Celebrate the start of 2017 for free.
Cities around the world will be ringing in the New Year come December 31, but participating in all the festivities can get pricey.
Thankfully, some of the top New Year’s Eve celebrations and events in popular cities can be enjoyed completely free of charge, whether you’re in New York City, Vienna, or Sydney.
To help you close out the end of this year in style without breaking the bank, we’ve pulled together free festivities and experiences to take advantage of in popular cities around the globe, from stunning light displays and dazzling firework shows to free concerts and tours.
From Berlin to New Orleans, here are 49 festive ways to say hello to 2017.