New Year's Eve is Rio de Janeiro's second most popular holiday. Like Carnival, New Year's Eve (or Réveillon) requires advance planning and August is a great time to get started, as that is when several hotels release their New Year's packages.
Copacabana leads the festivities in Rio with fabulous fireworks displays and shows. Over 2 million people crowd the beach for the celebration, which this year will be themed after the animated movie Rio 2. Read about New Year's Eve 2014 in Copacabana.
New Year's Eve 2014 Parties in Rio de Janeiro
You can ring in 2014 for free on the beach, but for great food, dancing with beautiful people (and perhaps breakfast), choose one of the New Year's Eve parties held at Rio de Janeiro hotels, lounges and other venues. Some Réveillon parties, such as the one at the Copacabana Palace or the Museum of Modern Art, are held every year. Here are some of the top parties:
- New Year's Eve 2014 Party at the Copacabana Palace
- Réveillon do Morro 2014 on Sugarloaf and Morro da Urca
- Réveillon Cidade Maravilhosa 2014 at MAM
- Réveillon Celebrare 2014 at Clube Monte Líbano