parliament on the Southbank river (Waterloo Station is a five minute walk from Southbank). There are also cruises that take you on the river to enjoy the show that lights up the European sky.
Countless restaurants in London have adjusted their menus for the New Year’s celebrations. One notable restaurant preparing their menu for the new year is Whitcombs at The Londoner. Located in Leicester Square, this Mediterranean restaurant is preparing a five course menu for guests to enjoy before they say goodbye to 2023. The dinner reservation comes with a complimentary glass of Veuve Clicquot Brut and, later in the evening, live entertainment.
The atmosphere in London during this holiday is electric.
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Name a better place to watch the fireworks than with the ICONIC Sydney Opera House standing tall as the backdrop. Not only is the Sydney Opera House a testament to architectural excellence and grace, but add fireworks to complement the masterpiece and your experience can only be described as ethereal.
You can buy tickets to watch this amazing fireworks display at the Sydney Opera House, taking in not only the beauty of multicolored flares illuminating the Australian sky, but also the beauty of the architectural masterpiece that is the Sydney Opera House.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates:
With the most spectacular and elaborate fireworks show in the world, Dubai is a magical place to watch the fireworks this New Years. With a reputation of opulence and extravagance, the New Year’s Eve celebration goes above and beyond to dazzle those who watch it. Patrons can view the show from the ICONIC Burj Khalifa, one of the seven wonders of the world to experience this holiday.
For all the music lovers out there, there will also be a concert held on NYE in Dubai. Award winning artist Sting will be performing at Atlantis, The Palm. Along with the live music, there will be a lavish buffet for people to indulge in.
Care to watch the fireworks from the water? You can charter a yacht with Xclusive Yacht Charter Dubai to watch the radiant fireworks that illuminate the Dubai skyline and share this experience with your close friends and family. The yacht will include a tailored menu and champagne.
Hong Kong, China
Ring in the new year with the dazzling firework show that takes place in Hong Kong Against the backdrop of the Hong Kong skyline, spectators will be treated to a 12-minute fireworks musical, surpassing any seen before in both scale and duration in Hong Kong. The theme of the show will take viewers on a journey through all four seasons: summer, fall, winter and spring to symbolize the promise of new beginnings.
What better place to stay and dine for the new year than The Four Seasons Hong Kong. With stunning rooms that face the Victoria Harbor. The Four Seasons Hong Kong is also featuring a Fireworks and Feast menu for the New Year celebration. Fireworks and Feast allows guests to be wined and dined while taking in the incredible views of the Hong Kong fireworks atop the pool terrace.
Hong Kong is even offering smaller shows before the clock strikes 12 to entertain their patrons, to enhance the atmosphere to its peak at midnight, a pre-show session will occur every 15 minutes beginning at 11:00 p.m. (Hong Kong Time). Pyrotechnics will shoot from the rooftops of three prominent harbor-front high-rises on Hong Kong Island, illuminating the sky in four different colors symbolizing love, health, happiness and wealth for the year 2024.