NEW YEAR 2016 IN LONDON
The New Year’s Eve in London is, without a doubt, one of the most amazing and popular celebrations in Europe. At the stroke of midnight the famous Big Ben clock marks the beginning of the magnificent firework display from the giant London Eye, while both banks of the Thames are filled with thousands of people.
After the fireworks, you can choose whether to continue the New Year celebrations in some clubs / pubs in the area, or attend some alternative concert. The scheduled events are numerous: choose the right one for you.
And after the celebrations of the New Year's Eve, London wakes up and a new day full of events is waiting for you. In addition to the various ice rinks scattered all over the capital guaranteeing entertainment, like every year, the London New Year's Day Parade takes place in the streets of West End. This famous parade, whose purpose is to raise funds for charity, is attended by many international artists. Since 2010 the London New Year's Day Parade has started from Lower Regent Street, Piccadilly then coming to an end in the Parliament square.
If you're planning to spend your New Year's 2016 in London, choose the event you are going to participate in, and book your hotel.
Hotel Russell is no doubt one of our top sellers in the city of London.
If you read our users' reviews, you will notice that one of the things they appreciate the most about the Russell is its central location, just few minutes' walking from the homonymous underground stop and the British Museum. Users appreciate its architecture as well, judging it majestic and very elegant (the hotel is housed in an elegant historic building of the city). For more info and booking you can visit the Hotel Russell page on our website.
THE FAMOUS NEW YEAR’S DAY CELEBRATIONS, IN NEW YORK
When it comes to New Year celebrations in the world, New York is on the top of the list.
Spending the New Year's Eve in the Big Apple is the dream of many. The city is famous for its parties but especially for the countdown in Times Square and the traditional ball-drop, which was made to fill the crowd below with colorful confetti. If you too want to take part in the New Year celebrations in Times Square, you'll want to arrive early in the afternoon, so you can find a place before the closing of the entire area.
If you don't like the confusion of the Times Square, no problem, the Big Apple offers many opportunities to have fun during the longest night of the year.
What about waiting for the stroke of midnight at the banks of the East River and attending a wonderful fireworks display that will start right from the Brooklyn Bridge? Be sure to bring your camera with you: do not miss the Brooklyn Bridge lit by fireworks that are reflected in the bay.
If you want to spend a romantic New Year's Eve instead, we suggest you take a cruise where you can watch the spectacular fireworks from the Hudson River, holding a glass of champagne. There are several cruises, of course: those with dinner and DJ sets, for luxury budgets, or suitable for the whole family.
Hotel Pennsylvania is a 2-star accommodation excellently located in Manhattan with Broadway and shops within easy access, just in front of Madison Square Garden. Room are basic and pretty old-fashioned, but overall it is a convenient place for getting around New York without breaking the bank. For info and bookings visit the hotel's page on our website.
NEW YEAR IN AMSTERDAM
Celebrating the New Year in Amsterdam is the ideal solution especially for young people (but not only them!) who wish to combine entertainment and culture with a tight budget. The beautiful Amsterdam, worldwide famous for its canals, its nightlife and "coffee shops", is full of charm and attractions not to be missed.
Every year on December 31 the end of the year concert is held in Dam Square. It ends at around 23:00 to make room for an attractive fireworks display.
Besides the Dam Square, in other squares of the capital entertaining New Year celebrations take place, like the one in Leidse square (Leidseplein) or the Museumplein.
For an alternative New Year, you may want to try a widespread practice among the Dutch daredevils, which is diving into the North Sea at the Scheveningen beach... What do you think, would you like to join them?
If you believe Amsterdam is your ideal destination to participate in the New Year celebrations, book your hotel in Amsterdam.
NEW YEAR 2016 IN ROME
Spending the New Year in the beautiful Italian capital is always the right choice. For several years, the enchanting Eternal City has organized a magnificent open-air concert near the Imperial Forums.
Rome is also ready to surprise you with special events scattered around the city. If you want to spend your New Year's Eve 2016 in the square, you can choose to celebrate at Piazza di Spagna, Piazza Venezia, Piazza Navona and Piazza del Quirinale: these are the best locations for a magical New Year in a Roman square.
If you do not love outdoor festivities, you can also spend the night in one of the capital’s bars since Rome has no shortage of nightclubs. Check out the area around Villa Borghese, in Vicolo dei Soldati, in Porta Pia and in the historic city center.
If you want to spend a romantic New Year in Rome, we advise you to admire the city from one of its hills to enjoy a full view of all the fireworks prepared to color the sky at the stroke of midnight.
NEW YEAR IN EDINBURGH
Each year, the beautiful capital of Scotland attracts many visitors for the New Year celebration, which here is called Hogmanay, a pagan festival that celebrates the end of the year and lasts three days. During Hogmanay the city comes alive with concerts, street games and fantastic activities for adults and children.
The New Year in Edinburgh is one of the most famous all over Europe, and is recognized by the Guinness World Records as the world's largest outdoor party.
During the New Year's Eve a big part of Edinburgh's Old Town is closed to traffic and all the concerts that take place in the streets downtown end at midnight, when the sky lights up with fantastic fireworks that are fired for 20 minutes from the castle of the city to the tune of Auld Lang Syne, an old traditional Scottish melody. After the fireworks, the Scots like to continue the celebrations in the various pubs and clubs in the city, where you can listen to good live music.
The first day of year is celebrated in the streets of the city with several special events, such as team games and The Loony Dook, that is the famous swim in the icy waters of the River Forth.
If you also want to take part in the festivities in the city of Edinburgh, all you have to do is find your ideal hotel and leave room for fun.
NEW YEAR 2016 IN SYDNEY
Australia's most populous city is among the first to celebrate the New Year: as a result, all the cameras of the world are turned to it in order to capture its extraordinary show of fireworks.
With its spectacular bay, the unique bridge and the famous Opera House, the city of Sydney offers the perfect setting to celebrate an unforgettable New Year's Eve 2016.
The best spot to watch the beautiful fireworks, which attract millions of tourists each year, is undoubtedly the Harbor Bridge. But the New Year in Sydney is not only about fireworks, the city will begin to come alive in the afternoon of December 31 with a parade of lit ships, dances, acrobatic aircraft and much more!
Do not miss the opportunity to witness one of the most famous New Year celebrations in the world, find your ideal hotel with a small deposit in order to get your hands on the best deal and enjoy the longest night of the year.
NEW YEAR UNDER THE SUN OF VARADERO
Why not take a break at the sea in December spending the New Year in the Caribbean?
If your wish is to celebrate a New Year's Eve 2016 in a place with warm weather you should seriously consider Varadero, Cuba. Here the temperature in December varies between 25 ° C and 27 ° C, ideal for some dives!
These are our top 7 suggestions to help you choose where to spend an unforgettable New Year's Eve 2016. Choose the destination that best suits you and get ready to go with your family, with friends or with your partner to exchange your best wishes for the New Year.