You probably haven’t started on your Christmas list yet, but now’s the time to sort out New Year’s Eve. With a little forethought, you could be spending an extravagant night a little further afield. Danielle Goldstein plans your party.
Disclosure Presents: Wild Life
Take a trip out to the Big Apple for a few days, and while you’re there, catch gifted garage-house duo Disclosure. The brothers from Brighton in the UK bring their Wild Life party series to NYC, along with UK garage and house-heads Dusky, San Francisco’s techno wiz Claude VonStroke and melodic Aussie house star Isaac Tichauer.
US$14-200 (Dh51-735). 8pm-6am. Pier 94, Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, New York.
Nochevieja at Poble Espanyol
Why not spend Nochevieja like the locals do and head up to Poble Espanyol, a ‘village’ built to showcase Spain’s architecture, art and culture, which hosts clubs, festivals and this huge NYE party every year. Enjoy a pop-fest of hits with free grapes – it’s the tradition here to eat a dozen grapes as midnight strikes.
Prices to be announced. 10.30pm-6am. Montjuïc, Barcelona, Spain.
Reaktor X Morse are extending their NYE celebrations into January 2. There’s a line-up of DJs to keep you moving all night and day (and night and day), including Blawan and DVS1.
€35 (Dhs160). December 31, 8pm-6am; €30 (Dhs137). January 1, 5pm-7am; €65 (Dhs298) both days. NDSM Warehouse, Noord, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
NYE at Le Cavern Club
This voguish little bar beside the Seine has a vaulted basement where DJ Benarte will line up the best in ’80s and ’90s pop for you to groove into 2015. Get there early, as the Cavern always packs out.
Free. 9pm-5am. 6th arrondissement, Paris, France.
Die Grosse Silvesterparty
Roll on 11 hours and four floors of R&B, house, chart music and more. The platinum ticket (€99) includes drinks, food and cloakroom. The name of this event directly translates as The Great New Year’s Eve Party.
Not just any great party, then.
€16-99 (Dhs73-453). 9pm-8am. FritzClub, Friedrichshain, Berlin, Germany.
Prague Pub Crawl
With unlimited beverages, this pub crawl is a good way to see the city at night without getting lost. Plus your ticket includes entry to Prague’s biggest nightclub, Karlovy Lazne, for a night of everything from ’70s disco to techno and mellow mood music towards dawn.
CZK2,500 (Dhs415). 8pm-5am.
Starts at Pub Crawl Bar, Old Town, Prague, Czech Republic.