Sydney scales back firework display to ring in 2021

Blue and gold fireworks soared into the sky above the Sydney Opera House as they do every year, but the harbour below was a ghost town.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge was the focal point for the show, with Sydney deciding to press ahead with its fireworks display, although shortened to seven minutes.

Video Transcript

- (SINGING) Everybody loves [? me. ?]

[FIREWORKS EXPLODING]

- (SINGING) Light up the world. Light it up. Light up the world. You light it.