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NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS AROUND THE GLOBE 2018

Fancy something other than the norm to let the new year in 2018?

Here at epic fireworks we have had a look around and handpicked what we think maybe some of the best places and events to visit this to let your new year start off with a bang!

LONDON
We know we said somewhere different, but we are British after all and loyalty starts at home and all that; London continues to draw in tens of thousands of people with more and more areas being opened each year.

Thousands can now gather in different viewpoints around the city and along the Thames to listen for the iconic BIG Ben Bells and perhaps sneak in a quick selfie then stand back in awe of the one of the largest fireworks display in the World spread along the Thames, Big Ben and the London Eye all getting a piece of the action. The final batch of tickets is due to go on sale during the first week of December so if you are still looking for some, keep vigilant as they will be available for long.

SYDNEY
With Sydney been the first of the major cities to let the new year in and as it is considered to be one of the best they must make sure that every year tops the last, as they know that majority of the world will be watching them.

This year they are putting on some pre-show entertainment starting at 6pm on near the waterside with a tugboat delivering some fantastic water displays and after this a welcoming ceremony for all to see.

The first of the two fireworks display’s takes place at 9pm for all the families and people with young children not to miss out on the evening. Then the main event begins with the iconic opera house and Sydney harbour bridge as the backdrop to over 5000 different effects colours and sounds. This waterside extravaganza is not to be missed and is definitely one on the bucket list.

LAS VEGAS
Known for being the city that never sleeps; this has never been truer than on New Year’s Eve. All the Las Vegas strip is opened, and the biggest open-air party can begin with thousands of locals and holidaymakers wandering around celebrating the new year. If you want to get in out of the cold, there are various hotels that offer places, but these do start closing the doors at 11pm so plan ahead to ensure that you get a place.

On the stroke of midnight, over 80 thousand different fireworks are released into the skyline, all beautifully choreographed to music providing a one of a kind display for all to see.

RIO DE JANEIRO
NYE is the biggest event to happen in Rio after the carnival so there are plenty of things to do.

Get the party started early and dance along to some of the many live bands; join the tradition of casting flowers into the sea to honour the goddess Yemanja or simply join in the revelry. Everyone wears white as this said to bring good luck to them in the new coming year.
Catch a glimpse of the mile upon mile of barges linked on the water with pyrotechnics all ready for the clock to stroke 12. This is when everyone heads down to the Copacabana beach to take in the hundreds of colourful fireworks lighting up the skies above like a giant rainbow before the after party then starts until sunrise for most.

DUBAI
Dubai is a beautiful and proud nation and they have made massive endeavors in the past to offer up the world’s largest pyrotechnic display from the world’s tallest building. Whether it is the fireworks shooting from the top of the Burj Khalifa or over to the annual display at the Palm Jumeirah all the celebrations in Dubai are beautiful, rich and stylish with beautiful balls or fantastic rooftop restaurant views way up at level 43. You can still, however, head on down to downtown Dubai to the waterfront fountains where you can still get a glimpse of the amazing firework display.

NIAGARA FALLS
How about taking in your fireworks display from a different place completely; above the famous cascades of the waters of Niagara Fall. But if that is not what you fancy they still have plenty going off in and around Queen Victoria park with fun for all the family. All the events are completely free and are going off all the way through December to the build-up of the big event the festival of lights to bring the new year in with a big bang.

EDINBURGH
The iconic Scottish capital’s castle is the backdrop to the main display along with the many of the renowned Hogmanay celebrations that also take place currently; there are light processions, street parties and live music and bands so plenty to do in and around the City of Edinburgh before the midnight bells strike and the spectacular fireworks surround the cold night skies and the after parties and celebrations begin.

BERLIN
One of the biggest street parties in Europe in celebrated between Brandenburg gate and Victoria column in Berlin. Each year millions of people descend on the city to join in the al fresco festivities entertained by with live bands, laser shows and DJs as well as an abundance of food and drink concessions to add to the atmosphere. The main fireworks event is a mixture of homemade firework demo’s and full on displays and the mixture of the two creates a one off spectacular vision of colour and sound.

PARIS
Even at new year the most romantic City in the World appears to put a romantic spin on its celebrations to welcome the New Year in. The myriad of coloured lasers and pyrotechnics illuminating the top of Notre Dame Cathedral to the channels of the picturesque River Seine there is light all around. The best shows of all are on the streets of the 8th arrondissement where the displays are judged in order to win the right to the fireworks displays for the following year’s Bastille day in the city.

Wherever you choose to spend your New Year, whether it is over in Las Vegas or ‘Skeg Vegas’ have a great time from all at Epic Fireworks.

BIG BEN TO BONG ONCE MORE FOR NEW YEAR AND CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS

WHAT: NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS
WHEN: 31st DECEMBER 2017
WHERE: CENTRAL LONDON, UK
COST: £10.00 PER PERSON

There is nothing which captures the essence of London and the UK than the bells of Big Ben chiming to welcome in Christmas and say a fond farewell to the old Year and welcome in the New Year with some fireworks.

This year, however, the situation was a little fraught as Big Ben was stopped for essential repairs and will not peel for around 4 years to repair the hands, pendulum, and mechanism at a cost originally ‘guestimated’ at £29 million is now likely to top the £60 million mark instead.

This year, the rigging etc of the fireworks will once again be the responsibility of the talented team from Titanium Fireworks, working alongside a huge team of support from other display teams required to get the New Year’s Eve firework event to go off with a bang. There will be more than 30 staff members carrying up to 30 tonnes of equipment and 8 tonnes of fireworks to create the graceful spectacle that is London 2018. They start to set up on 27th December as it is such a gargantuan task and will keep running the systems through until the fireworks get underway.

The annual fireworks show became a ticketed event back in 2014 and this has continued to be the case from that point forward. It has improved the overall experience making for a more manageable crowd and keeping the cost of holding the event down.

The last couple of batches of tickets sold out immediately but there are plans to put some more out for general release in early December so watch out for them.

If you are staying home to welcome in the New Year with family and friends, we have a beautiful selection of barrages which are ideal for the stroke of midnight – check online for videos of our new products this year which are top of the Christmas list of some of our pyro fans :)

THE UK CELEBRATES THE START OF THE FESTIVE SEASON WITH FIREWORKS

Fireworks for both Christmas and New Year celebrations have really taken off since the upsurge in sales for the millennium. Seventeen years on and their popularity continues to grow.

This year sees three of the largest cities in Great Britain celebrating Christmas with fireworks. The Christmas Spectacular show is taking part at three venues as follows:

WEDNESDAY 20th DECEMBER 2017 – MANCHESTER

FRIDAY 22nd DECEMBER 2017 – GLASGOW

SATURDAY 23rd DECEMBER 2017 – BIRMINGHAM

They will all be holding a Christmas Spectacular including incredible classical music and accompanied by orchestra accompanying fantastic singers, excerpts from such beautiful compositions as La
Boheme and the Nutcracker suite and familiar favourite carols to sing along with.

The fireworks are indoor so technically stage pyrotechnics but beautiful nonetheless.

Get along to your local theatre for a pre-Christmas treat to remember.