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    Fireworks at a new year celebration

    As the New Year 2018 is drawing close, new resolutions are being set up, mid night kisses are being anticipated, and that perfect night out with friends and family is being planned. All this comes once a year and most of us plan a fun-filled evening of party and drinks. So where should you be this time when the clock tongs 12 on 31st midnight? London? Paris? Or New York? We have scrounged the globe for you and here are the best places to celebrate new year 2018.

    1. Sydney, Australia

    The mesmerising fireworks behind Harbor Bridge in Sydney

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    Where: Sydney Harbour, Harbour Bridge, Opera House, and Bondi beach

    What’s in here: The celebrations in Sydney are a bouquet of thrillful engagements. Aerial flyovers displaying messages, a brilliant display of fireworks, light shows, and several events at Taronga Zoo catering to the kids make it the best place to celebrate New Year in the world.

    Mustn’t miss: Indigenous smoking ceremony, and lighted boat parade

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    2. Edinburgh, Scotland

    The fireworks during Hogmanay Celebrations in Edinburgh

    Where: Princess Street Gardens

    What’s in here: Crazy dancing in the streets, fabulous fireworks display at midnight, music concerts hosting internationally famous artists – the three-day long festival is popularly called Hogmanay Celebrations. The New Year 2018 celebration will also include a couple of adventurous experiences including a dive into the freezing chills of the River Forth.

    Mustn’t miss: Dog sledging competition and the Loony Dook parade

    3. New York, United States

    Confetti at Times Square soaks in the revellers during New Year Celebrations in New York

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    Where: Times Square

    What’s in here: Pyrotechnic light shows, celebrity music acts, tons of confetti dropped over you — all of this while you may try to spot yourself on a TV screen. Actually, it doesn’t get better than this.

    Mustn’t miss: Countdown moments while the grand 12 football is dropped from a flagpole over the Times Square building

    4. Berlin, Germany

    Revellers on the New Year’s eve in Berlin

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    Where: Alexanderplatz, Berlin television tower, Spree River

    What’s in here: Allow us to put it this way – “the 1.8 km stretch between Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column gets over brimmed with about one million people ready to do anything to celebrate the new year and party.” With this magnitude of participation, Berlin’s streets are the most crowded ones on December 31st, making your New Year 2018 celebration even grander. Obviously, there are fireworks, music, dance, noise, food, magic shows, booze, beer, and what not to make this the best place to celebrate New Year in the world!

    Mustn’t miss: Dance party at the 3 storey Berlin Tv Tower

    5. Paris, France

    An illuminated Eiffel Tower during New Year celebrations

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    Where: Eiffel Tower, Elysées Avenue, Seine River
    What’s in here: With magical fireworks display at Eiffel Tower, street dance,, and a rioting spillage of drinks, the lanes and streets near the iconic monument come to life with revelers swarming in.

    Mustn’t miss: River cruise on the Seine river, private dinner, and musical nights on-board

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    6. London, England

    An electric view of the Big Ben during New Year Celebrations in London

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    Where: Banks of the Thames river, Big Ben, Opposite the Houses of Parliament

    What’s in here: Your New Year celebration 2018 will have a crowd of some 250 thousand revelers chant the countdown to Big Ben’s strike of midnight. There is a light show and an elaborate display of fireworks.

    Mustn’t miss: The marching parade and procession of Queen’s horses

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    7. Hawaii

    An illuminated party beach during Hawaii New Year celebrations

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    Where: Moana Beach Park, Kakaako Park, Hawaii Islands, Waikiki Beach

    What’s in here: Well, the entire set of islands dons a festive look and an amazing celebration. Outdoor music concerts, theme nights, boat cruises, and of course the fireworks – Hawaii does it all in its own style.

    Mustn’t miss: Pirate ship adventure, and Palms Music Fest at Kakaako Park

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    8. Miami, Florida

    The Florida New Year celebrations witness a floral display of fireworks during New Year Celebrations

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    Where: Bayfront Park, Miami Beach, Lincoln Road

    What’s in here: Miami, actually, hosts one of the most diverse events during New Year celebrations. From old fashioned dance-a-thons to music, fireworks, food and family fun – this one is a close competitor to the New York’s new year celebrations.

    Mustn’t miss: Ball Drop from 35 foot neon ‘Big Orange’

    9. Las Vegas, Nevada

    Magical fireworks in Las Vegas set the water on fire

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    Where: You don’t ask it when you are in Vegas; the entire city is full of revelers kicking the celebrations.

    What’s in here: Almost 300 thousand people, 6 PM onwards, gather in the vehicle prohibited streets for the craziest New Year celebration 2018. You walk around, drink, mingle, and get awed by the magical display of fireworks – it’s as simple as that! Every hotel around the corner has some or the other show/event if you have a crowd phobia.

    Mustn’t miss: Like we said, as there is no place which is not partying, there is nothing you can afford to miss here!

    10. Bahamas

    A confetti burst as Bahamas celebrates New Year

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    Where: Nassau, Nicholls Town, Green Turtle Cay, Alice Town

    What’s in here: One of the most serene beaches and the best place to celebrate New Year in the world turn extreme wild on the night of December 31st. The ferocious parties in the Bahamas are full of all extreme party ideas. Parades, masquerades, informal beach gatherings appreciating the fireworks, street performances, lights artists, carnival walks, band walks — this party in the Caribbean is a wild amalgamation of cultural folk and traditional celebrations.

    Mustn’t miss: Junkanoo Parade

    11. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    New Year in Rio

    Where: Rio’s iconic Copacabana Beach

    What’s in here: After its Carnival festivities, the New Year’s Eve celebration in Rio is what will blow your mind. One of the best place to celebrate new year in the world, Rio’s iconic Copacabana Beach hosts the world’s largest and wildest New Year party which receives more than two million people on that two-and-a-half-mile stretch of sand. The celebration is usually marked by a tradition of wearing white and tossing flowers into the sea.

    Mustn’t miss: The oceanfront stages where rocking live musical and dance performances take place amid a colorful fireworks display at midnight.

    12. Hong Kong, China

    New Year in Hong Kong

    Where: Hong Kong’s Times Square shopping mall

    What’s in here: Watch the world’s most dramatic skyline light up this New Year eve with a stunning display of fireworks that concludes with a dazzling finale: a gigantic pyrotechnic dragon that whirls across the sky! The New Year 2018 celebration will kick off in Hong Kong’s Times Square shopping mall, where they host a replica ball drop in homage to New York City’s famous festivities.

    Mustn’t miss: The evening’s main festivities at the Victoria Harbour, where savvy people party on local boats, rooftop terraces, and at the Avenue of Stars in Tsim Tsa Shui to catch up on the best views of the dazzling light show at the strike of 12.

    13. Amsterdam, Netherlands

    New Year in Amsterdam

    Where: Clubs at Rembrandtplein, Nieuwmarkt, Museumplein, and Dam Square

    What’s in here: One can very easily find impromptu street parties in the Dutch capital of Amsterdam for the best New Year celebration 2018. However, for more organized parties, one can head to just about any large public space, including Rembrandtplein, Nieuwmarkt, Museumplein, and Dam Square. There are firework displays in multiple locations that can best be viewed from the city’s bridges.

    Mustn’t miss: The endless clubs for drinks, live music, and dancing until daybreak.

    14. Bangkok, Thailand

    New Year in Bangkok

    Where: Central World Square

    What’s in here: Come together for the hippest and jazziest New Year celebrations in this bustling metropolis that parties with locals and expats alike. The centerpiece of the evening is a massive gathering in Central World Square where people come in hundreds of thousands. At the stroke of midnight, a series of fireworks illuminate the riverside, following which, the party continues at the many nightclubs and bars lining the streets of this naughty city.

    Mustn’t miss: Join in the entertainment that includes a spectacular light show, live concert, and video screens showing celebrations from around the world.

    15. Cape Town, South Africa

    Cape Town new year

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    Where: Victoria & Albert Waterfront

    What’s in here: New Year’s celebrations in Cape Town aren’t just about partying on the last day of the year and going home after the countdown has ended. NYE festivities here span three days and are the most lively, engaging, and vibrant spectacle of the frivolous town. On New Year’s Eve, the Victoria & Albert Waterfront plays host to a concert and a midnight firework display. You can catch on the most spectacular views of the fireworks from the many picnic spots on Table Mountain. There’s also a Victoria Falls New Year’s Carnival that includes a carnival-themed train and live music.

    Mustn’t miss: On and following the New Year’s Day, hundreds of thousands of partygoers and beach bums head to the local beaches, and the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival parades through downtown with 10,000 performers dancing and singing in the streets.

    Okay! Good to go from our end. Pick a few from the list, stay calm, plan ahead and party hard!

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