Baby you’re a firework. Come on let your colours burst – Katy Perry
And boy did those colours burst, signalling that the world wants to have fun in ’21.
The Middle East led the way with the celebrations with some real actual human beings gathering… at social distance.
And rock gods Kiss even performing in Dubai.
Now New Year’s Eve is always going to be a challenge in crowd containment and resources.
But it is a depressing admission that we in the West can’t trust ourselves, and others, to social distance, or meet in pods.
Now, I love an oul’ firework any time of the year, so as Katy says ‘you just gotta ignite the light and let it shine. Just own the night.’
Dresden takes back the sky
Dresden: And Dresdeners have more reason than most to be wary of their sky lit up above them.
The older generation still talk about the red sky, the Allied bombers’ firestorm which razed their beautiful city to the ground at the end of the Second World War.
The resilient Saxons went on to rebuild their city, the Florence of the Elbe, brick by brick to the grandeur it is today.
The light show on the Elbe was the backdrop for the closing night of the German Travel Mart.
And a magical reminder of how light kills darkness.
Take me to the DC ball park
Me, George and my Travel pal Issy
Washington: They love a firework in DC… and that’s just a Donald Trump barbecue.
They put on firework displays for all their VIPs which meant the delegates at the American Travel fair, IPW.
At the Washington Nationals’ ball park.
Disney get any better than this
Acting all Goofy
Orlando: And whatever you’re doing around 9pm of a night in Orlando then stop it and look up at the skies.
For that’s when the lights go on above The Magic Kingdom.
All of which you can see from your Four Seasons balcony. Magical!
Or Mickey in Da House
Anaheim: And in Disneyland too in California where Mickey, Donald and the gang like nothing better than a light show.
Mickey runs his own show which is in effect one of just a number of extravaganzas around the resort.
With Star Wars and Harry Potter getting in on the act.