Figuring out where -- and how -- you're going to ring in the New Year is stressful. Incorporating tons of friends, arranging transportation, making sure you're not standing in line when the countdown starts -- all things to consider.
Any of these suggestions would be a wise choice for New Year's Eve, 2015. And if you can't hop on a plane or spend several hours in a car, consider our last idea -- we promise, done right, it won't disappoint.
There's more to enjoy than fun in the sun in Key West during New Year's Eve. There's also a drag queen, Gary "Sushi" Marion, who will ring in the new year by being dropped in a giant high heel when the clock strikes 12. So raise an Absolut cocktail for the "shoe drop," and also escape the winter chill.
Las Vegas is doing something extraordinary this year. Gay men from more than 30 different countries will be descending on Sin City for three days of organized fun and debauchery. Guests will attend shows, parties and mingle with gay men from around the world. If you're looking to close out 2014 in a fun, unique way and make new friends from around the globe, this is the place to do it. So kick off your stay with a stiff drink courtesy of Absolut and let the party begin.
Palm Springs, California
A weekend in the desert might sound like a quiet way to begin 2015, and it can be. But if you're looking to party, Palm Springs is the place L.A. gays go to rent homes, party and ring in the New Year. The city beckons thousands of boys to the desert each year and promises to be a blast once again.
Times Square, New York
It might be crowded and cold, but there's a ball drop. Need we say more?
There is always something exciting happening in The Castro on New Year's Eve, and what better place to ring in one of the most historic years for equality in the United States than in the birthplace of the modern LGBT civil rights movement? Wander the streets, pop into some clubs, maybe even hit up a house party too, but the sense of community on NYE in San Francisco is heartwarming.
We're not going to single out a specific event because, let's face facts -- Miami and South Beach are plenty gay enough on their own. But no city in the United States knows how to party like Miami, so whether you're in a club, in a hotel or on a beach, we promise you'll have a good time.
Sound lame? Hardly. Ringing in a New Year can be a blow out, or it can be an opportunity to gather with your closest friends, reflect on the year gone by, and focus on what's really important for the year to come. This is a great opportunity to show off your party hosting skills and impress guests with a batch of Absolut Red Dollar Holiday Punch made with a bottle of Absolut Warhol Limited Edition. Make NYE 2015 a night to remember.
Enjoy responsibly. Absolut(r) vodka. Product of Sweden. 40% alc./vol.distilled from grain. (c)2014 Imported by Absolut Spirits Co., New York, NY.