Unwilling to spend another New Years Eve cooped up in your apartment, drinking bad champagne out of a paper cup, and giving your cat a hug at the stroke of midnight because you dont have anyone else?
If 2017s NYE was a bit of a disappointment for you, good news: its not too late to start planning the perfect way to welcome 2018.
How can you do it?
Start by reading up on some of our favorite New Years Eve parties from around the world. Then, grab your friends, throw on your most festive outfit, and get out there and make some memories.
2018 is shaping up to be an epic year across the pond, what with the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle slated for May 19th.
So, it only makes sense that this city is ready to start the year off right with one of the best New Years Eve parties on the planet. You may have heard that Big Ben has been officially silenced until 2021, while it undergoes some necessary repairs.
However, if you havent yet heard the famous clock chime, New Years Eve will be your last chance for a while. The clock will strike again for the first time in months at the stroke of midnight, and then will go silent again (no word yet on whether or not it will chime for the royal wedding.)
Of course, thats not all.
The world-famous Londons New Years Eve fireworks display will also take place directly behind Big Ben. For best results, try to score some tickets, or simply book a luxury hotel and watch the show from a balcony.
But all true partygoers know that the fun really only starts at midnight!
Book an all-night boat cruise along the Thames river, ride the Ferris Wheel to see the city from above, or even skate with your family and friends at the Canary Wharf Ice Rink.
Looking for a hotel in London? Weve got you covered.
London not your thing? Looking for New Years Eve parties that are a bit less crowded, but certainly no less fun and wild?
If so, then you just have to get to Edinburgh. Spend NYEs day partaking in what the Scots call Hogmanay, the festival commemorating the last day of 2017.
Youll be treated to countless musical acts, street performances, and much more. Youll even likely learn a few steps of the traditional Scottish ceilidh dance (but dont worry, no kilts are required to partake.)
There are parades, wonderful opportunities for street food, and even superior shopping. When its time for the clock to strike twelve, we suggest that you and your loved ones steal a spot on top of Carton Hill. Youll be able to watch all the action from a high point thats far less crowded than the Scottish streets.
Want to start the year off right?
If so, be sure to check out the annual Dogmanay Bobsled Race, and place bets on your favorite pets!
The Vancouver party scene is becoming more and more popular around the globe and its New Years Eve parties definitely make it easy to see why.
Were especially excited about the elegant but never stuffy atmosphere of the Commodore Ballroom. The newly-renovated ballroom has boasted some of historys most famous performers over the years, including Cab Calloway, Sammy Davis, Jr., and the iconic Tina Turner among others.
But no matter what type of music youre into, the Commodore Ballrooms New Years Eve parties will have something for everyone. Theyll also help you to stave off that infamous New Years Day hangover by providing you with world-renowned food that will keep you energized all night long.
Want something a little bit different?
If so, be sure to try out Vancouvers premiere sushi restaurant and event space, Hapa Izakaya. Feast on udon, tempura, prawns, and much more until the sun comes up.
If you want to keep your New Years Eve parties more on the private side, then be sure to contact them about booking a closed room. You can also head up to the rooftop to take in some art along with your cocktail, and dance until the sun comes up.
Of course, no list of the worlds best New Years Eve parties would be complete without a mention of New York City.
However, what you might not know is that there are far more things to the city that never sleeps than the famous ball drop in Times Square.
Looking for something with a little bit more of a local flavor? Take advantage of NYCs reputation for International cuisine by heading over to the National Ukrainian Home Restaurant.
Youll be able to order bottles of vodka, eat home-cooked cabbage and pies, and get to know the friendly locals in an authentic setting. Then, wander over to one of NYCs epic speakeasy bars, like Please Dont Tell, which is disguised as a hot dog shop.
Be sure to make your reservation ahead of time, however, because youll need to know the secret code in order to get in! Go ahead and order the waffles fries and bacon cheeseburger when you arrive.
After all, your New Years weight loss goals can be put off for one more day.
Thanks to this list, you can now experience the most famous New Years Eve parties in the world, exactly like the locals do.
What are your resolutions for this year, and how do you plan to actually see them through past January? Let us know in the comments section below.
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We cant wait to hear all about how you had the best New Years Eve of your life.
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