The first of the New Year's Eve fireworks went off with a bang in Sydney, Australia. This display happened before midnight so kids there could see them before they went to bed
A huge light that looked like a clock timer counted down to midnight under Sydney Harbour Bridge- a famous landmark in Australia.
People in Japan are celebrating the New Year too - although the 'Year of the Rat' won't start til 7 February. But the shops are already full of rat merchandise!
Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in the streets of Hong Kong for their celebrations
This is actually a huge sculpture made of ice! It's all lit up to mark the start of 2008 in China
Check out this skyscraper in Taiwan! It was part of a huge countdown to the new year