New Year's Eve can go one of two ways: either it’s a night of rare revelry or, let's be honest, a bit of an anticlimax. Don't let December 31 pass you by this time around though; head to one of these party-focused destinations for a countdown to remember.
Spectacular fireworks exploded over Sydney in a blaze of light and color Tuesday to ring in the New Year, as the city kicked off a wave of global celebrations from Dubai to London to welcome 2013. Australia's famous harbor city brought in the New Year on a balmy summer night with a US$6.9 million display curated by pop icon Kylie Minogue, who pressed the button to start the pyrotechnics. To the roars of the crowds, the sky erupted in light at midnight as