Provincetown New Year’s Eve

Author: , December 21st, 2018

New Year’s Eve in Provincetown is rapidly approaching.  Saturday night, December 29th listen to Suede in concert.  See the fireworks over Provincetown Harbor on December 30th, grab a bight to eat and then attend the Well Strung performance in the town hall auditorium.  Listed below is a calendar to help you make your travel plans.  On New Year’s Eve attend one of the parties listed below or make your reservations at a local restaurant to ring in the new year!

12/28 – 01/01    First Light Provincetown
12/28 – 12/30    Canteen Holiday Market
12/29            Suede in Concert at Crown & Anchor
12/30            Well Strung at Town Hall
12/30            Dina Martina Christmas Show at Crown & Anchor
12/30            Fireworks over Provincetown Harbor (approximately 5:30pm)
12/31            New Year’s Eve parties at A-House, Crown & Anchor, Club Purgatory

            Well Strung in Ptown

Ptown Dan and his partner Bob own the Somerset House Inn, an award winning Provincetown Bed and Breakfast.  Named the Best Bed and Breakfast on Cape Cod for 2018 by Cape Cod Magazine the Somerset House Inn is in the perfect Commercial Street location across the street from the water and walking distance to everything.  We would love to see you in Provincetown for New Year’s Eve, join us to see Well Strung in concert.  Check our visit our web site to make your reservations.  We look forward to welcoming you to Ptown for New Years!

Gay Man’s Guide to New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas

Author: , December 10th, 2015

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The holiday season is officially upon us, which may already have you feeling a bit burdened. So after trudging through what at times is the unpleasant business of visiting family and enduring painful conversations at the dinner table, consider an end of season vacation to celebrate the conclusion of forced family gatherings and the beginning of a new year.

Long-favored as a getaway for gay travelers, Las Vegas is always popular come New Year’s Eve. New Year’s 2016 looks to be no exception, with a host of great performances and events to help you ring in 2016. Check out some of our favorite picks for this new year in Las Vegas below.

Pop lovers won’t want to miss Carly Rae Jepsen at The Venetian Las Vegas on December 30, 31 and January 2. The singer will be performing tracks from her critically acclaimed new album E*MO*TION (if you haven’t listened already, you need to) plus her breakout hit “Call Me Maybe.”

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Evolve New Year’s Eve Party – The Photos

Author: , January 5th, 2015

Evolve Vegas 2014-15Is it just us, or does the festive period suddenly seem like a distant memory?

But if you are feeling the Monday morning, back-to-work blues, then never fear. We have a little something to soften the blow: seven pictures of fabulous, queer, sequin-filled excess at the Evolve Vegas NYE party. If it doesn’t get you thinking about next December 31, nothing will.

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The Seven Best New Year’s Eve Parties

Author: , December 22nd, 2014

Gay Pride Flag San FranciscoWe’ve already brought you our run down of the best gay New Year’s Eve parties in the UK and the US to finish off, here are our pick of seven more of the best from around the world

1. WE Party Gods of the Olympus @ La Riviera, Madrid: Hot guys with the bodies of Grecian gods will be encouraged to strip down to their smalls as the WE New Year Festival reaches its epic climax. Featuring special guests Manuel De Diego, Danny Verde and Lucas Flamefly.

2. SCREAM @ Gibus, Paris: A 12-hour, one-stop-shop gay dance marathon in the French capital. Room one is house and progressive; room two is pop, dance and R&B; room 3 is for cruising or unwind in the VIP or outdoor terrace area. Happy clubbing.
From $20

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Author: , December 16th, 2014


Allow the Pink Iceland team to bring you a NYE celebration, local style! Go to a bonfire in Björk’s neighborhood, dine with fellow travelers and your local gay guide, experience the madness of Icelanders lighting fireworks at Hallgrímskirkja church followed by a house party with the Pink Iceland team and dance into the night at the local queer bar Kiki!


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Enter to Win a New Year’s Eve Trip to San Francisco

Author: , December 5th, 2014

San FranciscoIf you’ve ever dreamt of biking across the Golden Gate Bridge, dancing the night away in the Castro, and watching New Year’s Eve fireworks over the Bay Bridge, you’re probably hankering for a visit to San Francisco. Well it’s just your day, because GayCities is giving away a trip for two to the City by the Bay! All you have to do is enter this year’s San Francisco Travel Sweepstakes.

Here’s what’s in store for you, plus one, when you visit:

Two nights at Hotel DIVA: Twerk like a true diva for two nights at your namesake hotel: The trendy and modern Hotel DIVA located on Union Square. Your guest room will be just a stone’s throw from San Francisco’s bustling shopping district and blocks from sumptuous international restaurants.

Enter here by 12/10.

By Brennan Gamwell – Full Story at Queerty | San Francisco Gay Travel Resources

Got New Year’s Plans Yet? How About Tropical Fruits?

Author: , June 23rd, 2014

Tropical FruitsIf the glitz and glamour of Sydney are all just a bit too much for you on New Year’s Eve, look no further than the beautiful Northern Rivers region of New South Wales! This year, why not tempt your palette with some Tropical Fruits. Tropical Fruits, the long running local LGBTI community organisation, is hosting their own NYE party and you’re all invited.

Set in Lismore, this 4-day experience will have you dancing the night away, lounging by the water during the day and enjoying the scenery of some of the most beautiful parts of Australia. It truly is the perfect experience for someone who wants to welcome the new year uniquely.

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Dolly Travels: Spending New Year’s Eve in Vienna

Author: , January 6th, 2012

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Our dear friend, Bella (Dolly Goolsby) is on the go again, this time starting in Switzerland and ending in Italy. She has graciously allowed us to republish her travel blogs. Enjoy!

New Year's Eve in ViennaWow! How can it be January 3 already? Time always flies when we are on vacation. Now, tomorrow morning, we fly home. That will be another 33 hour day. Hopefully, we will be able to nap on the plane home.

New Years’ Eve here was such a blast. Fortunately, the weather continued to be clear, although cold. Frank and I went over to the Rathaus (City Hall) at 2:00 p.m. That was the beginning of the festivities.

The food and drink stands we’re open, a DJ was playing music for dancing, the souvenir stands were doing a brisk business selling Good Luck pigs…I don’t know why, but pigs are the symbol of good luck for the next year…we saw marzipan pigs, ceramic pigs, plush pigs,
Pig hats…(Frank wanted one, but fortunately, he changed his mind before he bought one.)

We made a short tour past several of the music venues, before heading home. The Youth Olympic Team did a torch parade through Vienna, and then spent most of the next 12 hours at a venue near us.

Back at our hotel, we took a short rest, then went out again about 8:00 p.m. The Rock music venue near us was already drawing a huge crowd with a lively rock group from Russia. On we went to Graben, and another DJ venue playing US Oldies…people were dancing in the square at that place.

We stopped and got a bratwurst and a beer, then we walked and walked, taking in a couple more venues. The crowds were getting thicker, as we got to St. Stephansplatz , where the music was classical, plus a Tyrolean band, some singers doing show tunes.

Finally, at midnight, all the music stopped briefly, then through the loudspeakers at every venue, came the strains of “Blue Danube” waltz, continuously for 15 minutes. So we did get to waltz in the New Year in style, down coats and all.

Sunday morning we went to Mass at the Hofburg Palace Chapel, where the Vienna Boys Choir sang part of the Handel mass. Very nice. It had started to rain by the time the Mass was over, so we went to Starbucks for a cappuccino, to warm ourselves.

It was too rainy to do much that day, so we just relaxed then went out to dinner around 7:00. We went to one of our favorite restaurants, Beisl, a traditional Viennese restaurant, where people share tables. We love it, as we get to meet other people who are tourists, also, although the ones we met were from Germany and France. They were very friendly, and of course, they all spoke English. Nice for us, but a bit embarrassing, also, as neither one of us can get very far in the German language.

Last night we finally figured out the tram system. It had changed since we were here last, and Frank was determined to get it right. On the tram we met a group of young people from Padua, Italy, so we did have a great conversation. And we were able to steer them correctly on the tram, now that Frank was an expert.

Today was bright and clear. We again walked through parts of the Old City, went to the art museum, had a nice lunch, then walked some more. Now we have to think about our last dinner here in Vienna, and pack for home.

I hope you have enjoyed my sharing Vienna with you. Please let me know, through comments on the blog page. I like to know how the blog is doing, whether the posts are interesting or boring. I will appreciate hearing from you.

Until I see you again, Prosit Neue Jahre!


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Dolly Travels: Getting Ready for New Year’s Eve in Austria

Author: , January 4th, 2012

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Our dear friend, Bella (Dolly Goolsby) is on the go again, this time in Austria. She has graciously allowed us to republish her travel blogs. Enjoy!

New Year's Eve in AustriaHi, Everyone,

Yes, Frank and I arrived here in Vienna on Wednesday evening. What a beautiful city, made even more beautiful by the festive lights across the streets, the stands selling roasted chestnuts, sausages, hot punch and mulled wine. The weather is cold, but clear, so we have been able to walk around and see the sights without being miserable. We have our heavy coats, hats, gloves and scarves, so we are just fine.

After we had walked around most of the day yesterday, we went to St. Peter’s Church to hear a concert on the pipe organ there. Glorious! St. Peter’s is a relatively small church, but the acoustics in the church were fantastic, and a nice repast from the hectic, everyday life outside the church.

Last night we went out just to see the lighted streets. There are lots of tourists here, getting more crowded each day, as it gets closer to New Years. We are watching the workmen complete the stages for the different music venues thought this old city. Tomorrow, starting at noon, there will be music in 12 different squares, all within a 2-mile radius, so will be easy walking from one venue to another.

We took the tram around the Inner Ring of the city last night, also, but somehow ended up where we didn’t want to be. Today, we tried the same trip and once again, got on the wrong train. We just had to laugh, because it is supposed to be so easy to just go around the Rings, see the Opera House, the different churches, the different areas. We had done this before with no problem. We finally decided the only thing that is really easy to do here, is to get lost!

However, today we did get off the wrong tram before we went too far, and walked back a couple blocks and got on the correct tram. Then we went to Haus der Musik, a great, informative, interactive music museum. We had not been there before, but it was great fun.

Yesterday we had lunch of a sausage from one of the street stands, and dinner at a traditional restaurant. The food is so good here, it is a good thing we are doing so much walking, or we would be waddling.

I am going to try to send some pictures so you can enjoy this beautiful city with us. I am sure I will not write tomorrow, as we will be out and about all day, starting our New Years’ Eve with waltz lessons at the Rathaus (city hall) and then seeing how many of the music venues we can get to”

Happy New Year, everyone.

Or as they are saying here: Prosit Neue Jahre

One of the stages getting set up for tomorrow’s music.


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Taiwan for New Year’s Eve

Author: , December 21st, 2011

Instead of spending another holiday season stressed out about where to go to completely unwind, visit Taiwan – a tropical oasis full of relaxing and fun activities. The island’s countdown to 2012 New Year celebration includes a variety of European and Asian infused gourmet and street food tasting events, traditional folklore performances by aboriginal tribes, relaxing concert series by the lake, shopping at famous night markets, and view spectacular fireworks at iconic buildings and skyscrapers.

“A series of exciting countdown celebrations to 2012 New Year have been scheduled throughout the island starting this December,” said Trust Lin, Director of Taiwan Tourism Bureau in Los Angeles Office. “The specialized events designed in Taipei, Sun Moon Lake and Alishan will offer eye-opening experiences for families looking for an exotic relaxing holiday season in Asia.”

Taipei 101, the world’s second tallest skyscraper, is known around the world for its annual spectacular New Year fireworks. In 2011, the fireworks gained worldwide recognition when international explosive expert and controversial modern artist Cai Guo-Qiang took the night sky as his open canvas to celebrate ROC’s (Taiwan) centennial.

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