No New Years Eve celebrations would be complete without a grand display of fireworks and light shows. This is one of the most anticipated events of many people, and if you’re looking for some place where you can enjoy spectacular views of the said event, then you should definitely take a look at the list below.
London, United Kingdom
London provides one of the best fireworks displays not only in United Kingdom but in the whole world as well. Come New Years Eve, the London Eye is all ablaze with lights and pyrotechnics, while the dark skies are peppered with exploding fireworks of various kinds.
Best Viewing Spots: When you hear Ol’ Big Ben’s twelve chimes, be sure that you’re in one of the following places in order to get the best views of the fireworks display: the Victoria Embankment in the northern section of the Thames River, the Waterloo Bridge and he Westminster Bridge. Don’t even bother about getting near the London Eye since the whole perimeter is always bordered off by the police during the celebration.
One of the most popular cities during New Years Eve is Sydney, Australia, being one of the most widely televised fireworks display all around the world. But why not? During this time, One of Australia’s most iconic structures – the Harbour Bridge – is all geared for one of the best spectacular pyrotechnic shows in the world.
Best Viewing Spots: There are many vantage points where you can enjoy this grand display of fireworks in Sydney. First of course is the Sydney Opera House. Second, there are the Sydney islands – namely Goat Island and Fort Denison, which directly faces the Harbour Bridge. Lastly, you have your own boat or can afford to shell out some cash, you can join the different New Years Eve Cruises in Sydney Harbour.
Hong Kong, China
China is known to be the origins of firecrackers, and so it is but normal that they put up one great fireworks display. The best place in China to see such display would have to be Hong Kong. They have one of the most innovative and unique fireworks displays which never fail to surprise the world. There are two places worth mentioning, namely Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Disney World.
Best Viewing Spots: If you’re watching in Victoria Harbour, then there shouldn’t be any problem since most of the best viewing spots are located around and near the harbour, and since most of them are public places, you don’t have to pay any fees to be there. However, these places are bound to fill up very quickly, so you may want to go there a bit early. If you don’t want to squeeze yourself amongst a throng of watchers though, you can book yourself a ticket for one of the many cruises in the harbour, where you’ll get to enjoy the fireworks display as they happen right above you (Watch out for falling debris, though). Have a Happy and Safe New Years Eve Everyone!
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