Best Places In Europe To Celebrate New Year's Eve 2020

The 7 Best Places In Europe To Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020

Planning where in Europe to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020?

From dazzling displays of bright, vibrant fireworks to thumping street parties and parades, you’ll find that travelling to a foreign city for New Year’s Eve can be a fun, culturally delightful experience. And, the best part is that each city infuses its own traditions into the festivities.

Best Places In Europe To Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020

1. Reykjavik, Iceland

Community bonfires kick of New Year’s Eve celebrations in Reykjavik. The bonfires allow you to burn away all your troubles as the spectacular fireworks display light up the star-soaked sky above you. Dazzle and delight in the unique cultural experience as the entire city is illuminated, ringing with the sounds of singing, dancing, and lots of celebration.

2. Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is regarded by many as an enchanting place to explore equal parts rich cultural history and modern nightlife. It’s the eclectic mix of old and new that makes Prague such a great place to enjoy New Year’s Eve. Whether you choose to go crazy on the Prague Pub Crawl or stick to viewing the fireworks light up the famous bridge, you’re sure to enjoy a quality evening.

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3. Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is one of the world’s most popular travel destinations in Europe for New Year’s Eve for quite a few reasons. The three-day Hogmanay festival ensures visitors don’t have to settle for just one evening of festive fun. Plan on arriving on the 30th to witness the Viking-style torchlight parade. Then, rest up to ensure you’ve got enough energy to head out the next night for midnight fireworks set against the Edinburgh Castle.

Where to Celebrate New Year's Eve 2020

4. Stockholm, Sweden

House parties and elegant dinner events are pretty standard in Stockholm on the evening of the 31st. However, as midnight draws near, you’ll notice hoards of locals and travellers heading out into the streets. You can enjoy champagne and the spectacular fireworks that light up the city’s skyline.

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5. Belfast, Ireland

Glittering parties, confetti cannons, and a full-on flapper party? They all make Belfast one of the best places in Europe to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2020. This year, the Irish city seems to be one-upping itself in terms of style and opulence, with galas, balls, and parties for travellers of any kind. Plus, getting the chance to ring in the New Year at the famous Titanic Belfast is just too rich of an experience to pass up.

Where to Celebrate New Years Eve in Ireland

6. Paris, France

The City of Lights is an incredibly stylish and romantic place for kissing at midnight. Plan ahead and book an early dinner at a fabulous Parisian restaurant then settle into a cosy spot on the shores of the River Seine. Or, head over to the Eiffel Tower for magical fireworks that are unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Last year’s display had an incredibly impressive and enchanting projection mapping show.

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7. Budapest, Hungary

This Hungarian city is home to a vibrant nightlife that spills out onto the shores of the Danube River for New Year’s Eve. Delight in dazzling fireworks or check out the raging parties at the iconic Szechenyi Baths New Year Bath Party on the 30th. It’s easily one of the best places in Europe for New Year’s Eve!

Where to Celebrate NYE in Europe
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Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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