The official new year fireworks of Zurich and Lucerne are certainly worth a visit. Certainly due to reasons of size and capacity the firework of Zurich is bigger and more busy, Lucerne is smaller, more laid-back and offers a nicer landscape. Since Zurich takes place at new years eve, Lucerne the first of January, and both cities are not that distant from each other, you can easily enjoy either one or both. Of course as with everything people have different opinions about how they ought to be, and what people should do in both areas and in general. The view is from Grand Casino Lucerne.