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These New Year's Eve Parties Are Way Better Than Yours!

Sure, noisemakers, sparkling wine, and a loved one to smooch are great and all. But these 8 mind-blowing New Year's celebrations around the globe may turn you green with envy—and inspire you to book a trip next year!

  1. Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro.

    (Courtesy Brazilian Tourist Board)
  2. Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro.

    (Courtesy Brazilian Tourist Board)
  3. A concert at the Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh.

    (Courtesy Edinburgh's Winter Festivals)
  4. Fireworks celebrating the four-day Hogmanay festival, in Edinburgh.

    (Courtesy Edinburgh's Winter Festivals)
  5. Water fountains in Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong.

    (Courtesy Hong Kong Tourism Board)
  6. The Symphony of Lights as seen from the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong.

    (Courtesy Hong Kong Tourism Board)
  7. Fireworks at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin.

    (Courtesy VisitBerlin.de)
  8. Fireworks over the Mississippi River in New Orleans.

    (Jean-Paul Gisclair/NewOrleansOnline.com)
  9. A bonfire celebration in Reykjavík.

    (Courtesy Visit Reykjavík)
  10. Illuminated ships float under a light show on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

    (Courtesy Tourism New South Wales)
  11. Fireworks on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

    (Courtesy Tourism New South Wales)
  12. Fremont Street in Las Vegas.

    (Courtesy Las Vegas News Bureau)
  13. The New Year's celebration in Bangkok.

    (Courtesy Hands Bangkok Countdown)

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