The sky over Sydney Harbour will light up on Dec. 31, as dazzling fireworks display will welcome the New Year with a blast. Approximately 23,000 fireworks will be set off at 9 pm for a tribute to the 200th year of Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden and 100 years of Taronga Zoo. Now, we'll give the most important details about Sydney's New Years Eve Celebration.
Viewers around the world can watch the live stream of the astonishing 2016 Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks display by visiting the event's official website: sydneynewyearseve.com/fireworks/.
ABC TV will broadcast the fireworks display from 8:30 p.m. (AEDT). The network will feature a four-hour entertainment show filled with music and live performances.
Also, 100.5FM 2RPH will provide an audio description of the celebrations from 8.30pm.
Here is the Programme of Events:
6:00 p.m. - Pre-show entertainment
8:30 p.m. - Pylon projections
8:40 p.m. - Welcome to Country
9:00 p.m. - Family fireworks display
9: 15 p.m. - Harbour of Light Parade
12:00 a.m. - Midnight fireworks
According to Daily Mail, a team of 45 pyrotechnicians is working day and night in preparation for the Midnight fireworks that is set to be the largest pyrotechnics display in Sydney. The dazzling fireworks display will last for 12 minutes.
It is estimated that 120 tones of equipment including seven tones of explosives and 23,000 fireworks will light up the iconic Harbour to welcome the new year.
For those who are searching for the best spot to watch the fireworks display, Bradfield Park in Milson's Point is the perfect location to see the show. It can accommodate up to 50,000 people and is located directly under the north end of the bridge.
Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra and Adelaide will also have their own share of extravagant firework displays on Thursday night.
This year's theme, City of Colour, will showcase a dazzling display of beautiful figures in the night sky such as octopuses, butterflies, butterflies and flowers.
Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore promised a "vibrant, diverse and beautiful" night both for those who will see the event in person and the more than one billion TV viewers worldwide.
It is also interesting to note that the Sydney New Year's Eve fireworks and celebrations will kick off 16 hours ahead of the iconic New Year Ball Drop in New York City. The celebrations in Sydney will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Australia's NSW time, or 2:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Dec. 31.