18 Best Places to Celebrate New Year in Europe

When it comes to New Year celebration, each person has their own way of celebrating, while some may prefer to sit at home watching the New Year special programs that are being telecasted on the television; some may prefer to roam around the world crazily to enjoy the essence of this special day. When the mighty World has so much in store for you, why don’t you just give a great start by enjoying this special New Year Eve with Europe? Europe is in fact the soul of human civilization; there are more than thousand places over here that are worth talking about, but then, we have picked up some best spicy places that will really be great to ring in your New Year and in the way you want, So pack your bags and put your foot on any of these following countries and welcome your New Year:

1. London

Why to go – London looks all the more special during the year turn, the whole city looks dazzling and light-studded all over, put a full stop to all your work and head to London to welcome the fresh year and I am sure it is going to give you some memorable moments.

Attractions – Visit the London Wonderland at Hyde Park, or book for your table at soiree to enjoy the delicious food with the DJ’s playing for you. And don’t dare to miss out the parade that features the procession of the queen’s horses.

Things to do – On the New Year eve, the London skies look colorfully blazed with stunning display of pyrotechnics on the London South Bank, to enjoy the New Year NYE fireworks book your tickets in advance and head to the place at midnight to say cheerios 2017.

Where to stay – Park Plaza, The Royal horse Guards, and The Savoy are some best picks for tourists stay.

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2. Ibiza

Why to go – The island of Ibiza is famous for its night life, and so this itself is a great treat as you get to combine your night fun at the Europe’s best destination to ring your New Year.

Attractions – If you want to enjoy this special day with your beloved or family in privacy, head to the most luxury Hotel Hacienda Na Xamena Spa Hotel and just indulge in what all things that makes you happy.

Things to do – Celebrate your New Year eve at the most emblematic club of Ibiza! On this important day, Pacha the only big Ibiza club is decked with various treats for the tourists. Keep your eyes, mouth and ears open as great treats awaits you at this place.

Where to stay – Talamanca Hotel, Puchet Hotel, and Marino Hotel are some good numbers of Hotels.

3. Dubrovnik

Why to go – Dubrovnik is one of the Best Places to Spend New Year! You would have visited this place before many times during summer, but winter and New Year Eve is especially great over here with the unique atmosphere and ambiance.

Attractions – Want to close your year with some drinks? Hit the Latino Club Fuego or Capitano or Revelin.

Things to do –  As you are here for the New Year celebrations, you have to enjoy the outdoor celebrations at the Stradun, Big Dubrovnik old Town Street. Sit with your family and enjoy the live music of the Croatian bands or be part at the lights concerts.

Where to stay – Best Hotels in Dubrovnik for the NYE are – villa Dubrovnik, Villa Orsula, Neptun Hotel and Royal Princess Hotel

4. Barcelona

Why to go – Barcelona presents a double Decker to wind up (start) your New Year in style. The festivities over here starts at 9 PM, so be geared up to enjoy the loads at the Official Event.

Attractions – The New Year called as the Nochevieja is celebrated with great pomp and gaiety at Barcelona, head to the Celebrate this eve at the official event that takes place near Montujic’s Magic fountain.

Things to do – Tourists from all over the world gather to hear the 12 bells chime at midnight, so join along with others to celebrate the arrival of new year, watch the Pyrotechnic display that lasts for several minutes.

Where to stay – Hotel Omm, W Hotel Barcelona, Ohla Hotel and Madarin Oriental are some Hotels from where you can catch glimpse of the NYE celebration directly

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5. Paris

Why to go – Paris offers the widest range of entertainment and fun parties for the New Year, if you want to go to one of the Best Places to Spend New Year, then you need to go to Paris without any second thought. Paris looks stunningly great with its largest gathering at Champs-Elysees on the New Year Eve.

Attractions – London is a store house of best New Year eve events, celebrate the events at any of the following places – dinner and sightseeing cruise at Bistro Parisien, show and champagne at Crazy horse.

Things to do – Give your family New Year treat by taking them for a dinner cruise at the Seine River or welcome your New Year along with the Bluebells girls at Lido de Paris or along with Crazy horse dancers. Whatever you pick, I bet it is going to be a distinct one over here at Paris.

Where to stay – Staying in normal Hotels is always there, for this New Year pick some special places for the special day like in Eiffel villa Garibaldi

6. Madeira Islands

Why to go – This holiday season give a treat to your family, take them to celebrate New Year at a best destination in Europe – Madeira Islands. The island is full of festive look whenever the year ends, to commemorate this day, join with the localities and welcome your next phase of year.

Attractions – Christmas and New Year shopping at Funchal shouldn’t be missed out, mark the transition to the Fresh new by seeing some gigantic fireworks that are displayed on this Island, the ten minutes of firework looks spectacular from the islands.

Things to do – New year over here starts from the beginning of the December month and goes on till the Twelfth night, the whole place gets decked up with colorful lights and programs on the island, Spend some time on this island and give up to some frenzied activity like shopping.

Where to stay – Atrio, Hotel Albegaria Dias and the Hotel Cliff Bay offer excellent service for New Year tourists.

7. Pag

Why to go – Are you tired of the same old parties and celebrations or bored to see the same faces again on the New Year Eve? Well, there is a great choice for you to fly to some Best Places to Spend New Year – Pag islands.

Attractions – Pag Island itself is the greatest attraction, when you are into this little island you will feel as if you have entered into some Italian film. And for the night party hop to Zrce Beach and have loads of fun and bid adieu to 2016

Things to do – Nightlife is fun over, so for your New Year you can take your family to this island and spend some time with the locals, have fun at the clubs and taste some excellent wine. Your New Year will be fresh as the evergreen salty grasses of Pag Island.

Where to stay – Andrea, Hotel Tony and Magdalena are great Hotels to suit any needs of  tourist.

8. Berlin

Why to go – Berlin looks spectacular in the whole of Europe when the year ascends, Even though this German’s capital looks shimmering all year through, New Year Eve has something in store for every tourist who fly to this destination for the New Year

Attractions – Undoubtedly the limelight for New Year over here is the “Party Mile” which is situated in- between Brandenburg Gate and Victory Column. Not to miss out is the traditional “Pancake” free run of 4kms.

Things to do – A perfect combination of bars, eatables, cultural programs, party tents, laser lights, and fireworks is what you are going to get at this wonderful place of Party mile, the fireworks begin before midnight and parties are in full high till early morning.

Where to stay – You get what you pay for at the Hotels like Park Inn, Hotel pole man Berlin and Mandala House

9. Brussels

Why to go – The centre of Brussels is normally more than busy during the New Year Eve. The New Year Extravaganza is named as Happy Brussels over here. Join the crazy group and enjoy crazily welcoming the new start.

Attractions – There are many surreal and original places of attractions at Brussels.

Things to do – Gather at the New Year Countdown, on the largest pedestrian area of Europe to celebrate the NYE with clubs and parties all over the city. There are more than 60 DJ’s to attend, 15 clubs, bars and some unique venues to kick start 2017. Get ready for endless parties, rock and rolls; hip-hops by booking for the Party pass now.

Where to stay – An intimate and luxurious hideaway Hotel at this emblematic capital is Hotel Des Galeries

10. Vienna

Why to go – Party and dance with the people of Vienna at the change of the year. Europe has some Best Places to Spend New Year and one such place is Vienna

Attractions – The highlight of NYE in view is the trail in the Old city, with a gala dinner, festive balls, opera and concerts, tourists have plenty from Vienna. City Hall square and Prater Fireworks looks fabulous from any part of Vienna.

Things to do – If you are not enjoying at the old city, you can alternatively hang out at Evita or Schikaneder, or be a part at the exhibition grounds, the old city center turns into a glitzy party zone at midnight.

Where to stay – Grand Hotel Wien, Hotel Sacher Wien and Meininger Hotel Wien downtown Franz.

11. Mykonos

Why to go – The spirit of Mykonos is at high from Christmas to New Year, with its blue pure white landscape, Mykonos looks enticing and tranquil to travel during NYE

Attractions – whether you visit any place or not, but you have to not only see but also buy the Melomakarona and Kourabiedes at the confectionaries. Watch the local priests perform the ancient ceremony when Epiphany. Explore the little Venice and experience what wonder Mykonos gives you.

Things to do – Blessed are the people who are at Mykonos for NYE, they can listen to the folk music or attend the house to house carols, or join the New Year celebration along with the villagers and some traditional Greek culinary cuisine.

Where to stay – Amazing resort Royal Myconian and Rocabella Mykonos Art Hotel render faultless service to tourists.

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12. Istanbul

Why to go – Among the various beautiful countries in Europe Istanbul is one of the Best Places to Spend New Year. You will get to see different things from different countries on this new start metaphor. This year see what Istanbul is going to give you?

Attractions – Some best places in Istanbul for celebrating New Year are Taksim square, Istikul Street and the Faith districts. Midnight looks truly spectacular from the Golden Horn

Things to do – countdown from the vantage points, watch the NYE fireworks, find some place for yourself at the wine houses, pubs, cafes and restaurants or take a special dinner cruise on Bosphorus, and if you want some privacy head to Kervansaray restaurants.

Where to stay – If you are going to spend some time in Istanbul, book for stay at Yasmak sultan Hotel or Ramada Istanbul Old city Hotel.

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13. Prague

Why to go – Even though you may not necessarily think of partying at Prague for NYE 2017, you will be surprised to know what you will miss if you aren’t going there.

Attractions – There is a dramatic setting on this little kingdom during the New Year; NYE is party night for the localities and also the international tourists. There are many places to party here like river cruises, bars, clubs and the Old Town square from where you can begin your fresh year.

Things to do – The NYE at Prague is not limited to fireworks and cultural programs, it has some great news for party and night out lovers. Have some fine food, dance, or have a romantic dinner at the Jazz cruise or head to some place like Lesser town, Petrin hill or Prague castle. Meet at the main square for doing something adventurous and set off the fireworks along with the Czechs.

Where to stay – Aria Hotel Prague and Hotel Cloister inn are beautiful and offer great service

14. Gdansk

Why to go – The atmosphere at Gdansk is totally fun and entertaining as the clock strikes 12. As the midnight approaches gear up for experiencing some best memorable moments at Gdansk

Attractions – The main attraction and the festive look for NYE is all decked up at Dluga and Pl. Teatralna.

Things to do – It might be amazing to know that the limelight of Gdansk for the Christmas and New Year is to eat to the fullest. It is believed that the more you eat, the more you will prosper and so this tradition is followed even till now, so be ready to eat at the Wigilia that continues from Christmas eve to NYE, now it is time for boozing at Skwer Kosciuszki, and take part in the special New Year Day swim that happens in the Walrus club

Where to stay – Moderately priced Hotels like Hilton Gdansk and Mercure Gdansk Stare Miasto

15. Amsterdam

Why to go – Amsterdam is called as the Loveland and what can be more lovable if you are able to spend your NYE with your beloved in this beautiful land.

Attractions – Even though all the places of Amsterdam are worthy for spending your new year, there are some places that are really awesome – Leidseplein, Nieuwarkt and Rembrandtplein, before you join with others for the party eat and dine at the brimming bars and clubs of Amsterdam

Things to do – Throngs of tourists from all over the globe gather on the easy to navigate streets of Amsterdam to ring in the New year. The official NYE celebration however looks fabulous at Oosterdok. The beauty of the city gets highlighted with many events and fireworks from the backdrop of Amsterdam and Scheepvaartmuseum

Where to stay – Amsterdam is flooded with special accommodations for this great day, you can pick any Hotels or houseboats and homes for your stay in Amsterdam

16. Hvar

Why to go – Whether you are a party freak or a romance, young at heart or young by age, a miser or a spendthrift, Hvar is will be a great city to ring in your New year. The city gets geared up with plenty of fireworks and attractive fire crackers from dusk itself to celebrate this day.

Attractions – Welcoming the New year from Jelsa is the first best way to start your fresh year, with fireworks and marvelous fire crackers; the whole place gets a festive look. For party animals head to park bar for some drinks and excellent Canapes.

Things to do – Ramble on this island in a slightly different way for this NYE, join with the locals on the old stone square to enjoy the loud noise and cracks, even if you are accompanied with your kids, there is no problem at all as you can wind up the celebration and still go on bed at a civilized time

Where to stay – Adrina Hvar spa Hotel and villa Nora Hvar will be perfect for New Year Tourists.

17. Stockholm

Why to go – Stockholm is one of the Best Places to Spend New Year, with a plethora of hot spots to fit into the taste of every tourist. From fireworks to booze and from silent prayers to bar parties, Stockholm is best to ring in New Year

Attractions – Even though it is freezing chill outside, the Swedes are all out on the roads to celebrate the NYE with their friends and relatives. NYE attractions at the City hall, Sodermalm, Fjallgatan and Monteliusvagen are really worthy of your trip.

Things to do – End your New year and take resolutions for the upcoming year along with the Swedes on the Skansen open air museum, as the bells chime and fireworks begin, clatter your teeth and bid adieu to the Old year and be thankful to what all it gave you. Or you can spend your night with your lover beside Lake Malaren in privacy. The choice is yours!

Where to stay – Hotel Tegnerlunden, Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel Stockholm and Hotel Birger Jarl re highly recommended

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18. Edinburgh

Why to go – New Year in Edinburgh means a bonus of enjoying the massive Hogmanay party – a party that fills the Princes streets for some good reason

Attractions – Those people who want more of acid house instead of an Auld Lang Syne can barge into any of the best clubs or restaurants.

Things to do – Make use of Edinburgh to the fullest when you are there for the NYE, Attend the world famous event Hogmanay in Edinburgh and then head to the Street party, fireworks and Auld Lang Syne. The NYE Palaver is more than wonderful.

Where to stay – As the most beautiful destination in Europe, Edinburgh has a great range of Hotels like Hotel Motel One Edinburgh-Royal and Apex Waterloo place Hotel.

Rekha Jain

I have been travelling across India for a long time and I am using this blog to share my experiences with you so that you can see the tremendous beauty which India has to offer.
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