It’s never too late to pack your bags and jet off on vacation, especially when you have the year-end as an excuse to new year party! If you haven’t made plans so far, why not be inspired by the stars? From Berlin to Paris, we’ve picked five top spots for you to bring in the New Year, just like your favourite celebrities have done in the past.
BRING IN THE NEW YEAR IN BERLIN, LIKE SONAM KAPOOR
When a city is known for being one of the world’s party capitals all year round, you can expect the New Year celebrations to up the ante even further! New Year’s Eve — known as ‘Silvester’ in the German capital — is a night for non-stop merrymaking. Head down to the ‘Party Mile’ (between Victory Column and Brandenburg Gate), where bars and cafés compete with laser displays and fireworks for your attention. After you’ve danced all night, you may not have energy enough for the four-kilometre New Year’s Run the next day, but it is on offer anyway (no prior application necessary). Both Sonam Kapoor and Alia Bhatt were in Berlin some months ago and loved every minute of it!
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY IN DUBAI, LIKE SHAH RUKH KHAN
As the year draws to a close, the Indian film industry’s hottest stars jet off to Dubai in such large numbers, you can safely call it an exodus! Leading the pack is Bollywood badshah Shah Rukh Khan, with Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty Kundra and a heap of others following suit. Of course there’s a reason they love Dubai: from the fantastic fireworks to the faultless city-wide preparations, Dubai makes for a dream destination as the clock strikes 12 and the sky lights up.
LIVE IT UP IN LONDON, LIKE KARAN JOHAR
In no part of the world does a clock have a greater role to play than in London, where the chiming of Big Ben at midnight marks the arrival of a new year. Almost 3,00,000 people gather alongside the Thames and on its numerous bridges, to see the mesmerising 10-minute lightshow and fireworks display; with Westminster Palace, the London Eye and the Shard among the highlights of the local landscape. Meanwhile, the likes of Karan Johar and Karishma Kapoor rock it up at private gigs in central London, where the party leads into one endless after-party after another!
TAKE A BITE OUT OF THE BIG APPLE, LIKE AISHWARYA AND ABHISHEK BACHCHAN
There is nothing more hyped than bringing in the New Year with a million others in Times Square; as acclaimed musicians make it memorable and the ball drop draws wild applause. This is one to strike off your bucket list for bragging rights alone. However, if you really want to enjoy New York City like Aishwarya and Abhishek Bachchan do, head off the beaten track for a more upscale experience. Take a private night cruise on New York Harbour and watch breathlessly as the midnight fireworks light up Liberty Island.
PARTY IN PARIS, LIKE KANGANA RANAUT AND HRITHIK ROSHAN
Before you misunderstand, we aren’t suggesting Kangana and Hrithik have been partying in Paris together! Not too long ago, Hrithik was in the French capital with his sons, taking in the sights, sounds and cultural delights; while Kangana often travels to Paris because of her enduring passion for fashion. Now that we have clarified the matter, let’s move on to why Paris makes it to our list of the five top spots to bring in the New Year. Firstly, there is no better place to say ‘Bonne Année!’ than on the Champs-Elysées, with a view of the amazing Eiffel Tower. The street is closed to all automobiles from New Year’s Eve to 6 pm on New Year’s Day and you can expect some party action at the Arc de Triomphe too. Then, if you can muster up more vigour, join a Parisian city parade on January 1. That’s the way to say ‘bonjour’ to a beautiful new year!
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