Best New Year’s Eve parades and venues

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You have probably already toyed with the idea of spending New Year’s Eve outside of your hometown, and for once avoid attending the same parties and local bars every single year. If that’s the case, here are some of Elvoline’s suggestions for a memorable way to say farewell to 2016!

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Sydney NYE Fireworks

The Midnight Fireworks of Sydney are broadcast all around the world, being one of the first cities to celebrate New Year every single year, so if you watch this televised event regularly, why not pay a visit in person for a change?

There is a new theme to the annual fireworks each year, this time one called “Welcome to SydNYE”. Where can you check out this unbelievable spectacle? Our top recommendations for this purpose would be the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Botanic Garden and the Harbour Islands. Try and plan your visit early!

Recommended hotel: Seasons Harbour Plaza

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New York City

More than a million people choose to watch the traditional Waterford Crystal Ball Drop at the Times Square but it’s far from the only spectacle the Big Apple can offer you on NYE. Sinatra said it’s the city that never sleeps? It’s even more so on December 31st, believe it or not! Choose from the most elegant or hip parties offering a great time at more than a hundred venues, watch the fireworks over the New York Harbor, at the Grand Army Plaza, or in the Central Park. New York is probably one of the best and most exciting venues anyway any time of the year, so make sure not to miss out the day when it sizzles to the max!

Recommended hotel: Hotel Pennsylvania

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Lisbon

First of all, the advantage of 10+ Celsius degrees on a New Year’s Eve is hard to beat. NYE is of course not a day known for its celebration of abstinence, but the prospect of sipping your bubbly in 15 degrees sounds kind of inviting and warms you up inside even more, doesn’t it?

Enjoy authentic and delicious seafood dishes before you set out to watch one of the fireworks shows. We recommend that you experience this breathtaking view from the St. George’s Castle, which is located on Lisbon hills, then descend into the night and enjoy the great parties in the Lisbon clubs that offer great atmosphere and a New Year’s Eve to remember.

Recommended hotel: Radisson Blu Hotel Lisbon

 

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