New Year’s Eve is a unique holiday and there are almost endless ways to celebrate. For many, saying goodbye to one year and welcoming the next calls for a lavish celebration or momentous activity. For others, reflection and a quiet night at home is a better fit. Here are some ideas for ringing in 2018.
If you want to go big:
A holiday cruise is a perfect way to make sure your celebration is the exact opposite of daily life. You can enjoy a harbor cruise in an iconic location like New York City, complete with dinner and a view of the fireworks. Or you can escape the winter weather and zip off to a warmer location like the Carribean. A few days on a cruise provides ample opportunity for relaxation, reflection and all-out celebration.
If you want to go big and start 2018 off with a memorable bang, try an African safari. The opportunity to see breathtaking nature and wildlife and experiencing the incredible African cultures can be a life-changing experience.
If you like to be around many people and want to experience something iconic, you can head to Times Square in NYC for the annual ball drop extravaganza. Seeing it in person and partying the night away with millions of your newest friends will be one for the record books.
If NYC isn’t your scene, the all-night concert at Fountainbleu Miami Beach might be what you’re looking for. After partying into the new year with Demi Lovato, you can spend New Year’s Day getting pampered at the world-class spa.
If you want to stay home:
Whether your budget prohibits a lavish celebration or you just prefer staying away from the crowds, you can make NYE at home just as special. You can settle in on the couch with some champagne and see what Netflix has to offer. For a lot of people, 2017 hasn’t been full of laughs but that’s all the more reason to laugh your way right into 2018. Dave Chapelle has two great specials on Netflix right now that should do the trick.
You might instead want to use NYE to deeply reflect on the past year while also setting your intentions for the new year. You can try journaling, perhaps using these questions as a prompt.
Happy New Year!