Extend the fun of the festive season with a luxury New Year holiday. Whether you need some rest and relaxation after the excitement of Christmas or you want to end the year on a high at an extravagant fireworks display, there are so many different ways to experience this annual celebration — we'll help you find the perfect New Year holiday for you.

Samantha

Travel Specialist

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Our top picks for New Year Holidays 2024/25

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Ring in the New Year in Dubai with a spectacular firework display from the beach

Atlantis, The Palm

Dubai
7 nights £5,375 per person
  • Includes flights and transfers
Travel between 26 Dec 2024 and 6 Jan 2025

Why you'll love it here...

  • New Year's Eve
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Spend New Years in Cape Town and watch the incredible fireworks from the waterfront

Mount Nelson, A Belmond Hotel, Cape Town

South Africa
Cape Town
7 nights from £7,969 per person
  • Includes flights and transfers
  • Daily Breakfast
Travel between 26 Dec 2024 and 3 Jan 2025

Why you'll love it here...

  • Travelling over New Years
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Spend your New Year in the Spanish sunshine at this new Tivoli resort in Tenerife

Tivoli La Caleta

Spain
Canary Islands
Tenerife
7 nights from £5,659 per person
  • Includes flights and transfers
  • Daily Breakfast
Travel between 23 Dec 2024 and 3 Jan 2025

Why you'll love it here...

  • Save 20% on accommodation over New Year
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Spend your New Year’s Eve at this iconic and romantic hotel in Jamaica

Jamaica Inn

Jamaica
7 nights from £5,645 per person
  • Includes flights and transfers
  • Daily Breakfast
Travel between 20 Dec 2024 and 5 Jan 2025

Why you'll love it here...

  • New Year in the Caribbean price

Where should I go on holiday for New Year?

New York City

Average temperatures: Highs of 4°C
Time difference: 4 hours ahead of UK (GMT +4 hours)
Flight Duration: Between 7-9 hours long
Rainfall: 6 days of rain on average in January (which may fall as snow)

There really is magic in the air in Manhattan on New Year's Eve. Head to the dazzling lights of Times Square to watch the world-famous ball drop — an event hosted by celebrities. After the iconic street celebrations, retreat to sophisticated suites overlooking Central Park and spend the first few days of January shopping for "new year, new me" looks on 5th Avenue.

Sydney

Average temperatures: Highs of 26°C
Time difference: 11 hours ahead of UK (GMT +11 hours)
Flight Duration: Between 21-24 hours long
Rainfall: 11 days of rain on average in January

It may be a on the other side of the world, but the warm temperatures and spectacular New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney make it well worth the long journey. See the awe-inspiring Sydney Harbour Bridge fireworks from several vantage points around the city — including from the water on a luxury dinner cruise, complete with Champagne and canapés. 

Barbados

Average temperatures: Highs of 29°C
Time difference: 4 hours behind UK (GMT -4 hours)
Flight Duration: Between 9-10 hours long
Rainfall: 13 days of rain on average in January (short showers)

New Year falls at the best time to visit this beloved Caribbean island, when its platinum shores are blessed with nine hours of glorious sunshine per day. As for the actually festivities, Bajan's really know how to throw a party, so get ready to dance the night away at one of the many celebrations hosted on its white-sand beaches and at luxurious hotels across the island.

Dubai

Average temperatures: Highs of 24°C
Time difference: 4 hours ahead of the UK (GMT +4 hours).
Flight duration: Between 6-7 hours long
Rainfall: Only 2 days of rain on average in January

Dubai dazzles on New Year's Eve as the city transforms into a mesmerising canvas of fireworks, lighting up iconic landmarks like the Burj Khalifa and Palm Jumeirah. Lavish gala dinners, concerts and exclusive events abound, while the city's renowned collection of ultra-luxury hotels provide unparalleled hospitality and extravagance for a truly unforgettable start to the year.

Thailand

Average temperatures: Highs of 22-32°C
Time difference: 7 hours ahead of the UK (GMT +7 hours)
Flight duration: Between 11-15 hours long
Rainfall: 4 days of rain on average in January

Thailand is one of most popular destinations in Asia for welcoming in the new year — and for good reason! From the colourful firework displays of Bangkok to the famous Full Moon party on Koh Phangan, there are so many different ways to celebrate in this diverse destination. In Bangkok, enjoy a leisurely cruise down the Chao Phraya River as you countdown to midnight.

Tenerife

Average temperatures: Highs of 20°C
Time difference: None
Flight duration: Between 4-5 hours long
Rainfall: 4 days of rain on average in January

While you may not associate Tenerife with New Year's Eve, this volcanic island is a top winter sun destination and is perfect for families looking for a short-haul escape after Christmas. Beyond the golden beaches and thrilling water parks, Tenerife's luxury hotels are known to host New Year's Eve parties and special dinners to help guests celebrate in style. 

Marrakech

Average temperatures: Highs of 19°C
Time difference: None
Flight duration: Between 3-4 hours long
Rainfall: 3 days of rain on average in January

Looking for a unique place to bring in the new year? Marrakech provides a magical setting with its captivating blend of tradition and festivity. The medina's bustling souks come alive with vibrant street performances, while historic landmarks like Jemaa el-Fnaa Square host lively celebrations. Visitors can also indulge in aromatic Moroccan cuisine for a delicious start to the new year. 

Courchevel

Average temperatures: Highs of -1°C
Time difference: 1 hour ahead of the UK (GMT +1 hours)
Flight duration: Between 1-2 hours long
Rainfall: 15 days of rain on average in January (which may fall as snow)

Spend New Year's Day whizzing down epic ski slopes in the pristine French Alps. Embrace the invigorating cold of winter with a luxury ski holiday to the prestigious resort of Courchevel 1850, with its impressive collection of ultra-exclusive hotels and chalets. Revel in the region's vibrant après ski scene and see the new year in to live DJ sets, both on and off the slopes. 

Madeira

Average temperatures: Highs of 12°C
Time difference: None
Flight duration: Between 3-4 hours long
Rainfall: 13 days of rain on average in January

Madeira's capital city of Funchal hosts one of the largest firework displays in the world, illuminating the sky in a kaleidoscope of colour. In fact, the New Year celebrations start at the beginning of December and run right through the whole month, culminating in this epic display. From traditional music performances to lively street parties, Madeira's festive atmosphere is contagious at this time of year.

Rome

Average temperatures: Highs of 12°C
Time difference: 1 hour ahead of the UK (GMT +1 hours)
Flight duration: Between 2-3 hours long
Rainfall: 14 days of rain on average in January

Rome's timeless charm makes it an ideal destination for couples at this time of year. The city comes alive with spectacular fireworks, exploding in the sky above iconic landmarks like the Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. From elegant dinners in historic trattorias to festive celebrations in lively piazzas, Rome offers a romantic atmosphere on New Year's Eve amidst its ruins. 

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