From hill stations to beaches, travel enthusiasts might be planning to make New year’s eve special in every way. Yet, the colors of fireworks are the most appealing way to gel into the hues of the upcoming year 2018.
We have selected the best places in the world where the year 2018 would be welcomed with the charming display of fireworks:
1. Harbour Bridge, Sydney
Sydney is famous for hosting one of the best fireworks show on New year’s eve. The Sydney Harbour is a witness to some splendid fireworks and fabulous water lights. As ferries glide through the water, you would get closer views of the bridge and fireworks. There are two shows hosted at the Sydney harbor: one is at 9 p.m, whereas the other is at the stroke of midnight. There are a number of relaxing spots and restaurants lining the beautiful Harbor. Other places at the harbor which host fireworks are: Sydney Opera House, Royal Botanic Garden. You might rope in for ticketed events to enjoy these glimpses.
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2. Times Square, New York
The Time Square is indeed one of the best spots to be in, on New Year’s eve 2018! Embellished with thousands of LEDs, this arena is the best place to relax and shop with your family and friends! On the eve of New year 2018, you would get to enjoy mighty fireworks galloping in the sky. With around 3000 colorful effects, you would definitely feel lucky to be here. While stage performances begin around 6 pm, fireworks would continue to burst in the air, with the famous ball drop at a minute to midnight.
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3. Marine Drive, Mumbai
The best way to enjoy the spirit of Mumbai this New year would be to visit Marine Drive and Gateway of India. Welcome 2018 as fireworks dazzle in the air and relax with your friends and family!
You could also sail near the Gateway of India, as you would get to view fireworks along the coastline for the two hours that you spend on the cruise.
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4. Atlantis, Dubai
Fireworks, feasts, and entertainment! These are the three things you are bound to enjoy at Atlantis The Palm, Dubai. It offers Under the Stars Gala dinner for its visitors, with Gold and Silver restaurant experiences to choose from. The Atlantis Royal Gala is another resort by the beach, where spectacular fireworks would light up the Dubai skyline! The party begins at 7 p.m and ends at around 3 a.m. Get your tables reserved today at 2,900.00 AED for adults and 2,030.00 AED for teens.
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5. Tower Bridge, London
Well, more than 2 lakh people crowd the Tower bridge every year to admire the amazing New year eve fireworks. The event is ticketed and those who pay £10 are permitted to view the celebrations from official platforms on the Victoria Embankment and its surrounding area. Festivities begin around 7 p.m and while visitors groove to the beats of music, fireworks engulf the air as the clock strikes twelve.
This year, the buzz begins at 8 p.m on 31 December 2017. Get all the news at :
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6. St. Mark’s Square, Venice
With the streets and alleys of the city submerged in water, Venice is one of the most charming places in the world. The city is linked to other islands through canals and bridges. Beautiful fireworks fill the air at midnight, near St. Mark’s Basilica at St. Mark’s Square. You could also enjoy the Venice New Year’s Concert at Venice Theatre, which is held every night, 29th December onwards. Check out other lucrative options at:
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7. Dam Square, Amsterdam
The streets of Dam Square, Amsterdam are a hub for clubs and party places. People gather in huge numbers on New Year’s Eve to bid adieu to the bygone year. Other places where you could enjoy fireworks in Amsterdam are Oosterdok, Nieuwmarkt, and Rembrandtplein. People love to party here, thus you could choose from an endless list of parties, with tickets ranging from €10 to €1000.
Check out what’s up with Amsterdam on New Year’s eve 2018 here:
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8. Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
The waterfront near the Ferry Building and SF Bay Bridge is a treat for tourists to adore the bustling fireworks. These begin at 11.59 p.m and last for around twenty minutes. While you could reach the spot at around 7 p.m, you can also enjoy dinner and music on the cruise. Another great option is to head to Treasure Island to enjoy breathtaking views. Whatever you chose, this place is worth your time and effort!
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9. Willis Tower, Chicago
What better could it be than to sit near the Grant Park or get a boat ride in Lake Michigan, to watch fireworks illuminating the giant Willis Tower? The Sears Tower or Willis Tower was once the tallest building in the world. It would be mesmerizing if you could get to the 67th floor of this tower to observe the fireworks closely. Else , there are several restaurants and bars along the shore of Lake Michigan, where you can relax and enjoy with your friends and family!
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10. Universal Studios, Singapore
Universal Studios is located in Resorts World, Sentosa and is one of the best tourist attractions to explore with your kids. With a dozen amusement rides and themes, New Year’s Eve is a colorful affair at this theme park. Entries begin at 5 p.m for all visitors, but you need to book the tickets in advance. To enjoy the grandeur of fireworks, you can also reserve a hotel near Universal Studios. Check them out here:
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11. Gorky Park, Moscow
Gorky Park is all set to enthrall you this New Year’s Eve 2018. While entrance of the park would be decorated with a giant and beautiful Christmas tree, visitors would meet Russian Ded Moroz. Children would be entertained with special gifts, contests, and music! Real spacemen would grace the occasion and the night would see grand fireworks to bid adieu to the bygone year!
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12. Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai
Shanghai organizes one of the best fireworks in Asia. People from around the world gather to view the amazing fireworks and enjoy some of the best parties. The Oriental Pearl Tower at Dongfang Mingzhu is the world’s third tallest TV and radio tower. You could book a hotel near the harbor of Shanghai to enjoy fireworks gleaming at the Oriental Pearl Tower. Yes, you would need to book in advance!
13. Lake Geneva, Geneva
Lake Geneva is another beautiful place to welcome the new year with the bang of fireworks in the sky. You could treat yourself to dinner and music at Ristorante Brissago or Geneva ChopHouse or the Grand Ballroom. Choose your favorite package at:
Various events are organized for kids and families, including video games, movies, buffets, DJ and balloon drop to make your evening more than special.
14. Bedugul, Bali
If you happen to be at Bali this New Year’s eve 2018, do not miss out fireworks at Bedugul. Besides, Bali sees a traditional New Year Parade, in which residents wear traditional costumes to welcome the new year. Other places where you could enjoy the display of fireworks are Jimbaran Bay, Kuta Beach, and Sanur Beach.
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15. Niagara Falls, Canada, and the U.S.
At the juncture of Canada and the United States of America, Niagara Falls are a sight to behold on the New year’s eve. This place buzzes with activities, with a number of restaurants and bars around. Enjoy live concerts, with sparkling fireworks emerging from the gorge of the falls at the stroke of midnight!
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