The Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

by Christelle HollomonDecember 26, 2017

10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! Happy New Year!

New Year’s Eve is the celebration of the last day of the year. This celebration started as early as 45 BCE and has since evolved into a unique once a year party. However, finding the perfect place to celebrate can be a challenge.

Needing help picking out where to ring in the new year? Homes.com got you covered. Whether you want a wild party or a family centric environment, check out the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve!

best places to celebrate new year's eve

1. Los Angeles, California

While New York is the most popular destination for a wild New Year’s Eve, Los Angeles is a close runner up! Often referred to as the entertainment capital of the world, it’s no wonder why LA is the best for an amazing New Year’s Eve party. LA is home may celebrities, athletes, actors, and fashionistas — in which a great party is sure to follow. Many celebrations can be found across La-La Land including: New Year’s Eve Aboard the Queen Mary, New Year’s Ball at The Edison, SoHo Dance 007 Masquerade Ball NYE 2017, Grand Park New Year’s Eve LA, and A Dream Disco at the Ace Hotel.

2. Honolulu, Hawaii

Looking for a romantic getaway for your New Year? Hawaii has just what you need to set the mood for you and your better half! The capital hosts luau celebrations and a firework display over the Pacific at Waikiki Beach. New Year’s Eve events include: Tiki Drop 2018, New Year’s Eve Great Lawn Gala, and New Year’s Eve Masquerade Party. They also have special New Year’s cruises aboard the Star of Honolulu.

3. San Antonio, Texas

New Year’s Eve shouldn’t break your bank, and San Antonio understands that! Every year, they host a free NYE party. That’s right — free! This celebration brings together restaurants, galleries, and local shops for a night full of festivities, offering fireworks, live music, and carnival games and rides. You can even win the chance to set off the firework extravaganza, and the proceeds go to the San Antonio Parks Foundation to improve local parks. Other events include: New Year’s Gatsby Gala and Alamo Bowl Pep Rally.

4. Orlando, Florida

With Universal Studios and Walt Disney World all within the city, Orlando is is sure to bring enjoyment to the whole family on New Year’s Eve. Both of these parks even hosts NYE celebrations full of fun and excitement. Food and drinks are served, music is bumping, and the night ends with a firework display for the whole family.

5. Providence, Rhode Island

Not into big crowds? Do enjoy the art scene? Providence might be the perfect NYE spot for you! They are known for their stellar art scene, and even incorporate it into their New Year’s Eve festivities. These festivities include: A Midnight Masquerade In The Ballroom, Love Never Dies Drama, and Disney On Ice. Providence is even hosting their own first-ever ball drop at Waterplace Park. It’s a night you don’t want to miss!

6. Denver, Colorado

Looking for your year to go out with a BOOM?! Nothing says celebrate more than some good ol’ fireworks. Denver has not one, but two firework shows! One is at 9pm, while the other at midnight right in downtown. And if you wants to see the fireworks while dancing the night away, check out City NYE – Denver’s New Year’s Eve Party. This celebration has three floors of DJs, art installations, and open bars.

From Homes.com to you, we want to wish you a happy and safe New Year’s!

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About The Author
Christelle Hollomon
Christelle is a Homes.com content marketing intern as well as a full-time marketing student. When she is not studying or working, she enjoys watching make-up tutorials, playing volleyball, and creating DIY masterpieces for her future home!

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