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Sydney to come alive in New Years Eve celebrations

It may be a little early to think about ringing out the year already but if you want to do it on the other side of the world, in the most iconic city, then you might want to start planning right now!

Over 1.6 million visitors flock to the city each year to be one of the first people in the world to ring in the new year, with many people sticking around in January for the Sydney Festival and the culture it offers. 

New Years Eve in Sydney climaxes in a spectacular display of fireworks over Sydney Harbour, but in the lead up there’s lots to see and do in the harbour.

Highlights include thrilling airplane acrobatics, an Aboriginal smoke ceremony, a light display and an illuminated flotilla of boats through the harbour. The Harbour of Light Parade has taken place every year since New Year’s Eve 1999 and features an array of boats which are decorated in lights. The vessels voted Best Dressed float down to the Sydney Opera house for premium viewing of the midnight fireworks.

The main fireworks take place at the stroke of midnight in a 12 minute display that lights up the whole city.

Finding the perfect spot to see all the events may be difficult, not just for newbies to the town, but locals too, so a dedicated website has been set up which puts the best vantage points on a map so you don’t have to get caught up in busy crowds.

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