World's Best New Year's Eve Parties : Holidays : Travel Channel
ONCE IN A LIFETIME NEW YORK CITY
Sure, it's an obvious one, but who wouldn't want to be a part of that party just once in their lives? Head to One Times Square where that famous New Year's Eve Ball, weighing in at 11,875 pounds (5386 kilograms), is lit at 6pm to kick off festivities, televised to more than a billion people worldwide, which include fabulous live performances (this year – Nick Jonas). The ball starts its descent at 11.59pm and, at the stroke of midnight, 2016 fires up in lights above Times Square, confetti showers down from the rooftops and fireworks
3. HARBOUR HONG KONG
Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour puts on a charming light show every night of the year, so you can just imagine the scale of the lightshow on New Year's Eve. Head to the waterfront (or to the water – you can cruise the harbour for an immersive experience) for a massive pyromusical display, culminating in a wild display of fireworks as the hour ticks over. You can also go online to write a message to your loved ones which will be broadcast live on Hong Kong's YouTube channel.
4. CITY OF LIGHT PARIS
The City of Light is a lushly romantic spot to ring in the new year. If you're looking to celebrate with the crowds, head to the Champs-Elysees for a thriving street party and fireworks over L'Arc de Triomphe. For a more low-key version, arm yourself with good champagne and a handful of papillotes (chocolates that pop like a Christmas cracker when you unwrap them) and head to Montmarte, which still affords good views of the fireworks. See