Countries like New Zealand and Austrailia have ushered in the new year and marked its beginning with stunning fireworks.
Fireworks light up Marina Bay near the Merlion ahead of the New Year in Singapore December 31, 2017.
Great fireworks were done in the traditional style of New Year in Auckland, New Zealand.
About 1.6 million people are attending to attend the fireworks around the edge of Sydney Harbour.
Australians welcomed 2018 with a rainbow-themed fireworks in Sydney.
Samoa, a country comprising the westernmost group of Polynesia's Samoan Islands where less than 200,000 people live, was once one of the last places in the world to celebrate the New Year.
Eastern Australia's cities of Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and Honiara entered 2018 two hours after New Zealand and about an hour after Anadyr, Russia's easternmost town.
Many Filipinos believe that noisy New Year's celebrations drive away evil and misfortune. The artist collects wishes from people and integrates them in his work that will be displayed during New Year's Eve celebrations in front of Cologne's most famous landmark. Police in the central city of Zhengzhou put 3500 officers on duty across the city while residents gathered to watch a light show and cultural performance in a public square. "I feel this very abstracted sense of uncertainty, although I really have no idea what might happen".
Acts including Bruno Mars, Britney Spears, Celine Dion, and the Foo Fighters will keep partiers entertained before and after midnight at properties across Sin City.