Have you ever wondered, “What is there to do on New Year’s Eve besides watch the ball drop?” (Even though, I gotta say, that’s a lot of fun too.) If you have, then I have just the answer.

How does standing in a huge crowd of happy people, while listening to your favorite artists with the ones you care about, and counting down to midnight sound? Let me tell you, it’s a life changing experience … especially if there’s confetti! No matter where you are around the world, there’s sure to be a perfect show for you and your friends. Check our top picks for New Year’s Eve festivals below!

1. Insomniac’s Countdown New Year’s Eve


We’re all preparing for the 3rd annual Countdown New Year’s Eve at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino. This year’s event takes place on Dec. 30th and 31st along with some amazing performers. This year’s installment will feature amazing productions, insane stage installations, and headliners all around with a new year’s glow. We’re lucky to have performers such as Baauer, Ghastly, and RL Grime in the house! Last year’s event sold out, so you have to get your tickets fast! 

2. Snowglobe Music Festival


If you really want to feel like it’s New Year’s Eve, then head down to one of California’s biggest raves in South Lake Tahoe! You won’t find many raves that you’ll actually need to wear snow boots and a parka to! This is one of the most beautiful shows you could attend, but most definitely the coldest! You’ll be surrounded by trees and fireworks to bring in 2017 and truly get the New Year’s Eve and rave experience all in one night. Get your tickets here and get ready for some performances by Flume, Mr. Carmack, Major Lazer, and so many more!

3. Decadence New Year’s Eve


If you’re looking for fairytale vibes, then the 6th annual Decadence Music Festival is your next go-to! With two separate events in Arizona and Colorado (line-up yet to be announced), this festival screams New Year’s Eve! The festival features stellar lineups, amazing Cabana deals for you and your friends, and fairies walking around glowing with happiness; Decadence will be all decked out! Get your tickets for either state now and get ready for deadmau5, Jauz, and Porter Robinson.