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Whether you call it Bonfire Night, Guy Fawkes Night or Fireworks Night, the 5th of November is almost here again. Join in the festivities with Alexandra Palace as they host their annual Fireworks Festival. With a ‘Dia Del Los Muertos’ (Day of the dead) theme and a trailer with a real True Detective feel to it, the event looks unmissable.
What is it the Fireworks Festival?
Alexandra Palace will be hosting the Fireworks Festival on Friday the 4th and Saturday the 5th of November. Friday’s gates open at 16:00 with the fireworks display commencing at 21:00. Saturday’s gates will be open at 15:00 and the event starts at 20:00. With a panoramic view of London as its backdrop and a spectacular laser show, the fireworks display is gearing up to be unforgettable.
Dia Del Los Muertos
In their own words, “A carnival of the macabre, ‘Dia Del Los Muertos’. The veil of the spirit world hangs thin in the still night air, until the dead come out to play! Witness our fantastical parade as it snakes, shakes, limbers and lumbers itself around the stunning grounds of Alexandra Palace. Giant fun skeletons jangle with life as a Drum machine pierces the dead of night sky, whilst Big Bands erupt from amongst the fire and smoke! The dead are very much alive, and YOU are very much invited to come and play.” Expect to see fire dancers, giant skeleton puppets, Aztec Angels, a New Orleans marching band and much more.
Running all day and then into the night, Alexandra Palace will also be host to London’s largest ice rink. It is worth noting, you will need to buy separate tickets for the ice skating as the Fireworks Festival tickets doesn’t include this attraction.
Food & Drink
Expect food served from some of London’s top street food vendors. Think along the lines of KERB or Dalston Yard’s Street Feast. As well as high quality food, Alexandra Palace is also hosting a German Bier Festival. If German and Craft beers are not for you, there will also be a selection of Ales, IPAs, Ciders, Mulled Wines and cocktails available.
If you want to go, head over to their website to buy tickets. The Fireworks Festival is anticipated to sell out so if you plan to go, be quick about it.
What else is happening around London?
If you are not in the mood to go to Alexandra Palace, other locations around London will be holding their own events as well. Allianz Park, Wimbledon, Battersea Park, Ealing Cricket Club and Kempton Park Racecourse are just a few locations holding their own fireworks displays. For a full list of alternate locations, head over here