London New Year fireworks replaced by Trafalgar Square event and live broadcast

The London New Year fireworks display will be replaced by a “spectacle show” and event in Trafalgar Square after the show was suspended due to Covid uncertainty.

The broadcast, broadcast live exclusively on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, celebrates the capital and highlights the crucial moments of 2021.

The program will include a performance by a special live choir and a glimpse of the best of 2022 – including hosting the UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 in London.

It is the first time Trafalgar Square has hosted a paid celebration that includes live music, stage performers, food stalls and a large screen with live broadcast.

Tickets for the New Year’s Eve event, which is subject to permit application approval, will be allocated to applicants by voting slip.

The uncertainty caused by the pandemic, particularly around mass gatherings, has resulted in London’s usual fireworks event being canceled.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, encourages people to make the most of the city’s bars, clubs, restaurants and other attractions to usher in the New Year.

The capital’s bridges, buildings and trees will be lit along the South Bank – as part of the Mayor’s Let’s Do London Winter Lights’ Season – and the city’s famous Christmas lights, ice rinks and festive markets will also be open.

Mr. Khan said: “This year, in addition to a brand new ceremony in Trafalgar Square, we can look forward to a spectacular live broadcast showing our magnificent city on BBC One.

“London is just magical in these winter months and after all, as a city, we have every reason to celebrate when we look to the New Year.”

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