For kickstarting the start of an incredible year, anywhere on the globe is a perfect place to welcome the Happy New Year 2022 Celebrations with a bang. Therefore, if you’re looking for the perfect pot to start 2022 off? Look no further. Because we’ve compiled a list of some of the best places around the world where you can celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with your loved ones. There will be many unique and new experiences for you at each of these places. so pick out your favorite and have an incredible time with your loved ones.
Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik
It is ICE-SAR’s most lucrative fundraising campaign of the year that Icelandic citizens buy their own midnight fireworks in the capital of Iceland. As a result, the entire city is illuminated with thousands of mini firework displays when the clock strikes 12. So during the New Year’s celebration, be sure to listen out for horns and bells from fire engines and ships docked in the harbor.
From 4 pm onward, community bonfires ignite all over town (another bonus of those long winter nights). Finally, at midnight, locals gather at the landmark Hallgrimskirkja Church to watch fireworks launches and displays – from its vantage point on Skólavöruholt hill.
The Australian city of Sydney
The celebrations in Sydney are filled with thrills and delights. Aerial flyovers, fireworks displays, light shows, and events at the Taronga Zoo catering to children make it the best place in the world to celebrate New Year 2022. In addition, there are some amazing cruises from Sydney that will ring in the new year amidst the beauty of the ocean.
Similarly, you shouldn’t miss the Loony Dook parade and the dog sledding competition. It’s also possible to drive out to Cockatoo Island and enjoy a picnic under the stars before the show, and you can even camp or glamp there if you reserve a spot in advance. Is there anything more tense than battling for a taxi at the end of the night? You bet.
After the holiday hustle, a relaxing beach vacation is exactly what you need. White sands, turquoise seas, and plenty of warm sunshine await you on St. Kitts in the Caribbean.
There’s nothing like visiting Cockleshell Beach on St. Kitts’ southern coast for spectacular views of Nevis, St. Kitts’ sister island. A calm sea beckons for a swim, and soft sand creates a picture-perfect backdrop for reading, relaxing, or even napping in the sun.
For snacks and refreshments, there are plenty of eateries along the beach. During a New Year’s celebration in paradise, you can dine on fresh seafood at one of these restaurants while small waves lap the shore.
Florida, Key West
Key West is the perfect place to enjoy fun and sun at the start of the New Year. Florida’s southernmost point is where you should be if you want to celebrate 2022 like Ernest Hemingway. Discover the world’s best food and drink on Duval Street, where you can swim, snorkel, and stroll.
You can also see Hemingway’s house, now a museum in the Spanish Colonial style. You can also meet the six-toed cats roaming the property. Make sure you snap a photo of the concrete buoy landmark at the southernmost point of the continental U.S. in Dry Tortugas National Park, which is nearby. With some of the most breathtaking dusk shows in the country, a sunset cruise is a popular way to enjoy Key West. Enjoy a slice of key lime pie in Key West, Florida, to celebrate the New Year.
Seoul Sun Rise Festival
New Year’s midnight countdowns are common across the world, however, Koreans stay awake to welcome the new year. As a result of this ancient tradition, which most Koreans now follow, several ‘Sunrise Festivals’ are celebrated throughout South Korea.
Seoul’s Sunrise Festival zones include Heaven Park Sunrise Festival near the World Cup Stadium and Sunrise Festivals in Mangwolbong, Olympic Park, and Songpa-gu. In addition, the first Sun of the New Year can be seen at the Sunrise Festivals at Acha Mountain, Gaehwa Mountain, Namsan Mountain, and Cheonggye Mountain.
A very popular Sunrise Festival destination in Gangwondo is Jeongdongjin where thousands come to witness the infamous hourglass (the last grain of sand falls at midnight) and catch a glimpse of the rising sun over a landscape filled with beautiful pine trees.
The Hogmanay celebration in Scotland
The New Year is celebrated in Scotland with jubilation and passion that is unmatched. Celebrations engulfing the nation are now a topic of discussion around the globe.
New Year’s carousing in Scotland begins with torchbearers, Vikings, pipes, and drums. Then, you can enjoy the world’s most popular Edinburg Hogmanay midnight firework on the castle ramparts at midnight. Finally, you can spend some time with new friends whom you have just met by participating in Auld Lang Syne – a national song. But the party isn’t over yet. Every year at South Queensferry, the splendorous Loony Dook takes place on the 1st day of the year.
Las Vegas, Nevada
More than three million visitors come to this party town every year to celebrate New Year’s Eve. After 6 p.m., the long four-mile stretch closes to traffic so that people can enjoy the celebration by walking around, mingling, and watching fireworks from the rooftops.
NYC, United States
It’s not the most innovative recommendation, but Times Square is the epitome of NYE in New York. The best place to watch the ball drop is from the Renaissance Hotel’s R Lounge. Its bar windows offer panoramic views of the famous One Times Square building. Swap Manhattan for Brooklyn like a real New Yorker. Prospect Park offers free fireworks and live music, and the Brooklyn Bridge is an ideal vantage point to enjoy the Skyside show.
The French capital, Paris
The city of romance is the perfect place to spend New Year’s Eve. Especially, if you want to share a midnight kiss with someone special. If you want to experience the festivities without being in a shoulder-to-shoulder, then head to the street parties in hilly Sacré-Cour, which offer a cinematic – and much calmer – view over the festivities. Avoid disappointment and skip the Eiffel Tower entirely; fireworks are only set off here on Bastille Day, and you can see it lit up any night of the year with slightly fewer crowds to battle.
Traditionally, the French celebrate New Year’s Eve with a festive supper known as le réveillon. It usually includes oysters, caviar, escargot, and foie gras. There’s a Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris called La Tour d’Argent that offers a set menu of special dishes. And a bonus is the breathtaking view of the city, but you’ll have to start saving in January. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly option, Wanderlust’s roof terrace is the best place to view the fireworks over the Seine.
Hatsumode, or one’s first visit to a shrine or temple to welcome the New Year in Japan. It is the first event of the New Year that the Japanese observe. Although there is no fix period for this practice, many people believe to celebrate it during the first three days of the new year.
Every year, over three million visitors visit Meiji Jingu Shrine during the first three days of Hatsumode in Tokyo. Since the last few years, it has gained recognition for being a ‘power spot’. A place where visitors come to receive power for the year to come. In addition, the Nishiarai Daishi Shrine, one of the top three shrines in the Kanto region, is also a great place for ritual purification.
Take a luxury vacation to some of the world’s best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve. No matter what you’re looking for, travel over New Year’s will give you the opportunity to celebrate in style, whether you want a rejuvenating beach getaway, fresh air and exercise, culinary delights, or an immersive cultural experience.