Alexandra Palace’s huge annual firework festival is back with a bang.
Both literal and metaphorical.
See, not only will it play host to what has to be one of London’s finest firework displays – they’re also promising a dazzling laser show; a German bier festival; a massive bonfire; a fire show; a ton of street food; a cinema; a funfair; an ice rink; and, naturally, an Elvis impersonator.
Anyone who’s been to Ally Pally previously will know it boasts a pretty spectacular panoramic view of London on any day of the week, however nothing compares to when it’s lit-up by a series of dazzlingly multi-coloured whips, crackles, and bangs. Oh, and the fact that they’ll be painting the sky in vivd laser light, too.
If the weather’s particularly cold – after a quick whip around the ice rink, a couple of retro rides at the fairground, and maybe a movie at the cinema – you can head to see the fire wizards toss flames about as if they were mere playthings.
Should you get peckish, you can head over to StrEATlife Village (which is headed up by Gok Wan this year) where not only will you find an array of street food vendors and booze, you’ll also find music of both the live and DJ’d variety. The folks behind German Bier Festival will also be making an appearance, filling the Great Hall with an oompah band, and a veritable army of lederhosen-clad waiters, serving the finest German Bier.
Annnnd that’s where you’ll also find Europe’s most successful Elvis impersonator, backed by a live orchestra. As he’d likely tell you, if you want to see all this entertainment in one place…
…it’s now or never.
NOTE: The Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival will take place on Saturday 5th of November. Tickets are £12.50 (early bird) and 15.50 (regular). For more information, or to book, visit their website here.
Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY
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