Alexandra Palace Fireworks

Alexandra Palace Fireworks

Taking place over two nights, on the 1st and 2nd of November, the festival is London’s biggest and best bonfire night celebration. 

Alexandra Palace, one of the best Bonfire Night locations, introduces its annual fireworks festival with new exciting additions. Against a backdrop of Ally Pally’s breath-taking panoramic views of London, fireworks will light up the skyline in a unique display, set to a soundtrack curated by former Radio 1 DJ and Bestival founder Rob da Bank. Another new addition is a pagan-inspired fire-lighting ritual which will culminate in the lighting of a 30ft effigy, designed by young people in collaboration with local artists which will sit atop the bonfire. 

Bonfire Night, or Guy Fawkes Day, is an annual commemoration on 5th November in the United Kingdom celebrating the foiling of Guy Fawkes’ attempt to blow up the King and the Houses of Parliament. People all over the UK celebrate by lighting bonfires and enjoying fireworks, and London is no exception. 

Nov 2nd 2019
Angela Tabor

The Alexandra Palace 2019 Fireworks Festival will also welcome back a bigger and better family area. This year the family area is set to host music, cabaret, bars, a funfair filled with retro rides, the great bonfire and surprises set to be unveiled on the night. Café de Pally, located in the family area, will be hosted by comedian Ed Night who will present live bands, cabaret and stand-up comics.

Festival goers can also watch a film at the Luna Cinema, situated in the palace’s newly renovated Victorian theatre. Much-loved family favourites such as Ghostbusters and Toy Story 4 will be featured as well as late-night screenings of dystopian political thriller V for Vendetta and cult horror classic The Shining. Visitors also have the option of going for a spin on the Ally Pally ice rink which will be open throughout the festival. The Firework Festival will also feature different food options including StrEAT life Village, one of London’s top street food and craft beer festivals, and the UK’s largest German Bier Festival.

Chief Executive of Alexandra Park & Palace Charitable Trust, Louise Stewart said of the festival: “Fireworks have a long history at Alexandra Palace having entertained visitors with extraordinary displays for over 140 years. Today they are a massive part of the palace’s identity and our continued commitment to providing the very best year-round entertainment and cultural events for all.”

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Images courtesy of Lloyd Winters