Counting Down: The Best New Year's Events on the Planet!

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	New Year's celebrations at Times Square in New York

New Year's celebrations at Times Square in New York

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Dec 18, 2012 —  There’s nothing sadder than ringing in the New Year by watching hordes of people having more fun than you on a televised countdown. So this year, get off the couch and join the action at massive New Year’s Eve events around the world.

Sprawling city squares and plazas invite the whole city to celebrate with age-old traditions, live music, and plenty of fireworks and champagne. In Times Square, living legends take the stage in front of a crowd of thousands that brave the New York winter for a chance to see the annual ball drop. Meanwhile, across the pond firework displays light up the London sky, exploding in time with some of the year’s biggest pop hits.

All over the world, famous citywide New Year’s Eve celebrations feature iconic performers, epic countdowns, and dazzling light shows. So to usher in the New Year with a bustling crowd of thousands, plan on kicking off the future at one of the biggest New Year’s Eve events in the world.

  • New Year's Eve 2013 in Times Square

    Holiday Event / Show / Concert / Party Dec 31, 2012

    New Year's Eve in Times Square - Concert | Holiday Event | Party | Show in New York.
    New York Times Square

    42nd Street to 50th Street between Broadway and Seventh Avenue
    New York, NY 10019

    212‑869‑1890

  • New Year's Eve 2013 at Puerta Del Sol

    Festival / Holiday Event / Special Event Dec 31, 2012 11:59 pm

    New Year's Eve at Puerta Del Sol - Festival | Holiday Event | Special Event in Madrid.
    Madrid Puerta del Sol

    Plaza de la Puerta del Sol
    28014 Madrid

  • San Francisco New Year's Eve Fireworks Show 2013

    Holiday Event Dec 31, 2012 12:59 pm

    San Francisco New Year's Eve Fireworks Show - Holiday Event in San Francisco.
    San Francisco Embarcadero Center

    2 Embarcadero Center
    San Francisco, CA 94111

    415‑398‑4400

  • New Year's Eve at Piazza del Popolo 2013

    Holiday Event / Dance Festival / Shopping Event / Concert / Music Festival / Arts Festival Dec 31, 2012 10:00 pm

    New Year's Eve at Piazza del Popolo - Arts Festival | Concert | Dance Festival | Holiday Event | Music Festival | Shopping Event in Rome.
    Rome Piazza del Popolo

    North end of Via del Corso
    00187 Rome

  • New Year's Eve 2013 Fireworks Display

    Holiday Event / Special Event Dec 31, 2012 11:59 pm

    New Year's Eve 2013 Fireworks Display - Holiday Event | Special Event in London.
    London Throughout the city
  • New Year's Eve in Amsterdam 2013

    Holiday Event / Festival Dec 31, 2012

    New Year's Eve in Amsterdam - Festival | Holiday Event in Amsterdam.
    Amsterdam Throughout the city

How will you kick off the New Year?

Victor H. Dec 19, 2012
Looks like Los Angeles is not a good place to celebrate the New Year.

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