8 Overlooked Places To Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the World

Places to celebrate new years eve

It has been on everyone’s mind for a few months since the pandemic caused global indecision. The hope is that this year, New Year’s Eve will no longer be a complicated struggle between lockdowns, curfews, white and other red regions. There is a desire to leave, to celebrate, to discover new places.

Many of the overseas destinations are still “closed”: some countries have not yet reopened to European travelers, in others we cannot go there because our government prohibits travel for tourism. The solution? We recommend that you focus your search on Italy or Europe ahead of time so that you don’t spend too much on a New Year’s Eve trip.

Here are our top 8 destinations for New Year’s Eve This Year:

#1 India

It is the occasion of New Year and with that a whole lot of fun and mirth. For many, it is a time to sort out finances and plan for the new year with their family. But beyond that, India is a diverse land with a variety of people living in it, who celebrate New Year in different parts of India with names such as Ugadi, “Gudi Padwa”, Vishu, Puthandu, and so on reflecting the rich culture of India. Read our recommended best places to celebrate New Year in India in the heat!

#2 Paris

A great classic for the New Year in Paris. La Ville Lumière is always beautiful, but in the period from Christmas to New Year it gives its best. The main appointment is on the Champs Elysées, where people start arriving already several hours before midnight.

But the alternatives are not lacking: you can organize a romantic dinner in Montmartre, an equally romantic cruise on the Seine aboard a Bateaux Mouches, or attend a show at the Moulin Rouge.

#3 Copenhagen and the northern lights in Iceland

For you, New Year rhymes with cold and snow? Fly North with Blueberry Travel to celebrate the arrival and combine celebrations in one of Europe’s most beautiful capitals with the magic of the Northern Lights in Iceland. From Copenhagen to Reykjavik, from the Golden Circle to the Blue Lagoon: it will be an unforgettable start to the year.

A curiosity: in Denmark, an unusual tradition has it that on New Year’s Eve old dishes are crushed in front of the doors of friends and relatives as a lucky charm for the new year!

#4 Rome

“How beautiful you are in Rome when it is the evening”, and on New Year’s Eve it is even more so.

The classic appointment for Romans and tourists who want to spend the last night of the year outdoors is at the Imperial Forums. Here you will not only have the opportunity to attend high-level musical performances, but you will also be able to admire historical places that are unique in the world. New Year’s Eve is an excellent opportunity to visit the Eternal City.

#5 Trento

If you don’t want to spend a snow-only holiday and prefer to alternate a different activity on the slopes, rent an apartment in Trento. While in the province you can find 860 kilometers of slopes and 295 ski lifts, in the city you can visit the Buonconsiglio Castle and – twenty minutes by car – the MART of Rovereto (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art). Without forgetting the Christmas markets, which in themselves are worth the trip.

#6 Sicily

If you are a lover of nature and a mild climate, Sicily could be the most suitable New Year’s Eve destination for you. We recommend this 7 days and 6 nights trekking in Western Sicily organized by Tramundi. You will walk CAI routes from Trapani to Segesta passing through Erice, Custonaci, Macari, and Scopello, among breathtaking views that at times recall the Far West and villages rich in history.

Another recommended destination for hiking lovers is Etna Park, where if you want you can rely on the experience of local nature guides to explore the volcano on foot.

#7 Dubai

New Year’s Eve in Dubai is one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences. The best way to celebrate is to spend the whole day on the beach and then enjoy the fireworks from the foot of the Burj Khalifa, one of the most beautiful New Year’s fireworks in the world.

The liveliest area, to celebrate the arrival of the new year, is the Downtown area. But it is also possible to stop on the beach, in Dubai Marina or Jumeirah, for a more romantic alternative.

#8 Venice

Venice is suggestive, it is magical, it is unique: it is the perfect choice for a memorable New Year’s Eve. Our advice? Buy tickets for the traditional opera concert at the Fenice Theater, which this year will be directed by Fabio Luisi and broadcast live on Rai Uno. You can choose between the appointment of December 31st at 4.00 pm and that of January 1st at 11.15 am. The experience will still leave its mark.