Fireworks light up the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the annual fireworks display to usher in the new year, early Jan. 1, 2015. Reuters/Jason Reed

As the world says goodbye to 2015, millions of dollars worth of fireworks will be lightening up the sky around the world. Here’s a look at what’s in store for some of the world’s most famous firework displays as we usher in 2016.

Sydney is known for putting on an impressive show with fireworks above the iconic opera house and the Harbour Bridge. This year over $5 million have been spent on the 12-minute display. It kicks off at midnight local time ( 8 a.m. EST Thursday). An earlier show at 9 p.m. local time (5 a.m. EST ) for the kids who might not make it to midnight will pay tribute to the Royal Botanic Garden and the Taronga Zoo. A live stream of the show is available here.

New Year's fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House during the traditional fireworks at midnight Jan. 1, 2015. SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images

The world’s highest fireworks will be set off in Dubai from the Burj Khalifa structure. This year’s display will take place in eight acts and is meant to showcase a “futuristic vision” of the United Arab Emirates. The display is expected to last for 20 minutes and will also include LED lights and lasers. The Burj Khalifa fireworks display can be live streamed online here.

Fireworks explode over Palm Jumeirah in Dubai on Jan. 1, 2014 to celebrate the new year. The glittering fireworks display that lasted around six minutes spanned over 60 miles of the Dubai coast, which boasts an archipelago of man-made islands and Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest tower. KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images

In the city of sin, fireworks displays will be set off from casinos as spectators pack the Las Vegas strip to view the show known as “America’s Party.” The display is scheduled to last for approximately eight minutes with 80,000 pyrotechnics fired and music to go along. Over 300,000 people are expected to watch the display that will go off from seven rooftops.

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Vegas has plenty to offer CES attendees after dark. New Year's fireworks explode over Las Vegas Strip casinos in this view from the High Roller observation wheel in Las Vegas Jan. 1, 2015. Reuters/Las Vegas Sun/Richard Brian

Over two million people are expected this year on Rio de Janeiro’s famous Copacabana beach to watch the impressive fireworks display. The display takes its cue from the upcoming summer 2016 Olympics that will be held in Brazil as well as the hundred-year anniversary of samba music and dance. Fireworks will be set off from eleven barges as people celebrate and leave offerings in the sea for a lucky year ahead.

Fireworks explode over Copacabana beach during New Year's celebrations in Rio de Janeiro Jan. 1, 2015. According to local media, more than two million people gathered along Rio's most famous beach to witness the 20-minute display and celebrate the beginning of a new year. Reuters/Mauro Pimentel