So 2010 is nearly up and 2011 just around the corner. Whatever you are up to there is something magical about seeing people across the globe enjoying new year festivities.

Countdown to the New Year across the world.
Of course, New Year begins early in certain parts of the world and you might be interested in following this text driven site, that updates per second showing how long until 1 January 2011 in various locations across the world. Christmas Island is the first to fall (grab you Christmas Island domain name here), then New Zealand, Australia, through South East Asia, Europe and across the Americas. It is a little weird to think that those in American Samoa will be celebrating New Year 25 hours after those in Christmas Islan because of the way the international date line falls but they are less than 1500 miles apart.

Live action across the Globe

Sydney, Australia
Sydney is one of the first big cities to celebrate new year and their fireworks displays rarely disapoint. Nearly 2 million are expected to gather across the city to watch the display over Sydney Harbour but if you can’t be there in person you can catch them live on this web cam.

London, England
Traditionally Trafalgar Square – technically the centre of London – has been the place to celebrate New Year in the UK’s capital. However, in recent years, with organised public fireworks displays, the South Bank just down the road has become a more popular hub for people to gather. Keep an eye on both here: Trafalgar Square and South Bank.

New York, USA
For over a century the ‘ball dropping’ on top of Number One Times Square in New York City has become a TV favourite on New Year’s eve. This link has a selection of 10 different web cams overlooking the events, so you can ensure you won’t miss out even if you can’t be there. There are HD cams too and even a 3D broadcast! Watch them here.

Happy New Year from all at 123-reg.


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