Where to ring the arrival of New Year
New Year’s Eve is undoubtedly a special event that everyone looks forward to. Whether enjoying a fine glass of champagne, an intimate dinner or hosting an outdoor countdown part, this year’s end is shaping up to be unforgettable.
From fireworks spectacles across breathtaking backdrops to all-night raves on blissed-out beaches, there are many great places to celebrate the arrival of the New Year. While some cities are yet to confirm their big plans for welcoming 2023, we’ve put together a list of the most exclusive, fun, and firework-filled celebrations around the world, from Rio to world record winner Madeira Island.
So, if you haven’t planned anything yet, take a look at some of the places we’ve selected for you.
A luxurious celebration at Burj Khalifa
The Burj Khalifa, known as one of the world’s tallest buildings, is an excellent choice for a luxury holiday to welcome the new year. The impressive rockets, firecrackers with laser and light shows are famous all over the world, set against the backdrop of the Dubai Fountain. To welcome 2023, exclusive events will be promoted at the Burj Khalifa to keep you entertained for the evening.
New Year’s Eve with a world record show
Funchal, Madeira Island, is well-known for its mesmerizing New Year’s Eve fireworks spectacle (awarded in the Guinness Book of Records as the world’s largest pyrotechnic show). Those attending may expect an evening filled with 3D illuminations, cascades of light, and gigantic creations, prepared for a truly memorable evening.
Madeira Island in Portugal represents a stunning destination, ideal for those looking to spend the New Year’s Eve exclusively.
New York City, USA
A Luxury dinner Cruise at New York City Harbor
Sailing along the shores of New York City harbor, you can witness the vast sky adorning the vivacious firework shows. The boat deck, overlooking the Hudson River, Brooklyn Bridge, and Statue of Liberty, provides an exhilarating scenery and a captivating view you cannot miss. As you pass along the Times Square crowded TV scenario, there’s a whole exquisite new world to discover.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Some samba at a midsummer all night beach party
This is the hottest and most exotic event of our list. Around two million people gather every year on Copacabana Beach for samba, champagne, and fireworks. We recommend setting up between Posts 5 and 6, so it’s not as crowded, plus it’s a small walking distance from the parties at neighboring Ipanema. Last tip: wear white on New Year’s Eve – it’s a local costume that inspires good fortune for the year to come, they say.
A welcoming show mirrored in the water
Sydney has always been one of the most famous holiday destinations, especially when it comes to celebration and entertainment. The 31st of December firework show by the Sydney City Council are usually watched by more than a million people. Book an outside table at one of the waterfront restaurants by Sydney Harbour Bridge, and witness the ships parade in the Harbour of Lights, front-row seat.