These are New Year’s Eve traditions for many fireworks. But how will coronavirus change how people celebrate. The final moments of 2021 with most of the world still facing strict Covid-19 restrictions?
People want to know if fireworks displays and other celebrations can go ahead this New Year’s Eve.
Here is all you need to know.
Will there be any firework displays on New Year’s Eve?
The good news is that 2022 can start off with a literal bang, as many major fireworks displays are set to go ahead this month. You can welcome the new year with amazing displays across the UK.
New year fireworks in London
You should check the website of the event you wish to attend, as there will likely be restrictions in place – such as a limited capacity and mandatory facemasks for indoor events. It is not yet known if Covid-19 vaccine passes will be needed to attend fireworks events.
It is also worth keeping in mind that events may be cancelled between now and New Year’s Eve, as the Omicron Covid-19 variant continues to spread across the UK.
Fireworks In Scotland:
Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations are back, with a massive outdoor street party. Concerts, and fireworks, and then the Loony Dook (a morning dunk in a river) on January. 1. In Wales, Cardiff Depot will make a return, with cocktails, street food, and fireworks accompanied by showband SALUT.
Northern Ireland will welcome 2022 in style, with celebrations at Ballygally and Killeavy castles, and fireworks at Fratelli in Belfast.
However, London’s famous fireworks display has cancel for the second year in a row due to ‘uncertainties cause Covid-19’.
The display will replac a celebration in Trafalgar Square with fireworks.
Tickets to the event will award to applicants through a lottery or ballot system – details on how to enter the ballot will reveal in the coming weeks.
Fireworks over Edinburgh castle. Londoners can still view smaller displays all over London. The return of nightclubs means that you can boogie your way into 2022.
You can also see fireworks displays at other locations in England, such as St Ives in Cornwall, Knole Park in Kent, the Lake District in Cumbria, and Allendale in Northumberland.
Manchester is hosting a big NYE event this year:
With a Peaky Blinders-themed celebration to help you party like it’s 1922.
Of course, if you want to have your own little firework show, you allow to set off until 1am on New Year’s Eve.
Bear in mind that if you do decide to see in the New Year at a club or a large event, you will need to show a Covid pass confirming proof of double vaccination, or a negative Covid test in order to get in.
It’s not confirm:
Whether you will need to show a Covid pass or a negative test for outdoor events such as fireworks – so always best to check the requirements before setting off.
How to watch London’s New Year’s Day Parade
London is not about to let a pandemic cause the year to start off on a mediocre note.
The London New Year’s Day Parade (LNYDP) expect to go ahead as usual fireworks.
However, tickets have all sold out, and there will be none available on the day.
This doesn’t mean that you will totally miss out, as the capital will the parade completely free.