If you want to get away after the hectic Christmas holidays, why not book yourself a New Year’s vacation and ring in the start of 2016 in one of the many cities around the globe known for their fantastic celebrations?
Rio de Janeiro
After their annual Carnival, Rio’s New Year’s Eve party is the biggest celebration of the year. Once you’ve booked your accommodation, you can watch the live music on Copacabana Beach and then see the fireworks erupting from the barges moored on the water.
The Dutch capital’s fireworks display is launched from outside the National Maritime Museum, with The Amsterdam cargo ship providing a spectacular backdrop.
The city goes all out on New Year’s Eve to put on an amazing party. If you’re spending the holiday here, you can congregate with the crowds in Times Square to catch performances from some big musical names and then see the famous ball drop when the clock strikes midnight.
If you want to be one of the first in the world to celebrate the New Year, you should head to Sydney. The celebrations include more than 50 boats that create an illuminated flotilla alongside the marvelous fireworks by the Opera House and Harbor Bridge.
The Danish capital might not be an obvious choice, but the locals certainly know how to put on a party. This year is the first time that the Tivoli Gardens theme park opens for the festivities, and it will host a huge fireworks display at the stroke of midnight.