How to Plan an Epic New Year's Eve Getaway

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No matter where you are in the world, New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest holiday celebrations on the planet. Each year on December 31st, billions of people around the globe flock to various cities and events to celebrate with friends and loved ones, and ring in the New Year in style.

One of the best things about attending a New Year’s Eve celebration is that there’s a party or event to suit every personality. Read on to discover how to plan your perfect New Year’s getaway, then call up your closest friends and start planning!

1. Imagine Your Dream Celebration

There’s a whole world of New Year’s Eve celebrations out there waiting to be experienced, and no two are alike. Choosing a New Year’s getaway destination is a bit more complex than simply picking a spot on the map; there are a surprisingly large number of factors to consider.

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In terms of weather, are you looking for a winter wonderland, or a tropical escape? What type of vibe would you prefer: romantic, wild, low-key, elegant, or family-friendly? Does your perfect New Year’s celebration including dancing and music, or dining and conversation? How about both?

2. Narrow Down Your Destination

Once you have a general idea of the type of celebration you’re looking for, it’s time to start scoping out specific destinations and events around the globe.

Would you prefer something classic, like watching the ball drop in Times Square? Or something more exotic, like dancing and popping bottles of champagne on a beach in Brazil?

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How about watching the world’s largest fireworks display above Sydney Harbor in Australia, or warming up by a bonfire in Reykjavik beneath the Northern Lights?

3. Book Travel Plans & Make Reservations

Once you’ve narrowed in on your dream New Year’s Eve destination, it’s time to start solidifying your travel plans. Start with the major items like airline tickets and hotel reservations, but don’t forget about the smaller details, too.

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New Year’s Eve is a major event in most cities, so it’s a good idea to secure your event tickets, VIP reservations, private party invitations, and other details as early as possible. Premium add-ons like bottle service, VIP seating and private dining will be popular, so don’t wait until the last minute if you're thinking about booking these features.

4. Create Your Packing List

Once your itinerary is finalized and confirmed, all you have left to do is pack. Regardless of where you’re ringing in the new year, you’ll want to dress to impress.

Among the most important considerations when determining your New Year’s Eve attire are climate and style of event. Naturally, you wouldn’t wear the same outfit to a ritzy ballroom affair in Europe that you would wear to a casual beach bash in South America.

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You’ll also want to keep in mind any local traditions in the destination you’re visiting. For instance, in Brazil it’s customary to dress in all white on New Year’s Eve, while the colors you choose to accessorize with will each bring you a different type of good luck.

Project Kaif is currently planning New Year’s Eve trips around the world. Want us plan your epic New Year’s getaway? Contact us today to start building your dream itinerary!