He took to Twitter on Sunday evening to extend his wishes.
If you don't want to stand in the cold for hours with no public bathrooms, there are some other options.
Most people join a gym to kick off their New Year's weight loss resolution, but studies show that exercise alone isn't enough to get in shape for 2018.
"For all the bad news that seemed to dominate our collective consciousness, there are countless stories from this year that remind us what's best about America," Obama said in his tweet.
A handful of national churches in Europe and elsewhere in the world are only getting ready to celebrate Christmas now.
From apples dipped in honey to the head of a fish, the Jewish new year is a time for symbolic foods.
The president's threat to impose a firecracker ban achieved a "remarkable" decline in accidents.
A month ago, a spokesman for ISIS called on supporters to carry out a wave of attacks and urged them to target "the secular, apostate Turkish government."
In January, finding love is like joining a gym. Happy New Year!
Otto Frederick Warmbier, 21, was in North Korea for a five-day New Year trip and was detained at Pyongyang airport.
The Syrian civil war and the refugee crisis were common themes.
The legendary, two Michelin star eatery has announced plans to close. We look back at its weird and wonderful dishes.