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9 places to celebrate New Year’s Eve

9 places to celebrate New Year’s Eve

With the new year just around the corner, it’s now time to start making plans for how to ring in 2018! Here are some of the best cities to celebrate.

We at Musement always look forward to New Year’s Eve. Although, sometimes the holiday doesn’t work out as you planned and the global hype can feel a bit overwhelming. Not to fear! Travelling for New Years can be one of the best ways of ensuring your 2018 starts with a bang! Out of loving concern for exciting new beginnings this December 31st, here are 9 destinations that will guarantee you ring in 2018 with a cheer!

1) New York

This destination is kind of a given as all Americans tune in to watch the ball drop in Times Square, but standing in the midst of all the celebration buzz is incredible. If you’re looking for something a little more low key, take romantic NYE cruise to watch the fireworks show against the backdrop of the Big Apple’s iconic skyline.

2) London

New Year’s Eve celebrations abound in London, many complete with live music, Champagne and dancing, or you reserve a spot on a dinner cruises to watch the midnight fireworks over the Thames River, content and comfortable. In addition to the top sights like the London Eye and Big Ben, a plethora of seasonal activities will keep you busy during the day such Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland. 


London evening skyline

3) Las Vegas

Sin City meets all the requirements for an ultimate party night, and New Year’s Eve is no any different…in fact, it might even be wilder.  Rent a limo and take photos with friends while you drink champagne and ride along the strip, or check out one of the many parties, packages and performances ranging from luxurious spa retreats to Cirque du Soleil to an exciting gambling tour!

4) Milan

The Italian metropolis and fashion capital will make your New Year’s Eve feel like you are living La Bella Vita. Aside from fantastic shopping opportunities where you can buy your fancy evening attire, Milan diverse neighborhoods boast lively bars and clubs as well as some stellar restaurants. Celebrate the beginning of 2018 with a Prosecco toast!

5) Paris

A cultured and sultry city, the Parisians know how to celebrate life whether that be through their food, their entertainment or New Years Eve. Start your evening off right at the Crazy Horse Show in Paris where you will catch jazzy fever with French Cabaret, or check out a non-stop musical (comedy) sensation with Paradis Latin New Years Eve with dinner and then dance the night away.


New Years Eve in Paris

6) Florence

Calling all Renaissance men and women:  welcome 2018 during a fairy-tale like evening in the Tuscan capital. Enjoy a delicious Tuscan Dinner and Gala Concert complete with Champagne while overlooking the Ponte Vecchio. Tip: If you want to do some sightseeing during your stay in Florence, be sure to book your tickets ahead of time as they are often sell out!

7) Dubai

Dubai is a luxurious, lavish adventure. There are parties all around town, yet we suggest treating yourself to a New Year’s Eve Desert Safari complete with bottomless drinks, or a Gala Dinner Cruise. If you have the kids in tote, Dubai has tons of unforgettable activities that are fun for the whole family like the Dubai Aquarium and the IMG Worlds of Adventure.


Dubai NYE fireworks, Photo by tnilsson.london on Visualhunt.com / CC BY-SA

8) Barcelona

Fiesta seems like it was made for this eccentric city. With kilometers of beaches, a myriad of bars and roof-top clubs, your New Year’s Eve celebrations will easily run into the wee morning hours. Go a New Years Eve party and Flamenco Show or for a chic, yet energized evening, check out Opium for NYE where the party atmosphere is unparalleled.

9) Budapest

A flourishing party hub and historic capital, this city attracts people from all over the world for its music festivals, concerts, gothic architecture and exceptional party events: Party on a cruise along the Danube on New Year’s Eve; get dolled up for a Gala Concert with dinner and after party; or try something new and start your evening at the Pre-NYE Bath Party at one of the best and largest spa baths in Europe!


Budapest NYE Celebrations

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