New Year’s Eve fireworks to return to Newcastle

If you didn’t have any plans for New Year’s Eve well now you do as 31 December 2018 sees celebrations with a spectacular firework display in Newcastle city centre.

The FREE family-friendly display will launch at 6pm outside Newcastle Civic Centre with a dazzling 15-minute spectacle to music.

Vikki Leaney, Senior Festivals and Events Manager at NewcastleGateshead Initiative, said: “We know that for many people, our stunning firework show is a highlight of the New Year’s Eve celebrations, so we’re pleased to announce the return of the display back to the heart of the city.” 

Newcastle City Council and NewcastleGateshead Initiative have teamed up with the outdoor art experts Walk the Plank to help create the celebrations.

The city will start to come alive as street theatre and music adds to the building buzz and atmosphere of New Year’s Eve. With Heart North East Drive Show presenter Tom Campbell will be entertaining the crowds at Newcastle Civic Centre from 5.30pm.

Newcastle City Council’s Cabinet Member for Culture, Sport and Public Health, Cllr Kim McGuinness, said: “There will be plenty to see and do across Newcastle City Centre over the Christmas and New Year period and this will be a fitting finale for our celebrations.”

Of course, it isn’t just the fireworks that the North East can expect as 
Vikki Leaney added, “as well as the New Year Eve fireworks, there are lots of amazing events and experiences on offer on New Year and across the winter period as part of the wider NewcastleGateshead Winter Festival.”

 From 16 November, right through until the new year, families and festive shoppers also can take a break from shopping and enjoy a spin on one of NE1’s fairground rides, which will be found at three locations along Northumberland Street.

There will also be Christmas games for families to try their hands at, as well as the return of the spectacular Helter Skelter at the south end of the street.

For more detail about the wider NewcastleGateshead Winter Festival, please click here 

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