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NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS MANCHESTER

WHAT: NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS MANCHESTER
WHY: NEW YEARS EVE FIREWORK EVENT
WHEN: 31ST DECEMBER 2019
WHERE: DEANSGATE, MANCHESTER (IN THE FOREGROUND OF THE CATHEDRAL)
COST: FREE

It’s BACK!! – Once again this year the delightful City of Manchester will be ringing in the New Year in style, with another superb firework display; this family-friendly event has music from 10.30pm onwards and a countdown at midnight before a spectacular firework display is launched from the back of the iconic Manchester Cathedral. As it is a family-friendly event, there will be no alcohol, no bar, and no drinks allowed.

Generally, the event is well supported with thousands in attendance but having moved from Albert Square to Piccadilly Gardens and now onto Deansgate, you can be forgiven for getting a little dizzy! Pat Carney, Councillor, has confirmed that this move is only temporary whilst the refurbishments take place to the Town Hall and surrounding buildings.

You can eat out according to your budget and taste all over the City and beyond. For Gin lovers, there is a beautiful 18th-century coaching house that has 1300 different gin’s (yeeha) The Old Bell Inn at Delph (just outside Oldham). You can eat in the brasserie (less formal with a selection of ‘bar meals’) or in the main restaurant where traditional fayre awaits whilst you make your way through the gin list!  This place is still a little outside of the City but being only 30-mins away, it wouldn’t be much of a stretch. If you want to stay put, the New Year’s eve (festive menu) is packed with delicious morsels like a starter of ham and black pudding spring rolls with pea puree and a fried duck egg or how about delicious hot smoked salmon with baby beetroots, a goats cheese bon-bon and dressed mixed leaves.

Head into the City for choices galore whether you want a traditional Steak (get to Hawksmoor – reviews have this beating the usual Gauchos etc) or a delicious Pizza (Cibo – pronounced Cheebo) three courses on New Year’s Eve is just £40 per person which I think is exceptional value for money and they are even offering entertainment.

Whether you are planning to stay over in one of the huge numbers of hotels in the City (which I have to say are very reasonably priced) or live around Manchester, get along and show your support.

If you would much rather stay at home and entertain family and friends, fireworks will be the perfect close to the occasion and we have single ignition barrages (firework cakes which you light once and then get to a safe distance to enjoy) starting from around £10 to a huge suitcase-sized compound cake (several smaller cakes fused together to give a show lasting anything from 1 ½ – almost 3 minutes) at £332.50. We can deliver to ANY UK MAINLAND address – we can even get fireworks to freight forwarders in Glasgow to get them over to the Islands off Scotland.

Check out the cakes and barrages for yourself.

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DRAYTON MANOR – MAGICAL CHRISTMAS EVENT

WHAT: DRAYTON MANOR – MAGICAL CHRISTMAS EVENT
WHERE: DRAYTON MANOR THEME PARK, NEAR TAMWORTH, STAFFORDSHIRE, B78 3TW
WHEN: FROM NOW UNTIL THE 31ST DECEMBER 2019
COST: TICKETED EVENT

Treat the little ones this Christmas and get in an early visit along to see Santa, give him your little one’s Christmas list, and enjoy the variety of entertainment and rides on offer this December.

The Christmas experience at Drayton Manor is a fully inclusive package with something for all the family to enjoy. You can meet Santa in the castle of dreams and stroll around at your own pace and enjoy the interactive experience, with plenty of elves on hand to assist you with anything you need.

NB:  Please note that the time stated on your ticket is the time that you must join the queue for Santa and not enter the castle.

Enjoy over 25 Thomas and Friends themed rides and attractions at the park and a spectacular white Christmas is guaranteed as there will be snowfall in Thomas Land every day (please note that only selected rides are open during Magical Christmas no thrill rides), the 4D cinema film festival, witness the captivating live shows throughout the day full of music, dance and lights, take a walk through the winter wonderland or meet Rudolf the reindeer plus other furry friends of the park.

Entertainment times are as follows each day:

11am – Merry Christmas Welcome Show

12pm – 2pm – Rusty & Dusty’s Christmas Sing-Along Show

1pm, 2pm & 3pm – The Fat Controllers Jolly Christmas Show

4pm – The Magical Presents Show

For tickets and other information please see the website as there are different prices for different packages on different dates.

The gates on the run-up to Christmas and over it will differ slightly:

  • All dates before December 24th – park opens at 9:30am, rides start at 10:30am, the park closes at 5pm
  • On 24th December only – the park opens at 9:45am, rides start at 10:30am, the park closes at 4pm.
  • 27th December onwards – there will be no Father Christmas on these dates – the park will open at 9:45am, rides start at 10:30am, the park closes at 4pm.

To end each evening with a bang there will be a spectacular firework display lighting up the skies above Drayton Manor Park’s beautiful Lake. Don’t forget to ensure that you stay until the end to witness the Family Christmas Fireworks; a perfect way to finish your Christmas visit to the Park.

The fun doesn’t have to stop when the park closes, you can stay onsite at the 4* hotel and treat the whole family to this Christmas extravaganza.

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA NEW YEAR’S EVE 2020

WHAT: FIREWORKS FOR NEW YEAR’S EVE 2020 – SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
WHY: FIREWORKS EVENT TO WELCOME IN THE NEW YEAR 2020
WHEN: TUESDAY 31ST DECEMBER 2019 FROM 7PM
WHERE: SIDNEY HARBOUR AND SURROUNDING AREA
COST: FREE – SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS

More than 1 million spectators packed the foreshore of Sydney Harbour for this epic event of all ages. The spectacular firework display, choreographed to music, costs in the region of $6 million Australian dollars and is the responsibility of the Foti Fireworks.

2011 New Year Fireworks, Sydney, Australia

The Foti family is one of the original Italian Firework families who have been in the business of manufacturing and displaying fireworks since 1793 and professionalism and safety are at the core of everything they do. Eight generations of Foti have passed on their vast knowledge, love and passion for pyrotechnics and one of their mantra’s is ‘no pyro, no party’ which we have to say, we totally agree with.

Happy New Year... Welcome 2017

Last year, in an unprecedented error, the organisers of the light show inadvertently displayed the words ‘Happy New Year 2018 ‘ in error, but to be fair, this was not under the control of Foti Fireworks.

Here is what you can come to expect from this year’s event:

7pm – Fire Tug Water Display – spraying gallons of water into the sky which creates a magical sight before the setting sun.

7.30pm – Country and Smoking Ceremony – carried out by the indigenous Gadigal Elders – an aboriginal clan of people who welcome the world to the celebrations and offer purification ceremonies for the forthcoming year.

8pm – Aerial Flying display by Matt Hall, a 3rd generation pilot who formerly worked for the Royal Australian Air Force as a fighter pilot and latterly an instructor.  He also won the Red Bull Air Race World Championships in July and will thrill spectators with his death-defying abilities.

8.30pm – Pylon Projections and Lighting Effects – there will be a full light show projected onto all the buildings on the shore and harbour front.

9.00pm – Family Fireworks – this is the first of the firework events and a pre-cursor to the main event at midnight. The fireworks will be launched from barges on the Bay and from the Sidney Harbour Street.

9.08pm – Calling Country – a ceremony with live performances from the indigenous people’s representatives and concert at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

9.15pm – Harbour of Light Parade – all the shops and watercraft in the Bay area are decorated with colour and light in this enchanting choregraphed event.

12.00 – Firework Display from the Sydney Harbour, bridge and surrounding structures which will be televised around the World.

Last year’s countdown on the bridge was brilliantly done and the display met with rapturous applause.

A very happy New Year to all out Antipodean friends.

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