New Year’s Eve Party Destinations

Posted on 1 December 2023 By Nomvelo Masango

The year is almost over and 2024 is looming on the horizon, along with its new beginnings.

Have you started planning how you would like to usher in the new year? Are you wondering where to party or what to do this New Year’s Eve?

Both locally and internationally, there are plenty of festivities to end off the year on a memorable note. Here are just a few destinations where you can end of the year in epic celebration.


Las Vegas, Nevada

Fireworks in Las Vegas

Image: Sourced (123RF)

Las Vegas is one of the world’s most popular party destinations. On a normal day, it is nothing short of intriguing. On New Year’s Eve, it is simply exceptional. The destination comes to life with its array of night clubs, casinos, events and fascinating fireworks.

The Las Vegas strip also has a number of celebrations which all offer a night to remember.

Paris, France

If you seek to usher in the new year with your lover, Paris is the destination to be for a breathtaking encounter.

You can enjoy a spectacular display of fireworks which takes place at the famous Eiffel Tower, or head over to Moulin Rouge where you can enjoy stellar live performances by various artists. If you seek a clubbing experience, there are a number of clubs where you can dance the night away.

Cape Town, South Africa

V&A Waterfront cancels New Year fireworks display
A visit to Cape Town is always a good idea, and deciding to spend New Year’s Eve at the destination is excellent thinking.

On New Year’s Eve, the popular V&A Waterfront is abuzz with  various live bands and eateries. With plenty of live performances, lavish dinners and even the best fireworks from Table Mountain and Signal Hill, you’re in for an unforgettable experience.

Dubai, UAE

Fireworks in Dubai

Image: Sourced (123RF)

Spending New Year’s Eve in Dubai is a decision you will not regret. When the clock strikes 12, you will be spoilt to the amazing and satisfying sight of magnificent fireworks displayed at many of the destination’s spots.

There are also shows to catch at the world renowned Burj Khalifa, as well as the unique live water-music at the Dubai Fountain. Additionally, there are plenty of restaurants along the waterfront where you can feast as you enjoy these glorious views.

Bangkok, Thailand

In Bangkok, New Year’s Eve is a celebration and a half. On the last day of the year, the Central World Square is the highlight of the city as many different people gather to welcome the new year.

There is a show of fascinating fireworks which takes place, and a number of clubs and bars in the area come to life after the countdown into the new year. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the destination is known for hosting some of the best New Year’s parties in the world.

Johannesburg, South Africa

When it comes to fantastic New Year’s Eve experiences, the City of Gold is not found wanting. All across Johannesburg, there are a number of parties and festivals to enjoy as you celebrate and ring in the new year.

The Soweto In Colours Countdown offers the opportunity to experience some of the country’s best DJs, and the New Years Eve party at Hogshead, Illovo presents the opportunity to end off the year on a high note in a celebratory and care-free environment.

Follow us on social media for more travel news, inspiration, and guides. You can also tag us to be featured. 

TikTok | Instagram Facebook Twitter

Also readBest proposal destinations in Africa 


yoast-primary - 1004429
tcat - Travel ideas
tcat_slug - travel-ideas
tcat2 - Travel ideas
tcat2_slug - travel-ideas
tcat_final - travel