Budapest offers several options for a memorable New Year’s Eve. The brightest and most fun is, of course, in the center of the city, with spectacular fireworks in the Heroes’ Square, with songs and dances. You can also celebrate the New Year on a cruise while admiring the festive Budapest.
After the holidays you can go to Secheni – the largest thermal complex in Europe. Baths, saunas, pools, one of which is in the open air, is what you need to renew your strength. If you travel with children, go to the skating rink in the city
The New Year in Finland is certainly a great
In Helsinki, first of all, visit Aleksanterinkatu Street, one of the most atmospheric places in the city, captivating with its illumination, holiday windows and an old Christmas tram. If you want to go ice skating, you will find Ice Park (on the square near the train station) – with cozy cafes nearby.
And, of course, be sure to visit the magical Lapland – this is a whole amusement park with many workshops: an elf school, a gingerbread bakery, and a school of calligraphy. There is also its own railway, and an ice gallery with bewitching statues, the post office of Santa Claus and, of course, his office, where the kids can directly tell Santa about their desires.
Thailand is one of the best places in the world for winter vacations, and Phuket is the best of its resorts. Phuket for the New Year is saturated with bright emotions. Many hotels have gala dinners with performances, Thai dances, live music and fireworks.
New Year’s Eve can also be celebrated in a Thai restaurant. If you are planning a luxurious celebration, choose one of the restaurants by the sea: Baan Rim Pa or Acqua on Kalim Beach, KEE Sky Lounge on Patong, On the Rock on Karon, Boathouse Wine & Grill, Foto Hotel or Mom Tri’s Kitchen on Kat, from where visible fireworks. Remember to reserve a table in advance.
You can also celebrate the New Year on Patong Beach. Thai performers and dance groups perform on the open stage opposite Bangla Road, luminous lanterns fly into the sky from the shore, and at midnight the entire shore shines with fireworks.
Another alternative for those who prefer an outdoor celebration is the Field of Mars. For couples a great option for celebrating the New Year will be a cruise on the Seine.
The largest celebration takes place at the Brandenburg Gate. Not even tens of thousands, but about a million people gather here – imagine! Salutes and fireworks do not fade away all night and guests are entertained by famous groups and world-famous DJs.
If you came to celebrate the New Year with children, be sure to bring them to one of the most famous holiday performances in Germany – The Nutcracker. The performances take place a week before and after the holiday, the cost of tickets is from € 40.
At the end of December, winter sales will start in Milan at local stores and shopping centers. So it will be possible to stock up on gifts. Even if you are not at all interested in shopping, take a walk through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II gallery: amazing architecture, New Year’s garlands, and originally decorated shop windows will set the stage for a festive wave.
On New Year’s Eve, an entertainment program and a festive menu are offered by most hotels and restaurants, the choice depends on your preferences. By the way, in Italy it is customary to get to know everyone on the streets on New Year’s Eve: locals believe that this will bring good luck in the coming year.
New York, United States
Since the beginning of December, New York has been reminiscent of the magnificent scenery for the New Year’s film. New York begins to celebrate New Year with a traditional parade in Times Square. A grandiose show with a never-ending thunder of fireworks, an atmosphere of universal fun and glee – everyone will feel part of a unique performance.
On New Year’s Eve, those gathered in Times Square will surely be congratulated by one of the world celebrities, and the falling romance will be provided by falling flakes of snow from paper confetti dropped from helicopters.
Families celebrating New Year in New York should head to Central Park. Children of all ages will enjoy it here. At midnight, a firework fire starts from the Bow Bridge-Cherry Hill in the middle of Central Park (between 71st and 74th Streets) and can be clearly seen from most points in Central Park.
From the evening of December 31, thousands of people gather at the Town Hall, as well as in other central squares and streets to listen to concerts by local artists, dance and watch beautiful New Year’s fireworks.
Celebrating the New Year in Vienna is also possible “in motion”. For example, in the “luxury” car of the imperial express train, which stops at exactly midnight on the bridge over the Danube, so that all passengers see the salute. Also, you can celebrate New Year on a motor ship, on a cruise on the Danube and admire the beautiful Vienna all night.
For lovers of classical music on New Year’s holidays should definitely visit the Vienna Opera. Traditionally, on the evening of December 31, Johann Strauss’s famous “The Bat” is performed at the National and State Opera houses. It will cost from € 250, note that tickets are best purchased in advance.
On New Year’s Eve in London, Trafalgar Square becomes the
Some local restaurants practice theme parties; medieval banquets are very popular. You can also take a cruise on the Thames, admiring the beautiful views of the night city and enjoying a royal dinner on board the yacht.
After the New Year celebration in London on January 1, a parade is held in which several thousand people participate: musicians, acrobats, dancers, clowns. The parade begins at noon and lasts 3 hours; the route runs from Parliament Square to Baker Street through Piccadilly. A fireworks show is being held in Chinatown.
In Tbilisi, the celebrations begin on December 31 and continue until the night of January 2. The most popular place to celebrate the New Year is Freedom Square, Rustaveli Avenue and Mtatsminda Park.
Cozy cafes, fairs and street musicians create a unique atmosphere of a fairy tale, and at midnight fireworks are launched. Also in the Bambora Park on Mtatsminda there are great entertainment programs for children.
And if an ordinary city-style holiday is not for you, Georgia can offer you great opportunities to meet the upcoming New Year at ski resorts near Tbilisi (Bakuriani, Gudauri), where you can go skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling.
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