Promotion and incentive ideas - Top 10 places to see in the New Year
Sarah Vickers
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Promotion and incentive ideas - Top 10 places to see in the New Year

12th December 2017

It's that time of year again when thoughts are beginning to turn towards New Year's resolutions and, more importantly, New Year's Eve celebrations. Now is the time to start thinking about where to bring in 2018 to ensure this New Year's Eve will be one to remember. These are all great destinations to feature in a prize promotion whatever the time of year.


Prize promotion & incentive ideas to see in the New Year with a bang


Prize promotions & incentive ideas - New Year in Rio de Janeiro

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Copacabana Beach, Rio De Janeiro

New Year's Eve is an amazing time to visit the stunning city of Rio de Janeiro. In Brazil, New Year's Eve is symbolic of renewal so join the locals on Copacabana Beach in pristine, white clothes to welcome in 2018 with fireworks, crashing ocean waves and delicious Caipirinha cocktails.


Prize promotions & incentive ideas - New Year in New York

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Times Square, New York City

The celebration in Times Square is probably the most famous New Year's event in the world. Watching the ball drop at midnight is an iconic spectacle which is watched by millions across the globe every year. To really soak up the atmosphere though you just have to be there. Arrive early to secure a prime spot for the best views of the musical performances and pyrotechnics that lead up to the main event.


Prize promotions & incentive ideas - Hogmanay in Edinburgh

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Hogmanay, Edinburgh

Hogmanay is more than just a New Year's Eve celebration. This three-day extravaganza begins on 30th December with a torch-lit procession through the city, followed by street parties, concerts and ceilidh dancing. There are fireworks and revelry on New Year's Eve itself and, for those brave enough, you can end your visit to Edinburgh with a freezing fancy dress dip in the River Forth on 1st January.


Prize promotions & incentive ideas - New Year in Sydney

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Sydney Harbour, Australia

As one of the first major cities to see in the new year, Sydney ensures that the rest of the world has a hard act to follow. Crowds gather around Sydney Harbour from as early as 1pm to await the stroke of midnight when fireworks light the sky above the iconic Sydney Opera House.


Prize promotions & incentive ideas - Niagara Falls Fireworks

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Thunder and lights, Niagara Falls

One of Canada's biggest outdoor New Year's Eve celebrations takes place at Niagara Falls. Queen Victoria Park hosts a free music concert which culminates with a spectacular fireworks display over the falls where the bangs of the fireworks join the thunder of the crashing water.


Prize promotions & incentive ideas - New Year in London

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London, England

London is a city with something for everyone. Whether you want to see the classic fireworks display at the London Eye or have a wild night in one of the city's clubs, London has you covered. Dance all night long at Egg's famous party, put on your top hats and feathered headbands at Bloomsbury Ballroom's Prohibition-themed 1920s night, or watch astounding acrobats at The Black Cat Cabaret.


Prize promotions & incentive ideas - Full Moon Party, Thailand

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Full Moon Party, Koh Phangan, Thailand

The Full Moon Parties on Koh Phangan are infamous around the world. Perhaps the biggest event of the year takes place on New Year's Eve when the beaches are fuller than ever, with neon-clad partiers and fire dancers occupying the sand. At midnight, a fireworks display over the ocean sees in the new year and the party continues until dawn. Those still standing are rewarded with the first sunrise of the new year.


Prize promotions & incentive ideas - Prague Fireworks

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Firework Fun, Prague

After a day of exploring Prague's culture find a spot on the Charles Bridge for a raucous celebration seeing in the New Year. The official fireworks display is over Prague Castle but you'll find many hand-held fireworks going off up and down the Vltava River, turning the whole city into a free-for-all of festivities.


Prize promotions & incentive ideas - Las Vegas Strip



The Strip, Las Vegas

Las Vegas pulls out all the stops on New Year's Eve for it's biggest and best party of the year. The four-mile-long strip is closed off to traffic, transforming it into one giant block party for the 300,000 revellers who come to the city each New Year. At midnight, a sensational choreographed fireworks display is launched from the rooftops of the casinos. It's unlike anything you will see elsewhere. 


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Newquay, England

Cornwall's chilled out surf town comes alive on New Year's Eve when the whole community comes together to celebrate. Residents and visitors alike don their best fancy dress. It's quite a sight to see as everyone comes together at Central Square for the big countdown followed by a spectacular fireworks display.


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