No matter how good or bad the year has been, New Year’s Eve ought be celebrated with great zest and zeal. In a couple of weeks, we will bid adieu to 2017 and welcome the New Year. Many of your friends and family would be throwing in ideas about how to ring in the new year; and, in case the plans go kaput, one can always rely on the firework display.
Over the years, firecracker shows have become much bigger and better, and are a delight to watch; iconic structures of the world are also brightly illuminated, adding to the revelry. We have compiled a list of best firework shows held across the globe. So, if you happen to be travelling to any of the mentioned cities in time to ring in New Year 2018, don’t miss the extravagant, jaw-dropping display of fireworks – you will definitely cherish the moment for years to come.
Red Square, Moscow
The winter wonderland – Moscow, brims with life during New Year’s Eve. The excitement is contagious and is evident from the on-going activities at Red Square. It is a delight to see how the spirit of the celebration keeps the chilly winter at bay. The famous fireworks at the Red Square are the highlight of the evening.
It’s a spectacular sight when the Acropolis lights up and the fireworks brighten up the sky. Climb up to the Lycabettus Hill or the Areopagus Hill and admire the majestic view of the city. There are various theatre shows and concerts held across the city, drawing tourists and locals alike.
Harbour Bridge and Opera House, Sydney
One of the first cities in the world to welcome the New Year, Sydney always surprises its visitors by putting up a unique and new show every year. Reserve a table by the Sydney Harbour Bridge restaurant or take a boat ride and enjoy the show – it will be a night worth remembering.
Auckland’s Sky Tower, Auckland
The beauty of Auckland grows manifold during New Year’s as the skyline of this wonderful city lights up with fireworks. The landmark of Auckland – Sky Tower, has a great display of firecrackers. Hike up Mt Eden or One Tree Hill, or take a stroll around Auckland’s waterfront to get the best view.
Chain Bridge, Budapest
Budapest in Hungary is one the hot favourite European destinations for New Year celebrations. The Chain Bridge, River Danube, and remarkable firework shows – your New Year’s Eve can’t go wrong. Watch the show along the river or head to Gellert Hill to witness the spectacle.
Brandenburg Gate, Berlin
If you want to party, party like the Germans. The biggest New Year’s Eve street party in Europe is held between Brandenburg Gate and the Victory Column in Berlin. A huge open air party goes on till the wee hours of the morning and world-class fireworks add to the celebrations.
Marina Bay, Singapore
Travellers across the globe come to Singapore to celebrate New Year’s Eve. The firework display and lazer light shows are simply out of this world; the entire Marina Bay looks like a dreamland. For a more exclusive view, one can enjoy the show from one of the most famous infinity pools in the world.
Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Known to do things a bit differently than the rest of the world, Dubai does not disappoint when it comes to New Year celebrations. The fireworks from Burj Khalifa become a talking point for days to follow, as the show is simply outstanding. The fireworks of Burj Al Arab luxury hotel are equally stunning and worth watching.
Tower Bridge, London
Millions of tourists and locals flock the shores of River Thames to view the famous fireworks near the iconic Tower Bridge. Revelers often take the Thames dinner cruise and dance their way into the New Year, as firecrackers light up the sky. The Big Ben and the London Eye are other key places to enjoy stunning fireworks. The party continues the next day with marching band parades, procession of the Queen’s horses, and colourful floats.
Taipei 101, Taipei
Every year Taipei’s Xinyi district attracts huge crowds to Taipei 101’s annual New Year’s Eve fireworks extravaganza. The sky scraper lights up from the bottom, floor by floor, as the countdown begins. It is truly a sight to behold!