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New Year’s Eve Destinations

It’s slightly less than two weeks left to a series of massive new year’s eve celebrations, so most of you have probably already decided where to go, and how to spend this wonderful night. The possibilities are almost  infinite: clubbing, open-air celebrations, parades, concerts, theatrical performances, small private parties or a trip. If you’re a fan of the latter option, and still haven’t planned your trip thoroughly, use our YummyBunny car hire search engine to find a nice car rental offer. Having a car at your disposal will give you more freedom – and – essentially – more time to visit the places you want to go. There’s no need to wait any longer, attractive last-minute offers won’t be there forever.


Anyway, no matter what you have chosen, and where you are going to be on that night, it’s important to bring in some enthusiasm and a bunch of good friends! BTW, did you know, that New Year’s Eve is the only one global celebration, where all the people from various countries (well, except for those who use Julian calendar) get together to celebrate for the same reason? While, they do it for the same reason, obviously they don’t do it at the same time. The first people to celebrate the New Year of 2012 will be the citizens of Samoa in the South Pacific Ocean. The celebrations will start already at 10:00 a.m. London time. The last to go are folks in living in the island of Niue and American Samoa (Sunday, 11:00a.m. London time).In the meantime, whether you are in the middle of preparing your gingerbread and Christmas pudding, or planning your Christmas getaway weekend, or… just stuck at work, let me take you on a virtual tour to some of the world’s top New Year’s Eve destinations. Here we go!

1) Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The New Year’s Eve party on Copacabana beach is the second largest celebration in Rio de Janeiro, right after the Carnival. The place regularly attracts millions of tourists and visitors, and so it is on New Year’s Eve, when the excitement reaches its climax, and magnificent fireworks display is shown to the public. Who wouldn’t like to spend this special night on the most famous and one of the most beautiful beaches in the world?

2) New York City
They say New York City is a city that never sleeps. Well, for sure it doesn’t sleep on that night! Both New Yorkers and frequent visitors know that it is literally packed with various pubs, discos and clubs, where you can dance all night long and have a whale of time. But there’s much more to New York that just dancing parties. Those, who don’t feel like clubbing, will be delighted to join the traditional mass celebration on Times Square. It is estimated that more than a million people gather here together each year to watch the famous Times Square Ball being raised to the top of One Times Square, and then dropped down to mark the beginning of the New Year. It makes quite an impression and is an unforgettable experience. The only drawback of watching the ball descending live in Times Square is… lack of champagne. You would think that celebrating New Year and drinking champagne always go together, but not this time. In fact, it is prohibited by law to drink alcohol, once you’re in Times Square. So either you drink up before you go, pr you would have to grin and bear it.

3) Las Vegas Strip
Late night party enthusiasts would probably be more than thrilled to spend the New Year’s Eve nigh in Las Vegas, the city which is referred to as the world’s capital of party. They would also jump at every possibility to be there. The biggest party takes place on the so called Las Vegas Strip, which is a few-mile stretch of :as Vegas Boulevard. Along the Strip there are numerous hotels and casinos, where people have fun all year round, not to mention the New Year’s Eve. People usually go out, despite cold weather, and celebrate together, counting down, shouting, drinking alcohol and having the best (and probably most expensive) party of their life!

4) Niagara Falls, Canada
Imagine spending this special night in a very special and stunningly beautiful place like Niagara Falls. With fireworks shooting above your head, the place will look even more amazing! Every year, 30,000 of people go to celebrate the farewell to the old year, and the beginning of the new one. Naturally, the fireworks display is not the only thing Niagara Falls has to offer on that night. Every year, there are some accompanying events, and this year, for instance, there is a a free concert in Queen Victoria Park.

5) Les Champs-Elysees, Paris
On that night, the streets of Paris are bustling with noise, as people are gathering together to celebrate. The centre of the party is obviously Les Champs Elysees, where the major firework display take place. Selling firecrackers and fireworks is legal in France, so you can have a try and launch a few on your own. As you can imagine, the Eiffel Tower would be an excellent vantage point to look down on all the other celebrations. After the clock strikes midnight and you exchange kisses and New Year’s Eve wishes, you might look for a nice bar or restaurant, to continue partying until the early morning hours.

6) The London Eye
The London Eye New Year’s Eve party is the most popular party to take place on 31st December in London. It is especially famous for spectacular fireworks display. What’s even better: this year’s display is completely free of charge, so if you’re anywhere near London, you cannot miss the occasion to see the aurora of colours lighting the sky.  According to the estimates, the event attracts about 250,000 viewers each year! The display traditionally begins after the Big Ben have chimed midnight. After that, there will be time to exchange wishes and then… how about a pub crawl to some of the most fashionable or traditional English pubs?

7) Melbourne, Australia
The New Year’s Eve celebrations in Melbourne are said to be massive and extravagant. Those, who have decided to visit this Australian city are bound not only to see the skyline of the city lit with multitide of colourful lights and fireworks, but there will also be live music and performances, film projections and all sorts of entertainment programms.

Regardless of where you are gonna be and what you’re gonna do on that day, I wish you a marvellous party and a Happy New Year!

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