Yahoo's favourite NYE celebrations will give you a big bout of wanderlust


Cape Town - Celebrating a new year should never get old, there are so many different offerings in store - we just have to go and find them. 

If you are tired of sitting around the table with your Ouma and weird uncle on NYE, then it's up to you to reel in the changes.

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Yahoo Travel has announced their favourite end-of-year celebrations around the world, like a beach party in Hawaii, the ultimate fireworks display in Los Angeles and the drumming and shaking island extravaganza in the Pacific. 

Take a look at their ten most exciting NYE celebrations in the world...

10. Edinburgh: Fire, kilts and fierce warriors

The Scottish three-day Hogmanay Fest is one of the biggest celebrations in the world and has even been featured on the Discovery Channel's top 25 world experiences, says Yahoo.

The Scotsman dress in traditional warrior attire and parade the streets with torches and fun street walks. 

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9. Bahamas: Tropical beach and street festivities

The tropical Bahamas epitomises laid-back, island loving. New Year's Eve parties take place mostly on the beach, with big concerts featuring the likes of Diana Ross, Junkanoo street parades and big firework displays. 

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8. Maui, Hawaii: Laid back and dreamy

One of the most popular Hawaiian traditions is to escape on a cruise with the Pride of Maui or the Alii Nui. Those who stay on shore reign in the new year at resorts. Firework displays take place on the 31 December and 1 January in Wailea.

If you find yourself in Hawaii - be sure to wish everyone a " “Hau’oli Makahiki Hou" says Yahoo. 

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7. Hong Kong: The Old and New

The lively city of Hong Kong loves celebrating with huge firework displays over the Victoria Harbour, fine dining and also more traditional ceremonies.

Some of the wild parties include a Wonderland themed adventure, a Lost in Time Festival or thirty hours on a ship. 

6. Miami: Outdoor street fever

If you love club-hopping and enjoy bringing your party animal out at the stroke of midnight, then Miami is the place for you. Celebrity artists like Pitbull, Drake and Pamela Anderson host parties all around the city.

Miami also offers an array of fine dining, Durban-like beach promenades and a lively crowd. 

5. London: Gorgeous from every angle

While London's firework displays at the London Eye sell out like hotcakes, many city travellers enjoy watching the displays from the many city bridges.

Travellers can enjoy midnight cruises on the Thames, camping under the stars or Medieval Foam Parties, says Yahoo. 

4. New York: Time to drop the ball

One of the iconic NYE destinations has to be Times Square for its famous ball drop. The party begins with celebrity performances like Macklemore, Taylor Swift and One Direction taking the stage.

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Thereafter, the sky is lit with fireworks, clubbing and even braving the icy waters of Coney Island. 

3. San Diego: Sun, sand and sea

Dreamy city-dwellers celebrate NYE outdoors on sandy beaches or on  yachts and the latest catamarans. Laid back celebrations include day cruises, floating parties and big parties include large crowds, multiple dance floors and beach sand. 

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2. New Orleans: Mississippi magic

Partying down south at the end of the year has a carnival-like feel, with fireworks over the Mississippi River, street food and live music. You can also go on classic river cruises like the Creole Queen or the Steamboat Natchez. 

1. Las Vegas: Big, better, best

Las Vegas parties are all about big and bold lights, music, costumes and money.

Thousands flock to casinos or to the themed America's Party with live acts and three stages featuring Nicki Minaj, Snoop Dogg and Bruno Bars.

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