New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate the year that’s ending while embracing hope for the future. Mankind has been marking this annual turning point for at least 4,000 years.
While different cultures around the world have their own unique New Year’s Eve traditions, fireworks have become a ubiquitous way to start the new year off with a bang. As pyrotechnic technology has evolved, fireworks shows have become more elaborate, and many cities strive to outdo themselves each year.
These 17 cities around the world put on jaw-dropping light shows to ring in the new year that are worth traveling to see.