The best destinations for a New Year’s Eve party around the world

Do you want to ring in the new year with pomp and torches?

Here’s a list of the top five party destinations from around the world, ready to celebrate the New Year in style.

These are in no particular order and have all been chosen for their ability to party hard.

new York

While Times Square is lit up year-round, it seems like it takes on a special glow on New Year’s Eve. There is a special event called Ball Drop.

Basically, a ball descends from a specially designed flagpole at 11:59 p.m. and rests at midnight to signal the start of the new year. It is a free event as numerous people flock to the venue to take part in the celebration.

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Rio de Janeiro

It’s the city of samba, so of course there are parties all over the city.

But Copacabana Beach is definitely the place to be with the massive fireworks displays as everyone takes advantage of the warm New Year’s weather that the city is blessed with.

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Speaking of fireworks, the fireworks that take place each year on New Year’s Eve in Sydney, Australia on the harbor in front of the Sydney Opera House is truly a sight to behold.

Crowds flock to the venue well in advance to camp in the open spaces in anticipation of the massive exhibition.

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If street parties are your thing, then a trip to the Netherlands for New Year’s Eve should definitely be on your bucket list.

On December 31st, almost the entire city turns into a street party as the bars and clubs around the neighborhood fill up and spill over onto the sidewalks and sidewalks.

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party at the beach! This is how they ring in the new year in Goa, India.

The coastline along the Goa coast attracts thousands of tourists who are in a party mood and ready for a long, warm night of booze and dancing.

Around 9 p.m. the energy really picks up when the countdown to the turn of the year begins.

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