Video: New Year's in Tokyo, Taipei, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Sydney, Manila, Seoul, and Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand, is 21 hours ahead of Vancouver, but because it's in the southern hemisphere, there's not much hope of it hosting any polar-bear swim.
However, it has already celebrated New Year's Eve. So has Australia and Asia.
Below, you can see videos of the fireworks displays in several cities.
Sydney is 19 hours ahead of Vancouver, whereas Tokyo is 17 hours ahead. Taipei, Shanghai, and Hong Kong were latecomers, with their midnight arriving one hour after the new year began in the Japanese capital.
If I were to select the most impressive video on YouTube so far, the winner has to be Taipei. It was chosen by CNN in 2012 as one of the world's top 10 destinations for ringing in the new year.
This year, the 509-metre Taipei 101 tower was the centrepiece for a glittering fireworks display.
The Taipei 101 fireworks were streamed live on YouTube and featured performances by a host of Taiwanese stars, including Bii, Dream Girl, Janet, S.H.E, Luan Tan Ah Xiang, Wei Li An, Liu Zi Qian, Xia Yu Qiao, Yoga Lin, Lin Zhi Sheng, Yang Dai Kang, Rainie Yang, Hao Jiao Xiang Qi, Wilber Pan, Hebe, Chairman, Lan Xin Mei, Xie Jin Yan, Guo Yan Wen, and David Tao.