It was disappointing that there were no Official New Year’s Eve Celebrations here in Montreal. “Montréal en Fêtes cited rising production costs, difficulty finding labour and financing challenges among its reasons for cancelling the festival.”
We usually see all the fantastic fireworks from our balcony overlooking Old Montreal. I can’t complain. Over the years, we have had fantastic New Year’s Eve celebrations, from cruises to mountaintops. We were fortunate to spend 11 years in Europe. During that time, we always liked to have the boys with us for Christmas. We would often send them back to Canada to spend the rest of their holidays with family.
Whether they were with us or not, we managed to spend New Year’s Eve in the following cities: Paris, Geneva, Vienna, Lisbon, Barcelona, Luckenbach, Brussels, Athens, Marrakesh, Canary Islands and Malta. Each of these cities offered us a unique way to ring in the New Year, blending their rich cultural heritages with modern celebrations, making them unforgettable New Year’s Eve destinations.
Each city celebrates a little bit differently from the other, but here are my thoughts on New Year’s Eve Celebrations in six cities.