This spectacle is broadcast all over the nation as confetti rains on the crowd of spectators when the clock strikes midnight.
It's time to say good-bye to the year 2016 and welcome 2017 with smiles and arms wide open.
To the tune of Bowie's Space Oddity, the fireworks created a moment never seen before - bright red fireworks exploding in the shape of spaceships over Sydney.
Arrests were mostly related to alcohol and disorder.
Mexico witnesses, one of the major and the biggest street festivals on this New Year's Eve and thus it is worth spending time here on this day.
The crowd in Wellington dispersed fairly soon after the fireworks display with many continuing their celebrations at nearby clubs and bars.
The German city of Cologne's police chief also said security there will also be stepped up ahead of New Year celebrations in response to last week's truck attack in Berlin.
Police have deployed more than 2,000 extra covert and uniformed officers, and will also conduct air, water and mounted horse patrols.
How the world celebrates New Year's Eve
In New York's Time Square, where the famed glitter ball is due to descend at 5am United Kingdom time on 1 January, dozens of 20-ton refuse lorries weighted with an extra 15 tons of sand will block the streets around the celebrations, while there will be about 7,000 police officers on patrol.
The police operation extended onto the state's waterways with Marine Area Command providing a highly-visible and mobile presence to thousands of vessels on Sydney Harbour.
Around 1.5 million people were expected to celebrate at the Sydney Harbour watching the fireworks show.
"This year sadly saw the loss of many music and entertainment legends around the world".
"So celebrating their music as part of Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks displays is an opportunity to reflect on the year that has been and what the future may hold".
Around one and a half million people were expected to pack the Australian city's harbour area to see 7 million Australian dollars (5.04 million U.S. dollars) worth of fireworks go up in smoke.
From Sydney to Hong Kong, celebrations have begun around the world to bid farewell to a tumultuous 2016 and welcome the New Year.
Mr. Mennilli said that the charges O'Neil had received for not of a terrorist offence, but rather for a Crimes Act offense.
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