Rio de Janeiro has always been considered one of the best New Year’s Eve destinations in the world. Besides it being the middle of summer and Rio’s incredible beaches, the main attraction is the festive Cariocas (people from Rio). They are warm and friendly and all about a great party. Rio New Year is the place to be and they’ll make sure you feel welcome and have the time of your life!
If you are looking to party during New Year’s Eve, we have come up with a list of the top events for the end of the year in Rio. The main attraction is the fireworks on Copacabana Beach, which is a free event, but it does get extremely crowded. If you aren’t into huge crowds and want to ring in the New Year at an upscale event, we recommend the Rio New Year parties below. Also, for nights besides New Year’s Eve, we can provide you with our Rio VIP Nightlife Service to Rio’s hottest clubs and some of the events below.
***DUE TO COVID-19, THE 2020/2021 FIREWORKS SHOW WILL BE A VIRTUAL EVENT. THERE WILL BE FIREWORKS SHOWS ALL OVER THE CITY, BUT THE TRADITIONAL PARTY ON COPACABANA BEACH WILL NOT HAPPEN. IF YOU BOOK A PACKAGE WITH US, WE WILL PROVIDE OTHER OPTIONS AND NIGHTLIFE EVENTS OFFERED WILL FOLLOW ALL LOCAL SAFETY PROTOCOLS. DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTY WITH THIS YEAR’S EVENT, WE WILL NOT BE SELLING INDIVIDUAL PARTY TICKETS.***
Top Rio New Years Eve Parties:
- New Year’s Eve at Sugarloaf Mountain or Morro de Urca
- New Year’s at the Copacabana Palace
- JW Marriot Rooftop New Year’s Eve
- Rio Reveillon @ The Jockey Club
- Pestana Rio Atlantica Rooftop Party
Rio New Years Events
Based on past years these events have been the Rio New Year’s Events that we recommend.
New Year’s Eve @ Sugar Loaf or Morro de Urca
The view from this party is like no other! It sits atop one of Rio de Janeiro’s top tourist attractions. The 8th edition of the party promoted by Morro da Urca Entretenimento, which takes place on the two hills connected by the cable car – Morro da Urca and Pão de Açúcar, or the Sugarloaf. Access to Sugar Loaf to attend to 396 feet tall – with a privileged view of Copacabana Beach fireworks.
ALL-INCLUSIVE FOOD AND DRINKS as well as entertainment.
New Year’s at the Copacabana Palace
One of, if not the most upscale party in Rio is the New Year’s Eve Gala at the Copacabana Palace. The main party for Rio New Year will be held in three halls: Nobre, Golden, and Front. There will be live music, dinner buffet, and drinks scheme already included in the price. The tables will be shared in numbers of 10 and 12 places. Guests can watch the fireworks from the Great Hall.
JW Marriot Rooftop Copacabana New Year’s Eve:
If you are looking for a cool rooftop party right in front of the Copacabana New Year’s Fireworks another option a great option is the JW Marriot’s Rooftop NYE Party. There are many hotels with rooftops, but we chose this one because it should have a good mix of locals and tourists. Guests are welcomed to the Moonlounge Rooftop Bar starting at 8:00 PM.
Besides the impressive view of the fireworks of Copacabana beach, the JW Marriot Rooftop New Year’s Eve party includes hors d’oeuvre (horderves) and premium open bar premium During the whole party as well as a DJ.
Rio Reveillon @ The Jockey Club
Although this party isn’t on Copacabana Beach, we consider it one of the best for Rio New Year. The venue is great, it’s an upscale local crowd and it’s an overall incredible value!
With over 3000 people expected to attend, you can watch the fireworks from one of the tourists’ attractions, The “Rodrigo de Freitas” lake which overlooks the Christ the Redeemer statue.
It’s an all-inclusive party that includes Food & Open Bar. We include all service fees as well as VIP tickets to events. This event has reserved numbered VIP table seats, and “first come first serve” table options available.
Pestana Rio Atlantica Rooftop
A great option in front of Copacabana Beach is the party at the Pestana Rio Atlantica Hotel. This party offers 4 different options to choose from at different price points. It offers a party at the hotel’s ground level, another option at the hotel’s largest conference room with a view of Copacabana Beach on the 4th floor, and a couple of options on the hotel’s rooftop, which has an amazing view and the one we recommend.