What is better than watching fireworks in Rio, relaxing on a boat in the Sydney Harbour or rubbing shoulders with broadways stars in Times Square to ring in 2019 with your friends and family?
It’s easy to judge at New Year’s Eve, its too expensive, too crowded, too much pressure to have the greatest night of your life. Yes, partying from the comfort of your home or a friends event is fun-ish, but what about celebrating the first day of the new year in stunning locations around the globe.
If you are looking to broaden your families new year party horizons we have selected five events that’ll inspire you to jet off and bring in 2019 with an emphatic bang.
NEW YORK CITY, USA
Watching the ball drop in Times Square has a well-deserved place on anyone’s new years bucket list. The fireworks, crowds and weather offer a complete package you will never forget.
Edinburgh’s legendary hogmanay celebration makes the city one of Europe’s top destinations for New Year’s. The almost four day celebration tradition features concerts, parades, and festivities, culminating in a six-hour street party carnival on the 31st.
Bring warm clothes as it does get very cold in Scotland’s capital.
Sydney Harbour’s firework extravaganza is watched by more than a million people gathered along the foreshore, and even more worldwide on television.
For an even better experience join the boatful of revellers bobbing in the water around the harbour.
Kiritimati (Christmas Island)
Kiritimati, or Christmas Island, the easternmost island of the nation of Kiribati, is the first significant human habitation west of the international date line.
Be the one of the first to celebrate 2019 in the forever beautiful Pacific Ocean island.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Brazilian city lures two million people for New Year’s Eve each year, and with good reason.
Over-the-top fireworks displays light up Copacabana Beach, where partygoers—dressed in all white—dance and drink champagne until sunrise.
Make sure you wear a swimming costume as you will inevitably take a dip in the bay under the shadow of Sugarloaf Mountain.