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World's Best New Year's Eve Parties to Welcome 2023

World's Best New Year's Eve Parties to Welcome 2023

by Amelia N. Collins
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  • 1. New York, USA
  • 2. Dubai, UAE
  • 3. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • 4. Sydney, Australia
  • 5. Singapore, Singapore
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A New Year’s Eve is impossible to imagine without the sparkles of champagne, dazzling fireworks, making wishes and resolutions and meeting with your loved ones. Although it is considered a modern holiday, its history can be traced back to 2000 BC. People in Babylonia began the new year after the spring equinox. As the calendars evolved, they were no longer synchronized with the sun, and in 46 B.C. the Roman emperor, Julius Caesar, introduced the Julian calendar which marked the 1st of January as the beginning of the new year. People in the Roman Empire celebrated it by presenting gifts to each other and offering sacrifices to Janus, the god of all beginnings.

Today, the New Year is one of the most celebrated holidays in the world. Marking the return of nightlife, the biggest capitals in the world hold impressive New Year’s Eve parties with firework shows, live music, entertainment, and special holiday dishes. We have compiled a list of the most remarkable destinations to ring in 2023 – be sure to add them to your bucket list!

1. New York, USA
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Le Bernardin
#1 of 6018 restaurants in West New York, USA
155 W 51st St, West New York, New Jersey, USA
Closed until 12PM
Amuse bouches
Amuse bouches

The term ‘amuse bouche’ (pronounced ah-myuz boosh) is French for mouth amuser. Similar to the concept of canapes, amuse bouche is a complementary small bites that are served at the start of the multi-course dinner.

New York is undoubtedly an iconic location for welcoming the beginning of the new year, and it attracts lots of people by offering nearly limitless options to celebrate this holiday. The famous Times Square Ball Drop attracts hundreds of thousands of people who wish to watch this worldwide-known event, held every year since 1907, in person. Live shows and entertainments start at 6 pm, yet, to get the best viewing spot, it is recommended to arrive by 3 pm.

New York’s astounding fireworks at Central Park and New York Harbor are not to be missed as well. In addition to public events, you can choose the activities suited to your taste: visit a New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace, book a luxury dinner cruise on a yacht at the Staten Island, or sing along with your favorite rock and pop artists in a live show.

Le Bernardin, one of the best restaurants in NYC, is definitely worth visiting during your trip if you cannot imagine a New Year’s Eve celebration without exquisite French cuisine dishes prepared by one of the best New York chefs. Mouthwatering amuse bouche, an assortment of oysters, scallop carpaccio, and sautéed Langoustine with paired wines are served in a comfortable and modern dining space where every element of the interior is sure to give you a taste of luxury. The chef’s tasting menu is available for $298 per person, or $468 with a wine pairing.

2. Dubai, UAE
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Prime68 Steakhouse
#9 of 457 steak restaurants in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
JW Marriott Marquis Dubai - 68th - Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Closed until 6PM
Ribeye
Ribeye

The ribeye is one of the most well-known types of steaks around the globe. Ribeye steaks are taken from the upper rib cage area, particularly near the neck part, which is lightly worked and has excellent fat marbling running through the meat. When cooked, the fat marbling melts and renders into the steak, which gives extra beefy flavor and a juicy, moist, and tender texture.

Dubai has earned the reputation for having the most lavish and spectacular New Year’s celebrations around the globe, and New Year’s Eve 2023 will be no exception. Do not miss the astounding display of fireworks at the Burj Khalifa – this year, there’s going to be a record-breaking laser show.

As well as the Dubai Fountain waterfront show, you can view the magnificent fireworks from beaches and other public areas for free, or book a table in a café nearby to enjoy the impressive light display with comfort. Soho Garden Meydan is a perfect location for music fans looking for upscale festivities. On New Year’s Eve, you can enjoy live music performances and DJ sets that create an immersive music experience.

If you cannot imagine the New Year celebration without a hearty meal in the company of your family and friends, book a table at Prime68 steakhouse. Located on the 68th floor of the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel building, it has some of the best panoramic views of Dubai's skyline, which will take your dining experience to a whole new level. At Prime68, you will be served excellent fillet steaks, ribeye, truffle fries, crabs, Caesar salad, and sautéed wild mushrooms with an elegant and modern presentation. Steaks are cooked from supreme quality ingredients from premium suppliers, and the overall atmosphere will turn your holiday into a memorable experience.

3. Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
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Restaurante Marius Degustare
#52 of 37928 restaurants in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Av. Atlântica, 290, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 22010-000
Closed until 12:30PM
Lobsters
Lobsters

Lobsters are ten-legged marine crustaceans with long bodies with muscular tails. Since its white, firm meat is sweet and succulent, lobster is considered a delicacy all over the globe.

In addition to holding the world’s biggest carnival, Rio de Janeiro is also known for having one of the most spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations at the Copacabana Beach. More than 2.5 million tourists and locals come here every year to take part in one of the biggest festivities, and New Year’s Eve 2023 will be no exception. The Copacabana Beach stretches for 4 kilometres, and this celebration has a tradition of wearing white clothes to express hopes for peace and prosperity. People throw flowers in the water and prepare gifts to please Lemanja, the goddess of the water. To ring in the new year, after a series of flamboyant fireworks, it is a must to jump seven waves and make seven wishes.

If you get tired of the crowd, visit one of the many restaurants on the waterfront Avenida Avenue. To have a more intimate celebration, book a table in the authentic restaurant or visit the rooftop party with live bands and entertainment activities.

If you are determined to have a gastro tour this New Year and try traditional Brazilian cuisine, then Restaurante Marius Degustare is your perfect option for a New Year’s Eve dinner. This family-run restaurant is popular among locals and tourists alike, and the eclectic décor with wooden tables and accessories gives this place a homelike atmosphere. For over 50 years, Marius Degustare has treated its guests to a sophisticated selection of meats, seafood, and other dishes including fresh lobsters, mouthwatering seafood salad, perfectly cooked fillet steaks, bobo de camarao (a dish of shrimp in a puree), and Asado (roast meat). The wine cellar features 400+ labels from different countries.

4. Sydney, Australia
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Cafe Sydney
#7 of 2610 cafes in Sydney, Australia
Level 5 Customs House, 31 Alfred St, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Open until 10:30PM

If you prefer enjoying the New Year’s festivities in a warm climate, then Sydney is your perfect location to ring in 2023. The astounding firework show over the Sydney Harbor attracts over one million people every year. Observatory Hill at Millers Point and Blues Point Reserve at McMahons Point are the most popular vantage points that have uninterrupted views of the Sydney Opera House and the harbor with mesmerizing fireworks.

For a truly immersive New Year’s Eve in Sydney, book a luxury cruise with panoramic views of the city and the fireworks, lavish dishes for any taste, drinks, and onboard entertainment. Taronga Zoo offers an out-of-the-box New Year celebration with picturesque views, soft sounds of wild nature, a dance party, or the overnight Wildlife Retreat experience for families with tickets starting at AUD 115.

Café Sydney offers a festive New Year’s Eve lunch with astounding views of the fireworks and a delicious holiday menu with vegetarian and plant-based options. A team led by chef Sarahjane Brown has created a six-course menu using high-quality summer produce paired with premium Australian wines. This cozy restaurant treats its guests to mouthwatering tenderloin, barramundi, oyster with eschalot and chive, or ricotta Dutch cream potato gnocchi, and a tender lemon dessert, apple tart, or chocolate ice cream for dessert. Tickets for a six-course menu are AUD 1,100.

5. Singapore, Singapore
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CÉ LA VI Singapore: Restaurant, SkyBar & Club Lounge
#322 of 36411 restaurants in Singapore, Singapore
1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands, Hotel, Tower 3, Singapore, Singapore, 018971
Closed until 4PM
Foie gras
Foie gras

A luxury dish made of a duck or goose liver. It is a real delicacy with rich, buttery and delicate taste. It is part of France heritage by the country law.

Singapore is one of the most advanced cities in the world with its awe-inspiring architecture and vibrant multi-cultural atmosphere, so adding this trip to your bucket list for New Year 2023 is a great idea. The biggest event in the city, Marina Bay Singapore Countdown, attracts thousands of spectators who watch the light show and illuminating fireworks. The Helix bridge and Gardens by the Bay are the best viewpoints to enjoy the show for free.

Alternatively, you can buy a ticket to the Star Island Countdown event for a fully immersive experience with sound effects and performances for the first time after the pandemic. The show will feature handcrafted fireworks executed in red and white, Singapore’s national colors.

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in the heart of the city is impossible to imagine without live music shows, beach parties, and stylish festive dinners. CÉ LA VI restaurant holds a New Year party in the style of Old Hollywood with a special menu inspired by contemporary Asian trends. Try the delicious Wagyu Beef Tartare, Poached Yellow Chicken or premium seafood set on ice, luxurious foie gras, edamame, or sushi. Skillfully mixed cocktails and breathtaking views of the Singapore skyline will surely turn your New Year party into a memorable experience.

Whether you choose to visit a spectacular firework show, a dance party, or have an intimate dinner in a restaurant with your family or friends, be sure to ring in 2023 in a positive mood and with anticipation of something good. We are wishing you a happy and healthy New Year!

What city do you plan to visit on New Year’s Eve and what are your favorite activities? Share your experiences in the comments below.

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