10 Best Places to Celebrate New Year in Indonesia

Are you having a hard time deciding where to go on New Year’s Eve? You may want to know these 10 best places to celebrate new year in Indonesia that we’re going to talk about right now.

Indonesia is popular for its rich travel destinations that are worth visiting, especially when it comes to the end of the year. Spending time with special ones while enjoying the beauty of Indonesia may create a special memory as well. 

So, this time, we’re going to talk about the best places to celebrate new year in Indonesia. Let’s take a quick peek!

Best Places to Celebrate New Year 

As the new year draws close, new resolutions may be set up, and the perfect night out with special ones may be planned. 

If you are wondering where to go for an amazing new year celebration, Indonesia has a lot of interesting spots which can be used as an option. Here are some best places to celebrate new year in Indonesia that you may want to know!

1. Bundaran HI, Jakarta

If New York has Time Square as the most lively place to celebrate the new year, in Jakarta we have Bundaran HI (Hotel Indonesia) as one of the best places to celebrate new year. 

Usually, in this location, there will be a fireworks party accompanied by a water fountain show. Bundaran HI water fountain will be turned on and arranged so it will look like dancing.

2. National Monument, Jakarta

Another best place to celebrate new year in Indonesia that you need to put on your bucket list is the National Monument which is also located in Jakarta. 

In these places, the new year is going to be celebrated with a glorious fireworks party. Not only that, usually there will be a midnight countdown and a live performance which was enlivened by local artists and celebrities as well. 

3. Alun-alun, Bandung

After Jakarta, we moved a bit to Bandung. In Alun-Alun Bandung, there’s always a huge party for the new year celebration each year. 

Not only a fireworks party but in this location, there’s also a culinary festival that is really suitable for those of you who want to taste various Sundanese traditional dishes. 

4. Dago Street, Bandung

Still in Bandung, the next best place to celebrate new year is on Dago Street, especially for those of you who like shopping. 

Because in this place, you’re going to find a lot of stores which provide interesting offers on new year’s eve which you certainly don’t want to miss, from discounts to a lottery. 

Along the Dago Street, there is also various type of restaurant which is suitable for you to enjoy with family and friends. 

5. Simpang Lima, Semarang

Simpang Lima which is located in the heart of Semarang City is going to be transformed into a lively place when the new year party is going on. 

The streets are going to be closed so the visitors can enjoy the night more comfortably. Not only that, but on the roadside, you will also find various types of Semarang dishes to enjoy, such as Lumpia, Tahu Petis, and even Nasi Goreng Babat. 

6. Alun-alun Utara, Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta, which is known as one of the favorite travel destinations in Indonesia apparently also has a special spot to celebrate the new year. The exact location is in the North Square of Keraton Yogyakarta. 

Here, there’s usually a fireworks party that you can attend, even sometimes there are cultural performances as well, such as gamelan and traditional dancing performances. So, if you’re still confused about deciding where to go on new year’s eve, Yogyakarta can be one of the best choices you can choose.

7. Tanjung Perak, Surabaya

As we all know, Surabaya is one of the biggest cities in Indonesia. Don’t want to miss the euphoria, this city also held a new year celebration which is usually centered on Tanjung Perak. Not only a fireworks party but the celebration is also filled with various interesting activities, such as a tour boat where you can enjoy a live performance all night long. 

8. Kuta Beach, Bali

Talking about the best places to celebrate new year, of course, it’s not complete if we don’t put Bali on the list. 

Of all the interesting places that Bali has, Kuta Beach may be one of the best places to celebrate new year with your loved ones.  

Here, the new year is usually celebrated with a party and live music all night long, even until the sun rises. So, here, you can also enjoy the view of sunrise for the first time at the beginning of the year as well. 

9. Gili Trawangan, Lombok

Move aside to Lombok, there’s an interesting destination named Gili Trawangan, a beautiful island that is surrounded by beautiful beaches with a clear blue ocean.

Towards the end of the year, this beautiful island will transform into “a party island” where you can enjoy a fireworks party, an iconic fire dance, and a lot of interesting activities. 

10. Losari Beach, Makassar

For those of you who still have a hard time choosing the best places to celebrate new year, you can come to Makassar, specifically in Losari Beach. 

While waiting for the new year countdown, you can enjoy delicious Makassar traditional dishes and even take a photo with the Losari Beach view which has been decorated with a festive new year’s atmosphere. 

Are you still wondering where to go to celebrate new year with your special ones? These best places to celebrate new year that we just talked about can be one of the options you can choose. 

To make your holiday more comfortable, don’t forget to book your favorite accommodation through the Best Hostels website and apps. Not only accommodation, but Best Hostels also provide various fun activities that you can do while traveling. Let’s start your new year with Best Hostels!  

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