The Go-To New Year Celebrations In 2020

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As the end of 2020 approaches, we can’t help but reflect on what a whirlwind of a year it has truly been. It’s been a time of many restrictions to our daily lives, but 2021 certainly looks promising that it will hold plenty more hope, opportunities and the chance to catch up on the fun times we’ve missed. Although a large new year’s eve celebration isn’t on the cards, there are still ways you can end this year on a high note.

Here’s our pick of new year celebrations that will allow you to forget your woes, and at least make the end of 2020 one you’d like to remember!

Romantik Boutique Hotel Villa Sostaga, Lake Garda, Italy

Situated on the edge of Lake Garda atop a hill surrounded by 40 hectares of land, this old 19th-century hunting lodge exudes sophisticated country charm, brimming with classic furnishings that hark back to its storied past. Benefitting from staggering views, the undeniably luxurious Villa Sostaga is hoping to welcome guests back from December 23rd, into a space where beauty meets elegance and where no request or desire is too big or small.

Spend New Year’s alongside the lake from December 27th to January 3rd and welcome in 2021 with a sumptuous dinner, with an utterly spectacular view, where you’ll be spellbound by the fireworks lighting up the splendid banks of Lake Garda. Led by Chef Gianfranco Pugliese, the restaurant at Villa Sostaga is a true shining gem — located on the Brescia banks of the lake. The Liberty dining room and Clara hall benefit from a cosy and discreet atmosphere, with exclusive events that will charm you well into the evening. This is the perfect gift to treat that someone special, and can be booked from four to seven nights.

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Elysium Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus

Offering an utterly breathtaking Mediterranean environment, Elysium Hotel combines Byzantine architecture, mosaics, colonnades and waterfalls with a gracious welcome, for a stay that feels exclusive and elegant. Building on their unbeatable packages, Elysium’s festive packages showcase outstanding hospitality and unrivalled luxury with rooms that feature unique amenities and impressive interior design. As well as breathtaking sea views, you’ll be able to benefit from the hotel’s astounding festive beauty.

Step into 2021 with the Elysium’s two-day New Year experience, staying from December 30th to January 1st in a deluxe bedroom with an inland view. Enjoy a welcome gluehwein on arrival, a delicious New Year’s Eve gala dinner in the sublime Basilica Ballroom or the Epicurean Restaurant and a lavish buffet breakfast in the Lemonia Piazza. Where entertainment is concerned, you’re certainly in for a treat. Eurovision contest singer, Hovig, will be performing a rich repertoire for a night full of lively international hits and Maestro Nikolas Mavreshis will be making a home in the Basilica Ballroom, performing some of his greatest hits, alongside select singers, sure to give you a night to remember.

For any additional information, please contact Elysium’s reservations department on +357 2684 4444 or email

The Dunstane Houses, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

One of the world’s greatest New Year’s celebrations, Hogmanay, is Scotland’s three-day festive revelry, filled with live music concerts, street parties and a large torchlight procession. Unfortunately much of the usual tradition won’t be going ahead this year, but never fear! The Dunstane Houses is hosting the Ultimate Hogmanay Night In and giving you a reason to continue to go ahead with the new year’s frivolities and celebrations. Enjoy a Hogmanay Viking Escapade experience featuring an in-room hamper dedicated to all things Viking, with Orkney gin, Highland Park whisky, Orkney craft beer, Scottish cider, homemade shortbread and a whole lot more. Indulge in a sumptuous 4-course dinner and a glass of bubbly and bacon butty delivered to your room. At midnight, join in, shouting Happy New Year out your window and wake up to The Dunstane House’s famous Scottish breakfast on New Year’s day and a generous late check-out. Leave feeling utterly content, jovial and hopeful for the upcoming year.

To book a stay or dinner, call The Dunstane Houses on 0131 3376169 or email

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