Top 3 Firework Displays Around The World

26 Oct 2017

The nights are darker, the temperature is quickly dropping, and everyone is starting to get into the festive spirit. Bonfire night is a popular British tradition dating back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament, and 5 November is now synonymous with firework displays. If you love a great firework display, then check out these great destinations around the world…

New Year Spectacular, Funchal, Maderia.

The New Year is when the small island of Madeira becomes the place to be – even more so on a cruise ship. New Year’s Eve is when several cruise ships gather near the harbour of Funchal, to watch the spectacular firework display. The fireworks are set off from barges in the harbour, so the best vantage point is on a ship at anchor on top deck, with the beautiful lights of Madeira as a backdrop. What a wonderful way to start the New Year!

Australia Day, Sydney, Australia.

Sydney is without a doubt one of the top places to be during New Year’s, with an electric atmosphere, and an impressive backdrop of the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Not long after the firework smoke has cleared from the celebrations of New Years, the celebrations start once again on January 26. Australia Day is one of the biggest events in the Australian calendar, and there is another huge firework display in Sydney with a flotilla of ships in the harbour.

Hogmanay, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Hogmanay is one of the most impressive annual events in Scotland. Marking the start of the New Year, Hogmanay in Edinburgh brings everyone together for an unforgettable 3 days of partying, music, and celebrations. Along with plenty of fireworks, a torchlight procession along the streets of Edinburgh, a candlelit concert, and a communal dip in the freezing River Forth are just some of the things you can expect from this year’s spectacular Hogmanay!

There is of course plenty more amazing firework displays around the world, but these are just a few of our top recommendations. To visit these places for yourself, speak to one of our sales team today on 0800 368 9059 to book your holiday.