End of year celebrations wouldn’t be complete without a spectacular fireworks display. A staple for cities around the world to bring in the new year, fireworks are synonymous with this calendar date. Whether you venture out to see a public display in your chosen city or decide to have your own spectacular display at home, here are some of the best New Years’ fireworks to experience.
New Year’s at Home
If you are wanting to buy fireworks online and create your own amazing display from your garden, there are some great ways to achieve this. Whether you want a mixture of rockets, Catherine wheels, sparklers and smoke bombs, there are plenty to choose from and create the best display. A highly recommended and popular way to achieve a multi-shot display is to use a firework cake or barrage. These packs make it simple to have multiple fireworks launch in sequence without having to individually light them. Many are ground-based, so you would just need to create perimeter space to set this up, light the single fuse, and the rest is taken care of.
By using firework cakes, you can decide on different sizes depending on your budget and needs. You could choose a reasonably priced 36 shot barrage, or spend a bit more for hundreds of shots. Whichever you do choose, always make sure it’s purchased from a reputable seller of fireworks and they meet the British Standard. You should be able to easily spot the BS 7114 label that will ensure its quality and that it has been tested.
Top Global Displays for New Years’ Eve
If you are not looking to have your own DIY display and would rather leave it to the professionals, there are many great New Years firework displays to watch instead. 2021 saw many spectacular displays across the world, many from cities that consistently go the extra mile.
With a mixture of fireworks, drone light sequences and a laser light show, London made the most of seeing in the new year with a varied display. With many iconic landmarks in view from St Pauls’ Cathedral, the millennium bridge, to Big Ben and the London Eye, every year seems to better the previous one.
Always spectacular, the annual fireworks in Sydney, Australia, never fail to impress and have the help of the iconic harbour for a unique display. With firework sequences launching from both the Sydney Opera House and harbour bridge, and spectacular views from above and from the boats below, this is definitely a bucket list event if you are fortunate enough to be Sydney area on New Years’ Eve.
The display along the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok, Thailand, is certainly one of the grandest and in 2021, this was achieved using eco-friendly fireworks. Lighting up a 1.4 km distance of the river, approximately 30,000 fireworks were released and were produced using Thai and Japanese sticky rice whilst still looking spectacular. As it is over a long stretch along the river, it’s one of the largest displays compared to many cities that are more centrally contained.
Another must-see display is the one held annually in Dubai, with no expense spared and the towering Burj Khalifa as the centrepiece. The fireworks are held along with a laser show at the Dubai fountain that synchronises with the water for another unique display that looks stunning on screen, but even more so for those attending.