New Year's Eve takes place not once, not twice, but three times in Thailand, and its capital — Bangkok — does it in style. Your first New Year's Eve extravaganza takes place alongside the rest of the Western World on Dec. 31. Head to Bangkok's Central World Plaza, where you can dance the night away watching spectacular fireworks, Thai musicians throwing down the beat and raucous street parties, along with 200,000 fellow reverlers for "HANDS Bangkok Countdown." The second New Year's Eve is in mid-January when the Chinese New Year is celebrated in Bangkok's Chinatown, complete with funky colorful dragon parades, lion dancers and more fireworks. Finally, your third New Year's Eve festivities happen in April with the Songkran festival: celebrate the Thai calendar with more parades, costumes and water balloon-throwing festivities.