Nearly half of the more than one-million people who packed the waterfront in Sydney, Australia to watch fireworks and ring in the New Year were tourists.
Officials estimate the event will generate about 170-million-dollars in revenue for the city and priceless publicity.
People in Regina and Winnipeg woke up to colder temperatures than Iqaluit this morning.
And there’s no relief in sight in many parts of the country until early next week.
Organizers have cancelled plans for live music and dance shows on Parliament Hill and Toronto.
Calgary has cancelled its outdoor New Year’s Eve celebrations, but will hold a family dance party in the atrium of city hall.
Everything is a go in Quebec City — where organizers say residents are used to the cold and the same with Winnipeg.
New York City is preparing for its coldest New Year’s Eve since 1962, with forecasts of a wind chill around minus 18.
The coldest New Year’s Eve in Times Square came in 1917, when ironically it was -17 Celsius at midnight
Join Jason Armstrong on Vernon’s New 1075 Beach Radio tonight for his annual Year End Countdown.