Updated on Dec.11, 2013
New Year's Eve in Rio de Janeiroin Rio de Janeiro is one of the supreme Brazil travel experiences. You can enjoy the famous fireworks and shows on Copacabana Beach or welcome 2014 at one of the city's best parties, most of them all-nighters with all-inclusive menu or special dinner and open bar, live music and DJs.
Wearing white is a New Year's Eve tradition in Brazil. But for other ideas on what to wear, take a look at the photos and videos on party websites.
Unfortunately, purchasing tickets to the parties is still not a very simple operation for international travelers, as the main ticket sale website used - Ingresso Certo (www.ingressocerto.com) is only available in Portuguese and requires Brazilian information such as the CEP (postal code) for access. Contact the producers of each party for information or request help from a local agency such as Receptivo Rio Turismo.
Many of the parties sell their tickets at South (www.gruposouth.com.br) and Banco de Areia (www.bancodeareia.com.br) stores. If you are going to look for a party once you arrive in Rio for the holidays, check their locations on the official websites, under "Lojas".
Ticket prices change as lots sell out. Check prices on each party's official website and on the ticket sale websites, or call the venues for more information.
One of the city's finest hotels, the Sofitel Rio de Janeiro Copacabana is hosting its three parties and a special breakfast on New Year's Day this year.
Views of Copacabana Beach with its mega festivities are an extra perk.
Good reviews usually follow this party in a special area at the Museum of Modern Art (MAM-Rio), one of the attractions at Flamengo Park.
Eclectic music, including percussion and dancers from a samba school for the grito de Carnaval - the traditional sample of Carnival in Brazilian New Year's Eve parties; and fine food by the chefs from Laguiole, the charming restaurant at the museum, are some of the perks.
Rio's beautiful Jockey Club is hosting the 7th edition of this party with three distinct spaces and hugely popular Monobloco as the headliners.
The varied buffets include breakfast.
A great show featuring the Celebrare Band and samba draws locals and internationals to this traditional club by Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.
Lagoon Gourmet, the gourmet hub with a spectacular view of Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas and its Christmas tree, will host this party with a six-theme buffet, breakfast and music by DJs Roger, Ronnie Borges and Albie.
The buffet will include cold and hot finger foods, salads, a tasting menu, Mexican and Japanese food.
See prices and points of sale on their website, under "Vendas".
Join local habitués for one of Rio's best parties - the one at the chic Yacht Club in Urca. The pool pergola, surrounded by 96 coconut trees and with a view of Sugarloaf and Guanabara Bay, is the setting for this celebration with an all-inclusive menu, open bar and DJs.
The all-inclusive party at the Royal Tulip Rio de Janeiro, in its 9th edition, will have an open bar and serve a buffet dinner with salads and cold dishes, seven hot main dishes, and dessert, and a full breakfast.
The musical attractions will be Carrossel de Emoções (carrosseldeemocoes.com.br), a "funk bloco" which revisits Rio beats from the '90s with their original songs; MC Marcinho, another funk artist, and DJS Thiago Martins and Naza.