If you're determined to escape the turkey leftovers, another repeat of The Sound of Music, and the sales rush, book a New Year holiday in 2011 with The Co-operative Travel. New Year holidays abroad are becoming ever more popular, with growing numbers of people looking especially to escape the cold and darkness of our European weather and find some unseasonal sunshine. It especially makes sense to find a New Year holiday deal if the time you can take away from work is limited to when the children are off school. And a New Year holiday abroad will ensure that you'll return refreshed and ready for the start of the new term. Because holidays which take in both the Christmas and New Year periods tend to be the most popular, it can be difficult to find a holiday which takes in just the New Year. But with the increasing popularity of New Year celebrations in major cities such as New York Paris, and Berlin, you have a truly global choice of locations for your New Year holiday. Times Square is New York's equivalent to London's Trafalgar Square, with the 60-second countdown to the end of the old year marked by the dropping of the giant crystal ball, at the end of which the skyline erupts into a multicoloured blaze of fireworks.