Denmark, the country which lays claim to having the happiest inhabitants in the world, has it all for your New Year’s Eve experience.
Check out the following fantastic events taking place this New Year’s Eve around Denmark:
- Dish Throwing
As a way to ring in the New Year, Danes throw breakable dishes at their neighbour’s doors. The family with the biggest tower of broken plates, glasses, cups and other crockery is considered to be the luckiest because it means that they have lots of loyal friends.
Join thousands of people on the lawn of Amelienborg, the winter residence of the monarch of Denmark. The Danish equivalent of Times Square in New York, you will ring in the New Year with a boisterous crowd and fireworks, after the Queen gives her New Year speech.
- Fireworks in Tivoli Gardens
This is an exciting way of celebrating New Year’s Eve in Denmark. In fact, they offer a full five day festival of fireworks right after Christmas and all the way through to New Year’s Eve. The fireworks are also accompanied by music which makes the event even sweeter.
- Fireworks at the Experimentarium
This fireworks display includes a lot of gun powder, loud noises, and even rockets. Still, this show is great for children and their parents. The show lasts a little over half an hour and is a great way of celebrating New Year’s Eve in Copenhagen.
- New Year’s Eve by the Sea
If your idea of a New Year’s celebration is being at one with nature then Denmark’s northernmost town, Skagnen, may be the perfect location for you. Book into a historic hotel and sample their gourmet offerings as you enjoy the surrounding sand dunes, wide open beaches and the roaring sea.
- Partying in a sky restaurant
Celebrate the arrival of 2012 at one of the Copenhagen’s designer sky restaurants and watch the fireworks light up the night’s sky. Take in the city views from Hotel Bella Sky Comwell, Scandanavia’s largest design hotel, or Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, the world’s first design hotel.
- New Year’s Eve Concert
Copenhagen isn’t just a city of design; it’s also a city of music. Start your New Year’s Eve celebration with a classic extravaganza at the city’s heritage Royal Danish Theatre.
- New Year’s Eva Bang
Clubbers and night-owls will enjoy this party in one of Copenhagen’s top nightclubs, Culture Box. This event started in 2005 and has grown since then. This year promises to be the best yet, with a massive DJ line-up featuring the likes of Tom Collins and DJ Bjarke.
- Singles only New Year’s Eve
For those who are single and ready to mingle, head to Docken for the biggest singles party of the New Year. This location has some of Copenhagen’s most beautiful banquet rooms with direct views of the Øresund.
- New Year’s Eve at Wallmans
Wallmans, in Copenhagen’s city centre, offers entertainment and a huge family party. Here you will be served a four-course dinner, while professional entertainers take care of the show. On stage you will experience Frank Sinatra’s biggest hits, followed by a 90’s medley and at midnight you will be served champagne, followed by late night dancing.