New Year's Eve in Prague
Prague is a popular destination for New Year's Eve. The celebrations are enjoyed by one and all: the young and old, the quiet and romantic, the wild and carefree - there are entertainment options to suit all tastes. Some people opt for restaurants offering an all-inclusive night of fine food, drinks and dancing. Others prefer a romantic, candlelit dinner 'à deux'. Some bar crawl and chance on finding a club after the fireworks. Others buy tickets for a party in a club or music bar. Finally, there are the ever popular river cruises: the Party Boat and the Jazz Cruise.
Our Prague New Year's Eve Planner is the city's main guide to the festivities, featuring the best entertainment in the city on this special night: New Year's Eve Planner.
The Strip fills with revelers. Fireworks light up the sky. The casinos are body-to-body, the showrooms filled with A-list entertainers and Vegas is more gloriously alive than you've ever seen it. New Year's Eve in Vegas is a world-class celebration. Below you can book your room and get more information on New Year's Eve in Vegas. More information about Las Vegas' 2012 - 2013 New Year's Eve celebration will be added as it becomes available.
Almost all Copenhagen hotels, restaurants, bars and nightclubs will be offering a New Year's Eve event. The trick is to find the event that matches your wishes and expectations for the perfect New Year's Eve away from home.
There are many more parties to choose from, but below you will find our choice of the best parties and the ones which might be a little extraordinary.
In Copenhagen the New Year celebrations traditionally begin with the Queen's speech at 18:00, followed by a fancy dinner. When the Copenhagen City Hall clock strikes midnight, the sky will light up with fireworks, which you can enjoy at very close range at Copenhagen City Hall Square, the waterfront or from one of the city's bridges, for example, Dronning Louises Bro, where you have views of the lakes.
Celebrating the new year brings a fresh start full of opportunity, new leaves and blank slates. How will you celebrate? Amsterdam's list of parties is as long as the Prinsengracht. Our guide to the best parties covers the mass-scale dance parties, costume shindigs, free-for-all family fun and quirky theme parties.
Plenty of New Year's Eve parties to suit every taste spring up across Amsterdam which can make deciding where to spend the evening tricky business. Check out our NYE 2012/2013 party listing below for the latest on what's on offer this New Year's Eve!
The listing will be updated as new information is released (last updated: 24 December 2012).
The largest event in the city - and easiest on the wallet (it's free!) - is in the Oosterdok area of Amsterdam, with the VOC Ship, Science Center NEMO and Scheepvaartmuseum forming the backdrop for the celebrations.Featuring performances and a spectacular fireworks display, the event kicks off at 23:15 and ends shortly after midnight so you can head off to another party elsewhere in the city!
Who needs Times Square when you can celebrate in perfect year-round climate? Pamper yourself and your loved ones by ringing in the New Year San Diego style. Sail the night away with lavish food and entertainment aboard a luxury yacht. See and be seen at one of downtown San Diego's hip night clubs. Tickle your toes in the sand at a beach party on the bay complete with fireworks. Or, reserve a special table for two at one of San Diego's finest restaurants. From grand and glamorous to intimate and romantic, there is a New Year's Eve event just for you. The possibilities are endless. Make this the best year yet by starting your year off with a trip to San Diego.
Here is a short list of New Year's Eve activities that await you in San Diego.
Make sure the whole family can enjoy the New Year Festivities with bed-time friendly fireworks shows. SeaWorld San Diego will ring in the new year over Mission Bay with fireworks at 8:50 PM. For those in the North County Coastal area, take the family to LEGOLAND California for an early evening fireworks show.
Make a reservation at one of these San Diego restaurants and ring in the New Year with palate-pleasing creations. Many restaurants have special holiday plans in store, including: The Shores Restaurant in La Jolla, the ocean-front Marine Room and Kelly's, located at the Town and Country Resort.
Looking for a night of music and dancing? How about music and dancing on board an aircraft carrier? The New Year's Eve Gala aboard the USS Midway includes an open premium bar, elegant dinner buffet, dancing to the live music of The Big Daddy Orchestra, plus the best view possible for the midnight fireworks extravaganza over the San Diego Bay.
Or, why not try the biggest of all the big nights. The annual Big Night San Diego New Year's Eve gala is an extravagant 21-and-over celebration with 12 themed rooms, six dance floors, live bands, DJs and more. This all-inclusive party takes place at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel in downtown San Diego.
New Year’s Day is a family holiday for many Russians. Dinner usually starts late on December 31. Traditional meals include Russian salad, herring and sparkling wine. A pre-recorded address by the country’s president appears on TV, listing the achievements of the past year, at 11.55pm (23:55) local time in each of Russia’s time zones. Many people watch his address and raise a toast to the chiming of the Kremlin clock. The Russian national anthem begins at midnight and people congratulate each other and exchange presents. Some people go out to make a snowman or light fire crackers in their backyards.
People may celebrate the day at a friend’s house or attend the fireworks in their city. Celebrations for children include a decorated fir tree and Grandfather Frost, the Russian equivalent of Santa Claus, who gives presents. Grandfather Frost often comes with his granddaughter, Snegurochka (“The Snow Girl”). As things quieten down later in the day, many people visit their friends or relatives. Another tradition is to wish a “Happy New Year” to passers-by throughout January 1.
While you can party in Cabo San Lucas any time of year, New Year’s Eve turns up the volume and the glitz in this legendary destination at the tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. From classy dinners to sexy all-night VIP parties with dancing till dawn, there’s a New Year’s Eve party for every guest. Cabo’s an easy winter getaway, with short flights from many major U.S. cities. Luxurious resorts and glamorous villa rentals set the stage for a fabulous vacation. If you’re looking for an unforgettable way to ring in 2013 in Cabo, it pays to plan early—parties and accommodations book up fast. Book your New Year’s getaway now! Call our team at 1-800-745-2226 to get started.