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New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest global celebrations, with people from around the world joining relatives and friends to reflect on the previous year and make plans for the next one.

New Year’s Eve comes once a year, so it’s worth celebrating it in a memorable way. But what is the best place to be when the clock hits midnight? Fun should not stop after New Years, however, because many cities offer a wide range of activities even after.

Here the 8 cities in which spend an unforgettable New Year!


Sydney is the first big city where the clock hits midnight and here the biggest fireworks show in the world takes place.


Rio is known for the Carnival parades, but also the New Year is not far behind. Copacabana beach is home to the largest (and probably the wildest) New Year’s party in the world. Known as Réveillon, this unique Brazilian celebration mixes religious, traditional, and superstitious beliefs.


New Year’s Eve in New York City has an atmosphere that few other cities can compete with. The most famous, of course, is the annual gathering of a million people in Times Square. For something completely different, consider a night boat ride on the New York Harbor, which offers the best view of the midnight fireworks.


HogmanayEdinburgh‘s New Year celebration lasts for three days, including torchlight processions, concerts, parties, and fireworks.


In Hong Kong, the New Year’s fireworks show is breathtaking and ends with a dragon dancing in the sky.


Valparaiso organizes a three-day celebration in anticipation of New Year’s Eve, concluding with the largest fireworks show in Latin America. The locals are famous for a unique New Year’s tradition: eating 12 grapes at midnight, wearing yellow underwear, and putting a 1,000 pesos banknote in one of their shoes.


More than 300,000 revelers come to Las Vegas for New Year’s Eve, when the city becomes pedestrian and turn into a big street party with live music, pyrotechnic shows, and laser shows. The city also hosts a staggering number of concerts, shows, and parties in clubs, hotels, and casinos.


The Icelandic capital Reykjavik is a wonder with the lights that illuminate it for the New Year’s party.

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