Alexandra Palace fireworks festival: How to get tickets and what’s going on

PUBLISHED: 14:03 01 November 2018

The majority of tickets have already been sold for the fireworks show at Alexandra Palace.

The majority of tickets have already been sold for the fireworks show at Alexandra Palace.

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The fireworks festival will be returning to Alexandra Palace this weekend on Friday and Saturday night.

A German Bier Keller will take over the great hall as part of the fireworks at Alexandra Palace.A German Bier Keller will take over the great hall as part of the fireworks at Alexandra Palace.

No-one does firesworks quite like Ally Pally and this year you will be more zingers, sky rockets and spinning Catherine wheels than ever before.

The Palace in north London has been celebrating Guy Fawkes for more than 150 years and you will be able to watch the capital’s skyline sizzle and whizzle from one of the most spectacular vantage points in the city.

And make sure to bring a pocketful of ooooohs and aaaaaaaahs!

The Palace’s great hall will also be transformed into a giant German Bier Keller, with two nights of live music headlined by Queen and Take That tribute acts.

The bonfire at Alexandra Palace is always a big family favourite.The bonfire at Alexandra Palace is always a big family favourite.

Queen will be performing on Friday night, and Take That will be taking the stage on Saturday.

Rockets will be sent flying above the Palace at around 9pm on Friday (November 2) and 8pm on Saturday (November 3).

There will also be a laser show before the fireworks begin, set to a soundtrack of classic house music to celebrate 30 years since the second summer of Love and the explosion of Acid House.

The laser show will begin at 8.30pm on Friday, and 7.30pm on Saturday.

The ice rink will also be open for visitors. Photo: Sandra SorensenThe ice rink will also be open for visitors. Photo: Sandra Sorensen

And if that isn’t enough for you, in collaboration with Cirque Bijou and the Bullzini Family, you will be able to watch a number of circus acts paint a playful picture on the night’s sky.

Fantastic feats of balance are performed with daredevil ease suspended high above the audience, and the show will take the skills and thrills of the ancient art of high wire walking, giving them a contemporary twist.

The show - in the family area - will be accompanied by a live choir and performed against a backdrop of dancers with illuminated props.

The circus will begin at 7.45pm on Friday, and 6.45 on Saturday.

A German Bier Keller will take over the great hall at Alexandra Palace. Photo: Full Fat PR.A German Bier Keller will take over the great hall at Alexandra Palace. Photo: Full Fat PR.

Now what fireworks display wouldn’t be complete without a giant bonfire.

This year the Palace’s bonfire returns to light up the family area, and if you arrive early you will be able to catch the magic of the bonfire being lit each night.

Near the bonfire is also the perfect place to catch the firework display and keep warm around the fire.

The bonfire is expected to be lit around 7pm on Friday, and 6pm on Saturday.

Having fun at the beer festival. Picture: Dieter PerryHaving fun at the beer festival. Picture: Dieter Perry

Tickets for the festival are still available, and prices are: Adult (16+) £12, child £9.50, child 10 and under £1, family (Two adults and two children or one adult and three children) £34.

For more information about the fireworks and to buy tickets go to the Alexandra Palace website,

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