Best places to spend New Year’s eve

Azer News - - Country Guide - By La­man Is­may­ilova

Spend­ing the Christ­mas and New Year's holiday weeks with fam­ily and friends is the long­stand­ing tra­di­tion in many coun­tries. It's is a time for com­fort, warmth and for good food.

As many coun­tries, Azer­bai­jan widely cel­e­brates one of the fa­vorite hol­i­days of multi-bil­lion pop­u­la­tion of the world ac­cord­ing to the Gre­go­rian cal­en­dar - on Jan­uary 1.

The holiday sea­son can be a won­der­ful time to visit the Land of Fire when it sparkles bright­est and brims with lively shop­ping and fes­tiv­i­ties.

The sights, sounds and smells of holiday are ev­i­dent from the end of Novem­ber. Christ­mas lights on the streets and the bus­tle of shop­pers ex­ude a cheer­ing warmth.

On the eve of New Year, Baku turns into a fab­u­lous city with many lights.

Azer­bai­jan's cap­i­tal is dressed with its finest dec­o­ra­tions. Won­der­ful lights il­lu­mi­nate the Christ­mas char­ity fair in the Foun­tain Square.

Here you can drink a cup of aro­matic cof­fee, hot choco­late or tea in small cozy cafes, taste fresh sweets and dishes of na­tional cui­sine.

Over the years world-fa­mous depart­ment stores have also com­peted to lure shop­pers with fan­tas­tic out­door dis­plays.

To­day, Shahdag is one of the most at­trac­tive sides for the lo­cal tourists in Azer­bai­jan dur­ing the win­ter sea­son.

The Shahdag Tourism Com­plex is Azer­bai­jan’s first ski re­sort and it dif­fers from sim­i­lar fa­cil­i­ties in the world for its unique­ness and di­ver­sity. Year by year the num­ber of tourists dis­cov­er­ing this beau­ti­ful re­sort in­creases.

If you're look­ing for un­usual places to spend New Year's Eve, then visit a world-fa­mous moun­tain­ous re­gion of Azer­bai­jan, Ga­bala.

Every­one can find some­thing to suit his own per­sonal taste and needs.

Na­ture lovers can en­joy the view of the moun­tains and walk in the emer­alds forests. There is also a wide range for more ad­ven­tur­ous visi­tors.

Tu­fan­daq Win­ter-Sum­mer Tourism Com­plex of­fers cable car rides at any time of the year, ski­ing on the ski tracks of dif­fer­ent difficulty level and much more.

You can also count­down to New Year in the recre­ation ar­eas of coun­try's Is­may­illi, Guba, Lerik, Masalli and many other re­gions.

A fab­u­lous fire­works show is set off in the Baku Boule­vard at mid­night.

Every year thou­sands of peo­ple gather in the city cen­ter, im­mers­ing visi­tors in the fes­tive at­mos­phere.

Fas­ci­nat­ing lights, dec­o­ra­tions and eye-catch­ing New Year trees makes every­one feel in a win­ter won­der­land.

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