New Year’s Eve only happens once a year, so make it count. While it may not be easy to travel during the holidays, it will be worth the trip if you know where to go to celebrate.

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At Alpha, we want to make sure you start 2018 on the right foot. That’s why we’re happy and excited to share this list of the best destinations where you can welcome the New Year.

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You have two compelling reasons to put Sydney on the top of your list. First, it is the first major city in the world to ring in the new year. Second, it knows how to put on the most spectacular fireworks display you’ll ever experience in the world.

Nothing beats seeing the night sky light up with both the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge in the backdrop. With millions of spectators from all over the place, you can witness the breath-taking fireworks exhibit and light show at 9 p.m. and midnight.

If you want to party like there’s no tomorrow, head over to Bondi Beach. Join the thousands of revellers and dance the night away at the beachside dance music event, Shore Thing.

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As the country’s second largest city, Melbourne will not be outdone when it comes to the New Year celebrations. You can choose from many excellent places to experience the stunning fireworks launching off from the high-rise buildings in the city.

Being summer, you will enjoy the pleasant climate, especially outdoors, as you hang out at the banks of the Yarra River and the surrounding vantage points to witness the city’s skyline burst with a dazzling array of colours.

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Plenty of summer events and celebrations are waiting for you in Perth. If you happen to be in the city, make sure you head over to the inner-city suburb of Northbridge to experience a massive street party that lasts until the morning after.

Be treated with all sorts of spectacle and exciting activities for all ages. Starting at 6 p.m., you can watch lots of street performers or take your kids to special outdoor screenings, an interactive light show, among others.  

If you’re in the mood for something more adventurous, there’s plenty of music festivals you can attend, like East Perth’s Foreshore, where you can enjoy watching a wide variety of local bands perform live and party with a fantastic crowd.

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Want a more laid-back New Year celebration? Head over to Glenelg, the nearby coastal town that’s just a short drive away from Adelaide. Enjoy good food, music, and fireworks while chilling out on the beach foreshore. The show and fun start at 9:30 p.m. and midnight.

These are just some of the best places you can visit and celebrate New Year’s Eve. We hope you enjoy welcoming the brand-new year and have plenty of memorable experiences with your loved ones. Happy New Year!

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