The best places to spend New Year’s Eve in Europe

Tired of seeing the same people on New Year’s Eve? Do you want to explore new landscapes and environments, as well as meet new people? Discover the best places to spend New Year‘s Eve in Europe. Marvel at Europe’s most beautiful fireworks, party in Europe’s most beautiful squares, and dance and sing to the rhythm of the New Year’s events and concerts. Count down to the new year in a new language by staying in Funchal, Dubrovnik, Tenerife, Rome, or another of Europe’s top New Year’s Eve destinations.

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Book your flights and accommodations, as well as tours and activities, to have a memorable New Year’s Eve in Europe.

Dubrovnik Croatia

Dubrovnik is an excellent choice for a festive and sunny New Year’s Eve. Celebrities such as Bill and Hillary Clinton spend the New Year in this medieval city that is also popular among “Game of Thrones” fans. Many concerts are held in the city, and most of the restaurants in the old city center are open and serving New Year’s Eve meals with dancing, which is also organized by the best hotels in Dubrovnik.

Because the Dubrovnik Christmas Market is open until January 6, you can stroll through the aisles, have a drink on the terrace while soaking up the sun, or treat yourself to one of the many tours and activities available in Dubrovnik, such as a “Lokrum: Island Walking Tour from Dubrovnik “or a “Game of Thrones Tour “.

Marbella Spain

Marbella is the best choice for a sparkling, festive, and sunny New Year; it has one of the highest concentrations of designer boutiques, haute-couture boutiques, Michelin-starred restaurants, 5-star hotels, an ultra-trendy Marina, and a beach named the most beautiful beach in Spain… so many good reasons to celebrate the New Year in Marbella.

Film stars, as well as artisticocratic and royal families, have made Marbella their pied-à-terre for vacations that combine relaxation, sun, outdoor sports, shopping, parties, and beach.

The best hotels in Marbella host New Year’s Eve celebrations that include meals and dancing. You can also celebrate New Year’s Eve in Marbella nightclubs.

Why do people spend New Year’s Eve in Marbella? Because nothing beats waking up on a sunny New Year’s Day near the sea, lying on a deckchair, and enjoying a massage or a hammam for a detox after party.

London England

London, which is magical at Christmas, is also a well-known New Year’s Eve destination. What could be more symbolic than ringing in the New Year at the foot of Big Ben, in front of a fireworks display launched from the Thames?

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During the day, you won’t be able to resist boarding the London Eye or taking a cruise on the Thames. What about a “Beatles Magical Mystery Bus Tour” or climbing the O2 Arena’s roof? In London, you can have unforgettable New Year’s Eve experiences.
The most beautiful parties are held outside to admire the fireworks, such as the Southbank Center Party, or at “The Rooftop” for breathtaking views of London.

Madeira Islands Portugal

On the most beautiful and sunniest of Europe’s islands, celebrate a refined, natural, elegant, tropical New Year. Madeira has been your favorite New Year’s Eve destination in Europe for the past five years, thanks to its chic and gastronomic appeal, as well as its natural beauty and outdoor activities.

Madeira, like Marbella, Biarritz, and Cannes, is one of Europe’s upscale tourism’s shining stars. In recent years, it has also drawn visitors interested in outdoor sports, hiking in nature, birdwatching, and searching for the most beautiful waterfalls, best instagramable spots, and kilometer-long golden sand beaches (Porto Santo ).

Whether you’re an influencer or a hiker, the evening of December 31 in Funchal’s bay is not to be missed. The largest 360-degree fireworks display in Europe awaits you for unforgettable memories.

Book a table at Restaurant Villa Cipriani in Funchal for a meal that is both prestigious and affordable. Have you overdosed on Madeira Wine and Madeira Rum? On New Year’s Day, spend the afternoon relaxing on Calheta beach.

Are you a morning person? Climb to the summit of Madeira’s peak, Pico do Arieiro, and watch the sunrise. Many flights connect the largest cities in the United States and the United Kingdom to Madeira for a New Year’s Eve that is both cosmopolitan and elegant, as well as traditional, exotic, and folkloric.

Sao Miguel Azores

You spend the majority of your time in the subway, buses, open spaces, closed offices, meeting rooms, and shopping malls, and you crave wide open spaces and nature? The Azores are a great place to spend New Year’s Eve.

Every year, a fireworks display is launched from Ponta Delgada, the capital of the Azores on the main island of Sao Miguel. Many festivities, such as public concerts, are organized, and the party can be extended in Ponta Delgada’s bars and restaurants.

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If you want to dance until the wee hours of the morning, a light meal based on fish would be ideal… But how about the traditional “Bolo Rei,” a cake filled with almonds and ten different colored candied fruits?

The Azores are also a popular health and wellness destination. After a night of drinking Gin des Azores and Vinho Verde, treat yourself to a detox in your wellness hotel or one of the Azores’ many natural thermal spots, such as “Furnas Boutique Hotel.”

During your stay, don’t forget to go to Sete Cidades, which has the most beautiful landscape in Europe.

Do you really need to recover from a night of inebriation? Visit the two Azores tea factories and use natural methods to alleviate this old migraine.

Rome Italy

Come to Rome and live the “Dolce Vita.” Rome is one of Europe’s best destinations for a warm, gastronomic, and festive New Year. If we love its iconic places decorated with the most beautiful Christmas trees (don’t miss the Colosseum Christmas tree, considered one of the most beautiful in Europe), we also love Rome for the end-of-year celebrations for three reasons: fancy hotels and restaurants, incredible Italian pastries, and endless partying.

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If you answer yes to the following three statements, Rome is the best place to celebrate the New Year: You want to ring in the New Year in style (fireworks, parties, restaurants, traditions). You have a knack for combining elegance, refinement, and convivial celebrations. Would you prefer to wake up in a nice hotel or airbnb than on a friend’s inflatable mattress? If so, New Year’s Eve in Rome is a party, and one of the traditions for good luck is breaking glass on the ground. If you’re used to walking around barefoot, Rome is not for you.

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Rome is one of the best New Year’s Eve destinations in Europe because it is probably the most festive city in Europe on New Year’s Eve and because it combines tradition, gastronomy, celebration, elegance, and friendliness.

Tenerife Canary Islands – Spain

Tenerife is without a doubt Europe’s best option for a sunny New Year’s Eve.

Many private evenings are organized by the island’s restaurant and hotel owners, who enjoy 330 days of sunshine per year.


Book your accommodation in Puerto de la Cruz in the north of Tenerife Island for a friendly and warm New Year, let’s say more sober and conventional. There is a wide range of hotels and private apartments/villas available for a festive atmosphere without being completely unbridled.

Choose the Costa Adeje in the south of Tenerife Island for a guaranteed sunny New Year’s Eve and big party. Its large resorts and nightclubs will appeal to those looking to party until the wee hours of the morning for a low cost.

What could be better than soaking up the rays the day after a party? Did you know that Tenerife is one of Europe’s best winter sun destinations? A bike tour will be taken by the more athletic and those who have not abused alcohol or food. Tenerife is ranked first among Best Bike Destinations in Europe, and the island has a plethora of racing bike rental shops.

There is bound to be a part of Tenerife that will suit you, whether you want a festive and sunny New Year on the Costa Adeje or a nature-filled New Year in Puerto de la Cruz.

Moscow Russia

For several years, the Russian capital has been cited as a must-see destination for New Year’s Eve; Moscow has something for everyone. Whether you want a classic, elegant, and refined New Year’s Eve or an underground, electro New Year’s Eve… Whether you prefer the capital’s trendy bars or family-friendly restaurants, 100 percent Russian or the world’s unique nightclubs, but also trendy places with surprising and quirky themed evenings, Moscow is the New Year’s destination for everyone.

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Moscow has one of the most beautiful Christmas markets in Europe, as well as one of the best Christmas lights destinations in Europe; you should not miss it during your visit. It is located just a few steps from the legendary Red Square, against the backdrop of the iconic Saint-Basile-le-Bienheureux Cathedral.

Purchase the famous Russian dolls as a souvenir and return with a mind full of unforgettable moments by booking your flights, accommodations, and tours and activities in Moscow such as a “Moscow: Exclusive Hot Air Balloon Ride.”

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Did you know that? Because Orthodox Christmas is celebrated on January 7, Russians first celebrate the New Year (the night of December 31 to January 1), followed by Christmas. A good reason to visit Moscow this year to learn about new traditions and discover a city that is as endearing as it is surprising.

Ibiza Spain

One of the best place to celebrate the New Year is Ibiza. Ibiza is known for its evenings that bring together the best DJs, dancers, and shows in Europe, but it also means lazing around, beaches, outdoor sports, nautical activities, seaside restaurants… The ideal balance of fiesta and idleness. Celebrate the New Year at the Paccha, Amnesia, or the conceptual “Ushuaia Beach Hotel,” a hotel-nightclub that offers non-stop parties from your room’s balcony.

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Prague Czech Republic

One of Europe’s most romantic cities awaits you for a New Year’s Eve “à la carte.” Whether you prefer elegant parties with prom and gala gowns or pub crawling, Prague on New Year’s Eve has something for everyone. The Czech capital is probably one of the cheapest capitals in Europe for a new year, and the Czech Republic is known for its reasonably priced beers, including Pilsner, one of the world’s most famous beer brands. But, according to tradition, champagne is THE drink to have at midnight.


Prague ring in the New Year with a slew of festivities, including outdoor concerts, fireworks, and a slew of private parties in the capital’s restaurants, nightclubs, and bars. Because New Year’s Eve in Prague is so popular, it is recommended that you book your Prague accommodation as well as tours and activities such as a “Prague Pub Crawl” in advance.

The nightclubs are extremely crowded during the New Year, so we recommend booking well in advance or opting for pub crawls and private parties in bars and restaurants. Prepare warm clothing in addition to your party attire. Take a warm old coat with you in case you forget your jacket somewhere.

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Are you traveling as a couple to Prague? Nothing beats a New Year’s Eve dinner cruise on the river for a romantic New Year’s Eve in Prague. Themed cruises, such as the New Year’s Eve Jazz Cruise or the New Year’s Eve on a party boat, are must-dos for an unforgettable New Year’s Eve in Prague.

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