Yes, ’tis the season to be jolly and for family/friends gatherings, even if you are spending it far from home.
You already know that Lima people is usually very friendly to tourists and foreigners, and that Peruvians love partying, so so it is very likely that you have already been invited to spend New Year’s Eve at a friend’s home.
And if by chance you are not invited anywhere, there are some choices to spend an unforgettable time and have fun!
1) Cumbia time!! you know, the most popular party music in Peru is, undoubtedly, local cumbia, and there are many cumbia bands organizing big parties on New Year’s Eve. We have a two suggestions; Bareto, which will perform at Rumba Sur (Km. 43 Old Panamericana Road, Punta Hermosa Beach) and Hermanos Yaipén, who will throw a huge party at the Circolo Sportivo Italiano (Juan Pablo Fernandini Avenue 1530, Pueblo Libre). You need to buy your tickets in advance via Teleticket (use their webpage or go to their stalls at any Wong Supermarket).
2) Not a cumbia fan? There are choices. Atlantic City Casino (Benavides Avenue 430, Miraflores) will have a live orchestra, open bar, dinner, champagne, and the tickets include breakfast and parking; or the Real Felipe Fortress (Plaza Independencia, no number, Callao) will also house a big party, among many other events. Again, tickets are already on sale by Teleticket.
3) Feel like camping? If you are in camping mood, Lima beaches and natural areas offer excellent spots. In addition to the south beaches, some other popular destinations are the Albufera Medio Mundo (near Huacho beaches, for birdwatching) and Lomas de Lachay.
Happy New Year!!