One journey ends and another begins. As the sun sets on 2021 and we prepare for a glorious new year ahead, many around the world rejoice and reflect on the successes of the year past and take stock of all our many blessings. To kick-off the festive spirit my friends and I at JourneyHero are thinking about where in the world we’ve enjoyed New Year’s Eve celebrations the most, and where we’d like to be at this time next year. Here are our top five most exciting places to celebrate the year past and the fresh start and possibility of what lies ahead:
5. Hong Kong
Hong Kong is king on NYE. I guess that makes it King Kong!
I enjoy watching the fireworks display over the Victoria Harbour from West Kowloon Park which also has a concert which starts at 10:00 pm on NYE.
The China Ferry Terminal, atop the 108 story ICC (International Commerce Centre), or from one of hundreds of rooftop bars and vantage points are alternative observation points. For the most exciting and ultimate experience, set sail on a New Year’s Eve cruise of the harbour or ride the Star Ferry as you raise a glass and toast a New Year.
New Year’s Eve celebrations in Mexico City are the most exciting and widely attended throughout Latin America. You’ve never seen a street party quite like the Zocalo Street Party, stretching from the main square down Palacio de Bellas Artes to the Paseo de la Reforma Boulevard.
Sparks will fly in Mexico City
If you’re looking to ring in the New Year in the height of luxury, Dubai should be at the top of your list! New Year’s Eve fireworks displays from The Palm to the Burj Khalifa in Downtown are extraordinary and draw quite a crowd.
A Dubai NYE is a blast!
Alternatively, dance the night away with a special performance by Robbie Williams at the Atlantis Palm. You can even spend the most exciting evening under the stars on an exclusive desert safari, complete with dinner and belly dancing.
Party like a Queen by ringing in 2022 in London. Though some of the festivities are temporarily on hold, celebrations normally include spectacular fireworks display on the Southbank over the Thames. These are magnificent to watch from the London Eye observation wheel.
I’ve got my eye on London for 2022
1. New York City
There’s no place like NYC to ring in NYE. New York City is where to head to watch the iconic Times Square Ball Drop, and fireworks in Central Park. One of the most exciting places to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the city is from the observation deck of the Empire State Building. take in a show on Broadway, bar hop in Soho or walk across the Brooklyn Bridge; there’s just nothing in the world quite like NYC for NYE.
NYC on NYE is good Times Squared!