New Years Eve 2017 in São Paulo, Brazil and surroundings is kicked off with locals and visitors alike hitting the beaches and jumping 7 waves to celebrate the approach of the New Year (or Reveillon). NYE is one of the biggest events in the country next to Carnival. Celebrations will be going on all over the city including hotels, restaurants, outdoor events and night clubs. São Paulo and its rival city Rio de Janeiro have been compared to Los Angeles and New York, U.S. cities and this Brazilian city is sure to offer NYE entertainment that’s just as exciting.
Countdown Parties & NYE Fireworks
One of the trendiest functions will be held right in the heart of the city at the Tivoli São Paulo Hotel on Av. Paulista. The hotel is a great place to enjoy the fireworks without facing the crowded streets if you prefer a quieter evening, but with plenty of diverse entertainment choices including dining and cocktails, sometimes an open bar.
Bourbon Street, one of the hottest jazz clubs in São Paulo, is the ideal place for jazz and/or blues and salsa lovers to bring in the New Year. Bourbon Street has a unique piano-shaped bar that serves up great cocktails and the ambiance of the bar is fantastic. Another fun place to check out is Bar Brahma, one of the oldest bars in São Paulo, where you’ll enjoy lively Brazilian music and happy patrons dancing and singing their way into the New Year. Additional dancing venues include the Opium Solarium or D’Edge.
Avenida Paulista opens its streets on NYE to pedestrians only, blocking off cars so they can play host around 2 million guests who come to enjoy live music and fireworks displays. The activities are free for the most part and party goers typically get dressed up in white (like most Brazilian parties) and bring their own champagne. Every year the area comes up with a new theme for their New Years Eve activities.
Dining choices in São Paulo are wide-ranging meaning there is something for everyone to enjoy. Quite a few restaurants will offer a specialized Reveillon (NYE) menu and vary between fine dining to casual cuisine. If you’re looking for a more luxurious dining experience you’ll want to consider the stunning Hotel Unique or Fasano where you’ll also have a wonderful view of the firework displays on Avenida Paulista from either of the hotel’s rooftop bars. Most restaurant menus will include traditional Brazilian specialties including lentils which are said to provide prosperity and good fortune in the New Year. Another favorite food choice is to go to a Churrascaria like Fogo do Chão for an all you can eat dining experience serving a variety of Brazilian specialties.
Last but not least, New Years Eve in São Paulo can also be enjoyed on one of the beautiful beaches, enjoying champagne as you bring the New Year.
Accommodations for NYE
There are over 200 hotels, many conveniently located in the downtown area, ensuring that your New Years Eve in São Paulo holiday turns out perfectly. A few examples of great hotels include Renaissance São Paulo, HB Hotels Ninety and the Royal Jardins Boutique Hotel. If you are planning to join the Sampa parties and rock the New Years Eve in South America, early hotel booking is highly recommended.