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Top 10 Places to Ring in the New Year


Were you watching the ball drop in beautiful New York City when the clock struck midnight last New Year’s Eve? Or worse, were you already in a peaceful slumber?

It sounds like your New Year’s Eve plan requires a little adventure. Don’t let next year be the same let down as it’s always been. Here are our picks for the top 10 2010 New Year’s Eve destinations around the world…

1. Moscow, Russia

There are few celebratory backdrops that can even attempt to rival Russia’s Red Square. Here, New Year’s Eve fireworks are set off behind the gleaming domes of St. Basil’s Cathedral and the square is literally crowded with the tidings of revelers, street vendors, street performers, and snow sculptures of the Russian Federation.


2. Sydney, Australia

If you want to be among the first to ring in a New Year, Sydney throws a midnight fireworks display and “Harbor of Light” parade (at Sydney Harbor) that make the over one million participants wish they were nowhere else on earth. And since January is summer in Australia, you can drink in your itty-bitty bikini and still dance the night away.

Sydney Harbour Bridge
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