Have you ever been in Taipei for Christmas or New Year holidays? Taipei is the national capital of Taiwan. It is in the northern part of the Taiwan island in a basin between the Yangming Mountains and the Central Mountains. The city has many tourism attractions and unique New Years Eve celebrations waiting for you to discover in next coming festive season. What makes the Taipei New Year’s Eve Celebration special is that it is different from the fireworks and performances put on by Sydney city (Australia), the second city to celebrate New Year’s Eve 2017. This also differs from the countdown and lowering of the ball in Times Square in New York City, USA.
New Years Eve Celebrations
At Taipei’s 101 building when the countdown enters the final stage, the building itself lights up floor by floor from the bottom up for New Year’s countdown, making Taipei 101 the biggest New Year’s Eve countdown clock in the world. Once the countdown is over, NYE midnight fireworks are immediately set off, a star-studded group gathers on the spot to accompany a variety of activities and special ceremonies. And a special, exciting, out-of-the-ordinary Taipei New Year’s Eve celebration is on display!
Although taking place in the winter with its low temperatures and frequent bursts of cold air, Taipei New Year’s Eve celebration attracts more people the later in the evening it gets. Even if a cold snap hits, there is no drop in the enthusiasm of those welcoming in the new year. The Taipei city government, that runs the event, has made the concept of turning Taipei city into “New Year City,” the creative axis of the event. Since the staging of Taiwan’s first-ever grand New Year’s event in 1995, it won an enthusiastic response among young people and had the media competing with each other to report it, and this later spread throughout the entire country with similar celebrations being held everywhere.
On the day of the event, the Taipei city government will invite popular entertainers and famous pop singers to perform at the celebrations on the square in front of the government offices. At the same time, this glamorous New Year’s Eve celebration puts Taipei squarely on the global stage, winning international applause and becoming one of the most famous international and Taiwanese New Year’s events.
Get to Taipei
You can get to Taipei via Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport. The four transportation means from the airport to the city are bus, high speed rail, taxi, and pre-arranged sedan. Do remember to book well in advance your air flight tickets to avoid any last-minute issues.
Accommodations on NYE
As a big travel hub of Taiwan, Taipei has more than 600 hotels with full ranges of services and facilities for you to choose from. Popular hotels in Taipei are Park Taipei Hotel, Caesar Park Hotel, Caesar Park Hotel, Westgate Hotel, Just Sleep Hotel Ximending, Park City Hotel – Luzhou Taipei, Park Taipei Hotel, etc. If you are planning to spend your next coming Christmas and New Year holidays in Taiwan, early hotel booking is strongly suggested.