1. Madeira Islands, Portugal
On Europe’s most beautiful and sunniest island, ring in the New Year in style with a sophisticated, natural, elegant, tropical experience. There are plenty of reasons to choose Madeira as your top European New Year’s Eve destination, such as its upscale gastronomy, natural beauty, and plenty of outdoor activities.
Madeira, along with Marbella, Biarritz, and Cannes, is a shining light in Europe’s upmarket tourist industry. Tourists are increasingly drawn to the area for outdoor activities such as hiking, birding, spotting the most spectacular waterfalls, and photographing the kilometer-long beaches of golden sand along the coast (Porto Santo ).
2. New Year’s Eve in Marbella, Spain
With one of the highest concentrations of high-end designer stores, haute-couture boutiques, Michelin-starred restaurants, 5-star hotels, an ultra-trendy Marina, and Spain’s most beautiful coastline, Marbella is the finest place to spend the New Year.
Aside from celebrities and royalty, Marbella has become a popular vacation destination for those seeking a combination of water, fun in the sun, outdoor sports, shopping, and beach time.
3. New Year’s Eve in London, England
London is a magical city at Christmas time, and it’s also a well-known spot to ring in the New Year. For a New Year’s Eve celebration in London, there’s no better place to be than at the foot of Big Ben, where fireworks are blasted from the Thames.
During the day, you should not miss the London Eye or a Thames river tour. A “Beatles Magical Mystery Bus Tour” or an O2 Arena rooftop climbing are other outsoors possibilities. London is the perfect place to ring in the New Year with a bang.
4. Tbilisi, Georgia
Take in the New Year’s festivities in Tbilisi (Georgia), Europe’s trendiest city and unquestionably its most international. Tbilisi will astonish you with its diverse range of tourist attractions and cultural activities, as well as its stunningly designed structures that seem like they might have sprung straight out of a fairy tale. Foodies, wine aficionados, and Instagrammers alike flock to Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital and one of Europe’s most diversified towns.
Tbilisi’s New Year’s Eve celebrations are spectacularly staged, and the festivities continue until the middle of January. The New Year is celebrated with a slew of free public performances, and if you forget your evening wear at home, you’ll be spoilt with choice on Tbilisi’s retail streets.
5. New Year’s Eve in Sao Miguel, Azores
You spend most of your time in subways, buses, open areas, workplaces, conference rooms, and shopping malls, and you’d want to spend more time in the outdoors? The Azores are a great place to ring in the new year.
On Sao Miguel, the Azores’ largest island, the capital city of Ponta Delgada, has an annual fireworks show as well as a variety of other events, including free public concerts. Afterward, revelers may continue their celebrations in the city’s bars and restaurants.
If you want to party till dawn, a fish-based light dinner might be ideal, and what about traditional “Bolo Rei,” a dessert packed with almonds and ten colorful candied fruits?