It is time to say yes to newer places, newer experiences, and newer cuisines all across the world. The time of the new year is abundantly special and meaningful in all aspects. Amidst this all, if you are thinking about how and where to celebrate your New Year, then your search stops here.

From the fireworks of Switzerland to the ecstasy of London, we have got you covered. Also, know the best hotels and eateries where you can stay during New Year.

Picture this: You have gone skiing, sipping some hot coffee, exploring snow-capped mountains, and more this winter! It's time to cherish the appealing vibe of Europe and begin a new year with a beginning as fascinating as this! Scroll down and learn more about the best New Year destinations in Europe.

Best Places in Europe to Spend New Year 2024

1. Edinburgh, UK

Well, taking a stroll in a cozy and charming street on a winter night in Edinburgh has to be fulfilling! This place in the UK is ideal for New Year's Eve. It holds the world’s largest New Year celebrations.

During New Year, the city is filled with massive street parties that feature performers, musicians, and fireworks. When in Edinburgh, you can check out some of the tourist attractions of Edinburgh such as Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill, or explore the charming streets filled with cosy pubs.

Hotels To Stay-  St Christopher's Inn Edinburgh Old Town, St Christopher's Inn Edinburgh Original, The Witchery by the Castle

Must Witness- The fireworks are shot from Edinburgh Castle.

2. London, Uk

London is one of Europe’s biggest cities and offers much to do. The winter view and New Year vibes of London are noteworthy!

Be it parties, nice dinners, or festivals. One of the best ways to experience New Year’s Eve in London is to visit the famous Winter Wonderland, the most festive event in the city.

It is located in Hyde Park, which is excellent for family fun with fun rides, carnival games, and more. 

Hotels To Stay-  The Resident Covent Garden, The Clermont London, Charing Cross, The Savoy

Must Witness - During New Year's Eve, the Fireworks show is held near the London Eye.

3. Paris, France

The fun of spending New Year in Paris is different! When in Paris, you can also go for fresh designs and fashionable shopping for winter! Places like the Louvre and Notre Dame are best to visit when it gets dark, because of the lights and decorations.

Furthermore, you can go for dinner and even watch the Eiffel Tower show! Paris is one of the best New Year destinations in Europe.

Hotels To Stay- Hotel Sofitel Paris Baltimore Tour Eiffel, Hotel de la Bourdonnais , La Clef Tour Eiffel , Le Parisis – Paris Tour Eiffel 

Must Witness- Fireworks can be seen from Sacré-Cœur, and also from the famous Montparnasse Tower.

4. Brussels, Belgium

Brussels brings a bag of joy, happiness, and wilderness as the year ends. It is another good place to spend your New Year's Eve and witness the magical fireworks.

The fireworks can be seen in two zones. zone A, the Place des Palais has access via the Rue Royale. Zone B is Place du Trône, with access via Porte de Namur.

The nightlife is truly amazing and you can also taste some hot chocolate!

Hotels To Stay-  Hotel de Fierlant, Hotel Amigo, Sofitel Brussels Europe, Hotel Phenix, Rocco Forte Hotel Amigo

Must Witness-  You can view fireworks at the Place des Palais.

5. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Attending the Amsterdam Light Festival would completely shift your aura to peace and vibrance.

Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful places to experience during New Year. You can engage in having dinner at a rooftop cafe. Moreover, you can enjoy the fireworks here.

Hotels To Stay-  NH Collection Amsterdam Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, Hilton Amsterdam, Amsterdam Marriott Hotel

Must Witness- Rembrandtplein, Nieuwmarkt, Museumplein, Leidseplein, and Dam Square - all host fireworks.

6. Zurich, Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the best New Year destinations in Europe. The beauty of Switzerland is inevitably mesmerizing.

But, when it comes to snow-wrapped Switzerland, the beauty is enhanced in manifold ways. You can spend some time around Lake Zurich, embrace the festive vibes, and attend music performances!

Hotels To Stay-  Crown Plaza Switzerland, Storchen Zürich, Hotel St. Gotthard , Schweizerhof, Hotel Alexander Zürich

Must Witness- The official fireworks show can be best watched from Uto Kulm restaurant. 

7. Lisbon, Portugal

December is the best time to visit Lisbon, Portugal. The aura and decorations of the place would make your trip worthy enough. Praça do Comércio, the atmosphere is As fireworks bloom across the night sky, the view is simply unforgettable! Lisbon is one of the best places in Europe for New Year.

Hotels To Stay- Mercure Lisboa Hotel, Home Lisbon Hotel

Must Witness- The main fireworks on New Year's Eve take place at Praça do Comércio. 

8. Berlin, Germany

Without any second thoughts, it can be said that Berlin is the best place in Europe to spend New Year. 

You can be at parties, you can go to clubs, and experience the energy of New Year's time—the wild night of letting off rockets and fireworks. The Kulturbrauerei is home to the largest indoor party in the city.

Hotels To Stay- Crown Plaza Berlin, Radisson Blu

Must Witness- New Year's Eve Party at Brandenburg Gate.

9. Athens, Greece

New Year’s Eve in Athens can be celebrated like a local, and you can visit the Bouzoukia. The unique highlight of Greek nightlife blended with traditional music and good food, would please you! This old city also allows you to celebrate New Year in a laidback and quieter manner.

Hotels To Stay-  Arion Athens Hotel, Novotel Athens

Must Witness- Syntagma Square 

10. Prague, Czech Republic

The official Prague celebrations of the arrival of the New Year are held on Wenceslas Square.  When we look at December, it is no less than a magical month in Prague.

Tourists travel from around the world to visit the Christmas markets, and further enrich their trip with New Year vibes! Winter in the Czech Republic is special and worth experiencing. You also have a chance to experience snowfall here.

Hotels To Stay-  The Grand Mark 5 Star Hotel, The Marriott Hotel Prague, The Four Seasons Hotel 

Must Witness- You can watch fireworks from Prague's largest squares, Wenceslas Square and the Old Town Square.

11. Seville, Spain

New Year’s Eve in Spain is known as Nochevieja which means “The Old Night”. During this time, you can find many people wearing wigs, hats, and masks who get together. People eat and exchange gifts such as confetti and grapes.

Moreover, you can also climb aboard a sightseeing boat to cruise beside the picturesque banks of the Guadalquivir River to embrace the vibe of New Year’s Eve. The eclectic mix of parties takes place across the city’s bars, clubs, restaurants, and hotels.

Hotels To Stay-  Agroturismo Atzaró, Hostal La Torre

Must Witness- Plaza Nueva 

12. Krakow, Poland

The month of December is one of the coldest months in Krakow. Krakow opens the door of many experiences for you, to add light to your New Year's Eve.

Firstly, you can go to clubs, and spend time partying. Secondly, there is an opportunity for a wonderful river cruise, and seek calmness.

Besides all this, you can engage in a ball, dressing up in a gown. This is followed by good food and winter delicacies!

Hotels To Stay-  Sheraton Grand Krakow, Hotel Polonia

Must Witness- Main Square where New Year‘s annual event takes place.

13. Riga, Latvia

New Year in Riga can be seen as a gala dinner in a restaurant. You can sip hot chocolate, eat some roasted almonds, go for hikes, and especially the nightlife. 

The beauty of Latvia is another wonderful thing to make an exciting New Year trip. It is one of the best places in Europe for New Year.

Hotels To Stay-  Liberty Hotel, Grand Hotel Kempinski, Radisson Blu Elizabete Hotel

Must Witness- The best place is Old Town and the Daugava riverside. 

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