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The 5 Hottest New Years Eve Parties in the World

posted in: Holidays  |  posted by: Jennifer Gregory on December 30, 2008  |  3 Comments

Not everyone enjoys ringing in the Near Year quietly, while others find the bar and club scene to be just a little too crowded. Venues around the world will be hosting hot parties designed to ring in the coming year with a comfortable bang.

Don’t get lost in the crowd, crushed in the bar, or forgotten on the back couch at your long lost uncle’s tired party. Head on over to one of these sensational parties for a New Year’s Eve event you’ll never forget!

Bond Ball New Years Eve – London, England

London New Year

The Kensington Close Hotel and Spa in London, England will be hosting the Bond Ball, which promises to be an evening full of 007 fun like none other. The ball has been held annually since 1997 and attracts party goers from all over the city. Nowhere else in London will you find a social event with hotter DJ’s or a more elegant theme.

New Years Eve London

The stylish celebration promises to be a blast, but you’ll have to get your tickets well in advance to ensure your space. Consider staying the night at the Kensington Close Hotel as well. It’ll be the perfect end to a luxurious evening – and safer than trying to drive home!

Life’s A Ball – Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Fireworks

At the Tropical Nights New Years Eve Spectacular event you’ll be welcomed at the door with lei and a tropical cocktail just to get the party started. Party in luxury and style with a quaint crowd of only 700 people as you overlook the Yarra River.

Melbourne New Years

The dress code is stylish and the theme demands colors, so put that boring black dress back in the closet. Wear comfortable shoes so that you can dance with Melbourne’s hottest bands and DJ’s, as they’re guaranteed to be playing music that crosses into all different genres. At midnight you’ll have the chance to make tons of noise with the crowd or go outside where standing on Bridge Road will enable you to watch the city’s spectacular fireworks display.

Tavern on the Green – New York City

Tavern on the Green

Considered one of the hottest New Years Eve party spots in New York, Tavern on the Green will be hopping from 9:30pm on December 31st until 4am on New Years Day. Party packages vary but can include a buffet dinner, an open bar, party favors, dancing, a continental breakfast, and more. The crowds here will certainly be easier to deal with than those in Times Square.

New York City Fireworks

Two DJ’s will be spinning hot tunes throughout the Tavern’s many rooms. If you’d prefer a less crowded atmosphere, simply step out into the garden where you’ll be able to spend some intimate time with your special someone while watching the spectacular fireworks display over Central Park.

Tokyo Disneyland Countdown – Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo Disney

Both you and your children will love ringing in the New Year with Mickey and friends at the Tokyo Disneyland Countdown Party. Starting at 10pm on December 31st, the party will last until 2am.

Paris Disney

The Tokyo Disneyland Countdown Party is an extremely popular event, featuring spectacular shows, an incredible parade, and an amazing fireworks display. Tickets are very difficult to obtain and need to be applied for in September through Japanese travel agencies. Those who can’t get tickets are welcome to attend preview nights held on December 28th and 29th.

If you can’t get tickets, or you simply weren’t planning on traveling to Japan, try Disney World in Orlando, Florida or even Paris, France. The gang will be celebrating there this year as well!

New Years Eve in Las Vegas – Nevada

Las Vegas New Year

The party in Las Vegas starts early in the day and lasts well into the wee morning hours on January 1st. With crowds rivaling New York’s Times Square, the main strip will be off limits to cars so that party goers can easily move to and fro. Alcohol is permitted on the streets on New Years Eve, but you’ll be better off bringing your own – from both a price and availability standpoint.

MGM Grand Las Vegas

New Years Eve doesn’t have to be a sweat fest on the street, even in Las Vegas. Try heading on over to the Bellagio Hotel where you can ring in the New Year in style. For $325 per person you’ll receive a four course meal and a stunning champagne toast. More affordable alternatives include Diablo’s Cantina, Caramel Bar and Lounge, and Tangerine.

New Years Eve is one of the world’s most famous party nights. There aren’t many occasions when people from all over the world can say they’re partying for the same reason. Embrace the evening, let loose, and have a little fun. You’ll carry your New Years Eve memories with you for the rest of your life – make them worth reliving!

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3 Responses to “The 5 Hottest New Years Eve Parties in the World”

  1. P?blio says on

    You must be kidding Rio is not on this list…

  2. Jenny says on

    OMG, i just cant believe it!!!! Why isnt Rio on the list???

  3. john n says on

    omg i can’t believe it Rio is the BEST! i went last year w/ http://www.ToursGoneWild.com thats the way to go if you ever go.

    so disapponted its not on the list !!!

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