These are some of the best firework displays to watch on YouTube

Getting wrapped up and heading out to a local bonfire is yet another annual tradition that is going to be disrupted by the pandemic this year.

But, with a little creativity, imagination and some high-quality firework display videos, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the best bit of bonfire night (without the cold) from the comfort of your living room.

Here are some of the best displays available to watch online.

The Nagaoka fireworks festival in Japan takes place annually on the Shinano River, the longest in Japan.

Split over two days, the festival brings together some of the best and boldest pyrotechnic and firework experts in the world.

This means you can enjoy 10 different spectacular displays without leaving the sofa, never mind travelling to Japan.

The New Year’s Eve fireworks display on the Thames in London is world-renowned as one of the most stunning, and the 2019 version didn’t disappoint.

A primarily red, white and blue extravaganza, this high-quality video shows the full nine minute long firework experience, without all the queues and the hustle and bustle of a New Year’s Eve in the capital.

Inspired by the 2017 blockbuster, The Greatest Showman (starring Hugh Jackman), and with the soundtrack to match, this large scale pyrotechnics display is sure to be a hit with all the family.

The show, put together by Pyromania Fireworks, happened exclusively for a private party, but now you can experience it, too.

Alongside London’s NYE display, the 4 July fireworks show in New York City is one of the world’s best known pyrotechnic events, and it rarely disappoints.

The 2017 display was no exception, and you can enjoy all 25 minutes of it uninterrupted, accompanied by live music from the West Point Brass band and others.

The Phillipine International Fireworks competition takes place every year, with contestants from all over the world making the journey to show off their pyrotechnic skills.

In 2019, French company Brezac Artifices returned to the festival for the fourth time and put on one of the most jaw-dropping displays in the competition’s history, which you can enjoy from the comfort of your home.

Among a list of spectacular firework displays, this video of the New Year’s Eve display from Dubai in 2014 is especially astounding.

A world record breaker at the time, the display used more than 400,000 fireworks, let off from over 400 locations to produce a truly unforgettable display

They call Disneyland the happiest place on earth, and - judging by this footage - it must have something to do with the amazing firework displays staged there every night.

Featuring a number of classic Disney characters and songs alongside a dazzling light show, this firework display is sure to entertain the youngsters this Bonfire Night.

While not an organised, professional display in the same way as the rest of these videos, it’s well worth seeing what $600,000 worth of fireworks looks like, particularly when it includes “the most expensive firework in the world,” which costs $160,000 on its own.

The video hosts work their way up from a $1 firework to their headliner, which they have to remotely detonate with a special control panel from over 2,000 feet away.

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