The event features a New Year's Eve ball drop from the top of the Harbour Town Lighthoush, both at 7 p.m. and 12 a.m.
Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Theresa May promised to deliver a "successful" exit from the European Union, strengthen Britain's economy and build a "fairer society for everyone" in her New Year's message.
Australia and New Zealand ushered in 2018 with stunning firework displays as New Year celebrations began across the globe.
Going into the New Year many people gave 2017 one last hurrah, and go into 2018 with new hopes, aspirations, another year to tackle, and maybe a hangover. Along with these regulations, residents should keep in mind safety tips, according to the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.
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If the local government in the area allows it then in certain cases a MMJ patient can have up to a total of 24 marijuana plants. The effect of the Obama policy was thus to reduce the illogic of state legalization being contradicted by federal prohibition .
Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said the emergency operations center will be activated on New Year's Eve, where multiple city agencies will coordinate together on Sunday night.
The celebrations start on December 31, 2017 and will go on past midnight into January 1, 2018. - AFP Fireworks light up the sky over the London Eye in central London during the New Year celebrations.
People celebrating the New Year at the Arc de Triomphe as the firework explode over it, on the Champs Elysees, in Paris, France.
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The first same-sex weddings under the new law are expected to be held early this year, while couples who have already tied the knot overseas will automatically have their marriages recognised in Australia. Across Asia, people crowded into waterside viewing areas to see fireworks burst over Shanghai, Singapore, Hong Kong and other cities.
Crowds were generally well behaved during New Year celebrations in Melbourne and across Victoria, but police are concerned about the use of illegal fireworks after three men were injured in separate incidents. New Year is Russia's major gift-giving holiday.
In Ireland, the fourth annual Dublin New Year's Festival will get underway in the city later today. Saving everyone a lot of time and energy, fireworks viewers don't have to make this trek to see the spectacular show.
In Scotland's capital, organizers of the popular Edinburgh Hogmanay New Year's celebrations say the event will go on as planned despite a major windstorm with gusts expected to reach 80 miles per hour, according to the BBC. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini) Iraqi federal police stand guard outside the Virgin Mary church during new year's eve mass in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017.
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Mukul Jain's mobile phone and wallet were later found in the lab. "There is no suspect in this case", a police officer said. He used to visit lab number 408 at the school for his research goal and was last seen leaving the campus on Monday.
More than a million people are expected to gather to watch the fireworks close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with more than half of that number also expected in Melbourne's city centre.