The New Year is fast-approaching and here at Lord Timepieces resolutions are being made ready for 2017. We can’t wait. But here’s the big question on everyone’s lips this time of year: where do you plan to ring in the New Year?
What do you want to be doing when the clock strikes midnight? Whether you want to drink, eat or dance here are our Top 5 New Year’s Eve Celebrations that you should put on the bucket list ready for next year…
Hogmanay Festival - Edinburgh, Scotland
Taking place in Edinburgh, Hogmanay is a famous New Year’s Event that lasts a total of three-days and attracts visitors from all over the world. Starting on the 30th, thousands come together to carry torches from Parliament Square to Calton Hill before an impressive fireworks display. Then on New Year’s Eve you can take part in largest rendition of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ in the world. With ceilidhs (Scottish dances) and live music galore, there is nowhere quite like Edinburgh.
Secret & Themed Parties - London
London is filled with various celebrations to attend and choose from; many with quirky themes or a top secret location, only revealed just before the event. These parties transport you to a different era or country to celebrate New Year in, for example this year's the Blitz Party will take you back to 1943, the Prohibition Party to 1920s America and SushiSamba to Rio de Janeiro!
Rooftop Bars & Classic Countdown - Hong Kong
The dramatic fireworks that fly over Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong, their Times Square Ball Drop and digital clock countdown attract large crowds each and every year. But never-mind the fireworks, if its a party you are looking for the city of Hong Kong hosts an array of extravagant, crazy parties at their rooftop bars. Hong Kong is party central.
Sydney Harbour Fireworks - Sydney, Australia
If you want BIG fireworks to see you into the New Year then there is no place like Sydney. Home to the biggest firework display in the world, thousands jumps into boats on the harbour to watch the display or alternatively head out to Cockatoo Island to camp for the night and watch the show from there. These fireworks are truly unforgettable.
Berliner Silvesterlauf – Berlin, Germany
If you fancy something a little different for New Year’s Eve then a trip to Berlin could be right up your street. On the day of the 31st, Berlin residents and tourists come together to celebrate the Berliner Silvesterlauf, Berlin's annual pancake race in the Grunewald neighbourhood. Rocking all kinds of fancy dress, participants flip pancakes around various routs before a party at Brandenburg Gate in the evening.