Celebs have been ringing in the new year and waving goodbye to 2018 in style. A host of famous faces welcomed 2019 with open arms and shared the celebrations with their followers on Instagram. Former Manchester United ace Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated New Year's Eve in Dubai with his partner Georgina Rodriguez. The footballing icon whisked Spanish beauty Georgina Rodriguez and his son Cristiano Jr, eight, for a luxurious break to Dubai to see in 2019. And he shared romantic snap of himself locking lips with his partner, 24, on a lavish-looking yacht, with the words "Amore mio!" Cristiano showed off his bronzed physique in a pair of midnight blue trunks as he cosied up to Georgina, who soaked up the sunshine in a cropped top. Instagram The 33-year-old also posted a photo of himself and Georgina, the mother of his one-year-old daughter Alana Martina, and his eldest child in front of the spectacular Dubai fireworks with the message "Happy New Year!" to his 149 million followers. … [Read more...] about New Year’s Eve round-up: How celebs celebrated new year
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Stockholm The firework display in Sweden’s capital takes place in the water, in the area between the Royal Palace in Gamla Stan, the National Museum, and Skeppholmsbron. The best views of the display are from Gamla Stan, along Skeppsbron, or in Blasieholmen, on Södra Blasieholmskajen. But there are many other good spots from which to watch the fireworks, such as along Strandvägen in Östermalm and Skeppsholmen. On Södermalm, try the cliffs around Slussen, Monteliusvägen, or for views of Kungsholmen and the City Hall, head west on Hornsgatan to Skinnarsviksberget, the highest natural point in inner Stockholm. Photo: Anders Wiklund / TT There are road closures and traffic restrictions in the area around the display, affecting parts of Gamla Stan and Blasieholmen. There is also a firework ban in effect within the traffic-free zone, which means that pedestrians are welcome to watch the fireworks from the area, but fireworks, firecrackers and paper … [Read more...] about The best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve across Sweden in 2018
Go for a run Running a race may not be the first thing that comes to mind on New Year's Eve but taking part in a 'San Silvestre' fun run is part of a growing tradition in Spain. Around 200 such 'San Silvestre' runs take place across Spain on December 31st with the biggest in Madrid (San Silvestre Vallecana) and Barcelona (Cursa del Nassos). Don't forget your grapes! In Spain it is traditional to eat 12 grapes, one at each stroke of midnight, which will bring you prosperity and good luck for the year ahead. READ MORE: Five Spanish New Year traditions to bring you luck for 2019 So whatever plans you have for the night, make sure you carry 12 grapes (the smaller the better) to gobble down at midnight. Eat at home Spaniards tend to start off their New Year celebrations at home with family before heading out to bars and clubs after midnight so don’t be alarmed if places are a little bit quiet in the run up to the magic moment. You may struggle to … [Read more...] about How to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Spain
Russia is a secular country with an atheistic Soviet past, so December 31st brings the entire nation together regardless of faith. People bid farewell to the outgoing year, greeting the coming one with a variety of games, rituals and decorations. Let's dive in and explore Russia's New Year fairytale! If using any of Russia Beyond's content, partly or in full, always provide an active hyperlink to the original material. … [Read more...] about How Russians celebrate New Year
The countdown begins! The Liverpool International Horse Show is back for a fourth year, running from Friday 28th to Monday 31st December at The Echo Arena. We’re giving you the opportunity to Silver Family tickets (two adults and two children under 12) for the New Year’s Eve evening performance of the show!Get up close to some of the best horses and riders in Europe at the Echo Arena from 28th – 31st December. Every performance will include World Class Showjumping, Live Music & an awesome line up of acts to include the Shetland Pony Grand National, Freestyle Motocross, and an incredible new acrobatic & pyrotechnic horse stunt act!!Competition winners are in for a special experience on New Year’s Eve, starting with the best jumping of the show…the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Grand Prix, extra special performances from our acts, and a spectacular indoor firework show to see in midnight.A must for the whole family this New Year…you … [Read more...] about WIN Two Silver Family tickets to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the TheraPlate UK Liverpool International Horse Show!