TOP 5 ALTERNATIVE NEW YEARS EVE DESTINATIONS FOR 2016
Spending New Years Eve in super famous cities like New York or London is classical ! But What if you feel like “been there, done that” ? If you are looking for new alternative destinations for 2016 New Years Eve celebrations, then keep on reading! Here Top 5 Alternative New Years Destinations for you....
We call it New Years Eve they call it Hogmanay! Hogmanay in Edinburgh is one of the biggest New Years Eve celebrations in the world! Open-air concerts, Scottish Whisky, sounds of backpipe, forever happy Scottish people and thousands of torch carriers turns city into Viking Wonderland on that particular days.
This very long party starts at 30 December with torchlight procession through the city and reaches its peak at midnight of 31 December when clock stikes 12:00. Then the Scottish crowd begins to sing their folk song Auld Lang Syne (Translation maybe Old Times ?) altogether. Of course this is not the end of the party. Party goes on all night and following day some activities of the festival continues.
Hogmanay is candidate to be your longest New Years Eve party ever!!!
2-) Finnish Lapland
If you think you want to take break from partying this New Years Eve, then Finnish Lapland can be really good place to enter 2016. In peaceful and quite atmosphere of Lapland, you can enjoy winter sports, chill out at Finnish sauna , wander around with snowmobile at magical nature of the North and you can even visit Santa Claus Village !
If you are lucky, you can see mother nature's own fireworks; The Northern Lights when you are counting down to enter new year. What is more magical than that ?
3- Madrid, Spain
If you like party and sitting around big tables for a feast, then Madrid should be your choice for New Years Eve celebrations. In Madrid, New Years Eve celebrations begin with New Year's Eve dinner (Noche Vieja). Then most people heads to Puerta Del Sol (Main Plaza of Madrid) for the biggest street party ever. When the old clock at main plaza hits 12:00, everybody tries to eat 12 raisins keeping up time with the striking clock. Rumor has, anyone who succeed to do that would have 12 prosperous months the following year.
4-) Berlin, Germany
Whole world accepts Berlin as party city. And on New Years Eve (as germans call it silvester), party gets more fun than ever. Nearly one million people gather around Branderburger Tor and enjoy one of the biggest Street party with concerts, light and laser shows. But in Berlin, real party happens at world known dance clubs like Berghain. So make sure to save some time for dancing after finishing Street party at Brandenburger Tor.
5-) Reykjavik, Iceland
Iceland is very interesting country to visit year-round. But visiting it around New Years Eve seems like the best time!
At this time of year, sky of Reykjavik is either full with natural fireworks (Northern lights) or with man-made fireworks. Besides, Icelanders burns old things as a tradition to bring good luck for the following year, which also turns into visual show. Old things get burned in bonfires and people gather around them to sing and dance. At midnight crazy firework show starts and you should know all the fireworks are funded by good people of Iceland to support Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue.
After that everyone celebrates the new year at streets, clubs and their homes until the sunrise which is around 11:30 am. In Iceland having way too much fun is almost obligatory !