The best New Year’s Eve hot spots worldwide

    Check out the locations where you should definitely celebrate New Year’s at least once.

    Loud music, popping champagne corks and impressive fireworks can be found almost anywhere around the globe on December 31. But for a really special party night, choosing the right location is vital. This is why we have selected the best places for the perfect New Year’s bash for you.

    A real alternative to New Year’s in New York’s Times Square is only a few hours away from the Big Apple. In the Canadian city of Quebec, you aren’t limited to enjoying a lit-up town only on December 31; the show starts several days earlier. The City Lights Festival kicks off on December 21 and the entire city is decorated with colourful lights all the way until the final night of the year. The main party location is the Grande Allée, which features countless bars and clubs.

    If you want to be one of the first people to bring in the new year, you should head down to the big Australian metropolis, Sydney. One of the best party locations year after year is the Sydney Opera House. Here you get tasty food, cool drinks and the best DJs from Down Under; unfortunately, the sought-after tickets don’t come cheap.

    If you don’t fancy a trip halfway around the world, but still crave an exotic party, New Year’s Eve in Istanbul is a great choice. The parties in the Turkish metropolis are becoming bigger every single year. The best place to admire the fireworks at midnight is the legendary Taksim Square, and after a few Raki, the show goes on in countless clubs, like the ‘Off Pera’.

    The best New Years’ parties in Germany are thrown by us. At our MTV NEW YEAR’S BASH, we bring in the new year in the four big party capitals of Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart and Munich simultaneously. This party series of the most extravagant atmosphere even includes your drinks.

    Tuesday, 31. December 2013