12/28/2012 07:17 am ET Updated Feb 27, 2013

Best Places To Celebrate The New Year

The over 100-year-old Ball Drop in New York City's Times Square is the most iconic and famous New Year's Eve celebration in the world, but it's not the only over-the-top party, and not the biggest or most expensive. There are plenty of other celebrations around the world and many are weirder or, at the very least, considerably warmer. Every culture has its own way of celebrating the new year and the commonality tends to be booze, which means that travelers can get weird the world over.

Here, Food & Wine names some of the best places to celebrate the new year.

-- Carly Fisher, Food & Wine

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Where To Celebrate The New Year