If your new year’s eve was a bit of a washout, then it might be an idea to plan for next year, to make sure that you have a great time. Consider going on holiday, that way you have an automatic, and awesome, answer for anyone who asks. Here are our top destinations.
New Year’s Eve in Scotland is known as Hogmanay. A three day celebration; the Scots really know how to do things properly. New Year’s Eve is almost even more important than Christmas in Scotland, because it was banned up until the 1950s. A torchlight precession starts the proceedings, followed by a, with various stages and entertainment happening throughout the city. When the clock strikes twelve, break out into traditional Scottish song, Auld Lang Syne. New Year’s Day is filled with dog sledding and swimming in the ice cold waters of Loony Dock.
Waiting for the ball to drop is a classic and exciting way to spend New Year’s Eve. The whole city buzzes with anticipation, and it can get almost chaotic. Whether you head to Times Square or you take in the bars and clubs, there is nowhere better than the city that never sleeps.
If you fancy getting away from the cold, then perhaps a trip to Dubai would do you some good. While the city itself is a dry, alcohol free zone, and may not be the most exciting for someone in search of a party, you could head into the desert. Tour companies put on New Year’s parties, and offer belly dancers, camel rides, a bar and a BBQ dinner, and they even cater for kids.
For something unusual, head to Cape Town for New Year’s Eve. While there might be a party or two the night before, New Year’s Day is when the real thing starts. The Kaapse Klopse or Cape Town Minstrel Carnival hits the streets with flamboyant parades. Traditional dancers, marching musicians and costumed performers celebrate the New Year to rival the Rio carnival.
Head to London for a spectacle or two on New Year’s Eve. Whether you opt for theor South bank for the fireworks, there is something for you. Over 250, 000 people head to see the fireworks, so you need to make sure you get there early for a good spot.