Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival: A spectacular celebration of lights, music, and magic

Get ready to mark your calendars for one of the most iconic and spectacular events of the year – the Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival. This beloved tradition is set to return on Friday, November 3rd, and Saturday, November 4th, promising an unforgettable experience for attendees, and it’s already generating significant buzz.

Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2023, Alexandra Palace, affectionately known as “Ally Pally,” has a long history of hosting mesmerizing displays, dating back to the late 19th century. From recreating the eruption of Mount Vesuvius to the Destruction of the Spanish Armada on the boating lake, this year’s event promises to continue this rich tradition.

The Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival has firmly established itself as one of the most significant and best-loved fireworks events in the country. With its expansive Park and Palace grounds spanning 196 acres, it offers a breathtaking setting for an array of entertainment that promises to delight visitors of all ages.

One of the highlights of this year’s festival is the stunning program of live music, DJ sets, and entertainment that will be spread across the event’s vast grounds. The Festival’s grand finale will be a mesmerizing fireworks display above the iconic Palace hill view, providing a dazzling spectacle that will light up the night sky.

For families and thrill-seekers, the Park will host a massive bonfire, funfair, and a range of captivating entertainment, including the mind-blowing “Lords of Lightning.” These talented performers promise to amaze the audience with their incredible lightning magic and other astonishing acts.

Meanwhile, the StrEATlife Festival Village will cater to food enthusiasts with over 35 of London’s top street food vendors, craft beer bars, and tantalizing cocktails. Live performers and resident DJs will keep the atmosphere buzzing, with legendary DJ “Fat Tony” headlining the Friday night, and UK garage pioneer DJ Spoony taking the stage on Saturday.

For those looking to explore the inner sanctum of the Palace itself, there are plenty of options. The ice rink offers a variety of skating sessions and even an ice disco for those seeking some cool, rhythmic fun. The Great Hall will be transformed into the UK’s largest German Bier Festival, offering a vibrant celebration of culture and music. Performers like Joel Coombes, an Elton John tribute act (Friday), and the sensational Rogue Minogue (Saturday) will ensure that the Great Hall becomes a hub of musical entertainment.

The Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival is more than just a night of fireworks; it’s a celebration of tradition, culture, and entertainment, and with its rich history, it’s an event that should not be missed. The festival welcomes all to come and enjoy this magical experience, and with press access available, it’s an opportunity to witness the magic firsthand. Mark your calendars and prepare to be dazzled at Alexandra Palace on November 3rd and 4th!

Mitra Msaad

Editor in Chief