Offbeat destinations to celebrate New Year ’s Eve

 Tuesday, December 26, 2017 


offCelebrating the year that was or counting down to touch 2018, new year is the time to rest, recreate and party. Don’t jam yourself in clichéd places to watch fireworks, if you plan to travel ring in 2018 by heading out to theses destinations. Steer clear of the obvious and celebrate the New Years’ Eve as we unlock some equally exciting slightly less traditional destinations.





Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands

foxyRecouping the aftermath of the deadly Hurricane Irma, the Caribbean’s party at Foxy will be one of the most sought after.This will have a Roman Empire theme with togas aplenty. The part in the bay at Jost Van Dyke will draw yatch owners from around the world and will have in company celebs like Michael Jordan and Richard Branson.







Boracay Island, The Philippines

boracayThe white beach on the tiny island of south Manila is the most picturesque place in the world to end your year with.The party here needs no preparation as all the action centers on the strip of bars along the sand. So, go for the daylong beach pre-party or the full-fledged NYE party in shorts and flip-flops at night.The epic fireworks show near the station 2 is a must watch.





Edinburgh, Scotland

hogThe three-day year-end celebration Hogmanay from December 30 has a procession of torch-carrying partiers walk from Parliament Square to Calton Hill for Edinburgh’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display. On 31st the round 2 there is a plethora of street parties and musical festivals in the day while 4.5 tons of fireworks is displayed over Edinburgh castle at night.‘Auld Lang Syne’ the world’s largest rendition is sung by literally everyone from the city’s bars. During daytime there is more rigors with a run down the Riyal Mile, Polar plunge in the River Forth and the traditional dogsled race.





Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

boracayRio de Janerio is the best city to party in the world and its Copacabana Beach grab the top notch position. The revelers come out in all white as it brings luck, there is perpetual spraying of Champagne along the sand to keep the temperature moderate .There is the ceremonial throwing of flowers into the ocean at midnight paying a tribute to the sea goddess Yemanja.






Berlin, Germany

sylBerlin’s new year party gets televised as the Silvester celebration on the party Mile located near t he Brandenburg Gate brings in a million people. The amazing part is the after-party considered to be one of the world’s best party city that goes on till noon the next following day. The ‘pancake race’ sees runners flipping pancakes as a part of the event or the annual Berlin Silversterlauf.There is also the not televised annual free 4K New Year’s Day race to burn off the extra calories.





Quito, Ecuador

eucadorWhoever wronged you or made your life miserable will bear the brunt,the city boasts of the coolest tradition for New Year where locals take to the streets with effigies called ‘viejos’. They represent the people who wronged them, at midnight the effigies are burnt symbolizing leaving the bad behind and moving into the good. Delve in the unmatched, spectacular extravagance and the mesmerizing performances in these off the beaten track that will give the right mishmash of celebrations that is bound to leave you spellbound for days.


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