Cities around the world will light up their skies Monday night as they welcome 2019 with elaborate fireworks shows.
But you don’t need to buy an expensive plane ticket or elbow your way through an overeager crowd of people in order to catch the NYE festivities on video. Thanks to the magic of the internet, you can watch New Year’s Eve 2019 fireworks from around the world online without ever leaving your couch.
So put off writing down your resolutions for another few hours and tune into the Dec. 31 celebrations in global spots like London, Sydney, New York City, Las Vegas and Disney World. Here’s how:
Hong Kong will kick off 2019 with $1.8 million of New Year’s Eve fireworks, according to the South China Morning Post. Organizers have promised a “pyromusical” over Victoria Harbor at midnight preceded by four “shooting star” performances from nearby rooftops.
Last year, Sydney burned through more than eight tons of fireworks to create 100,000 light effects in its New Year’s Eve show near the Harbour Bridge, according to the Guardian. This year, family fireworks start at 9 p.m. local time, which is 5 a.m. EST. At midnight, the real celebration will start. In keeping with the theme, “the pulse of Sydney,” the performance will feature never-before-seen peach and lime fireworks.
Have a cuppa with your champagne and pretend you’re at the London Eye, which boasts the biggest annual fireworks display in the United Kingdom. Likely because the country is embroiled in Brexit drama, this year’s show intends to send a message that “London is proud to be a global, European city,” according to the event website.
The fireworks, presented by the mayor of London, will be broadcast live on BBC1. Tune in at 11:55 p.m. local time (6:55 p.m. EST) to watch the live stream from the Embankment — and don’t forget to sing along to “Auld Lang Syne.”
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
More than 2 million people turned out last year to watch the fireworks in the Rio de Janeiro neighborhood of Copacabana. As part of a celebration called Reveillon, the city will enjoy a 14-minute fireworks show at midnight (9 p.m. EST) and 10 hours of concerts, according to analitica.com.
Live stream the New Year’s Eve fireworks in Rio on EarthCam.
New York City
Pyrotechnics galore will be launched off of One Times Square, and you don’t want to miss it. The Times Square website will be live-streaming the Big Apple’s celebrations starting at 5 p.m. EST.
Las Vegas, Nevada
What better place to ring in 2019 than Sin City? According to a news release, the Las Vegas Strip will see 80,000 pyrotechnics get shot off of seven casino buildings on New Year’s Eve. The eight-minute show is part of an event called America’s Party 2019 and will come with a star-studded soundtrack.
San Francisco, California
The Bay Area does it big for New Year’s Eve with a fireworks show along the Embarcadero at midnight (that’s 3 a.m. EST). About 200,000 people will turn out to watch the spectacle, and you can join them.
The famous Space Needle is holding a T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle party that costs $275 per person to attend. But you can tune into the show — which will be 10 minutes long and themed around “Girls Run the World” — for free.
You don’t want to miss the fireworks at the most magical place on Earth. Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, streamed its New Year’s Eve show over Cinderella’s Castle at 11:50 p.m. EST last year.