Since you said, “…or anywhere!” I’ll chime in:
We live about 1/2 block off the Tournament of Roses Parade route in Pasadena, CA. People are already staking out spots on the sidewalk.
Our NYE tradition is to do a burrito bar - tortillas, beans, assorted fillings, chips, etc., and non-alcoholic drinks and cookies (since we always make too many for Christmas and need to get them out of the house).
Friends come over throughout the evening to eat, play games, shoot the sh*t, and so forth. A little before midnight, we meander down to Colorado Blvd. and mingle with the revelers - lots of noisy chaos (oh, how I hate vuvuzelas!) and happy though cold people.
Then friends disperse and we crawl into our warm bed - and hopefully manage to sleep through the parade.