Before one of the coldest ball drops on record occurs in New York City, revelers will be ringing in 2018 in many other locations around the globe.
1. Sydney, Australia
Sydney is one of the first locations to celebrate the start of 2018 across the world, and revelers are treated to one of the city’s biggest parties of the year.
The city hosts air shows, numerous massive firework displays and a parade of boats adorned with choreographed lights along the Sydney Harbour.
2. Hong Kong
Partiers gather around Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour for an impressive fireworks display each year, and organizers are planning the most spectacular celebration to date to conclude 2017.
During the hour leading up to the fireworks extravaganza, rooftops around the Harbour will launch ‘shooting stars’ to let visitors make wishes for the new year.
3. London, England
After Big Ben chimes at the stroke of midnight, revelers in London will ring in 2018 by watching the famous fireworks display. The fireworks will be shot off at the giant London Eye ferris wheel along the River Thames.
London will join the rest of the United Kingdom in being unsettled on New Year’s Eve. While far from a washout, an odd shower may cross the city during the celebrations.
Dubai: As many as 1.5 million visitors are expected to visit Downtown Dubai to usher in the New Year, leading authorities to issue a cautionary message on what pathways should be taken for bachelors and families.