All around the world on December 31st, people are gathering with family and friends to ring in the new year! With glasses of champagne in hand, fireworks in the back drop and celebratory party hats on, it’s time to say goodbye to the old and make resolutions for the new! We love the festiveness of New Year’s Eve so we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to celebrate around the world with the JG Black Book Collection.
New Year’s Eve Dinner at CasaSur Palermo Hotel: The CasaSur Hotel Collection is delighted to invite both hotel guests and visitors to Buenos Aires to a very special New Year’s Eve dinner at CasaSur Palermo’s Restaurant! In addition to a delectable meal perfect to end the year on, dinner will also feature a live show with a DJ. On top of that, all dinner guests will be treated to party supplies, a dessert table and, of course, to a toast on the hotel’s exclusive rooftop. This memorable New Year’s Eve dinner costs $190 per person or $95 for children 12 years old or younger. For more details and to book your New Year’s Eve Dinner at CasaSur Palermo Hotel, please click here.
Fireworks over London | pc: Time Out
London’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks with The Stafford London: On New Year’s Eve, London comes alive with stunning firework celebrations! With amazing rooftops spread across the city and historical venues offering sublime views, you will surely find plenty of spots to experience this colorful fireworks spectacle. Alternatively, why not enjoy the fireworks from the heart of St. James’s at The Stafford London, following a special New Year’s Eve dinner at their restaurant, The Game Bird? Or from your very own rooftop in their penthouse? No matter which option you choose, you’ll surely have an unforgettable evening in London ringing in 2018!
A Memorable New Year’s at Gangtey Lodge: Spending New Year’s Eve at Gangtey Lodge is an intimate experience that will remain with you long after you have returned home from Bhutan. The evening begins with a prayer for prosperity and happiness in the New Year and a private blessing from the monks at the Shedra, or the Monk college. With a large fire burning in the intimate setting of the main lounge, guests share the experience with each other over champagne and delicious canapes. The reception is then followed by a special New Year’s Eve dinner, created by the renowned Gangtey Lodge chefs. And to cap off the evening, you’ll countdown to midnight in the main lodge.
A One-Of-A-Kind New Year’s With Condor Travel at Copacabana Beach: If you find yourself in Rio de Janeiro on New Year’s Eve, put on your best white outfit, head over to Copacabana beach and prepare to be amazed by a truly unique and exciting ritual: the Yemanjá Festival!
Dedicated to the orisha goddess of the same name, this event is a traditional Brazilian way to ring in the new year. Crowds of people gather on the beach’s shore, bringing all sorts of offerings for the goddess Yemanjá. At the stroke of midnight, these offerings are placed in miniature boats which are then sent off into the ocean to make sure that the goddess receives every single one of them so that in return, she grants the offerors with blessings for the upcoming year! Colorful fireworks, loud samba music and people celebrating and dancing complete the fabulous and incredibly fun atmosphere of the Yemenjá Festival. So, whether you return home early or party until the break of dawn, there’s no doubt Condor Travel will ensure this will be one of your most memorable New Year’s experiences yet in Brazil!
New Year’s Indulgence at The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah: The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah in Ubud presents a truly unique New Year’s Eve celebration with a Balinese twist! Expect an intimate table with a magical view of rice paddies as far as the eye can see lit up with rows of Balinese bamboo torches. Once comfortably seated, indulge in a lavish seven course menu created by Executive Dean Nor and his team. Enjoy the sounds from the Indonesian Keroncong live band that will take you back to Bali’s golden age with their charming classic tunes. It is a romantic setting to reflect on all of your best memories from the year and to toast to a bright future at as the new year rings in with glass of fine champagne and a backdrop of glittering fireworks.
El Año Viejo with Quasar Expeditions: New Year’s Eve celebrations in Ecuador involve many festive activities that not many people from around the world know about! They certainly do all the partying, dancing, drinking and eating which marks New Year’s celebrations in other parts of the world, but they have some other unique, elaborate activities of their own too, like the making, displaying and midnight burning of paper-mache effigies or dolls, called “Año Viejos” (“Old Years”), or La Fiesta de Año Viejo (literally, “the old year festival”).
The party is a long-standing tradition that symbolically incinerates the regrets, failures and anger of the past year to usher in the resolutions, hopes and expectations for the new year! On New Year’s Eve, everyone in Ecuador has parties with their family and close friends and burns their firework-stuffed fabric dolls at midnight to commemorate the end of the year and new beginnings. Come celebrate ringing in the new year in Ecuador at La Fiesta de Año Viejo with Quasar Expeditions!