The best places to see the New Year in 2019

News & Guides 2018-12-17

With 2019 just round the corner, many of us celebrate with friends and family either at a party or down at the local pub. But if you’re looking for something more special this year, check out our pick of the top places around the world.


Many of us have watched the London fireworks on the telly but this year why not go and see the real deal?

Tickets to the event have now sold out, but you can still see the impressive display from nearby, so don’t let that stop you heading to the Big Smoke to see 2019 in style.


Edinburgh’s Hogmanay street party is one of the world’s biggest New Year social event and is a full 3 days of celebrations!

In the streets, you’ll find live bands and DJs, as well as bars and food stalls. And when the clock strikes midnight, more than a billion people worldwide will see images of the fireworks at Edinburgh Castle.


As soon as the clock strikes midnight, this usually peaceful Danish town turns in one big street party at the Town Hall Square with fireworks, roman candles and champagne flowing into the early hours.

For a quieter celebration, Tivoli Gardens has its own firework display with plenty of restaurants nearby to enjoy a meal while watching the sky light up.


Don’t expect the party to start before 11pm here as Barcelona is a city that doesn’t sleep. Everyone gathers at the Plaça d’Espanya to watch the firework display being set off on Montjuïc.

Not far away is the open-air architectural museum which has a huge party until 6am so grab your dancing shoes and have the time of your life!


Now in its seventh year, The New Year’s Festival held in Dublin is a very popular event.

There plenty of live music to enjoy, a spoken-word festival, an amazing food village, and art and culture trails. And come 1 January you can work off your hangover on the Fun Run or at the free exercise classes in Dublin’s parks.

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