For years, when we couldn’t go out and celebrate the new year with other people, we watched fireworks on TV. Whether you’re watching Dick Clark from Times Square or London’s fireworks over Big Ben, you’ve always limited yourself to watching the screen in front of you.

However, with the help of virtual reality, we can participate much more in the action and even meet people celebrating the whole world. While they’re not a huge choice for watching New Year’s Eve in VR, we’ve listed them for you right here.

BBC YouTube channel

Since 2016, the BBC has had a 360-degree video of fireworks on the River Thames looking at the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. It’s a fantastic show, and because it’s filmed with high-definition 360-degree cameras, you can look around and see huge crowds behind you.

The immersive feeling this gives is really quite special, everyone who sings Auld Lang Syne is especially touching and if you turn up the headphone volume you can really feel the fireworks above you.