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- New York City. The most famous New Year’s Eve celebration in the world will see 1 million revelers pour into Times Square (while another billion watch the spectacle from their TV screens). This year the center-of-the-New-Year’s-Eve-universe for more than a 100 years will usher in 2012 with star-studded performances by Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, part of Dick Clarks’ New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest. Following the sparkling12-foot, Waterford Crystal-covered, illuminated ball drop will be a blitz of confetti, balloons, and pyrotechnic displays. Check out New York City timeshare rentals.
- Walt Disney World. The theme park’s nightly occurring fireworks and entertainment are ratcheted up by the Mouse for this special night. The Magic Kingdom offers a double dose of pyrotechnics lighting up the skies above the Cinderella Castle at 8:30 p.m. (prime time for the little ones), and again just before midnight. Epcot combines music, fire, lights, lasers, and fireworks for two showings of its “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” display, ideal for viewing from the various international pavilions and restaurants. Hollywood Studios brings together music, fireworks, lasers, and water effects for two showings of its “Fantasmic” Disney movies-and-music spectacular, followed by a midnight fireworks presentation. Check out Disney timeshare rentals.
- San Antonio. This New Year’s Eve celebration is Texas-sized proportioned. A quarter of a million revelers will participate in one of the biggest free fiestas in the country, dubbed Celebrate San Antonio. HemisFair Park, near the city’s famed River Walk, is the hub. Musicians perform on four stages, food stalls offer international dishes, and family activities abound, all in a buildup to a fireworks extravaganza at the stroke of midnight. The pyrotechnic pageant launches off of the 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas in a dazzling 17-minute display. Check out San Antonio timeshare rentals.
- Las Vegas. On New Year’s Eve, The Strip is blocked to vehicular traffic and becomes pedestrian-only for “America’s Party.” Head up high and watch mesmerizing pyrotechnic effects shot off above Sin City’s neon lights from surrounding rooftops. Or, wander downtown to the Fremont Street Experience, where the fourth annual TributePalooza street party sees a dozen metal and classic-rock cover bands play underneath a dazzling illuminated overhead canopy. Meanwhile, A-list headliners swooping in to ring in 2012 include Stevie Wonder at The Cosmopolitan and John Legend at The Palms. The party at the Mirage’s 1-OAK nightclub will be hosted by Fergie. Check out Las Vegas timeshare rentals.