Where to spend the new year's eve? Discover our 10 hottest spots to celebrate around the world

The 10 Hottest Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve And Build Amazing Memories

December 7, 2017

Don’t look now, but it won’t be long before we close the book on 2017 and launch into a new year. That means it’s time to reflect on the past twelve months and plan out how to celebrate them in style. Fortunately, Kumbu can help you on both of these fronts. First, we can help you preserve, organize, and share the memories you capture during your New Year’s celebration. And to help with this year’s festivities, we’ve compiled the following list of the 10 Hottest Places Where to Celebrate New’s Year’s Eve. Read on and you’re sure to find an idea that fits you perfectly!

The 10 Hottest Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Let’s dig right into the list, starting with New York City and then spanning the globe to find the best spots to ring in the new year.

1. New York City, USA

View of the Empire State Building from the Rockefeller Plaza, New York City
View from the Rockefeller Plaza

What better place to take your first bite out of the new year than the Big Apple? Imagine you and your friends scouring the five boroughs all day and watching the ball drop in Times Square. Need we say anything more?

2. Paris, France

La Tour Eiffel sur la Seine, Paris
La Tour Eiffel

With international shopping, amazing French cuisine, and a truly celebratory tone during the holiday season, Paris has something for everyone on New Year’s Eve. Throw in its incredible nightlife and the City of Lights is guaranteed to satisfy.

3. Sydney, Australia

Sydney Opera House by night on New Year's eve
Sydney Opera House by night

Be among the first to celebrate the new year, in Sydney - a gorgeous city every day of the year. Sydney jazzes things up even more on New Year’s Eve. Go south for the beautiful weather, fireworks, and all-night celebrations that make Sydney a fantastic New Year’s location.

4. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Copa Cabana at Rio de Janeiro is where you want to spend new year's eveCopa Cabana in Rio de Janeiro - Photo by João Pedro VergaraType image caption here (optional)

Another exotic gem from the Southern Hemisphere, Rio is the place to be for millions of people on New Year’s Eve. And with all the vitality, sun, and intrigue that Rio offers, why wouldn’t it be? Rio will definitely ratchet things up during your New Year’s Eve celebration.

5. Miami, Florida, USA

Miami Beach offers beach and party spots for new year eve
Miami Beach

Don’t want to spend another New Year’s Eve trudging through the cold and the snow? Then book a trip to beautiful Miami, where there’s a 24-party vibe on South Beach and the influx of Cuban culture enriches every minute you spend there.

6. Austin, Texas, USA

Austin is the home of the best music
Austin is the home of the best music

There’s no city in the world that mixes the weird, the beautiful, and the fun like Austin, TX. Pay a visit there this New Year’s Eve and you’ll have your pick of whatever type of experience you want to have. And we haven’t even mentioned how Austin is home to some of the best music in the world.

7. The Bahamas

Scuba diving in the Bahamas for New Year Eve before partying in Nassau
The calm before the party

The calm days turn into frenetic nights around New Year’s Eve in the Bahamas. These magnificent islands boast several great party locations, but we suggest Freeport or Nassau for the most impressive New Year’s celebrations.

8. Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava's Castle New Year's Eve
Bratislava's Castle won't be your only climax for the New Year's Eve

With fireworks, music, and dancing in the streets, you’ll have in Bratislava’s medieval Old Town District this New Year’s Eve. You’ll also witness a new and fascinating way of life in this Central European capital.

9. Berlin, Germany

The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin for th New Year Eve
The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin

Berlin has long been one of the most intriguing metropolitan cities in the world, so it’s not surprising that it offers such a diverse variety of New Year’s destinations. Berlin is a city that has it all — beautiful architecture, rich culture, and a nightlife that doesn’t stop until you do.

10. Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh, a change of scene for sure on New Year Eve
Edinburgh, a change of scene for sure on New Year Eve

For a true change of pace this New Year’s, visit downtown Edinburgh and celebrate “Hogamanay” with thousands of raucous Scots. With amazing music and traditional dancing all over the city, Edinburgh at New Year’s is as authentic as it gets.

Bringing it All Together with Kumbu

Whether you choose an exotic destination or stay at home this New Year’s Eve, you’re certain to gather a bounty of wonderful memories. You’re also certain to be capturing them on your smartphone or social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. But with Kumbu, you can go to the next exciting step by curating and sharing these wonderful digital memories. You can think of Kumbu as a social media platform with a kick. Give it a try today and you really will have a New Year’s Eve you’ll never forget.

Save your favourite memories from New Year's Eve with Kumbu!
Arnaud Bressier

Father of two and co-founder of Kumbu. I am passionate about travel, music, food & natural wine !

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