Re­vealed: New Year’s Eve party in city cen­tre

TOWN HALL PROM­ISES AL­BERT SQUARE DIS­PLAY WILL USHER IN 2019 ‘IN STYLE’

Manchester Evening News - - FRONT PAGE - By DAISY JACK­SON news­[email protected] @Ci­tyLifeManc

A HUGE fire­works dis­play in Al­bert Square has been con­firmed for New Year’s Eve.

The event will take place in the shadow of Manch­ester’s iconic town hall, bring­ing the fes­tive sea­son to an end.

Hosted by Hits Ra­dio’s Wes But­ters, thou­sands of peo­ple are ex­pected to brave the cold to ring in the New Year.

A big screen will be in place at the square dis­play­ing a count­down to mid­night.

Fire­works will be re­leased from the roof of the town hall as the clock chimes on twelve.

The al­co­hol-free fam­ily-friendly event will start at 11pm on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 31.

Coun Pat Kar­ney, the town hall’s city cen­tre spokesman, said: “Our New Year’s Eve event is grow­ing ev­ery year, so now you can join the global count­down with the likes of Syd­ney and New York right here in Manch­ester. “Ex­pect a fire­works dis­play that will wel­come 2019 in style. “This is a fam­ily-friendly show, so get your rel­a­tives and friends to­gether in Al­bert Square on New Year’s Eve for the best show in town.” There was a fire­works dis­play at the site of the Christ­mas Mar­kets back in early Novem­ber as the city’s Christ­mas lights were switched on. Last year’s dis­play was ded­i­cated to the 22 peo­ple killed in the Manch­ester Arena bomb­ing. It will be the last time for at least four years that large events will take place at Al­bert Square be­cause of mas­sive ren­o­va­tion work at the town hall. A new home is also be­ing sought for Manch­ester’s Christ­mas Mar­kets as the his­toric build­ing gets a much­needed makeover and re­pairs car­ried out through­out.

Ex­pect a fire­works dis­play that will wel­come 2019 in style Coun Pat Kar­ney

A pre­vi­ous New Year’s Eve cel­e­bra­tion out­side the town hall

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