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

Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro.
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Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro.
— Courtesy Brazilian Tourist Board
Copacabana Palace Hotel, Rio de Janeiro.
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A concert at the Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh.
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Fireworks celebrating the four-day Hogmanay festival, in Edinburgh.
Water fountains in Tsim Sha Tsui East, Hong Kong.
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The Symphony of Lights as seen from the Avenue of Stars, Hong Kong.
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Fireworks at the Brandenburg Gate, Berlin.
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Fireworks over the Mississippi River in New Orleans.
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A bonfire celebration in Reykjavík.
— Courtesy Visit Reykjavík
Illuminated ships float under a light show on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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Fireworks on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
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Fremont Street in Las Vegas.
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The New Year's celebration in Bangkok.
— Courtesy Hands Bangkok Countdown
— Courtesy Brazilian Tourist Board

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!

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