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Welcome the New Year 2013 in Sydney

With a population of about 4.8 million people, Sydney is the largest city in Australia and the capital of the Australian state of New South Wales. Endowed with a magnificent harbour and strategically located on the southeastern coast of Australia, Sydney is also the country’s most important port and one of the most important in the South Pacific region. In addition to iconic tourist attractions such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, the city has so much more to offer, from amazing museums (e.g. the Australian National Maritime Museum, Hyde Park Barracks Museum) and Parks (e.g. Centennial Park), to a vibrant arts scene and theatres (e.g. State Theatre and capitol Theatre), to great beaches nearby (Bondi Beach), and to restaurants serving any cuisine you can think of. New Year’s Eve celebrations to usher in the New Year 2013 in Sydney are events that should be experienced live at least once in a lifetime.

The city of Sydney is world famous for its New Year’s Eve celebrations. Official activities by the city to celebrate the New Year commences with the Harbour of Light Parade. This is a dazzling parade of lighted vessels at Sydney Harbour. At 9pm there is the Family Fireworks which illuminates Sydney Harbour, the surrounding buildings, the Sydney Opera House and lights up the night sky in dazzling colours. There is a second firework at the stroke of midnight to celebrate the beginning of the New Year. This second firework at the Sydney Harbour Bridge is a truly awe-inspiring spectacle realized by imagination, creativity and daring that is watched by billions all over the world.