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New Year's Eve in Sydney

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A view of the fireworks over the Sydney Opera House on New Year's Eve

Sydney: Be One of the First to See

Join Sydneysiders and more than 1.5 million visitors and be one of the first in the world to bid farewell to 2013 and usher in . Sydney always puts on a fabulous show with street entertainment and spectacular fireworks that light up the Harbour. Find a good vantage point on the water's edge and join the crowds in the celebrations. The Royal Botanic Gardens offers three options that sell out quickly. For instance, their Garden Oasis offers dancing, Champagne and views of the fireworks over both the Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Or ride the Wild Mouse Rollercoaster and Ferris Wheel at The Harbour Party at Luna Park, which includes the latest Electronic Dance Music acts. The famous Shore Thing at Bondi Beach will include electronic superstar Skrillex. Cruises are also popular but expensive; they usually include fare, entertainment and libations, so be sure to find one that suits your musical tastes. Catch The Harbour of Light Parade, a procession of boats of various shapes and sizes lit up on a convoy across the harbor. At the end of the night, look out for the unique symbol that will light up the bridge — last year's was a butterfly and lips.

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