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The Most Over-the-Top New Year’s Eve Celebrations Around the World

From Michelin-star meals in Marrakech to Cyndi Lauper in Thailand. Champagne is always included.

By: Noah Lehava

If you were to look up a recipe for New Year’s Eve, it would look something like this: champagne + sparklers + glitter in any form + friends and/or family. But what if you could add a glamorous trip into the equation? Maybe a performance by Cyndi Lauper? From Michelin-star meals under the Marrakesh starry sky to all-night pool parties in Rio de Janeiro and everything in between, these are the most over-the-top NYE celebrations around the world.

 

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A Marrakech Masquerade

Countdown to the end of a decade at the uber-luxe Royal Mansour. You’ll be sipping bubbly under Venetian masks and dining on a Michelin-star meal by Chef Maximilano. To prepare for the festivities, the Royal Mansour flew in famed nail specialist Bastien Gonzalez for his signature $435 four-handed mani-pedi so that your feet are ready for a night of dancing amongst candelabras and a commedia dell’arte performance featuring Colombina, Pedrolino, and other iconic characters from Italian comedies.

 

Cyndi Lauper at the Amanpuri Resort in Phuket, Thailand

Pop bottles for Amanpuri’s 31st birthday with Cyndi Lauper and friends. After the clock strikes midnight, there’s an after-party on the beach until sunrise.

 

Playing 1920s in the 2020s in South East Asia

All aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express! Sorry, we had to. In all seriousness, not much sounds better than taking a three-day journey from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur to Bangkok with all the cultural moments in between.

 

Old School London Glamour & Free-Flowing Champagne

What better way to finish off 2019 than with a six-course meal, free-flowing champagne, and the opulent surroundings of the Savoy? The finale features a riverside fireworks display surely to flood your IG feed.

 

Dancing on Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro

Caipirinhas, all-night pool parties, and Michelin-star dinners at Belmond Copacabana Palace. Need we say more?

 

Kenny G in Napa Valley

Hit that nostalgia (per your parents) with a Kenny G (don’t @ us) serenade into 2020 at Blue Note Napa and copious amounts of wine with a stay at Andaz Napa.

 

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