Say farewell to 2019 and welcome a new year — and a new decade. Whether you’ll reminisce on these last 10 years or cheer that they’re over, you’re likely planning an unforgettable celebration.
For many people, that means watching New Year’s Eve live streams of concerts, parades, and fireworks occurring across the world. You don’t have to be physically present in another city or country to indulge in the festivities. That’s what the wonders of modern tech are for.
You don’t even need cable — which is a relief to those who’ve already cut the cord. Ensure you have a decent internet connection, preferably three to 15 Mbps, and grab a device like your smartphone, smart TV or computer. The last thing you need is your internet cutting out before the ball drops.
Check out these ways to watch New Year’s Eve live streams at-home and free of charge.
Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve 2020
An enduring Times Square classic, the Dick Clark show will see Ryan Seacrest and Lucy Hale as its hosts this year. Billy Porter will take over hosting for the New Orleans-based portion, while Ciara is joining for the Los Angeles celebration. The show premieres on Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. EST. Expect to witness a five-hour party filled with music, laughter and endless fireworks.
Times Square’s official website offers the perfect place for you to stream live, and you can also watch on mobile or web through the Times Square ball’s site.
Celebrating the Decades in Las Vegas
Get a taste of how Los Vegas rings in the New Year by watching a live stream of their local celebrations. KTLA will be live streaming the festivities in over 30 cities, and you’ll also see footage from Honolulu, Denver and New York. Hop on the stream at 8 p.m. PST on Dec. 31 and catch a glimpse of Las Vegas’ vibrant history throughout the decades. Once New Year’s Eve rolls around, visit their official website to kickstart a night of nostalgic fun.
Sydney’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks Celebration
Explore the booming light shows of Sydney, Australia, by tuning into their annual New Year’s Eve live stream. View the festivities directly from their website, or visit their Youtube channel for a different platform. The fireworks shows occur at 9 p.m. and midnight at their local time, which is AEDT. The overall event begins at 7 p.m. with a water display, and live performances pop up throughout.
Chicago’s Very Own New Year’s Eve Blast
Stream the fireworks happening in Chicago by tuning into their local news site, WGN 9 Chicago. The broadcast starts at 11:30 p.m. CST on New Year’s Eve and lasts 45 minutes. After the clock strikes 12, there’ll be fireworks going off along the Chicago River in a mile-long display. There will also be music and pyrotechnics galore to celebrate the rich history of the Windy City.
River Thames’ Fireworks Display
Hear some tunes from British singer Craig David as London rings in the New Year on the River Thames. You’ll get to see a 360-degree view of the fireworks on the BBC One website for their annual live streaming event. What’s better than seeing fireworks glitter across the water to christen a New Year? Watch the lights shine as the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31.
T-Mobile New Year’s at the Needle
See what Seattle is up to for their New Year’s celebrations by checking out their fireworks display held at the Space Needle. The event starts on Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. PST and lasts until 1 a.m. You can stream it from local broadcasting stations KING-5 TV or KIRO 7 News once the date rolls around.
Ring in the New Year in Style
No matter which New Year’s Eve live stream you choose, you’re bound to have a fun-filled time exploring how different regions celebrate the holiday. Pour yourself a drink and kick back for the festivities, right from your home. Here’s to a prosperous 2020 and beyond!
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