How to Watch 6 New Years’ Eve Live Streams 2019

How to Watch 6 New Years’ Eve Live Streams 2019

It’s almost time to say goodbye to 2018 and welcome in a new year. Whether you’ll miss this year, or you’re happy it’s finally over, you’re probably planning some sort of celebration.

For many people, that means watching the New Years’ Eve live streams of concerts, parades and fireworks going on in cities around the world. You don’t have to physically be there to enjoy the festivities, though.

You don’t even need to pay for cable. All you need is a device such as a laptop, smart TV or smartphone and a decent Internet connection, preferably at least 3 to 15 Mbps.

Here’s how to watch some of the world’s New Year’s Eve live streams for free.

New York City

New York City’s Times Square celebration is one of the best-known in the world. Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest features concerts, the famous ball drop and more.

The show’s organizers have yet to announce the musical performers, but the show is always star-studded! A new addition this year is that Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins will host a live stream of Fortnite: Battle Royale from Times Square from 3 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 3 a.m. Jan. 1.

You can catch the Fortnite stream on Ninja’s Twitch channel. For the rest of the festivities, you have several options: You can go to the official Times Square website, its Facebook page or its Twitter. You can also see it on or

Sydney, Australia

One of the few events that rivals Times Square’s celebration in size is that of Sydney, Australia. The main event is the fireworks show that takes place over Sydney Harbor.

There’s a smaller fireworks display at 9 p.m. Sydney time, and the main one starts at midnight. Between the two, there’s the Harbour of Light Parade, with features dozens of brightly lit ships.

Sydney offers an official livestream of the event at 9 p.m. and midnight on its website. Radio station KIIS 1065 broadcasts a synchronized soundtrack, which you can find through iHeartRadio. You can also stream the celebration on Facebook and YouTube.

San Francisco

Another excellent spot for New Year’s Eve fireworks is the San Francisco Bay. San Fran is one of the last cities in the U.S. to ring in the new year, and they certainly put on a good show. The fireworks display is incredible, and the bay offers the perfect backdrop for the show. You can livestream it here via EarthCam.

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The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando

If you want a New Year’s Eve celebration that’s a little different and perfect for kids, check out the festivities at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla. The fireworks display takes place above the Cinderella Castle, a truly magical setting. There’s an early show at 9 p.m. designed for those with young kids, and the main event is at midnight.

You can watch the show via one of these live cams. Disney also created an official stream last year, and they may do so again this year.


Dubai is known for its record-breaking New Year’s Eve fireworks. Last year, the city replaced the main fireworks event with a light show, but is bringing back the pyrotechnics to ring in 2019.

There will be three large fireworks displays — one at the Burj Khalifa, one at the Burj al Arab and one at Atlantis, the Palm. To see a livestream of the event, go here.


If you’re looking for something to watch on New Year’s Day besides the latest Netflix releases, give the legendary Philadelphia Mummers parade a try. The event is one of the oldest folk parades in the country, and grew out of a tradition dating back to the 17th century. Various local clubs compete in several categories and prepare elaborate costumes, scenery and performance routines.

Local TV station PHL17 will stream the event live, and you can also catch it here on

No matter where you are in the world, you can stream many of the biggest New Year’s celebrations from around the globe. Here’s to 2019!


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Kayla Matthews is a technology writer and the editor of Productivity Bytes. Her work has been featured on Digital Trends, MakeUseOf, VICE, VentureBeat, The Daily Dot and WIRED, among others. Follow her on Twitter to read her latest posts.

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