The New year is only a couple of days away, which means people have started making plans on how and where they will be celebrating the new year. Some prefer to do celebrate the new year in the comfort of their homes, while others like to go out and bring in the new year with their friends and others. If you are one of the people that like to celebrate the new year outdoors with other people, or are thinking of changing the trend of staying at home, and have decided to celebrate outside, these are the top 5 places to celebrate the new years.

1. Berlin.

Berlin already has a reputation for being a party city, so you have to expect them to bring in the new year right. On New Year’s eve, also known as Silvester, there is a 2 kilometer stretch, where there are bars, laser shows, video screens, food stalls, and every other thing one would need to have a great party. At midnight, they have a fireworks show, and after that, they head to dance floors, and party all night.

2. Rio de Janeiro.

The City that is known for the Carnivale, is also one of the best cities in the world to be in on New Year’s eve. Every year, more than 2 million people gather at Copacabana Beach, which hosts the largest New Year’s eve party in the world. The locals are dressed in all white, and toss flowers into the ocean to the goddess of the seas, then is followed by some live music, and fireworks at midnight. It has been said in the past, that the New Year’s eve party in Rio, is also the wildest in the world.

3. Sydney.

Sydney is the first major city to celebrate the new year, so they put on the biggest fireworks display in the world every New Year’s eve. They start the festivities at 9 p.m., then continue at midnight. The fireworks going off over the Sydney harbor has become iconic on New Year’s eve, and over one million people attend the Sydney New Year’s eve festivities annually.

4. New York.

Like the Sydney fireworks over the harbor, the Times Square New Year’s eve celebration is also one of the most popular in the world. Over one million people gather at Times Square every year to watch famous musicians perform live, and see the crystal drop, to mark the new year.

5. Hong Kong.

Hong Kong has had one of the best fireworks displays on New Year’s eve for the past few years, and it seems to be getting better every year. The event start in their Times Square, with a ball drop, similar to the one that occurs in New York, then the festivities continue with food and entertainment, and ends with an amazing display of fireworks, that has the best finale in the world.