For some people New Year's Eve is a huge deal where they get their glad rags on and hit the town, for others it is more of a subdued affair. However, whether you're into the glitz and glam or not, there's no denying that celebrating the occasion in another country is a great way to welcome in the New Year.
If you have still to decide on a destination, or are only considering your options now, why not take a little inspiration from the following six European locations:
1. Amsterdam, Netherlands
There will be fireworks displays in multiple locations across the city including Rembrandtplein and Dam Square. The best place to view the fireworks display will be from the city’s bridges.
2. Funchal, Maderia
Here you will be treated to one of the largest display of fireworks in the world. As the clock strikes midnight, the Amphitheatre of Funchal will be lit up with thousands of lights – an experience you’ll never forget.
3. London, England
As Big Ben strikes at midnight, a ten-minute light show and fireworks display will light up the London Eye and the Houses of Parliament. The party doesn’t stop on the 31st though with a parade, including a procession of the Queen’s horses on the first.
4. Berlin, Germany
New Year’s Eve is known as Silvester here and features a Party Mile – a two kilometre stretch of bars, international food stalls, party tents and music stages.
5. Vienna, Austria
Here Christmas markets are turned in New Year’s fairs and the party in the city centre consists of a fireworks display over the Wiener Prater fair.
6. Edinburgh, Scotland
A torchlight procession will kick the festivities off on Wednesday, 30th December, followed by a massive fireworks display over Edinburgh Castle on New Year’s Eve.