Grand firework displays are a key fascination for holidaymakers, especially those planning their New Year travel. Hotels.com has compiled seven of the most famous New Year fireworks across the world.
A grand fireworks display welcome during the New Year happens in the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, taking centre stage. Thousands of people gather together to watch the display which features the faces of the United Arab Emirates emirs illuminated onto the Burj Khalifa.
Sydney Harbour, the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge cast a dramatic setting for New Year’s Eve fireworks. One can welcome the New Year watching the midnight fireworks display in Sydney with a unique experience. The fireworks displays are recorded and watched on television by people all over the world.
New Year’s Eve at the Times Square in New York City has become a global tradition. The Times Square New Year’s Eve festivity features firework display, along with celebrity musical performances, balloons, handouts, confetti, a pyrotechnic display and about a million people with their friends.
New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas is packed and the celebrations draws over 320,000 visitors every year. On the night of the New Year, Vegas becomes a giant pedestrian mall. Thousands of visitors walk the Vegas strip and enjoy the fireworks show at midnight.
Rio di Janerio
After Carnival, New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro is said to be the biggest party of the year. Along Copacabana Beach, there are free festivities where locals celebrate the occasion together. At midnight, a 20-minute fireworks display welcomes the new year.
One of Europe’s biggest street parties on New Year’s Eve is celebrated between Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column in Berlin. On New Year’s Eve, a large crowd of people gather together to celebrate the beginning of a new year with an open air party. The celebrations with a fireworks display at midnight and live bands attract about one million people every year.
London’s annual fireworks display turns out to be a big-budget sight with colourful lights covering almost the entire city. The display is positioned beside and from the London Eye and in the previous years has drawn crowds of up to 250,000 people.