The celebration of the New Year signifies a new beginning. The New Year is a time to reflect on what we did and what we should have done in the past year. What makes New Year’s Eve so memorable and exciting are the celebrations and parties thrown by major cities around the world. Here, Henry Todd Stella, owner of Go Tour, shares the five best travel destinations for New Year’s Eve Celebration from around the world.
1. Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia has one of the most alluring celebrations for New Year. This beautiful city is also the first major international city to ring in the New Year. The city does not hold back when it comes to the fireworks display. Every year, the fireworks are held at the Sydney Harbor, the Opera House, and the Harbor Bridge. If you want to be among the first people to welcome the New Year with a spectacular view, then Sydney is the place for you.
2. Dubai, UAE
Dubai is known as one of the richest cities in the world. This wealth is on full display for the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations. One of the world’s most recognizable and tallest buildings, the Burj Khalifa, serves as the backdrop for a spectacular fireworks display. Thousands of people gather to watch this show and welcome the New Year with their loved ones. The Burj Plaza is a destination which is more family-friendly for those who want a little peace and quiet.
3. New York City, USA
New Year’s Eve at Times Square in New York is the most iconic way to welcome the New Year. Every year, America’s top celebrities are invited to sing and celebrate with the crowd. The pyrotechnic light show is a sight to behold. The confetti drop adds to the festivities. Make sure you don’t miss the countdown to the New Year accompanied the drop of the grand crystal ball and singing Auld Lang Syne.
4. London, England
London has wowed people from all over the world for years with its beautiful New Year’s fireworks. Every year, thousands of people gather at the banks of the Thames River to watch the incredible display of fireworks. Along with the fireworks is a spectacular light show at the iconic Big Ben. The thousands of people gathered countdown along with Big Ben to welcome the New Year. Oh, and don’t forget the royal parade and the procession of the Queen’s horses!
5. Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong has a dramatic skyline adorned with tall skyscrapers, which serves as the perfect backdrop for the fireworks display that lights up New Year’s Eve. This dazzling fireworks show ends with a bang as an enormous pyrotechnic dragon twirl across the sky! Make sure you’re at the Times Square shopping mall in Hong Kong to enjoy the festivities!
About Henry Todd Stella
Henry Todd Stella, a former Los Angeles resident, is a licensed financial management professional who started his career over 30 years ago. He is an entrepreneur and has worked as a vice president and wealth advisor, and senior account representative for major wealth management firms and banks, including Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, Morgan Stanley & Company, and Union Bank Investment Services. After investing in several startups, Henry Todd Stella traveled extensively, especially throughout Europe. This experience led him to start a travel search engine, www.gotourinc.com, so that he could share his experiences with other travelers.