New Years is that perfect time to start anew, set your resolutions for the coming year and reflect on all the great memories of the past one. But it all starts with a great New Year’s Eve celebration! If you’re in Europe, consider yourself lucky because there are some incredible New Years celebrations happening all over the continent. And it’s so easy to catch a cheap flight from London to take part in the festivities. You can even leave your car at the airport with Heathrow Hotel and Parking options to take off for the weekend. Here are some of our top picks for destinations in Europe to visit for New Year’s Eve:



The Germans call their New Year’s celebration “Silvester”, and it’s a fascinating presentation in this German capital city. They light up the Brandenberg Gate where the party is centered, before dispersing out to the many nightclubs throughout the city. Enjoy the international crowd in this dynamic city and the party that’s sure to last until the wee hours of the morning.


Bring in the New Year with thousands of others packed around Big Ben, waiting for the iconic clock to strike midnight. Fireworks explode throughout the sky, lighting up the river Thames  as the New Year rings in! It’s surely one of the most dazzling fireworks shows in the world, so don’t miss it- or the amazing parade that happens on New Years Day.


Can you imagine a sight more dazzling than colorful fireworks erupting over the Roman Colusseum? The majority of the Roman population floods the Piazza del Popolo in anticipation of this spectacular event. And if you know anything about Italian culture, you know that they pull out all the stops in celebrating!


New Years in Holland is an especially fun affair, with champagne, parades and of course fireworks ringing in the new year. Don’t miss the chance to try one of Holland’s food specialties for the New Year- oliebollen, or deep fried dough balls covered with an irresistible layer of sugar icing.


The capital of the Czech Republic celebrates the New Year with a bang. Throughout the city you’ll find joyous people young and old in great anticipation of the big moment. Watch the fireworks from Charles Bridge and you won’t be disappointed at the sky is lit up with Prague’s magical castle in the background.

Where to Celebrate New Years in Europe