Looking to escape across the sea to ring in the New Year? Then get yourself to one of these three incredible destinations...
Where better to ring in the new year than in the country that spawned Auld Lang Syne? Three is the magic number in the Scottish capital, where annual Hogmanay festivities kick off on December 30 and this year include candlelit concerts, a torchlight procession, a baby disco, street parties, live music from Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, The Human League and Huey Morgan and, of course, fireworks shimmering over Edinburgh Castle on New Year’s Eve. edinburghshogmanay.com
The party capital of Europe doesn’t hold back on New Year’s Eve, hosting one of the world’s biggest street parties between Victory Column and the Brandenburg Gate – a two-kilometre strip of dance tents, food and drinks stalls, light and laser shows and, at midnight, a spectacular fireworks display. There’s no official closing time for the aforementioned festivities, so be sure to take a disco nap before you join the throngs that gather from 7pm. visitberlin.de
If the thought of waving sparklers in the freezing cold is enough to dampen your spirits, escape to the sun in Florida. Miami’s party scene is also legendary, its many rooftop bars chock-full of revellers watching the skyline light up at midnight – as are yacht parties that take in views of Biscayne Bay, South Beach and Bayfront Park, location of “The Orange Drop” – Miami’s NYE NYC counterpart. miami.com