2. Bahamas: Colorful Parties on the Beach and in the Streets
The Bahamas make for a sunny alternative to a snowy New Year’s.
If a cold and snowy New Year’s Day doesn’t sound like your kind of thing, then the Bahamas may be the place for you. Spend your day relaxing on the beach, then party at night. Most of the major resorts host their own events. The Atlantis offers options for kids and adults, including a concert with the legendary Diana Ross. Or hit the streets for the Junkanoo street parades, which start in the afternoon with colorful costumes and music-making. The parades often end in informal beach parties and fireworks. Some of the street parties continue through New Year’s Day. Check out the Junkanoos in downtown Freeport or on Bay Street in Nassau. Isn’t it one of the Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve?