We’ve reached that point in the year where questions are beginning to float around your friends, family and work colleagues – what are you doing for New Year’s Eve?
Will you be braving the busy city centre bars, heading to an organised fireworks display, opting for a friend’s dinner party or just settling in for an evening with Jools Holland’s Hootenanny? How about by going one step further and giving 2018 a proper send-off and celebrating the New Year on holiday?
Here are just a couple of reasons why you should be jetting off to ring in 2019.
It’s an extra Christmas present
Once the Christmas festivities come to an end you start to mentally prepare for going back to work. The holiday season is over and January is looming large but wait, you’ve booked yourself an extra little treat before 2019 gets underway.
The run-up to Christmas can be a little hectic so you can properly unwind on your New Year’s holiday. It is the little present to you and your loved ones to make the time extra special.
See how the rest of the world celebrates New Year’s
Throughout December 31st we watch as the clock edges towards midnight across the world. We see images of Sydney Harbour Bridge lit up with firework, the Eiffel Tower awash and the crowds packing squares in everywhere from New York to Tokyo.
A New Year’s holiday will allow you to see how other countries celebrate the occasion and the customs they have. For instance, did you know in Spain it is said that you should eat 12 green grapes for each strike of the clock and you will have good luck for the rest of the year? And, did you know in Denmark they leave broken crockery on doorsteps to determine how popular you are? Tick them all off.
Be a part of unique events
Not only does Europe have some quirky customs when it comes to Christmas and New Year but there are a host of celebrations on the big day. Whether you’re watching the world’s largest fireworks display (recognised by the Guinness World Records in 2006) in Madeira, enjoying traditional Croatian entertainment in Dubrovnik or partying in Terreiro do Paco in Lisbon – this will be a celebration like no other.
Enjoy some winter sun
If you want a big night out for New Year’s Eve in the UK you have to make the decision of either wrapping up warm or risking not taking a coat and limiting the time between each bar. After all, it is December and it is the UK.
You’ll have no such worries however when you’re lounging around the beaches of the Costa Blanca and enjoying toasty temperatures as 2019 begins. The joy of some winter sun will make the celebrations even more memorable.
It’s something you’ll talk about for years
Let’s be honest, from the moment you touch back home you will be dying to tell everyone you know about how amazing having New Year’s Eve abroad is. It will be a holiday that you will talk about for years and one that you will reminisce about whenever you’re watching Jools Holland in the years to come.
And, after all, isn’t creating unforgettable memories what a holiday is all about?
Are you planning a special New Year’s Eve holiday? We have a range of packages for Christmas and New Year across Europe. Visit www.sunmaster.co.uk and start planning the holiday you will never forget.