If you are in Phuket on New Year’s eve, head down to Patong beach. There will be lots of people all over the beach waiting for the new year.
Find a spot (good luck with that) and watch the fire works and people lighting lanterns as you wait for 12 midnight. Lighting a lantern is believed to make your wished come true. Some of the lantern lightings are epic fails and will have you laughing. The fireworks are amazing!
There is some music and alcohol for sell but it’s not as crazy as Chaweng in Koh Samui and it’s nothing like Koh Phangan. It’s more chilled. Head over to Bangla Road after the count down and dance the night away.