NEW YEAR’S SAN FRANCISCO 2013 - Go to the Ferry Building at the foot of Market Street (Pier 14) along the Embarcadero. The fireworks show starts at midnight and this is a free public event. Be prepared to wear a jacket and on your feet a long time, because there’s nowhere to sit, you'll be standing a long time. I usually go onto my roof for ten minutes starting at midnight. Because I can see the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Oakland Hills and the sky above the Ferry Building. But, the hill blocks the view of the Embarcadero itself. Check out the video clip which shows the 2012 fireworks display along the waterfront!