The New Year has officially begun in Australia, and all day long, more places around the world will ring in 2019 by the hour. See epic photos of fireworks, fun and more from all over here!
2018 is finally coming to an end, and the New Year’s Eve celebrations around the world have begun! Before people in the United States have even woken up, countries like Australia and New Zealand have already rung in the New Year, with epic fireworks and parties to show for it. Throughout the day on Dec. 31, more and more countries will make it to 2019, and we’re rounding up photos from celebrations around the world as the hours tick by.
Fireworks at midnight are, of course, a New Year’s staple, and if you’re lucky enough to have someone to kiss as the clock strikes 12, that’s just an added bonus! Of course, the biggest NYE celebration goes down in New York City, where thousands of people gather in Times Square to watch the ball drop. And if you can’t make it to the Big Apple, there’s plenty of coverage on television — most notably Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve. The show this year will feature performances from Christina Aguilera, Bastille, Dan + Shay and New Kids on the Block live from Times Square, and plenty of other artists starring in pre-taped performances, too.
Click through the gallery above to check out photos of New Year’s Eve being celebrated around the world, and keep checking back because we’ll be updating with pics all day long as midnight hits around the globe. We wish all our readers a happy and healthy New Year!