The Best Places to Spend New Year’s Eve

It’s usually Christmas that everyone can’t wait for, but is there anything better than celebrating the past year – the good times, the challenges you’ve overcome -by raising a drink (or two!) and watching the New Year roll in, all in amazing surroundings? We think not!

It’s a time that brings everyone together, whether you’re surrounded by your nearest and dearest or just complete strangers. And if course, it also happens to be the biggest party of the year! 

Why not see in the New Year in style on an amazing adventure abroad for a change? Fireworks, festivals, parties, music, celebrations – all in a dreamy destination. Sounds perfect to us! Take a look at some of the best places to spend New Year’s Eve right here…


Dubai Background

Dubai is already known for its sheer opulence as a destination – futuristic buildings, world-record breaking discoveries, and one-of-a-kind bars and entertainment spots. So you just know that the New Year’s Eve celebrations in Dubai will be nothing short of amazing! 

There’s numerous spots across the region where magnificent fireworks displays will light up the sky as the clock strikes 12. One of the favourites being right on the waterfront of the Dubai Fountain, where arguably one of the best New Year celebrations in the world takes place – an utterly astonishing display of light and sound at the Burj Khalifa combined with the light and water show at the Dubai Fountain. You won’t believe your eyes!

The dining opportunities in the area are second to none, so start the celebrations early with a special dinner along the waterfront, taking in breathtaking views at the same time. And you won’t be short on places for drinks in the early hours after either. The celebrations go on all night long in some of the fanciest bars and clubs on planet earth, set in stunning skyscrapers.

And to top it all off, come the start of January you won’t be freezing cold back in the UK – you’ll be sunning it up in toasty temperatures. Win-win! 

New York

New York Background

If this iconic trip isn’t already on your bucket list, it should be. And especially at this time of year! Times Square in New York has gained legendary status as a New Year’s Eve celebration spot for more than a hundred years. 

Want to be part of one of the biggest events of the year, every year? Then visiting New York for New Years is a MUST! Around a million people alone gather into the square to watch the infamous ball drop, an iconic part of the stylish celebrations in the city. 

On top of that, around a billion (yes, billion!) people watch the show from home. Live music, food, flowing drinks, and one big party – this is a global tradition you simply don’t want to miss. 

Be sure to arrive early as crowds start gathering during the day to guarantee a good spot, and make sure to wrap up – it’s rather chilly in December in New York! Whilst there, make sure to take a stroll through Central Park – it’ll give you real Home Alone vibes at this time of year. It’s a truly special time to visit! 


If you want to turn up the romance for your other half, a surprise getaway to Paris for New Year’s Eve has to be up there. Surround yourself with those speaking the well-known ‘language of love’ and opt for this close-to-home city break as the perfect way to see in the New Year.

With a high-end dining scene and sophisticated bars to start the night off with, slowly make your way towards the twinkling Eiffel Tower, where you’ll be treated to a unique and mesermising light show at midnight. It doesn’t get more romantic than this!

If you want unparalleled views, make sure to spend some of the evening at Montmartre, which offers spectacular views of the entire Paris skyline. And you’ll feel the magic in the air as you sip on champagne on the Champs-Elysees. Couples, this is the one for you!


Thailand Background

What could be better than starting off a whole new year on the beach? You’ve probably heard of Thailand’s legendary Full Moon parties – well, the New Year’s Eve celebrations are just as surreal! If you love a good party, and you love your beaches – you’ve hit the jackpot!

No matter where abouts you choose to stay in this stunning destination, you’ll be able to join the thousands of others who flock to the beaches up and down the country come midnight to dance, throw on body paint, and drink alcohol by the bucket! It’s certainly a one-of-a-kind way to see in the first dawn of the new year. 

Plus, once you’ve recuperated the following day, you’ll be able to bask in the sunshine, chill out under a palm tree, and contemplate all that you have to come in the year that’s set to follow. Thailand is known as ‘The Land of Smiles’ – so what better place could there be to start your year off smiling? 

Las Vegas

Sin city knows how to throw a party every night of the year thanks to its unparalleled selection of clubs, hotels, bars and casinos – so you can only imagine how big the celebrations can get in the city on New Year’s Eve!

The main ‘strip’ – where you’ll find the dazzling lights of the city centre – is closed to traffic, so that everyone can gather together to watch a fantastic fireworks display high in the sky above the neon lights at midnight. It’s absolutely magical! 

For the ultimate after parties, head on down to Fremont Street in Downtown Las Vegas. Talk about one big party! Your eyes won’t believe what it’s seeing as you make your way underneath the five-street long canopy, an illuminated digital roof, boasting the very best in sound and light shows. There’s even free concerts on here too, so you can sing your heart out in true Vegas style! The drinks are flowing, lady luck is in the air – what better way could you bring in the new year?!

Where will you go?

Whichever destination tickles your fancy most, one thing’s for sure – your New Year is set to be epic! Get searching for the ultimate deal now – there’s amazing savings to be had!