Destinations for a Different Kind of New Year’s Eve

Looking to see out 2017 somewhere different? With so many dinners, last-minute shopping and so many other plans that fill our diaries at this time of year, we couldn’t be clearer: we want you to pack your suitcase and ring in 2018 in a way we know you’re going to love. It’s tempting, isn’t it? Well, forget about that shopping list of champagne and party hats and come have a look at the top destinations we’ve prepared for the New Year’s Eve of your dreams. Yes, that’s right: The New Year’s Eve of your dreams!

NEW YORK: Who hasn’t dreamt of seeing out the year in the Big Apple once in their life? It doesn’t surprise us in the slightest as there’s a certain magic about NYC on December 31. It all starts at 6pm when the famous Times Square Ball goes up, while all over the city there are thousands of activities leading up to 23.59. What happens in the first second of the New Year is indescribable when that euphoria combines with the confetti raining down and the uncorking of bottles of champagne. That’s right, if you want to start the year on a high in Manhattan, bring your swimwear because the Grace’s pool bar awaits with an irresistible cocktail.

MADRID Everything starts at Kilometer 0, the legendary Puerta del Sol. If you’re the heart and soul of the party then this is the place for you this New Year’s Eve. The first thing you have to is to get your 12 grapes ready to eat them to the 12 chimes of the bells of the year.

If you manage to survive without chocking even a little bit, then after the fireworks that light up the Madrid sky, visit Óscar, Laura, Mario and Alicia and a good time is guaranteed. Are you taking notes?

MILAN: If it’s the perfect city for a getaway during the year, it’s also a great place to see it out in the most romantic of ways. In Milan, the locals gather in the Piazza del Duomo to crack open their bottles of Spumante while they enjoy the spectacle of colored lights that flood the city. But if you really want to enjoy the essence of the festivities like a good Milanese, ask GIULIA. She’ll be delighted to help you and reveal all the secret parties.

AMSTERDAM is synonymous with an unforgettable New Year’s Eve. On the days prior to December 31 the city is flooded with bright, spectacular artwork in the neighborhoods of Nieuwmarkt, Leidseplein and Rembrandplein. On New Year’s Eve, the people take to the streets in search of the downtown bars and clubs. If, on the other hand, you prefer a more alternative plan; you can start the year in love with the city itself, because nobody can resist the views from Aitana. Not even you!

After reading our list of recommendations, we hope you become part of such a magic night. So have you decided where you’re going to enjoy the last night of the year in?

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