New Years Eve 2014 in Dublin
When you celebrate New Years Eve 2014 in Dublin you’ll find the city is one that notoriously enjoys partying. All over the Dublin the holiday is celebrated in fine style with a vast array of special events and parties to mark the occasion, followed by the inevitable fireworks display at midnight, and also greets the New Year with an exciting New Years Day parade.
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Best Parties, Countdown and Fireworks NYE 2014 in Dublin:
There are 3 major events planned for New Years Eve 2014 in Dublin including the People’s Procession of Light, Countdown Concert, and the Fireworks Spectacular. The concert takes place at the College Green, starting at 8.30pm and runs until 1am and will include big name live music performances and more. The Countdown concert also represents the beginning of the 2014 Gathering, a festival that lasts throughout the year presenting a variety of special events.
The People’s Procession of Light officially starts off the NYE 2014 in Dublin festival, and its theme is “The Journey”, is created to mark the arrival of travelers from all over the world to be a part of “the Gathering”. The procession starts at about 7pm and will wind its way through the city streets before arriving at St Stephen’s Green with lots of time left to enjoy the activities before the midnight countdown and fireworks display.
St Stephen’s Green hosts the Big Bang Fireworks Spectacular, one of Dublin’s most remarkable pyrotechnic displays, and part of the NYE 2014 in Dublin festival. The streets around the green will be closed down during the festival to allow easy access to all the activities including street performers, live music and more.
In addition, Dublin has 2 casinos that are sure to provide a fun packed New Years Eve; the Sporting Emporium Casino and the Fitzwilliam Casino and Card Club. If you’re into a more laid back party atmosphere check out some of Dublin’s pubs that are favored by rock stars, the literary set, political figures, tourists and hard working locals grabbing a pint or two while waiting for the NYE countdown to begin. Dublin is home to over a 1,000 pubs and no visit to the city is complete without stopping in to 1 or 2 and enjoying a local brew.
There will also be a variety of free events during New Years Eve 2014 in Dublin that will be fun for people of all ages and there are 5 festival zones situated throughout the city center area. On New Years day the Big Brunch is definitely worth checking out and is held in the Meeting House Square. So, whether you’re a local or a visitor, young or old, Dublin is sure to have something wonderfully exciting for you to enjoy on NYE as you celebrate the arrival of 2014.
Hotels and Accommodations for New Years Eve 2014 in Dublin:
The city center area is the best place to stay during New Years Eve 2014 in Dublin but there are several wonderful locations just a short distance away as well. Popular hotel choices include the Westbury Hotel, the Fitzwilliam Hotel, the Merrion and the budget friendly Croke Park Hotel.