Where to go on New Year's Eve 2022: the 12 best destinations

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There are those who prefer to spend the holidays with the family, those who love traditional card games with relatives and friends; there are even those who just can't stand the New Year and those who wait for it for a whole year, to let loose and throw the old year behind them and welcome the new one.
Ma where to go to celebrate the New Year? What are the most curious traditions, the most memorable celebrations on the occasion of the New Year?
Here it is 12 o'clock destinations for the New Year 2021 with the craziest celebrations in the world!

Post COVID19 travel advice
If you are planning a trip, make sure you are in line with safety measures. Follow government guidelines and only return to travel when the green light is given. Prefer natural and perhaps non-mass destinations, and in general promote local tourism: discover the wonders of your city, your region and your state. Try to avoid long-haul travel and at most choose destinations reachable with a few hours of flight.

12 - Bangkok, Thailand

It's true, in Thailand the New Year is celebrated in April, on the occasion of the Songkran Festival, the Festival of Water, where people bathe each other as a sign of purification. But even for international celebrations, the capital Bangkok certainly does not miss anything. In full Times Square style, a gigantic luminous ball about 15 meters high brings greetings to the crowd at the stroke of midnight.

Over 500 people gather near Central World, the immense shopping center, various concerts mark the approach to the fateful hour, and even Thai dance shows and lots to eat and drink.

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11 - Paris, France

Perhaps one of the most romantic New Year's parties in the world the one held along the Champs Elisées, which leaves at 9:00 in the evening with bottles of Champagne and a view to move even the hardest of hearts on the Eiffel Tower all full of lights.

But it doesn't stop there! Throughout the city, sensational theatrical and musical events and performances are organized ... in short, Paris is certainly among the TOP destinations for New Year's Eve.
For a super romantic formula, you can opt for a magical New Year's Eve dinner cruise, sailing on the Seine to admire the lights of the cities from a unique perspective.
If, on the other hand, you want to spice up the party, the solution is a show with dinner at the Mouline Rouge!

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10 - Rome, Italy

Of course, the city of Caput Mundi has an advantage, considering that it is already too cool on its own. The New Year's Eve in Rome in fact it has nothing to envy to the other celebrations.

Confirmed the fantastic concerts, who in the past years have seen musicians such as Malika Ayane, Niccolò Fabi, Nina Zilli, Daniele Silvestri, J-Ax and many others perform. Metro lines open all night and lots of parties all over the city! And the frame is certainly among the most exclusive in the world!

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9 - Amsterdam, Netherlands

For many, the capital of transgression, home of Van Gogh, hosts one of the most characteristic and fun parties. Celebrating the old and the new on New Year's Eve, and at Remblandtplein, the hub of nightlife, the Europe's largest LCD screen it is the synthesis of the show that awaits you.

Dam Square is usually the meeting place night and day frequented by locals and tourists; the square, on New Year's Eve, is full of life, thanks to the traditional free concert for the celebration of the end of the year.
A romantic solution is a night cruise on the canals, sipping a glass of champagne lulled by the canals of the city.

If you are not afraid of the cold and you want to experience a New Year outside the box, on the beach of Scheveningen (1 hour away from Amsterdam) many Dutchmen gather to celebrate with the very famous dive at the end of the year. Around the pier the celebrations continue with songs, dances and toasts.

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8 - Madeira Islands, Portugal

Does it sound strange to you to find Madeira in the midst of world capitals such as Paris, Rome and Bangkok? Well, the reason is quickly explained: right here, on the Portuguese volcanic island, the company Pirotecnia Macedo obtained the record of largest fireworks display in the world, actually entering the Guinness Book of Records. You can bet that this year they will try to outdo themselves again! And if you want to have a privileged and unique view, you can book a catamaran tour to admire the fireworks directly from the sea!

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  • Flight + hotel: Return flight + 4 nights / 5 days - from € 730,00 per person - see the offer

7 - Madrid, Spain

Puerta del Sol is the set of the Madrid New Year, with the traditional custom of "Las Uvas": everyone carries 12 grapes, one for each of the 12 months that have passed, to swallow them at every stroke of the clock of the Royal Palace Casa de Correos.
Following, lots of music, dancing and dancing until the morning.

A truly alternative New Year's Eve can be spent on the Madrid funicular. The company that manages the cable car organizes the last ride of the year to allow you to admire the celebrations and fireworks that take place in the city from a privileged point of view.

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6 - Berlin, Germany

One of the most awaited events by Germans and tourists, an incredible show is held near the Brandenburg Gate, with about 1 million people unleashed to the rhythm of music pumped by a really creepy system!
A New Year's Eve punctuated by lasers, fireworks and blaring music for one of the coolest parties in the world!

In the atmospheric Gendarmenmarkt the WeihnachtsZauber, a Christmas market which offers a more relaxed atmosphere. Here the end of year party costs € 12,00 and you can find the best of local gastronomy but also specialties from all over the world.

For something even less chaotic, perhaps even suitable for children, the advice is there New Year's Eve party at the Spandau Citadel, where there is a wonderful medieval fortress.

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5 - Edinburgh, Scotland

Scottish Hogmanay is considered by many the biggest New Year's Eve party in the world. It lasts 4 days, including music, dancing, fireworks. On December 30th the Torchlight Procession takes place, a suggestive torchlight procession along Princess Street accompanied by the music of the bands of Piper (bagpipers), which takes place in Calton Hill.

On New Year's Day then, many rock concerts, before the traditional chant of "Auld Lang Syne", the Waltz of the Candles, waiting for the stroke of midnight.

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4 - Moscow, Russia

The wonderful Moscow Red Square is one of the most exclusive locations in the world. The colorful domes of St. Basil's Cathedral will be brighter than ever when fireworks celebrate the stroke of midnight, greeting the old year and opening the doors to the new. Certainly the cold is not a good ally, but ... lots of vodka if!

If you want to try a truly exclusive and unforgettable experience, book a New Year's Eve cruise with show: you will sail on the Moskva River taking part in an extraordinary show, and you can admire the fireworks from a unique perspective!

And then, there is a detail not to be forgotten. Moscow follows the Julian calendar, this means that the winter holidays are postponed: Orthodox Christmas is celebrated on January 7th, instead New Year is celebrated in the night between 13 and 14 January. This means that by taking your vacation strategically you can celebrate twice!

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3 - London, UK

The banks of the Thames are brighter than ever, and the Big Ben light show is one of the iconic New Year images in the world.
London welcomes tourists and attendees all with free public transport, and shows to make pale: not only concerts and fireworks, but also hot air balloons in flight and marching bands.

How to spend the New Year in London? You are spoiled for choice: panoramic cruise on the Thames, Sensational Party with a light display on the skyscraper of the Shard or even an open-air disco in Trafalgar Square!

London is quite expensive, especially when it comes to staying overnight. You can then look for and choose an accommodation far from the center that is near a metro station.

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2 - New York, USA

This was to be expected. When it comes to shows, lights and celebrations, one of the largest and most beautiful metropolises in the world cannot be missing. Times Square will host over 1 million people for the occasion, and the pyrotechnic games are among the most spectacular in the world.
The peculiarity of the party? You can write your resolutions and wishes for the new year on the event website, and see it printed on the confetti that will explode from the giant ball at the stroke of midnight!

The party that takes place in Central Park is also very popular, where at midnight the fireworks show lasts about 15 minutes. This event is undoubtedly suitable for those looking for a decidedly more relaxed atmosphere than that of Times Square.

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1 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Copacabana Beach is enough for you? No? Well then listen to these other numbers: 11 barges with 1.200 fireworks each, 4 big screens and 40 audio towers. All starting at 6:00 in the afternoon.

There is also a lot of tradition in Rio's New Year: the inhabitants, the Cariocas, will bring white gladioli and red roses in tribute to Lemanja, the goddess of the waters, and will dress all in white.
If, on the other hand, you want to send out a "transgressive" signal and make it clear immediately that you are looking for a night of passion ... just wear a small red detail. So ... ready to dress in red and white, and leave for Rio?

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  • Flight + hotel: Return flight + 7 nights / 8 days - from € 1.233,00 per person - see the offer

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