The World's Best Places to Spend New Year's Eve | Outtraveler

The World's Best Places to Spend New Year's Eve

We’ll be honest. If you haven’t made plans for New Year’s Eve yet and you plan to spend it anywhere other than your living room with an Absolut Red Dollar Holiday Punch, a bottle of Absolut Warhol Limited Edition, and some friends, you’ve got some work ahead of you. Still, if your New Year's resolution is to become the adventuresome type and to hop on a plane to parts unknown with a moment’s notice, we’ve compiled a list of what will be the most incredible places across the globe to say hello to 2015.

Rio de Janeiro
Nothing beats Rio for New Year’s Eve. Rio Gay Reveillon is the gayest party of the year, hands down, but you don’t have to go to a specifically gay event to have a good time. Make plans to head down, make plans to wear white, and enjoy a New Year’s Eve you will never forget.

Key West
There's more to enjoy than fun in the sun in Key West during New Year's Eve. There's also a drag queen, Gary "Sushi" Marion, who will ring in the new year by being dropped in a giant high heel when the clock strikes 12. So raise an Absolut cocktail for the "shoe drop," and also escape the winter chill.

Las Vegas
Las Vegas is doing something extraordinary this year. Gay men from more than 30 different countries will be descending on Sin City for three days of organized fun and debauchery. Guests will attend shows, parties and mingle with gay men from around the world. If you’re looking to close out 2014 in a fun, unique way and make new friends from around the globe, this is the place to do it. So kick off your stay with a stiff drink courtesy of Absolut and let the party begin.

Sydney, Australia
From the world famous Sydney Fireworks Cruise to being able to boast that you were one of the first people to ring in 2015, New Year’s Eve in Australia promises to be an experience you’ll never forget.

Palm Springs, California

A weekend in the desert might sound like a quiet way to begin 2015, and it can be. But if you’re looking to party, Palm Springs is the place L.A. gays go to rent homes, party and ring in the New Year. The city beckons thousands of boys to the desert each year and promises to be a blast once again.

Paris, France
What’s gayer (and more romantic) than standing on the Champs-Elysees with sparklers while ringing in the New Year as you stare at the Eiffel Tower. It’s like something out of a movie — one we never want to end.

Times Square, New York
It might be crowded and cold, but there’s a ball drop. Need we say more?

Enjoy responsibly. Absolut® vodka. Product of Sweden. 40% alc./vol.distilled from grain. ©2014 Imported by Absolut Spirits Co., New York, NY.

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