Watch consecutive coverage of New Year's celebrations around the world as countries usher in 2023 with fireworks, light displays and performances. From fireworks over the Parthenon in Athens to New York City's famous ball drop in Times Square, we traverse the globe and join in on the biggest countdowns to the New Year!
00:00:00 – Moscow, Russia
00:12:56 – Kyiv, Ukraine
01:27:41 – Athens, Greece fireworks
02:15:19 – Berlin, Germany fireworks
02:31:21 – Paris, France light show at Arc de Triomphe
02:53:18 – Times Square bump shot
03:51:40 – Times Square pre-ball drop
04:46:38 – Rio De Janeiro, Brazil beach fireworks
06:50:50 – New York, New York Times Square ball drop show
The Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia gleamed with lights, fireworks illuminated the skies above the Champs Elysees in Paris and couples shared midnight kisses in Times Square as many gathered across the globe to ring in the New Year.
The world is waking up to a new year after celebrations returned in full force without pandemic restrictions. Yet as festivities stretched across the globe, celebrations were muted in Ukraine following a new round of Russian missile attacks. NBC's Kathy Park reports from Times Square for Sunday TODAY.