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December 19, 2013

Incredible New Year’s Eve Parties

By Laura Walkinshaw

With the holiday season just around the corner, we’ve picked out some of the best New Year’s Eve parties happening all over the globe, where you can see in 2014 with a touch of style.

From dancing the night away to amazing music acts in some of the best party destinations, to chilling out on the beach with a cocktail – our round-up of ways to celebrate the New Year will give you plenty of inspiration.

Amazing harborside view in Sydney


If you’re looking for the best possible view of Sydney’s fireworks and an evening of dance music to see in the New Year, Sydney Opera House is the place for you.

The venue, which celebrated its 40th year in 2013, is hosting NYE Party at the House, featuring Australian chart-topping duo Sneaky Sound System, and a specially designed menu by TV chef Matt Moran.

With a waterside view from the opera house, partygoers will also get the chance to see in 2014 with an amazing fireworks and light show designed by New Zealand-born artist and musician Reg Mombassa. This amazing view isn’t to be missed. For tickets, click here.

Alternative entertainment in New York

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The options for New Year’s Eve in New York are endless, but for an evening of something a bit different, head down to Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar at Mondrian SoHo’s cocktail party, where live jazz music and burlesque shows are on offer.

Guests will enjoy an evening of entertainment, including live music from Brian Newman, noted for being Lady Gaga’s go-to jazz player, and burlesque shows by dancer Angie Pontani. Table packages are on offer at the venue and will include platters of assorted sampling dishes.

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Boutique hotel Mondrian SoHo is located in Manhattan’s vibrant SoHo district. For tickets, click here.

Rooftop partying in London

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Fancy partying 100ft above London this New Year’s Eve to live music and party anthems, complete with a fireworks display and delicious canapés? Then look no further than The Roof Gardens in Kensington, which is set to host a New Year’s party to remember.

Partygoers at London’s only rooftop private members’ club can enjoy a complimentary cocktail on arrival, wine and beer along with a welcome canapé reception and winter barbecue, before going on to dance the night away.

In the club, British DJ Dan Browne will play party anthems throughout the evening, while in the venue’s Tudor Garden Marquee, guests will be treated to live music from funk-soul and rock-n-roll band FosseyTango.

A photo booth will make sure partygoers capture one of London’s best New Year’s Eve parties, and those still standing at 3am will be treated to breakfast themed canapés. For tickets, click here.

All-night partying in Dubai


Start 2014 in an unforgettable fashion at Dubai’s number one five-star beach party, Sandance NYE, which will see British singer Emeli Sande take the stage, along with internationally acclaimed DJs Axwell, Paul Oakenfold and Pete Tong.

Held on the beach at luxurious, five-star hotel Atlantis, The Palm, the award-winning festival promises to be a spectacular event, and will include the world’s biggest ever fireworks display to mark the New Year.

The 12-hour party, headlined by Grammy-nominated Swedish DJ Axwell, will start at 3pm. For tickets, click here.

Glitz and glamour in Miami

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Step into the ‘Roaring 20s’ at Nikki Beach Miami’s, Glitz & Glam New Year’s Eve party, where dazzling diamonds, headpieces, feathers, fringes and beads will come together for one of Miami’s classiest parties on offer.

Guests can indulge in a three-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Brian Molloy in the romantic candle-lit garden, or those looking for a touch of exclusivity will find themselves in luck at the Pearl Champagne Lounge, where they’ll be treated to live entertainment, including a private fireworks display and a New York-style ball drop at midnight.

Also on offer are VIP tables and beds, perfect for those looking to rest their weary heads after a few too many cocktails.

Set among swaying palm trees, Nikki Beach Miami is located in the exclusive ‘South Pointe’ area of South Beach, which attracts international jetsetters as well as celebrities. For tickets, click here.

Relaxation in The Maldives


If you love the thought of combining New Year’s Eve with sunning yourself on a beach, this poolside and beach party in the Maldives may be just what you’re looking for.

Guests at Jumeirah Dhevanafushi, on Meradhoo Island, are invited to feast on a gourmet poolside and beach bonanza dinner, or a six-course degustation menu, before continuing onto the resort’s bar to see a performance by live band Duo Feola.

A live DJ will also be on the line-up of the evening’s entertainment. Or, if you prefer, you can simply sit by the infinity pool and watch the fireworks in the distance.

For those with children in tow, there is even the option for the hotel to arrange babysitting for the evening. For more information, click here.

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