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New Year’s Eve 2022: 20 best destinations for celebrations

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(CNN) — From world-famous cities to lesser-known places, these are the best places on earth to ring in the New Year, from stunning fireworks displays and all-night parties to breathtaking views and traditional festivals. We offer everything from

For many countries, this year marks a return to the wild celebrations of pre-COVID-19. Raise your glasses and start 2023 on a high note!

dubai

Dubai’s Burj Khalifa lit up for the 2017 New Year’s Eve celebration.

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According to developer Emaar, billions of people flocked last year to see the Burj Khalifa’s spectacular firework and light show, the tallest building in the world. This year, organizers plan to set a new record, with the building featuring the world’s largest laser display, fireworks and a synchronized water show from the nearby Dubai Fountain.

Taipei, Taiwan

On NYE, the world’s 10th tallest building, Taipei 101, will light up in one of the most spectacular fireworks displays on earth. This year’s theme is “Future Taipei” and 16,000 fireworks will be launched in 5 minutes. The show is supported by laser lights and music, with a countdown list of local celebrities and performers.

Barcelona

Fireworks on New Year's Eve on December 31, 2016 in Barcelona, ​​Spain.

Fireworks on New Year’s Eve on December 31, 2016 in Barcelona, ​​Spain.

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Boasting some of the best nightlife and festivals in Europe, the city is the perfect New Year’s Eve destination. To see the large crowds in Plaza de España, watch the main fireworks display, and sample local traditions not for the faint of heart, head to Plaza Catalunya, where people gather to drink cava and empty bottles. Throw it in the middle of the square. .

Cape Town

Two years after Covid restrictions dampened NYE celebrations, the city’s V&A waterfront will be lit up with fireworks and parties on December 31st. Live entertainment begins at 7pm and Table Mountain provides a spectacular backdrop for the festivities. The Cape Murray Choir Parade features music and dance and begins at 9:30 PM on Darling Street in the Grand Parade.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Riyadh’s ‘Winter Wonderland’ will be seen in November 2021.

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With the ‘Riyadh Season’ winter entertainment initiative, the Saudi capital has emerged as a destination for New Year’s Eve. This year, there are 15 entertainment zones, including the world’s largest man-made lake, multiple fireworks displays and a Winter Wonderland that runs through December 31st. On New Year’s Eve, Arab music stars perform at Mohammed Abd Arena Boulevard in Riyadh City. A festival of lights and arts throughout the city of Riyadh is also held during the winter months.

new york city

New York’s Times Square, the quintessential New Year’s Eve spot, is so crowded that day, and the event is streamed online for everyone to watch. The main event is the annual ball drop. Since 1907, a large crystal-encrusted ball on the roof of One Times Square lowers the flagpole in the final minutes of the year and drives the crowd into a frenzy.

Kiribati

Aerial view of Tarawa, the capital of exotic Kiribati.

Aerial view of Tarawa, the capital of exotic Kiribati.

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The Pacific island nation of Kiribati is one of the first places in the world to be inhabited in the New Year because it is so close to the International Date Line. Some of its islands span the longest time zone on Earth (UTC+14). Traditional celebrations and events are held across the islands, with the biggest party likely to be held on Kiribati’s largest island, Kirichimati.

American Samoa

Located about 3,000 miles (4,830 kilometers) northeast of New Zealand, this unincorporated U.S. territory is one of the latest inhabited places on earth to welcome the New Year. If you have the stamina and can find a way to travel on January 1st, first celebrate the New Year in independent Samoa, some 80 kilometers (50 miles) west, and then travel here to try again. can do. the next day.

Rio de Janeiro

Some people even saw fireworks at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro last year, despite Covide restrictions restricting celebrations.

Some people even saw fireworks at Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro last year, despite Covide restrictions restricting celebrations.

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It’s hard to imagine a New Year’s Eve party more vibrant than the annual New Year’s Eve outdoor party on Rio’s Copacabana Beach. Millions of people, many dressed in white, descend onto the 2.5-mile beachfront to soak up the summer weather and enjoy music and food. Watch the fireworks show. But in a city known for its parties, that’s just the beginning of the celebrations.

Reykjavik

Fireworks shows in the Icelandic capital are like no other. Rather than having the fireworks officially displayed by the city, citizens are being encouraged to purchase their own from local search and rescue teams, making it the biggest fundraiser of the year. So, before midnight, the city is lit up with thousands of micro-shows.

Paris

The Arc de Triomphe illuminated by a laser display that says Happy New Year 2017.

The Arc de Triomphe illuminated by a laser display that says Happy New Year 2017.

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Aptly nicknamed the ‘City of Light’, the city’s flagship event takes place on the Champs-Élysées. This year’s show returns after his two-year hiatus, with his 3D projection once again covering the Arc de Triomphe at 11pm.

sydney

Sydney’s New Year’s Eve celebrations are among the most famous in the world, beautifully set against the backdrop of the harbor and the Opera House. This year he has twice as many fireworks. The first fireworks start at 9pm and are part of an event inspired by the sea, land and sky that celebrates indigenous cultures. The main event kicks off around midnight with fireworks from Sydney. From the Harbor Bridge, the Opera House and the Barge.

Lagos, Nigeria

Motorists driving past Victoria Island in Lagos on New Year's Eve 2016.

Motorists driving past Victoria Island in Lagos on New Year’s Eve 2016.

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Lagos is the center of Nigeria’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, which are culturally and religiously marked in diverse ways. This New Year’s Eve, the city’s skies come to life with a midnight fireworks show and an all-night party at the city’s Victoria Island venue. The island’s NOK by Alara restaurant offers a 3-course dinner with an ‘African luxury’ theme, followed by a celebration from 11pm.

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On December 31, 2021, people celebrated New Year's Eve in Istanbul, Turkey.

On December 31, 2021, people celebrated New Year’s Eve in Istanbul, Turkey.

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On New Year’s Eve, fireworks light up the Bosphorus, Istanbul’s 19-mile (30-kilometer) waterway, and can be seen from late-night river cruises and the coast. But most people flock to and around the tourist and nightlife hotspot of Taksim Square, with many parts of the city hosting their own street parties and fireworks.

Edinburgh

Fireworks light up the sky above Edinburgh Castle as part of the Hogmanay celebrations on December 31, 2015.

Fireworks light up the sky above Edinburgh Castle as part of the Hogmanay celebrations on December 31, 2015.

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New Year’s in the Scottish capital is synonymous with Hogmanay, a three-day event of live music, street parties and, of course, spectacular fireworks. Most events are ticketed, but anyone can experience the fireworks lighting up Edinburgh Castle and experience writer and poet Robert sing “Auld Langsyne” in his hometown of Burns.

London

The iconic fireworks show at the London Eye returns this year after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Out of 100,000 tickets, only those who win him one will attend, but many more will watch from around the world. The exhibit opens at midnight, with Big Ben of course chiming in to signal the beginning of his 2023.

Venice

Fireworks explode over the sea and canals of Venice in 2016.

Fireworks explode over the sea and canals of Venice in 2016.

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The Basin of San Marco hosts a fascinating fireworks show, but if you want to see it, don’t head to Piazza San Marco as you can’t see it from there, according to the city’s official website. Therefore, the main party with music and shows is held away from the waterfront of Mestre, the mainland area of ​​the city.

Las Vegas

If you decide to spend New Year’s Eve on the Las Vegas Strip, many resorts boast their own fireworks displays in addition to regular shows. About 400,000 revelers are expected to see his eight-minute fireworks display on the Strip. Meanwhile, the party counts down and beyond at the Fremont Time of Your Life Festival, featuring artists such as The Wailers and DJ Scribble.

Koh Phangan, Thailand

For the chilly: A gentle sunset on the beach of Koh Phangan.

For the chilly: A gentle sunset on the beach of Koh Phangan.

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This island in the Gulf of Thailand is famous for its monthly Full Moon Party. On New Year’s Eve, there will be an unlimited Supercharged version. Hat Rin Beach is lit up with fireworks and a traditional fire show, with music blaring non-stop from early afternoon into the next day. But many clubs in the area would be happy to keep the party going longer.

Tokyo

The world-famous Shibuya crossing is usually the equivalent of Tokyo’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve, but the 2022 celebration has been cancelled. Alternatively, you can opt for a more spiritual approach, such as visiting a shrine to pray for an auspicious New Year or participating in a bell-ringing ceremony at a temple. Watch the sunrise on New Year’s Day from the waterfront along Tokyo Bay.

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