Because of my scaredycat dog being terrified of fireworks, we couldn't leave her alone to go to a display. Instead I played a utube video of the 2012 London New Year's Eve display. It was brilliant.
At least you were not grovelling round the bottom of hedges with a torch, finding ducks that had been traumatised once by son bouncing on the trampoline they were sitting under in a somewhat stupid attempt to get them to go to bed, then by the local firework display noise presumably sparking an evolved imprint in their tiny brains to hide at the first sound of a gun! Oh...in the pouring rain.