A place with a magical environment and one of the best places in Paris to see the light show that is projected from the Eiffel Tower. People start arriving at around 9pm with their champagne under their arm and something to eat while the New Year arrives. Generally, in Champs-Élysées there aren’t any stages or clocks, which may be disorienting for any tourist, but without a doubt the joy you feel in this place when midnight arrives is incredibly contagious, it invites you to visit some of the bars or night clubs, which are open until the first morning of 2017.
London. Trafalgar Square
Out of all the days of the year, New Year’s Eve is one of the nights of the year with the most parties. In a complicated year for the United Kingdom, which included the controversial Brexit Referendum, it is important to value the good things. In any case, everything continues with the same rhythm of English precision: The fireworks show that is made in the surroundings of the London Eye is known across the world, and one of the best places to see them is at Trafalgar Square, whether you are at a distance of using the screens installed for the crowd to enjoy the spectacle. It is important to know that before arriving to the square, you get to know the song Auld Lang Syne, because instead of eating grapes, everyone will be humming this song.
Madrid: Plaza Mayor
In this case we have a double celebration. They not only celebrate the end of the year on December 31st, but they also celebrate on December 30th. Even if it sounds strange, there are two important reasons for this. The first one is so that everyone can enjoy the Plaza Mayor, since there are a lot of people, and the second one is for those who receive the year in the family with formal attire, they can do it more freely the night before. It is important to clarify that on both days there are grapes, so the ritual is the same. At 11:30pm a light and music show starts, concluding with the 12 chimes of midnight.
Lisbon. Praça do Comércio
In many occasions, it is ignored when one refers to the capitals of Europe, but Lisbon has a discrete charm that makes you fall in love with it. The space where the Ribeira Palace used to be, the Praça do Comércio is the center stage of the most important New Year’s Eve party in Portugal. The live music, the fireworks show, and the huge 28 meters high Christmas Tree are the main attractions. Rivers of people walking through the center of the city, the open stores, restaurants, and bars, as well as all the movement of the night make for a phenomenal environment that is complemented by the tradition of eating the Bolo Rei to receive the New Year.