Fun things to do on New Year's Eve in Chennai
Most things when they end bring varied feelings but the best thing about a year ending is that it brings happiness! Happiness about the New Year, new beginnings, a whole new future to look forward to! And the best way to kick start on a high note is by celebrating the New Year’s Eve. There are awesome New Year Parties in Chennai and several other fantastic options too. Here are some tops ways to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Chennai!
1. Attend a Party
The most popular thing to do on New Year’s Eve is to gather your folks/friends and hit the party scene. Over the years the New Year party scene has grown to cater to every party goer’s needs. Parties in almost every location in town (no need to drive long to get to the party venue), for every budget (new restaurants to 5 start hotels) and themes (Bollywood to masquerade to Pool) with fantastic performances and sumptous food & drinks. And Chennai being a coastal city, beach parties are quite a rage especially at the resorts. If you’re looking to stay after partying into the wee hours, just take a party+stay package. There are many parties that also offer babysitting and kids zones for the little party goers. So dance the night away! Attend a Party
New Year Parties in Chennai
2. Travel the New Year Eve Weekend
Some of us like the quiet and like to do things low key- even welcoming the New Year. Well, this New Year Eve comfortably falls over a weekend with New Year’s day on a Monday. You could make the most of the long weekend and explore places which you’ve always wanted to. There are trips suited for all kinds of travellers, interest and time frame. You could camp and count the stars at Yelagiri, Go beaching and ride the waves at Covelong, Trek and take pictures at Munnar, Be awed at the sculpture wonders at Mahabalipuram; or better yet take a extra few days off and head further up to experience culture at the New Year Carnival in Jaismalar or go down (and under water) at Andaman Nicobar. Travels rewards one with awesome experiences, new friends and reinstates love for the world!
3. Party on the Beach
Beach is Chennai’s blessing. Though the city temperature soars during the day, the beach provides the much needed balance. December is cooler and the beach is filled with waves of people almost all through the Christmas and New Year holidays. Folks flock the beach with friends, family and by themselves as it offers an ocean of choices-sea gazing or people watching by oneself, taking a stroll hand in hand or sharing a roasted corn with that special someone, kite flying or beach volleyball with buddies, playing in the waves, smearing one’s face eating cotton candy and being a kid again with the kiddos. There are special events like Marathons, rallies, cultural performances and New Year gatherings at both Marina and Elliots. Head out a little further to Covelong and Mahabalipuram to experience wind surfing, scuba diving and even beach camping. Ring in the New Year with the excited crowds united by hope for a great New Year!
4. Plenty to do in Pondicherry
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No time to go to Goa but you long for the sun, sands and serenity this New Years? Pondicherry has got the answers for it all. Known as the French Riviera of the East, it has retained it charm from an area bygone. About 155 kms from Chennai, the town that’s actually a Union territory offers a unique experience with its mix of modern heritage and spiritual culture. Start with finding peace at Sri Aurobindo Ashram or little further at Auroville; watch people, waves and the sunrise/sunset at the seaside promenade or explore the city on bicycle or heritage tours, sunbathe and then go scuba diving, finally enjoy the nightlife with great food, beer and dancing. There are many restaurants, hotels and resorts that host the parties on Valentine’s, Christmas and New Year.
5. Spend the day & night at a Theme Park
Truth be told Theme Parks are places that bring back our child hood alive. They are a world by themselves where your leave your worries behind and be transported to a magical world of laughter of every kind. Its thrills,fun and adrenaline pumping and heart racing. There are attractions for every age- Rides both dry (roller coasters, spinners and swingers) and wet (wave pools, splashers and slides), shops, food joints, entertainment stages and even movie screens. The fun does not have to end with the day- you could check into the Theme park resort and continue enjoying a few rides at night, special performances and awesome nightlife too. The kiddos and you would hang out together and have loads of fun.Chennai boasts of some great themes parks – MGM Dizee world, VGP Universal Kingdom and Kishkinta- to have fun this New Year’s.
Kids Events in Chennai