This year has been one crazy ride, and it should be no surprise that it'll be ending that way too. If deadlines are coming up and you haven't got time to plan out your last day of 2016, here are a couple of last minute ideas that will ensure you a great time, wherever you are in the world:
New York City
If you live in NYC, there's no reason to worry about not having anything to do on the last day of the year. From fancy black-tie galas, to classical concerts, to indoor rooftop parties - you have it all. Enter and fall back in time to 1920's French nightlife at the 'Parisian Follies' event at Grand Prospect Hall. Think Folies Bergère, Moulin Rouge, and the glorious Casino de Paris. You might be lucky enough to still be able to get tickets here. Or if you prefer a more low-key environment, host a last-minute New Year's Eve party at home for your closest buds with a few bottles of champagne and live stream the ball drop from your TV.
Visiting family and friends in London this year? The fireworks display surely should not be missed. By now, tickets would've already sold out, so finding a decent vantage point to watch the fireworks is your best option. Try out either Vauxhall Bridge, Tower Bridge, Southwark Bridge and Millennium Bridge for a close up view. The city's hills such as Hampstead Heath or Primrose Hill offer spectacular views. Head out to Alexandra Palace if you don't mind being further out. If you're looking for last minute parties and events to attend, check them out here.
If you're journeying to HK this year, the vibrant nightlife would not disappoint you when it comes to New Year's Eve. Perhaps start the countdown by going on a Victoria Harbour cruise with a gorgeous view of the city's skyline - away from the maddening crowd - and finish off by popping champagne right underneath the fireworks. Boat tickets can be found here, and this includes live performances, an all-you-can-drink bar, a lucky draw and even fortune telling! Not sure what to wear? Try Tahaanga's moisture-wicking and odor resistant shirt that will make you feel dry and cool while looking classy all night long in the humid HK weather. If you're looking for something more "high" class, head to Ozone on the 118thfloor of The Ritz-Carlton.
It's summertime in Australia - time to pull out your BBQ grill! The country's biggest firework show will be on display at the Sydney Harbour, so head there early if you can. The best part about the display is that it begins at 9pm (with another one at midnight), meaning your kids can enjoy it too! For a more family-friendly setting, head to Parramatta - kids will love the rides and games throughout the night. Last but not least, don't forget about the beaches - it is summer afterall, and there's nothing like watching colorful fireworks in the sky from the sand, listening to it drown out the sounds of waves.
The last day of the year should be spent with the most important people in your life. Wherever you are in the world, the Tahaanga team wishes you a wonderful and prosperous 2017! Thank you for all the support throughout the year!