Celebrate the close of 2016 and the arrival of 2017 at the best New Year celebrations around the world.
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Sydney Opera House, Sydney
All fireworks are not created equal, but Sydney’s New Year's show, launched over the city’s famed harbor, has long been considered among the world’s most excellent displays. The best view of the action includes an indulgent dinner under the iconic sails of the Sydney Opera House at the famed institution's new fine dining restaurant, Bennelong. The New Year’s Eve degustation menu by executive chef Peter Gilmore features five locally inspired courses. The finest wines (expect a glass of top-rated Charles Heidsieck champagne upon arrival) will flow freely all night long. Dinner, $1,350; Bennelong Point; 61-2/9240-8000; bennelong.com.au.