5. Budapest: Live band performances at Vörösmarty Square stretch for three days from 30 December to 1 January. Stuck with a hangover? Kocsonya, a dish made with pig feet, will surely help you get over it.

Top 5: Best cities to celebrate New Year's Eve

Tired of celebrating New Year's Eve on the same square with the same mildly drunk and overexcited strangers? Time to pack your bags and start the year with a bang! These five cities promise you the time of your life.