Fireworks are common during New Years celebrations, but Valparaiso's explosions are the most sonorous and lasting not just in Chile, but in all of South America. Back in 2007 its incredible firing set counting 16,000 shots was enlisted into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Millions of people from all over the world come to Valparaiso to witness the pyrotechnic display. Due to the large tourist flow, trip arrangements should be organized beforehand, including reservations for bus tickets or accomodation. To get a convenient viewing spot, one should also come early, ideally in the morning.