The best places in the world to watch New Year's Eve Fireworks 2022-2023

Ring in 2023! A Viewer’s Guide to the Best New Year’s Fireworks in the World

Dec. 19, 2022 – We’ve compiled a list of some of the biggest, brightest, and best New Year’s fireworks displays in the world! Sit back and watch along in real time as we circle the globe and ring in the New Year!

Please Note: All showtimes are listed as Central Standard Time based on the location of Spirit of ‘76 world headquarters in Columbia, MO. 

Sydney Harbor New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Location: Sydney, Australia
Time (CST): December 31 @ 7:00 AM
Company: Foti Fireworks 

Ring in 2023 early with breakfast fireworks from our friends in Australia! The annual New Year’s Eve Fireworks display in the Sydney Harbor is one of the largest and most intricate fireworks shows in the world. 

For decades, Foti Fireworks has been covering the Sydney Harbor Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, various rooftops, and several barges in the Sydney Harbor with over 100,000 comets, mines, cakes, candles, and shells. This year’s show features 184 firing positions and over 7,000 cues on the Sydney Harbor Bridge alone! 

Sydney begins its celebrations early with a smaller fireworks show at 9pm local time (4am CST), but the main event kicks off at midnight (7am CST). 

Burj Khalifa New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Location: Dubai, UAE
Time (CST): December 31 @ 1:58 PM
Company: Groupe F

Celebrate 2023 with a mind bending afternoon fireworks display fired from the tallest building in the world: the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, UAE. Designed by French pyro company Groupe F, the Burj Khalifa New Year’s Eve Fireworks display combines state of the art lighting, projection, and drones with a perspective shifting vertical display of intricate single shot comets, mines, and small shells fired from hundreds of positions on the tower itself. It is truly one of the most spectacular multimedia fireworks displays in the world and a must see for fireworks fans.  

Fun fact: A majority of the single shots used in this world class display are produced by our exclusive partner in Italy and maker of ‘76 Pro Line Italia, Giuliani Fireworks. If you see anything you like, let us know and we will get it for you!

London New Year’s Eve Celebration

Location: London, England
Time (CST): December 31 @ 6:00 PM
Company: Titanium Fireworks

Celebrate the New Year with the people of London as fireworks fill the sky over the river Thames! Fired from several positions on the river bank, the London New Year’s Eve fireworks display’s main attraction is the world famous London Eye Ferris Wheel. The team at Titanium Fireworks spends days securing thousands of single shot comets, mines, gerbs, and flames to the London Eye, transforming it into a dazzling 360 degree wheel of  pyro that brings an incredibly unique dimension to the display! 

Few things in the world are as picturesque as a canopy of shells reflecting off of the river Thames over a giant ring of pyro with the Westminster Abbey and Big Ben illuminated in the background. This one cannot be missed.

Reveillon New Year’s Celebration

Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Time (CST): December 31 @ 9:00 PM
Company: Vision Show LTD

Enjoy some tropical drinks and a dip in the ocean as fireworks light up the biggest New Year’s Eve beach party in the world! Each year, hundreds of thousands of visitors swarm Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to celebrate Reveillon, the traditional New Year’s feast and celebration that keeps party goers dancing all night long! 

At the stroke of midnight, partiers are treated to one of the largest fireworks displays in the world. Fired off of ten barges lining Copacabana Beach in Rio De Janeiro, this insane fireworks display is over 15 minutes long and nearly a mile wide! It’s a must see for the sheer awe of watching a fireworks display as wide as the city itself. 

Las Vegas New Year’s Eve Celebration

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Time (CST): January 1 @ 2:00 AM
Company: Fireworks by Grucci

It’s worth staying up late to catch one of the biggest fireworks displays in the country at America’s Party in Las Vegas! The entire city of Las Vegas turns into one massive New Year’s Eve Party on December 31st capped by a fireworks display that spans the entire Las Vegas strip. 

At the stroke of midnight, fireworks light up Las Vegas with a choreographed display that is fired from the rooftops of eight different properties on the Vegas Strip. This year’s show features fireworks fired from the MGM Grand, Aria, Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace, Treasure Island, The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, Resorts World Las Vegas, and the STRAT creating one giant display in the sky!