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EDINBURGH HOGMANAY 31st DECEMBER 2017

Join in one of the biggest events in the Scottish calendar. Show the rest of the world how to party by joining in one of the events on offer.

Edinburgh Hogmanay is one of the top 100 things to do before you die and has also appeared in the top 25 world travel experiences.

From traditional Scottish music and dance and firelit torches beside the fantastic lit Edinburgh castle to dancing away with some of the most popular stars in princes’s street gardens, there is a range of many things to do and something for every member of the family to enjoy.

Start the night early in the Bairns Afore party with plenty family fun and entertainment lined up and all this before bedtime for the little ones in your group. Or if you await the clock striking 12 on NYE and join in the main event at a concert in the park in princes’s park and celebrate late into the night with music, food and drink stalls galore then be in the best spot for the prestigious fireworks display at 12.

If you dare celebrate Edinburgh style become a Loony Duck dress up in your wackiest outfit and march the highstreets before dunking yourself in the cold waters of the river forth all in the name of charity.

On the other hand, if you want to stay warm and dry there is plenty of vantage points along the high streets with cafes and bars setting tables outside so you can witness the events unfolding but these get booked up quickly so make sure you book in advance

With so many things going off on different dates and places here are the key dates so make sure you put them in your diary.

Key dates

· Torchlight Procession: Wednesday 30th December 7pm
· Bairns Afore: Sunday 31st December 5pm
· Street Party: Sunday 31st December 7pm
· Ceilidh under the Castle with Edinburgh Gin: Sunday 31st December 8pm
· Concert in the Gardens: Sunday 31st December 8pm
· Loony Dook: Monday 1st January 10.30am
· Message From The Skies: 1st – 25th January, 5.30pm onwards

Happy New Year from Edinburgh

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 :)

NEWBY HALL FIREWORK CHAMPIONS 2017

WHAT: NEWBY HALL FIREWORK CHAMPIONS 2017
WHEN: SATURDAY 22ND JULY 2017
WHERE: NEWBY HALL, RIPON, NORTH YORKSHIRE, HG4 5AE
WHY: NATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
TIME: – 5:00 PM – 10:00PM
COST: £20.00 PER ADULT – PRE-BOOKING DISCOUNTS AND CHILD PRICES AVAILABLE!

Want to make a weekend of it ?

Bring your tent or caravan and stay on site – Camping / Gazebo £10.00 to £25.00

This year Newby hall is the first of 6 events and presents to you 4 fantastic displays in the evening from 3 of the best UK firework companies.

Newby Hall is an elegant country house that was designed by Sir Christopher Wren and has been beautifully restored by Robert Adam.

The gardens are award winning, there is a stylish shop, restaurant, and even a plant stall to complete the family attraction feel to the property.

Parking is available along with disabled parking and will be monitored by staff that will direct you to the appropriate places.

Just a note the event caters for all needs but there can be rough and dark sections in some places it may not be suitable for everyone so it is best to check at the booking stage.

There is a pre-show entertainment available to give you an insight to the teams along with interviews and other interesting facts. But if you want to get in position to sit and relax with family and friends you can also do this as well you make this event yours.

Fancy dining out under the star-lit sky?

As the grounds are within a stately home you can take along picnics and furniture, blankets etc. to sit on but under NO circumstances are BBQ’s or open flame appliances on site anywhere.

If you do forget your food there is always vendors that will be offering food and drink throughout the evening.

Families have been covered children’s entertainment available to keep the little ones quiet and entertained before the show.

The Main Event – The competitors produce the best firework displays along to music making the perfect dance partners. After the main event, the reigns are the handed over to MLE Pyrotechnics for the perfect finale.

Then it’s down to the voting to crown the champions. This couldn’t be easier, you decide the winners by voting for the favorite by text message from your mobile.

The Running order and times are as follows:

5.00PM – Gates open for entry – Music and interviews broadcasted throughout the evening.

9:00pm – Gates close for entry – Information and interviews with the teams

Computer fired demo: 9:15pm
Team 1: 9:30pm
Team 2: 9:45pm
Team 3: 10:00pm

Competing teams – Atom Fireworks / Cambridge Fireworks / Magical fireworks

SMS Voting opens: 10:15pm
SMS Voting closes: 10:30pm

10:30pm – MLE Pyrotechnics display

10:40pm – Results and Winning team announced

An explosive night of fun for all the family. Don’t worry if you can’t make this date, they have another 5 events available throughout the UK.

Firework Champions - Newby Hall 2016