6. London: You Don’t Need a Ticket for Fun
Tickets for the spectacular New Year’s Eve fireworks at the London Eye are already sold out. But you can still watch the fireworks from the London Sky Bar or catch a bit of the show for free from one of the city’s many bridges. Tower Bridge and Southwark Bridge offer great views. You may even be able to spot some lights from a night cruise down the Thames. London is a big, worldly city, so there are plenty of other parties to bring in 2016. Bompas & Parr will be hosting a hedonistic Medieval Foam Party (because that’s a thing), and Camp NYE promises a sold-out variety show with cheap champagne. And you don’t need tickets for the New Year’s Day parade, which marches past many of the major London landmarks.