There you´ll find all kind of people, and I really mean all kind, but the atmosphere is of peace and celebration.
If you don´t want to stay with the crowd during the fireworks, you can also rent an apartmen in front of the beach, you´ll have a beautiful view, and all the confort of the best hotels in Rio, like Copacabana Palace. Another thing you can do to escape from the crowd, is watch it from a boat, many people do this, not only to espace from the crowd, but also to have an even better view of the show.
And the party is not only about the fireworks, music is played throughout the day, but it really kicks off around 7pm when live act and DJs start up the sound systems on the official stages. Three stages are set up over a 4km stretch: there is a Brazilian popular music stage playing sambas, pagodes and choros, a rock stage and another playing older music such as boleros, samba-canção and old carnival songs.
There´s also parties everywhere in the city, including the Copacabana Palace, Excelsior, Le Méridian and the Sofitel Rio Palace. Tickets for these can be bought from most large travel agents. And smaller parties can be found in every bar, club, beach, in fact everywhere, at new year´s eve, Rio is a Big Party.
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