Welcome 2015 again and again with APH.com’s collection of live streams and webcams from around the globe. Join us as we watch New Years’ Eve 2014/5 around the world
It might be too late to jump on a plane and experience the world’s greatest New Years’ Eve celebrations, but you can still swerve a seat in Bar Humbug and join in the fun with APH – and plan your NYE trip for next year while you’re at it.
Alternatively, if you’re already in the area, we’ll give you all the information you need to make the most out of your trip.
Here are some of the best places to celebrate the dawning of 2015, from Down Under to Hawaii – 21 hours later.
Auckland… see how it welcomed 2015
Sydney, Australia… New Year strikes at 1PM GMT
Join the Aussies and welcome 2015 right here…
Place to be: Sydney Harbour
Just as us Brits are tucking into lunch on New Years’ Eve, the Aussies will kick off their ‘2014 SydNYE’ celebrations with a huge barrage of fireworks exploding over Sydney. With most of the action centred on the Harbour Bridge, the theme for 2014 is Inspire – a word that is said to symbolise the city… inspiring us with its iconic beaches, stunning harbour and vibrant, diverse culture.
Where to watch the celebrations: Click here for a full list of vantage points around Sydney. From family friendly to boozy party locations, the information is here.
Sydney NYE vantage points
If you’re thinking of travelling to Sydney next year, then grab the hot ticket with a three-course meal in the Sydney Opera House and a prime seat to watch the pyrotechnics light up the cityscape. Prices for 2014’s sold-out event started from £188 for the meal and drinks, while entrance to the venue’s Midnight Party is around £146. Tickets sell out early, so log on for 2015 information now if you’re planning to be in the area. Information here
Hong Kong… New Year strikes at 4PM GMT
Place to be: Victoria Harbour
Played out against the dramatic backdrop of the city’s Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong serves up some of Asia’s largest NYE celebrations. The show starts at 11pm local time culminating in an eight-minute ‘pyromusical display’, which lights up the skies above the iconic Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Where to watch the celebrations: If you happen to be in Hong Kong, then make sure you turn up early and head to one of the many viewing points that surround the harbour.
Find a list of the best vantage points here
If you’re thinking of being there next NYE, then why not get in early and book a place on one of the many countdown cruise boats that pack the harbour. Prices range from £32.00.
Dubai… New Year strikes at 8PM GMT
The place to be: The Meydan Racetrack Anyone lucky enough to have tickets to the Meydan Racetrack will be treated to a night of Dubai excess as they welcome in 2015 with live performances from the likes of Pharrell Williams, Busta Rhymes, Paul Oakenfold, Dimitri Vegas and Seb Fontaine. The venue also affords a perfect vantage point for the midnight fireworks erupting from the Burj Khalifa complex.
Where to watch the celebrations: If you’re in the area and don’t have a ticket to the Meydan gig, then head to Downtown Dubai, where crowds of locals and visitors alike will gather to greet the New Year. This free event starts at 8:00pm with a variety of fun events going on in the streets until midnight and the fireworks extravaganza. Look out for pyrotechnics erupting from the world’s tallest building for a truly unforgettable experience. Why not book your 2015/16 NYE celebration at the Armani Hotel located in the Burj Khalifa tower.
Russia… New Year strikes 9PM GMT
The place to be: Red Square, Moscow Join the likes of Vladimir Putin and thousands of Muscovites in the cold of Red Square as Russians forget their troubles and welcome 2015. It’s all about the fireworks and with the pyrotechnics played out to the backdrop of the Kremlin, Lenin’s Mausoleum and Saint Basil’s Cathedral, you’ll need to look hard for a setting as iconic as Red Square.
Where to watch: In Moscow with nowhere to go? Then wrap up warm to beat the sub-zero temps and head to Red Square for a riotous night of celebrations, or for those who fancy more civilised felicitations, simply make your way to the Moskya River to bag yourself a more secluded spot to take in the show.
T-rouble in Russia is good news for you: The new year is set to be a great time for Brits heading to Moscow, with the tumbling value of the rouble pushing flights as low as £50.00 return. Along with flights, five-star hotels that usually cost £300 a night are slashing their prices – with a room in the Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya available for around £50 in February. Food and drink will also be cheap, with the rouble losing around half its value in a year. Book your 2015 NYE trip now.
Hilton Moscow Leningradskaya
London… New Year strikes at 12AM GMT
The place to be: At home
The London event has been made all-ticket this year – for safety reasons, apparently. It’s sold out, so a warm seat in front of your computer might be the best option – but…
Nearest tube station: Chalk Farm
Primrose Hill offers a skyline panning from Canary Wharf through the City and Westminster. It’s the closest hill to the action.
Nearest tube station: Wood Green
Views of the main event will be restricted, but you’ll get a great taster of private displays around the capital.
Nearest tube station: Vauxhall or Pimlico
You’ll need to turn up early and hope the police aren’t moving people along… otherwise a great view is to be had.
Nearest tube station: Bank/Monument
Getting close to the ‘ticket’ zone, so crowds will be heavy. Best for six-footers to see over the throng.
Nearest tube: Hampstead Heath
Choose Parliament Hill for the best vantage point. The view of the city is excellent even if the fireworks will be far away.
Nearest tube station: Mansion House
See if you can beat the tourists to bag a prime view of the fireworks. Don’t expect to stroll on and off at a whim!
New York… New Year strikes 5AM GMT (01/01/2015)
Place to be: Times Square, New York
If you’re just coming in from your night of celebrations and fancy a quick party with thousands of New Yorkers – this is just the place.
Take a look and if you like what you see, why not book up for next year and see it in person. You also make a killing on the cheap shopping too. Have a look at our London Vs New York price comparison.
Hawaii… New Year strikes 10AM GMT (01/01/2015)
The place to be: Waikiki Beach
If you’re already missing 2014, then turn back the clock and head over to Hawaii – it’s one of the final places to blast into 2015. There’s no shortage of parties, but we’d recommend a trip to Waikiki Beach for a free pyrotechnics show to finally kick 2014 into history.
Where to watch the celebrations: If you’re in Hawaii, then make your way to the beach area and grab a space where you can.