Ravishing New Year’s Eve Parties We Probably Won’t Attend
1:13 pm, December 31st | by Kady Ruth Ashcraft
New Year’s Eve is arguably the biggest party night of the year; it’s likely you know of or have been invited to multiple celebrations to ring it in. If you’re anything like me, you’ll commit to all of them early on and then decide which one sounds like the most fun (and the cheapest cab ride home) at the last minute. There is a lot of pressure to make New Year’s Eve great since, according to rom coms, this night determines the trajectory of your entire year. (For the record, I would gladly spend a year sitting in my pajamas, scrolling through Tumblr.) So if you’re still figuring our your plans and have the luxury of flying anywhere in the world, check out some of these wild celebrations happening across the globe.
If you aren’t prone to full-blown panic attacks, consider heading south for the night. The best of the biggest celebrations is in Rio de Janeiro where a cozy 2 million people gather on Copacabana beach. Barges line the beach and, at the stroke of midnight, put on the world’s largest fireworks display. Just in case you wanted to be a little more disoriented, everyone in the crowd wears all-white, a symbol for purity, peace and renewal.
Enjoy travel but hate having to engage with the local culture? Then South Africa’s All White Mile High party is the place to be! Conveniently held in the airport, you can dance as much as you want without ever having to exit the building! It’s perfect for those afraid to leave a five-mile radius of a 24-hour McDonalds.
Speaking of which, maybe you want to ring in the New Year at America’s sit-down McDonalds, Ruby Tuesdays. If you’re lucky enough to score a VIP ticket at their Times Square location, you get unlimited Teriyaki wings all night. I can’t think of a better way to spice up that special midnight kiss!
Perhaps you’re feeling more adventurous and dislike the comfort of enclosed space and warmth. If that’s the case, head up north to spend New Year’s Eve under Niagara Falls. Bundled in all those layers, it won’t matter what you’re wearing. If you are concerned with looking good for the big event, check out the “New ‘You’ Eve Party.” It’s a plastic surgery bonanza, complete with botox, rhinoplasty, and liposuction party specials! Why bother with New Year’s resolutions when you can get all your problems fixed in 2013?! This party would be a perfect pregame for the Nude New Year’s Eve Party but, unfortunately, tickets have long since sold out. (It’s Florida, what did you expect?)
There are so many options, and just one night to try and squeeze them all in. The pressure is definitely on, though we won’t tell if you end up watching Pawn Star reruns on The History Channel. Happy New Year’s!