New York aside, here is the list of the best events around the world where to celebrate the new year! From Edinburgh to Vienna, from Sidney to London, here is the ranking compiled by Forbes

Where to spend New Year’s Eve? Here is a fantastic ranking!


Try a different type of New Year’s Eve party when you travel to Vienna. Here, it’s all about the festival balls. Kaiserball is the most famous of them all. It’s a ticketed event, which means that you’ll have to make sure you get your spot soon if you want a chance at snagging one at all.


It’s not called New Year’s Eve here — it’s Hogmanay, and it’s one of the best New Year’s Eve experiences out there. People of all ages and lifestyles flock to Edinburgh’s Old Town for a night of festive fun.


Sydney, Australia, is another fun place to experience New Year’s Eve. As a plus, if you celebrate here, you’ll get to be one of the very first people in the world to ring in the New Year.

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London is similarly a fun place to ring in the New Year, with a big fireworks bash that takes place over the Thames. The fireworks are so big that you can see them from all over the city, including rooftops, party venues, hotel balconies, the sidewalks running along the Thames and the Thames itself.


If you’d like to stay in the country for New Year’s Eve, why not give Orlando a New Year’s try? Disney is known for doing the holidays right, including New Year’s Eve. In addition to the fireworks, parade and spectacular surprises, you can expect lots of grown-up fun like parties, special dining and more.


Dubai does New Year’s Eve extremely well. This city is known for its all-out luxury and it certainly knows how to party. In fact, the city was once upon a time the world record holder for largest New Year’s Eve fireworks display, though it’s since lost that claim.

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Another stateside destination that does New Year’s Eve partying well is Las Vegas. The lights, the music, the celebrities and the grand fireworks display all make for a visit to Sin City that’s unlike any of the others you’ve had previously.


If you’ve always enjoyed amateur fireworks displays more than the big, ritzy professional stuff, set aside a bit of your travel budget for some pyrotechnics and head on over to Helsinki. The city only legalizes fireworks on New Year’s Eve.


Tokyo parties for New Year’s Eve last for days at a time. Even if you can’t make it to Japan on New Year’s Eve itself, you can still enjoy the holiday spirit for several days before and after the actual holiday.

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