With Christmas behind us and New Year creeping closer people all over the world are getting ready to welcome in 2012. Whether planning a family celebration, a night out with friends or taking part in some of the huge celebrations there is plenty going on.
Famed for its Hogmanay Edinburgh is a fantastic destination for a New Year break. Running for three days from the 30 December 2011 to the 1 January 2012 the Hogmanay takes over the streets of Edinburgh. With music, dance, cinema and fireworks there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate. This year the Hogmanay features live music from a fantastic array of bands including Primal Scream, Mark Ronson, Friendly Fires and Bombay Bicycle Club. With hotels in Edinburgh booking up fast this is a hugely popular way to see in the New Year, with visitors from all over the world travelling to Edinburgh to join in the festivities.
London’s midnight fireworks over the Thames attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. Last year over 250,000 people gathered to see the amazing fireworks and welcome in the New Year. If you are planning a London break for New Year then make sure you arrive at the viewing platforms early as they fill up hours before the display stars. The London New Year celebration also includes a DJ set from Radio 1 DJ Nihal from 10pm and the infamous sound of Big Ben ringing through the New Year.
Around the world there will be celebrations taking place from the millions of people who will gather at New York’s Times Square to fireworks over the iconic Sydney harbour New Year is a fantastic time to discover the world.
Where will you be this New Year? Where’s the best place you have spent New Year?