New Year's Around the World

Happy New Year! Watch the skies light up in as we take a look at some of the most festive New Year's celebrations around the world, including Paris, Sydney, Berlin, Toronto, Hong Kong and Rotterdam.

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Fireworks explode above the Sydney Harbor Bridge and Opera House. Thousands of people lined the harbor to watch the country's biggest fireworks show.

Rotterdam, Netherlands

New Year's Eve fireworks illuminate the sky over the Erasmus Bridge crossing the Nieuwe Maas River in Rotterdam, the second largest city in the Netherlands.


An explosion of fireworks light up the Quadriga sculpture atop the Brandenburg Gate during a New Year's Eve party in Berlin.

New York City

At NYC’s Times Square, confetti rains down on thousands of revelers celebrate the beginning of a new year at the stroke of midnight.

Vienna, Austria

People stroll down the Silvesterpfad aka New Year’s Eve Trail at Stephansplatz during New Year's Eve celebrations in Vienna.


Spectators can watch the fireworks explode over Toronto's waterfront, one of the best New Year's Eve celebrations in the world.


Two New Year revelers kiss as they take part in the Edinburgh Hogmanay street party celebrations in Edinburgh, Scotland. Edinburgh's 4-day festival includes a torchlight procession, street party, resolution concert and more.

Rio de Janeiro

Fireworks explode above Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro. More than 2 million people gather along Rio's most famous beach to witness the 15-minute fireworks display and celebrate the New Year.


Thousands of people flock to an amazing concert held in front of the 4,500-year-old pyramids in Egypt. A popular artist uses his techno-wizardry to entertain spectators from sunset to sunrise at the Millennium New Year's celebration.

Hong Kong

Revellers take part in New Year celebrations in Hong Kong's Times Square.


Fireworks explode behind The Big Ben clock tower during New Year celebrations in London.


Thousands of revellers celebrate the New Year on the Champs Elysees in Paris.


Local residents and foreign tourists celebrate New Year's Eve at the Old Town Square in Prague, Czech Republic.


Fireworks explode over St. Basil Cathedral at Red Square during New Year's Day celebrations in Moscow.

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