WATCH confetti & fireworks take over the world on New Year’s Eve
Donning colorful hats and holding banger sticks, thousands of revelers gathered in front of large screens in Times Square in Manhattan.
As the countdown to 2019 concluded, the rejoicing crowd was showered with confetti.
Many cities across the globe saw fireworks illuminate their signature sights, like in London, where bright lights danced around the London Eye Ferris wheel.
In the capital of Germany, rockets painted the sky around the majestic Brandenburg Gate.
While in Athens, Greece, fireworks were launched near the ruins of the Parthenon.
Rio de Janeiro
Partiers in Rio, Brazil enjoyed the show right from the iconic Copacabana Beach.
In Hong Kong, dazzling pyrotechnics exploded over Victoria Harbor.
In Russia's capital, people partied along with street performers, many dressed in Father Frost (Ded Moroz) costumes.
They later went to see a spectacular fireworks display at Red Square.
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