New Year's celebrations around the world
Updated 2:21 AM ET, Sat January 1, 2022
With the rapid spread of the new Omicron coronavirus variant, many cities across the world scaled back their New Year's celebrations.
In New York City, for example, the traditional event in Times Square allowed fewer revelers and everyone was required to wear a mask.
Some major cities canceled their events altogether, while others moved forward with their plans.