The countdown is on! With only 43 days remaining until New Years Eve, one of the most anticipated nights and parties of the year, we Aussies simply cannot think of a better place than Sydney to celebrate its arrival.
Join the Sydneysiders as we celebrate the arrival of the New Year and the commencement of the Sydney Festival under starry skies. Each year Sydney celebrates this special night with a lineup of events that begin with spectacular aerial flyovers high above Sydney Harbour and keep going until well after midnight. The highlights, of course, are the two spectacular firework displays that take place over Sydney Harbour.
The 9 p.m. family fireworks are designed and choreographed specifically for children and feature accompanying music in an upbeat and fun atmosphere that the whole family will love. When the clock strikes midnight, Sydney lights up the night sky, once again, this time to ring in the New Year. A dazzling fireworks display is launched from seven barges lining Sydney Harbour, the rooftops of seven city skyscrapers, and most impressively, from the Sydney Harbour Bridge itself. It is truly a spectacular display that is best appreciated in person.
As one of the first cities to ring in the New Year, Sydney is proudly known by many as the New Years Eve capital of the world. Each year more than 1.5 million people gather to be a part of the festivities, making it one of the best times of the year to take in all that Sydney has to offer. So give us a fair go (a chance) and join us for the celebration of the year!