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 :)