• 2012

    Sydney New Year’s Eve: Embrace. Pop Princess and NYE12 Creative Ambassador Kylie Minogue encourage us all to Embrace Love, Embrace Sydney, Embrace the Possibility and Embrace the Moment. The Sydney Harbour Bridge Effect featured a butterfly effect, followed by large red lips that counted in and welcomed the New Year with a kiss.

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  • 2011

    Sydney New Year's Eve: Time to Dream. Industrial designer and NYE11 Creative Director Marc Newson explored the idea that midnight on New Year's Eve was a blank canvas, with infinite possibilities. The Sydney Harbour Bridge Effect featured Mr Newson's endless rainbow design.

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  • 2010

    Sydney New Year's Eve: Make Your Mark. More than 1.5 million people enjoyed awe-inspiring fireworks, which ended with a large red cross on the Sydney Harbour Bridge to symbolise the 'Make Your Mark' theme.

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  • 2009

    Sydney New Year's Eve: Awaken the Spirit. About 1.5 million people dressed in a touch of blue celebrated New Year's Eve with the theme, Awaken the Spirit. The global symbol of unity, the Yin and Yang, beamed from Sydney Harbour Bridge at midnight.

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  • 2008

    Sydney New Year's Eve: Creation. The theme of Creation brought more than 1.5 million people together around Sydney Harbour to enjoy new fireworks effects representing lightning strikes, crashes of thunder and dazzling rain. The Sydney Harbour Bridge Effect started as an evening star and transformed into a full radiant sun.

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  • 2007

    Sydney New Year's Eve: The Time of Our Lives. The Time of Our Lives delivered one of the most stunning Harbour Bridge Effects and fireworks displays ever seen, watched by more than one million people around Sydney Harbour and millions more around the world. An hourglass, representing the Time of our Lives, appeared at 8pm and performed throughout the night with complex twists and turns before evolving into a mandela at Midnight.

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  • 2006

    Sydney New Year's Eve: A Diamond Night in Emerald City. A Diamond Night in Emerald City enthralled people across the world as we ushered in the 75th Anniversary Year of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. A sparkling diamond and a huge coathanger linked the Sydney Harbour Bridge's birthday with the theme of the event.

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  • 2005

    Sydney New Year's Eve: Heart of the Harbour. Heart of the Harbour formed the centrepiece for 2005 Sydney New Year's Eve. A glowing red heart symbolised the theme of the night.

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  • 2004

    Sydney New Year's Eve: Reflections. An extraordinary piece of art, Reflections, by internationally-renowned sculptor Neil Dawson was suspended for a month from the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The large spherical work sparkled like a giant gemstone as it reflected the lights and fireworks of the celebrations. The artwork was later donated to the New Zealand city of Christchurch, which has installed the piece as a symbol of their resilience and rebuilding efforts following devastating earthquakes.

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