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Best New Year’s Eve Tradition Celebrations

Looking to participate in unusual New Year’s Eve traditions? JG Black Book’s Collection Members have a variety of unique New Year’s traditions and offerings to choose from! Take the Elewana Collection for example, which gives you the option of ringing in the New Year with African drums and the roar of lions in the Serengeti. Or take a Global CommUnity family trip and burn away the remnants of the year in Reykjavik, where locals light fireworks to perpetuate a cleansing of the past year’s happenings. Whichever tradition suits your New Year’s celebrations, the JG Black Book Collection is sure to make the start to 2019 unforgettable.


The Chedi Muscat

Ring in the New Year in style with The Chedi Muscat! For an unforgettable gastronomic experience, The Chedi Muscat is hosting a special seven-course menu crafted at The Beach Restaurant. Live music under the stars will make this a romantic evening and a perfect start to your new year. After the dinner, guests are invited to join the party at The Restaurant, where the music continues into the night with live DJ performances. For those interested in a more casual dining experience, guests also have the option of a buffet gala dinner at The Restaurant.


The Chedi Andermatt

At The Chedi Andermatt, the New Year is considered a sparkling highlight of new beginnings. Kick off the New Year with your loved ones and delight in with culinary delicacies, exciting live entertainment, and a beautiful fireworks show.  For more information, please click here.


47 Boutique Hotel

The Eternal City has always been one of the most popular travel destinations regardless of the season. With its incredible monuments and romantic atmosphere, Rome will always be full of charm – but December is surely the best season to enjoy it! And what better way to get into the holiday spirit than by enjoying a New Year’s Eve dinner and night of dancing at 47 Boutique Hotel‘s panoramic terrace, 47 Circus Roof Garden? Guests who dine in the lounge on the ground floor will receive 10% off on the after-dinner party at 47 Circus Roof Garden, which will feature an amazing DJ set and enchanting views of Rome.


Elewana Collection

Elewana The Manor at Ngorongoro brings “old-world” grandeur to a green and lush setting. Think cigars and brandy, elegant fine dining, and post-dinner billiard. Celebrate New Year’s in style and elegance, from picnics on the lawn to a five-course dinner in the lavish dining room. Elewana will pamper you and treat you to an extravaganza that will rekindle the spark and excitement of New Year.

Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp is surrounded by endless plains of the Serengeti that truly captivate the soul. There is fun for the whole family, as Elewana treats you to a host of activities, including a special children’s walk with a professional guide, sundowners around a campfire with delicious canapés, and African drumming and singing during dinner. And Elewana puts an African twist on the traditional New Year’s celebrations – cocktails are enjoyed around the campfire while watching the last rays of light glow in the sky. There is something magical about the sunset in Africa, nothing compares to the colors that radiate from a thousand blades of grass and every rugged rock, sensing the timelessness of this place as the sounds of the night come alive.

The countdown to midnight begins, the bubbles flow and the start of 2019 is here as you listen to a hyena whoop or a lion roar the New Year is here. Colorful people, rhythm and dancing continue to fill the air. This is how to celebrate the New Year in the Savannah. Join Elewana and capture unforgettable memories and share some #elewanamoments.


Global CommUnity

For a unique New Year’s Eve family experience, consider heading to Iceland with Global CommUnity! Every street corner in Reykjavik has dozens of fireworks exploding, creating a city of smoke (Reykjavik literally translates to “smoky bay”). It’s an old tradition in Iceland, claiming that in order to start the new year with a clean slate you must burn away the old year. There’s no need to tell the locals about this tradition, as every year they blow up more than an astonishing 500 tons worth of fireworks! You can buy your own from the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue teams, who finance their operations by selling fireworks. With fireworks in hand and protective glasses on, make your way to Hallgrímskirkja Church to count down into the new year.