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The 10 most extraordinary places to spend New Year's Eve

New Year's Eve is one of the biggest global celebrations, with people from around the world joining relatives and friends to reflect on the previous year and make plans for the next one.

New Year's Eve comes once a year, so it's worth celebrating it in a memorable way. But what is the best place to be when the clock hits midnight? Fun should not stop after New Years, however, because many cities offer a wide range of activities even after.

Here the 8 cities in which spend an unforgettable New Year!

SYDNEY

Sydney is the first big city where the clock hits midnight and here the biggest fireworks show in the world takes place.

RIO DE JANEIRO

Rio is known for the Carnival parades, but also the New Year is not far behind. Copacabana beach is home to the largest (and probably the wildest) New Year's party in the world. Known as Réveillon, this unique Brazilian celebration mixes religious, traditional, and superstitious beliefs.

NEW YORK CITY

New Year's Eve in New York City has an atmosphere that few other cities can compete with. The most famous, of course, is the annual gathering of a million people in Times Square. For something completely different, consider a night boat ride on the New York Harbor, which offers the best view of the midnight fireworks.

EDINBURGH

HogmanayEdinburgh's New Year celebration lasts for three days, including torchlight processions, concerts, parties and fireworks.

HONG KONG

In Hong Kong the New Year's fireworks show is breathtaking and ends with a dragon dancing in the sky.

VALPARAISO

Valparaiso organizes a three-day celebration in anticipation of New Year's Eve, concluding with the largest fireworks show in Latin America. The locals are famous for a unique New Year's tradition: eating 12 grapes at midnight, wearing yellow underwear and putting a 1,000 pesos banknote in one of their shoes.

LAS VEGAS

More than 300,000 revelers come to Las Vegas for New Year's Eve, when the city becomes pedestrian and turns into a big street party with live music, pyrotechnic shows and laser shows. The city also hosts a staggering number of concerts, shows, and parties in clubs, hotels and casinos.

REYKJAVIK

The Icelandic capital Reykjavik is a wonder with the lights that illuminate it for the New Year's party.

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