New Year’s Eve is the event not to be missed for many people, it’s the night to plan 6 months in advance to have the best night possible. And for others, it’s a night made on the spur of the moment, on a whim. In either case, you’ll need our top 5 most luxurious destinations to have the best New Year’s Eve ever in Europe!
London is one of those European cities where ringing in the New Year can be magical, and you have many options for celebrating New Year’s Eve in London. One of the most successful English traditions is to gather in one of the most popular and emblematic places of the city, Trafalgar Square. Thousands of people gather in this street to celebrate the New Year by drinking and partying.
Another way to celebrate the New Year is to spend your evening in a club, with special New Year’s Eve parties. This is still a bit expensive, so it is ideal to book one of the best VIP tables of London to have the best night possible. Among the nightclubs, don’t miss Cirque le Soir, Tabu London, Cuckoo Club or Dolce London. And for those who don’t feel like spending the evening in a nightclub, you can go to one of the many pubs in London where the atmosphere is always very pleasant! Despite the cold, we also recommend a trip to the London Eye to admire the incredible fireworks display that takes place there every year.
If you are looking for a little warmth this New Year’s Eve, Barcelona is ideal, with its mild and pleasant winter climate. You will have many possibilities to spend the New Year. You can watch the magnificent spectacle of the Monjuic magic fountain, a show with lasers and lights, followed by a superb fireworks display. The people of Barcelona are used to having dinner with their families and following the custom of the 12 grapes. It is in fact to eat a grape at each stroke of midnight, so 12 in total corresponding to the 12 months of the past year.
Once the twelve strokes of midnight are over, the locals usually go to one of the best clubs in Barcelona to have the best night possible: Opium Barcelona, Bling Bling, Sutton Barcelona or Pacha. We advise you to book your VIP tables or buy your tickets in advance, as the clubs are often full at this time. And get dressed up!
Madrid is THE capital of Spain, and known for being a city that never sleeps: the party never stops here in normal times, so imagine on New Year’s Eve. The tradition is similar to that of Barcelona, the Spaniards have dinner with their families and carry out the custom of the 12 grapes. However, thousands of people gather in front of the clock of La Puerta del Sol to celebrate the passage to the new year in a collective party atmosphere.
After midnight, it’s time to party in one of Madrid’s many clubs. Again, remember to buy your entrance or reserve your VIP table in advance, otherwise you may spend the whole night waiting in line. The most popular nightclubs for this evening are Kapital, Teatro Barcelo, Joy Eslava, Oh My Club and Opium Madrid.
Spending your New Year in Paris can only be synonymous with happiness, as there are so many things to do. First of all, many people book a gastronomic dinner on one of the many bateaux-mouches on the Seine. An original way to spend the passage to the new year, no? Then, the Paris City Hall organizes every year an incredible sound and light show on the Arc de Triomphe. The illuminations of the avenue invite Parisians and tourists to a festive evening with friends or family, in a great atmosphere.
Another original way to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Paris is to attend a show at the Moulin Rouge: a dinner with music where you can discover an incredible show with 100 artists, 1,000 feathered costumes, rhinestones and sequins, incredible scenery and special effects. Then, after midnight, you can go to one of the many nightclubs in the city: the Arc, the Rive Gauche, the Duplex or the Madam.
Every year, the city of Rome organizes an unforgettable evening for the New Year, organizing the Festa di Roma. What is it? It’s a big party that lasts 24 hours, with concerts and entertainment all over the city! Another original Roman tradition is to eat lentils for dinner on New Year’s Eve, as this would bring prosperity. In Rome, New Year’s Eve is mostly spent in the street, people all meet in certain squares to celebrate the new year together. For example, they meet in Piazza del Popolo and in Via dei Fori Imperiali.
The city also organizes an incredible fireworks display not to be missed, shot from the Palatine Hill behind the Colosseum. After midnight, many tourists and locals go to the best nightclubs in the city: Shari Vari, Room 26, Goa, La Cabala, Art Café and Akab.