Need a New Year break? Check out these great ideas

Ruth Doherty
Best New Year breaks 2016
Best New Year breaks 2016

If you're thinking of taking a holiday over New Year, you're in luck - because there's a host of great deals out there.

From going in search of the Northern Lights in Norway or Sweden or swishing down the slopes in France or Italy, to chasing the sun on a Caribbean cruise or on a Canary Islands sun lounger, we've got the best New Year 2016 breaks covered.

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Why not see in 2017 with a spectacular bang by taking in the fireworks over Guanabara Bay in Rio de Janeiro, where you can also enjoy a live music event on Copacabana Beach as part of Reveillon - one of the biggest public New Year parties in the world.

If you're looking for something a little more relaxing with cocktails and sunbathing in mind, has some great affordable family deals to hotels in the Canary Islands and Malta over the New Year period.

Fancy pushing the boat out? Treat yourself to a cruise around the Caribbean, partying on a private beach in Thailand, or a glamorous Hollywood-inspired party in Croatia.

Love skiing? Why not try something a little different and celebrate New Year with the white stuff in Cervinia, Italy, dominated by the mighty Matterhorn and outstanding views.

If you're after some excitement for New Year 2016, release the adventurer in you and take on a luxury trek in Peru.

And if you want to celebrate closer to home, the UK also has some fabulous New Year breaks, from Hogmanay celebrations on a private island in Scotland to a chateau hotel party in Wales.

Check out our slideshow below to find out how to make the best New Year 2016. Happy New Year!