There always seems to be pressure that this New Year’s Eve has to be the best one yet! You get asked questions like ‘who are you going to spend New Year's Eve with’, ‘where are you going for NYE’ and ‘what are your plans’. What if I could answer those New Year's Eve questions for you, by introducing an idea that you probably haven’t thought about? Volunteering!
Somehow, London's epic firework display over the River Thames gets better and better each year. The celebration begins after the goosebump inducing chimes of Big Ben signifying the new year.
One of the best ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in London is to join a boat party on the River Thames. This way you’ll have front row seats for the fireworks.
Throughout London you can find parties to suit every kind of person – 1940’s prohibition parties, circus-themed events, an Alcotraz cocktail experience and plenty more crazy concepts.
Brits really know how to party, so make sure that you can keep up!
Especially around New Year’s Eve, accommodation in London can get pretty expensive. Why not combine your New Year’s Eve celebrations with some time volunteering in London?
Berlin’s nightlife is famous throughout the world. It’s home to some of the most exclusive and elusive clubs on this planet. Clubs like Berghein and KitKatClub are on many people’s ‘nightclub bucket list’.
These places, alongside Berlin’s 4,500 clubs and bars, are some of the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve. In Berlin you’ll find every kind of music – Techno, House, Pop, R&B etc.
If you prefer some fresh air, then the festival at theBrandenburgGate is one of the world's largest New Year's Eve open-air events.
Berlin is a fascinating city filled with quirky neighbourhoods, interesting history and plenty of beer gardens. If you want to stay a little longer to really experience this city, check out the volunteering opportunities available in Berlin.
There are parties going on every single day in Medellín, Colombia. The reggaeton and dancing never stops! Somehow, it manages to take its dynamic nightlife to another level on New Year’s Eve.
The unforgettable parties aren’t just reserved for the 31st December. These celebrations extend to a few days either side of New Year’s Eve.
If you’re looking for a more relaxed vibe, then head to one of Medellín’s rooftop bars and watch the sky light up with fireworks when the clock strikes 12.
Once the NYE parties are over, Medellín is a sprawling and vibrant city with a fascinating story that you should explore.
You might not have heard of this small tropical island in the centre of the Pacific Ocean. But, it’s the first country in the world to welcome in the new year.
Whilst being one of the first people to celebrate the new year is a unique way to start the year, the islands of Kiribati are an incredible destination too.
Kiribati is for travellers looking to get off the beaten track and have an adventure. The islands offer ultimate tranquillity, turquoise waters and idyllic beaches.
If flying to an isolated island in the middle of the ocean sounds a little too difficult for you, then Sydney could be a good alternative. It’s the first major city in the world to celebrate the New Year.
More than one million people head to Sydney every year to watch the impressive fireworks light up the sky above Sydney Harbour. Watch as the lights reflect off iconic monuments such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Another bonus is that New Year’s sits in the middle of the Australian summer. You can nurse your hangover on one of Sydney’s famous golden-sand beaches.
Over the past few years, Tulum has been appearing on most travellers' radars. We’ve all seen the extravagant beach clubs, exotic outfits and delicious cocktails.
There are countless parties to choose from for New Year’s Eve in Tulum. You can even spend the night dancing in a cenote – a natural sinkhole filled with vibrant blue water.
Whether you’re arriving in Tulum with friends or alone, you’ll leave with friends for life after having shared this night together.
In particular, Tulum is an ideal location for solo travellers due to the number of fun hostels there.
The only downside to Tulum is its prices. They’re pretty high all year round, but soar even higher during holidays and celebrations.
A solution to this problem is to volunteer in Tulum. This way you’ll receive free accommodation in exchange for your skills and time. Plus you’ll get to meet some interesting people to celebrate with.
Renowned for its nightlife as much as its beauty, Prague is a New Year’s Eve hotspot.
People from all over the world flock to Prague for New Year’s Eve, knowing that they are guaranteed a good time. Whether you want to party or enjoy a delicious meal, there are plenty of options in Prague.
At midnight the parties flood onto the streets so that people can revel in the glow of the fireworks over the Vltava River.
If this sounds like your kind of place to see in the New Year, why not stay a bit longer and volunteer in Prague?
Budapest has a vibrant party scene all year round. Its ruin bars – drinking spots situated inside neglected pre-war buildings – are a unique place to spend New Year’s Eve.
Covered in graffiti, plants and lights, they are the perfect background for some awesome New Year’s Eve photos with new friends.
Budapest is one of the cheapest destinations in Europe to buy alcohol – ideal for those on a budget.
After you’ve made your New Year’s resolutions make sure to spend time exploring Budapest. Some great spots to visit include Budapest's thermal baths, Fisherman’s Bastion and Buda Castle.
Despite not officially being a recognised holiday in Israel, each year more and more Israelis are keen to join the worldwide party. And its pulsating nightlife makes it one of the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
Whilst the bars and nightclubs are pretty insane in Tel Aviv, there are plenty of other ways to see in the new year.
Join a street party and get some iconic pictures in front of Tel Aviv’s street art. Have dinner at one of Tel Aviv’s top restaurants. Or find an intimate spot and enjoy some live music.