World's Best New Year's Celebrations

December 7, 2013 at 12:05:00 PM EST | Post a Comment

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Confetti, champagne, and countdowns are all standard New Year’s fare. But some cities take the celebration a step further, offering epic parties, impressive fireworks displays, and stunning lightshows that continue well into the early morning. Whether you’d prefer to dance samba on Rio’s Copacabana beach or watch the fireworks over Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour, these are the 16 most brilliant New Year's Eve celebrations around the world—and fodder for any traveler's bucket list.

By Emily Wasserman

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