4 classic New Year's Eve hotspots...and 4 not so common destinations

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Party like it's 1999 in tried-and-tested locations or exotic NYE retreats...

Fancy doing something a bit more extravagant this year? Well, hop online, snap up those last minute deals and jet off on a New Year's Eve adventure to remember.

Now all you have to decide is whether you want to think in or outside the box. Here's our round-up of the classic New Year's hotspots and the not-so-classic hotspots that you should be checking out this year (or is that next year?)...

Top 4 classic New Year party destinations


Ever get that 'end of the evening blues' when the night slowly starts to draw to a close? Well Paris is the destination for you, the celebration of New Years Eve lasts a whole month from 1st January – 1st February with a plethora of events to entertain. Whether it's a quiet champagne dinner outside the Eiffel Tower with fireworks to light the occasion or a trip to Champs-Elysees where fine dining and party fever fill the streets. Bonne Annees!


If Australia takes your fancy then Sydney Harbour bridge is the place to be. In the lead up to the fantastic midnight fireworks, the bridge transforms into a visual masterpiece with aerial acrobatics and a laser light show. Get your glow sticks ready!


There is nothing tame about New Years Eve in London. With the whole of the City alight with New Year excitement, it is a perfect place to spend the evening, starting with a first class firework display at the London Eye when Big Ben chimes. If you fancy something more upmarket, float down the Thames in lavish style in one of London's finest party boats and see in the New Year with a three course feast.

New York

Pick up your party pass and watch the ball drop in Times Square before partying at some of New York's hottest spots until the early hours of the morning.

Top 4 unusual New Year party destination


If you fancy doing something completely different this New Year then a trip to Goa is perfection. There are plenty of psychedelic trance outdoor raves, such as The Hill Top, which is a popular destination for backpackers.


If you want to start celebrating early, head to Tokyo, where the celebration starts on the 29th of December. Here, you also have a chance to prolong your New Years celebration up to January 4th. Even though most of the major tourist sites are closed, the streets of Tokyo, as well as all restaurants and clubs, are packed with people. The city is alive with loads of fireworks, dancing, and singing. On January 1st, the Imperial Palace also opens to the public.

Ko Phangan, Thailand

Over 20,000 people pile onto Haat Rin beach in Thailand to celebrate the New Year. It may not be as large as New York, Sydney or Tokyo, but there is plenty of music, face-painting, singing and drinking to keep you feeling party-ready.


This island nation is located in the Pacific Ocean and it's the first place in the world to welcome the New Year. Tourism is just starting to pick up in this beautiful part of the world, so get in there quick before every man and his dog starts flocking to see the sun rise.

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