Blackpool’s New Year’s Eve Free Family Afternoon Celebration Includes Fireworks & Live Music

Blackpool is preparing to bid a fond farewell to 2023 with a free family celebration on New Year’s Eve.  The family orientated party will be presented within the Christmas By The Sea village on the Tower Festival Headland between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday 31st December. The free celebration will include music and entertainment for children and parents, culminating in a synchronised fireworks and projection show set to music.

A highlight of the event will be performances by the acclaimed LeylandHosen Bierkeller Band, one of the UK’s best Bavarian-style groups. Dressed in full lederhosen, the eight-piece brass and drums group will perform at various intervals throughout the afternoon. The free performance is part of the wider family party with a DJ, costume characters, face-painting, circus performers, children’s rides, skating rink and food and drink cabins.

The event, which is being staged by the Blackpool Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) in conjunction with VisitBlackpool, marks the end of a year that has seen record crowds turning out to Blackpool’s programme of free events.

Here’s the menu of entertainment for New Year’s Eve:

  • 12 noon Opening of the Christmas By The Sea village and ice rink with a DJ playing music and giving away competition prizes.
  • 3 p.m.  – 5 p.m. Performances by the LeylandHosen Bierkeller Band with audience interaction and a selection of team games.
  • 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Face painters and circus skills
  • 5.30 p.m. (approximate time): Countdown on The Blackpool Tower followed by a Fireworks Display and Light Projection Show  set to music (Please note: The fireworks display is subject to weather).

To see in 2024, the countdown and New Year projection show will be repeated on The Blackpool Tower at midnight.


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