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There is nothing more exciting than bringing in the New Year in a lively city abroad.

Trips overseas are always great, but they are even better when celebrating a special occasion and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Party with your friends and locals alike as everyone begins counting down to midnight.

Start planning a trip now so you can ring in the New Year in one of these amazing European cities!  

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#1. Edinburgh, Scotland

One of the biggest and best New Year's Eve celebrations in the world, Hogmanay, kicks off in Edinburgh on 30 December and lasts for three days.

The festivities start with an impressive torchlight procession and continue with firework displays, huge street parties, outdoor bars and live music.

Be sure not to miss out on the huge open-air Cèilidh, which is a traditional Celtic party that draws in countless partygoers all looking to have a good time.  

#2. London, England

It wouldn’t be New Year's Eve without the chiming of Big Ben at midnight. If you're not keen to travel too far from home, join fellow Brits and Londoners as they crowd the banks of The River Thames and bear witness to a spectacular fireworks show.

See London’s night sky light up with vivid colours over the stunning monuments like the London Eye and Palace of Westminster.

To continue partying, hit up the many bars and clubs that have pulled out all the stops to make this New Year's Eve the best one yet.

London continues the celebration with the annual New Year’s Day Parade on 1 January. With countless performers, cheerleaders, colourful floats, acrobats, marching bands and so much more, you’ll be off to a good start for the year!

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#3. Berlin, Germany

Known as a party place year-round, you can expect New Years in Berlin will be hard to top.

The main celebration centres on the “Party Mile”, which is a two-kilometre stretch of bars, food stalls, party tents, music stages and laser shows between the Brandenburg Gate and Victory Column.

The clock striking midnight sets off a marvellous firework show and then throngs of people head to the many dance floors in Berlin so they can party the night away.   

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#4. Paris, France

In the City of Light, you won’t have any shortage of options for how to ring in the New Year in Paris.

Pop some champagne bottles as you party on the Champs-Élysées and see the Eiffel Tower put on a stunning display of lights and fireworks.

If you want to see a different view of the fireworks, then head to Montmarte or take a dinner cruise along the Seine for a more romantic setting.

There are plenty of options to enjoy New Year's Eve as clubs, bars and restaurants will all be hosting soirees across France.

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#5. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam is an ideal city to welcome in the New Year, whether you’re a party animal, romantic or balling on a budget.

The Dutch capital is a gezellige, a warm and friendly host, while the locals know how to get down and have a good time.

It’s not uncommon for impromptu street parties to break out, with people all over the world joining in the celebrations.

From the canal bridges, you can be mesmerised by the firework displays across the city and then later hit up some bars to dance to your heart's content.    

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#6. Prague, Czech Republic

This city would have to be one of the prettiest in the world, so what better place to spend New Year's Eve than in Prague. Be sure to spend some extra days there because winter in Prague is a great time to visit!

The capital city of the Czech Republic welcomes in the year with fireworks (of course!), which are set off around the town.

From nearby bridges and embankments, lively crowds gather to watch the colourful show and smash champagne bottles in celebration.

You’ll find fellow partygoers packing out the restaurants, bars and clubs near the Old Town Square, so head there and let the good times roll.

New Year’s Eve is always an occasion that is celebrated around the world. Joining the festivities in any of these European cities will set you on track to have an unforgettable night and an even better new year!

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