The best New Year’s Eve destinations, according to the Holiday NInja!

The best New Year’s Eve destinations, according to the Holiday NInja!

There are two kinds of people in this world – those who see New Year’s Eve as the biggest celebration event of the year, and those who could take it or leave it. Where do we stand? We think what better excuse for a party then the beginning of a New Year!

We’ve teamed up with Northern Ireland’s famous Holiday NInja to identify the top five worldwide destinations that you should visit for New Year’s Eve, if money was no option. So, where does the NInja think you should see the clock strike midnight?

New Year’s Eve Destinations

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New York City

Still the “daddy” of New Year’s Eve – Times Square, ticker tape raining down, fireworks, the famous Ball Drop – New York City has it all! Approximately one million people fill the streets of Manhattan for New Year’s Eve, with live music concerts, dazzling lights and nonstop energy! Be warned though, hotel costs can be astronomical for that evening so plan ahead, shop around and find yourself a decent price (or just stay out all night!) for the biggest party of the year.


Whilst it may be a good distance away, experiencing the Australian New Year on, and around, Sydney harbour is one of those life bucket list moments everyone should experience. Get your camera ready, Sydney has one of the most iconic firework displays around the whole world. Set on a stunning backdrop, be one of the first to see midnight in by spending time in this cosmopolitan city. Oh, and the Aussies definitely know how to party…


For a UK city break, this Scottish City has always been known for its vibrant nightlife. But on New Year’s Eve, it steps it up a level with concerts, street festivals and all the many pubs and clubs pushing the boat out to celebrate the end of the year … or should that be Hogmany?! And best of all, it’s only 45 mins away on a flight from Belfast!


Iceland is one of the most popular destinations for a short break these days – and is easily accessible from Belfast. On New Year’s Eve, the entire city bands together to put on a super fireworks display and street party at 11.35pm on the button! As soon as that’s over, it’s into the many pubs and clubs to dance and sing the night away.


The German capital city is known for its ‘party culture’ any day of the week, however on New Year’s Eve the city goes crazy!! Instead of singing “Auld Lang Syne” when the clock strikes midnight, everyone in Berlin piles out to the streets to witness one of the biggest firework displays around – you will get a sore neck the amount of time you spend looking up to the sky! And of course, once that finishes, it’s back into the clubs to party well into the early hours!

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