We now live in Groningen in the north of the Netherlands. Groningen is quite a remote place, all things considered. It has a tiny airport with only a couple of flights per week, especially in winter.
One of them was Gdańsk in Poland. We successfully managed to lobby our better-airport-connected friends to spend New Year there. Gdańsk is a large industrial port city, so I was immediately attracted to it. The weather wasn't the best, as you can probably tell from the jumping picture below. It was nonetheless very suited to a New Year, which, in any case, is more about the friends you're spending it with than the venue.
J. and I made our now-traditional Oliebollen (typical NYE Dutch beignet), and we had a great time eating hearty Polish food to warm us up.