New Year’s Eve is fast approaching and travellers across the world will be looking for the best places to watch the fireworks. From the glittering cityscape at Sydney harbour to Europe’s biggest cities, here are our tips on where to see the New Year Eve’s fireworks in 2017.
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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay party is Scotland’s world-famous new year festival. The celebrations take place on Princes Street where 80, 000 revellers countdown to midnight. As the clock strikes midnight, there will be the world’s largest singalong to ‘Auld Lang Syne’ with a beautiful firework’s display at Edinburgh Castle.
Scotland likes to party at Hogmanay so expect the merriments to continue long into the night. The celebrations continue on New Year's Day with ceilidhs, live music and theatre shows taking place all over the city.
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There’s no New Year’s Eve celebration quite like Sydney. Famous across the world for its iconic skyline, Sydney’s New Year firework celebrations will kick start 2017 in a spectacular fashion. The electric display lasts for an astonishing twelve minutes and features a stunning range of pyrotechnics firing across from the Sydney Opera House.
San Francisco, USA
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Welcome the arrival of 2017 alongside 200,000 people at this memorable fireworks display. San Francisco will once again be hosting a free midnight fireworks show on New Year's Eve. Visitors should aim to arrive by 11:30 pm and head south of the Ferry Building along the Embarcadero for the best view of the fireworks.
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London is one of the best places in the world to spend New Year’s Eve and every year thousands of people watch the fireworks display on the River Thames. Taking place opposite the London Eye, the official fireworks display is ticketed this year, but there are plenty of vantage points where you can watch it for free. Find out more here.
Bali celebrates the New Year with a gorgeous fireworks display. At the stroke of midnight, the Indonesian island will be a sea of electric light, with Kuta Beach one of the most popular places to watch the fireworks. As the clock strikes midnight, the celebrations will kick off another year as Bali dance clubs get ready to party until dawn.