Best New Year's Eve Firework Displays Across the U.S. to Ring in 2022 With a Bang

While several New Year's Eve celebrations have been canceled due to the threat of the Omicron variant amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, firework displays celebrating the new year are resuming as planned in some parts of the country.

Below we look at some of the most spectacular New Year's Eve firework displays to watch to celebrate 2022.

Most locations where the fireworks are being held have several COVID-19 safety measures in place. Contact the venues and local authorities for more information on health guidelines and safety requirements before attending any firework shows listed below.

Los Angeles

Firework displays are being held in several pockets of the Los Angeles County area, including at the Universal Studios Hollywood theme park venue. Tickets to the event include access to park rides and multiple party areas.

Long Beach will also hold a firework display at its downtown waterfront at midnight.

Those in the Marina del Rey area can head to Fisherman's Village or anywhere near the South Jetty area to view the annual display at 8:59 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. local time.

New Year's fireworks in Universal City, California.
People viewing the New Year's Eve fireworks display in Universal City, California back in January 1, 2008. Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images

Orlando

Firework shows are also being held at some theme park resorts in Orlando including SeaWorld Orlando, where guests can view the display from different areas of the park.

The LEGOLAND Florida Resort will be hosting a Kids' New Year's Eve fireworks showcase. The colorful LEGO-themed display will light up the night sky over Lake Eloise at 8 p.m. local time, according to the Visit Orlando tourism website.

Chicago

New Year's Eve fireworks will be displayed along the Chicago River and Lakefront area. The fireworks will be launched from five bridges and two river launch points, the city of Chicago's website advises.

The 1.5-mile-long display starts at 12 a.m. local time and can be viewed along the Chicago River from Wolf Point near the Franklin/Orleans Street bridge to the east of Columbus Drive to Navy Pier, the website says.

Fireworks in Chicago, Illinois.
Fireworks pictured above Lake Michigan along the shores of downtown Chicago, Illinois back in 2007. This year's New Year's Eve fireworks will be launched along the Chicago River and Lakefront area. JEFF HAYNES/AFP via Getty Images

Hawaii

Waikiki, a neighborhood in Honolulu (the Hawaiian capital on the island of Oahu), will showcase a firework display of "electrifying colors and bright lights" at midnight on December 31. Hawaii Public Radio will air a live radio special as part of the New Year's Eve fireworks show, according to the Hawaii Tourism Authority website.

Fireworks in Hawaii.
People watching a New Year's fireworks display on Waikiki beach back in 2015. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP via Getty Images

Austin

The Texan city will display a "festive fireworks show" at the Vic Mathias Shores park venue at 10 p.m. local time. But visitors are encouraged to watch the fireworks "from a safe distance," Austin city manager Spencer Cronk said in a statement on December 10.

The Austin city government stated: "City-organized activities, vendors, and entertainment will not be present in the park. Austinites and visitors are encouraged to celebrate responsibly and watch from afar."

Nashville

The "Nashville's Big Bash" New Year's Eve live celebration in Tennessee will also feature a fireworks show at midnight local time, according to the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp.

A New Year's fireworks display in Nashville.
A New Year's fireworks display in Nashville, Tennessee back in 2015. Jason Davis/Getty Images for dcp

Las Vegas

New Year's Eve fireworks will go off from the rooftops of several resorts along the Las Vegas Strip, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, while another fireworks show will be displayed in the city's downtown area, CNN reports.

New Year's Eve fireworks in Las Vegas.
New Year's Eve fireworks illuminate the skyline over the Las Vegas Strip in 2020. Bryan Steffy/Getty Images