New Year's Eve celebrations around the world kicked off amid a boosted security presence in many countries.
NBC News is livestreaming fireworks displays in major cities at the below times:
6 a.m. ET: New Zealand welcomes 2016 with a fireworks show in Auckland.
8 a.m. ET: Sydney, Australia, hosts its annual fireworks spectacular.
10 a.m. ET: Japanese revelers countdown to 2016 at an ancient temple in Tokyo.
11 a.m. ET: Hong Kong celebrates with a fireworks display over Victoria Harbour.
11 a.m. ET: Taiwan welcomes 2016 with a fireworks display at Taipei 101 building.
12 p.m. ET: Thailand hosts a New Year's fireworks display in Bangkok.
3 p.m ET: Fireworks on the Burj Khalifa light up the Dubai night sky in the United Arab Emirates. (The live video was canceled after a high-rise luxury hotel burst into flames nearby.)
4 p.m. ET: Russian crowds celebrate at midnight in Moscow's Red Square.
5 p.m. ET: Cape Town, South Africa, rings in 2016.
5 p.m. ET: Cairo, Egypt, lights up the pyramids with a fireworks display.
6 p.m. ET: Berlin, Germany, holds its New Year celebrations at the Brandenburg Gate.
7 p.m. ET London's Big Ben rings in the New Year for the United Kingdom.
11 p.m. ET Brazilians in Rio de Janeiro welcome 2016.