The celebrations held world-wide on January 1 as part of New Year's Day commonly include the following:
American football: In the United States, January 1 is the traditional date for many post-season college football bowl games, which are usually accompanied by parades and other activities to celebrate the events
Football: In Europe, Association Football, where a Full Fixture programme is usually played throughout the Premier League and the rest of the League/Non League system in England
Ice hockey, most famously the Winter Classic in North America, a National Hockey League game that is played outdoors
Entertainment, usually enjoyed from the comfort of home
I hope 2013 is a great year for us all!!