Each year on New Year’s Eve, there are wonderful fireworks to be enjoyed, marking the moment around the world. Here are just a few from amongst the best that you should try and see at least once in your life.
In New York on New Year’s Eve, you don’t want to miss the fireworks in Times Square. The whole of New York City gets together to watch the fireworks combined with the lights of the huge illuminated signs there. For over a hundred years they’ve been set off from the top of the famous New York Times Building.
In Australia, in the land of the kangaroo, you can see one of the finest fireworks in the world. On New Year’s Eve, everyone goes down to the waterfront to enjoy the spectacular Sydney Opera House fireworks.
If you’re in London, then go to Trafalgar Square. The Thames embankment and this famous square are flooded with Londoners for the occasion. At midnight Big Ben explodes into colour for the twelve strikes of the clock. Then all eyes turn towards the London Eye, London’s big wheel, which sends up fireworks to the sound of typically British rock music.
In the City of Lights, Parisians converge on the Champs-Elysées, the Trocadero or up by the Sacre-Cœur, bottle in hand and with friends, to celebrate the New Year appropriately. All of Paris gazes on as the Eiffel Tower bursts into a thousand lights.
If you are in Asia, then the fireworks in Tokyo are well worth enjoying, as well as the city’s special ambiance. The streets and restaurants are packed with Japanese eating noodles as part of the celebrations, to bring luck and health in the coming year. The city’s temples ring out the midnight countdown, signalling the start of fireworks. It is worth staying on until 2nd January for a rare chance to visit the inner grounds of the Imperial Palace, opened by the Emperor.