Speaking about pulling of the charming scenes for the people of Sydney, Lord Mayor Clover Moore said that the revelry which took place around 9PM and midnight were the most technologically advanced fireworks displays in the whole world.
Keeping with tradition, the Big Ben bell in the Houses of Parliament rang in Britain's new year - the chimes having been turned back on especially for the celebrations as the famous clock tower is undergoing renovation and encased in scaffolding.
The scheduled New Year's Eve celebrations on the Sydney waterfront have been cancelled due high wind chill levels, but the fireworks display is still set to light up the harbour.
Additional police have been on patrol across Australia to keep an eye on celebrations as people welcomed in 2018; paramedics have had "all hands on deck" for their busiest night of the year.
As the new year dawned, fireworks boomed and crackled above city centers and harbors, and party-goers sang, hugged, danced and kissed.
The new year is still hours away in the US, but hundreds of thousands of people have already started funneling through tight security in New York's Times Square, where police expect almost 2 million people to gather for the New Year's Eve ball drop at midnight. SO, here we bring the alternatives for the NY and Las Vegas New year celebrations with another list which you will enjoy for sure. - AFP Fireworks illuminate the sky in Santiago, Chile during New Year's celebrations.
Even places that you might not think would be busy are usually bustling with people either drinking, dancing or elbowing others out of the way to get to that free spot on the grass to watch the fireworks - usually all three.
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Fireworks lit up the sky above Sydney Harbor, highlighting the city's New Year's celebrations.
GREECE: Fireworks rain over the temple of the Parthenon at the Acropolis hill to mark the New Year's celebrations in Athens. Rangolis are drawn in front of homes early in the morning to welcome relatives and friends to mark the New Year.
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Well if you head to Tweed Heads in northern NSW for New Year's then you can do just that. -AP This picture from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) taken and released on January 1, 2018 shows fireworks ushering in the New Year in Pyongyang.
Police arrested 238 people overnight, including 99 arrests for being drunk and 23 reported assaults. The Cup will be raised at midnight and a fireworks show will begin around that time.
The program will offer live music, a countdown until midnight and a fireworks display.