Imagine this, the clock strikes midnight, you are in the company of your best friends, and chilling out at your favourite party destination while taking shots of McDowell's No.1. It’s the festive season and with everyone frantically looking out for the most happening party spots to bring in the New Year, here are some of the cities you and your friends have to been in to get 2016 off to an unbelievable start!
The greatest fireworks in the world bar none in Sydney, Australia
Harbor fills up with countless amounts of boats to get the best view of the firework extravaganza that can be witnessed at midnight on New Year’s Eve. Hire out a boat or book at a hotel room or just flood the streets of this amazing Australian city and you will not be disappointed.
You can also head out to the Cockatoo Island and camp there for the night, as long as you book a spot in advance.
Wear white and party hard in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Bang in the middle of summer in Rio de Janeiro comes the start to a New Year and party goers ditch night clubs to take the party onto the streets instead. Join the two million visitors on the beach to watch the incredible fireworks display.
Copacabana Beach the epicentre of the action, where celebrations officially start as the sun goes down with live music taking over. There are different genres from Brazilian samba to rock bands to whet the appetite of the crowd. A must follow tradition however is to wear white in Rio on 31st as it is said to bring you luck for the New Year.
Dance on the beach from sunset to sunrise at Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand
The beaches of Thailand's beautiful islands hosts parties all year round, but the big daddy of them all is New Year's Eve on Koh Pha Ngan, as it hosts a full-moon party. The party starts as soon as the sun begins to descend and ends only late in the afternoon the next day! Sounds perfect eh?
The Party Strip that never ends in Las Vegas, USA
Las Vegas and parties are almost synonymous all year round but come New Year’s Eve and this crazy turns up the volume a couple of notches higher than anyone can expect. Each club and bar will be filled to the brim and the famed Vegas Strip will be closed to allow pedestrians to flood the streets with over a tens of thousands of people reveling in the dance and fireworks on offer.
Enjoy St. Sylvestre’s day in Berlin, Germany
Lights, laser shows, drink stands, fireworks, live music, the best artists from around the world – you name it and they will all be there bringing in the New Year’s with a bang in Germany. Brandenburg will be populated with over 2 million people from all over the world and partying all the way to the early hours of the next day. Work up an appetite during the day at the annual pancake race and you can also feast your eyes on the fireworks from Teufelsberg and Viktoriapark.
No better way to enter the New Year than the City of Love – Paris, France
Champs-Elysées will be another populous destination on the 31st as hordes of people will gather in front of the Eiffel Tower, which will be lit up with a dazzling display of lights and fireworks which will also be broadcasted on television around the world. There are a variety of bars and clubs along the boulevard to celebrate Saint-Sylvestre.
See the Ball Drop from the Top of Times Square – New York, USA
The forever crowded Times Square in the city that never sleeps will be ready for a massive ball drop come NYE. You can gain access to multiple parties in and around the area this is one big party you just cannot afford to miss out on. You can also pop into Planet Hollywood to go celebrity gazing or just book a table at Buca di Beppo for a low-key yet fancy dinner.
So how about this New Year's, you take a trip to these party destinations along with the company of your Yaars and a peg of McDowells No.1 and have an awesome party. Do share your feedback with us in case you have any more suggestions!
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