Sat, Nov

Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival

4:00pm – 11:00pm
£13.50 (advance sales)

Taking Bonfire night up a notch, the Ally Pally fireworks display has been running for over 150 years, and has a lot more than rockets and Catherine wheels on offer.

What to expect at the Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival 2021

With a lazer show, fireworks, the UK’s largest German bier festival, an ice rink and a circus, you’ll have a night you’ll be hard-pressed to forget. In past years the event has run over two nights, so now that it’s being compressed into a single evening, even with higher ticket prices, it will almost certainly sell out.

Park entry is open from 4 pm Saturday. The bonfire will be lit at around 6 pm and is a great place to keep warm while you await the fireworks. The lazer show begins at about 7:30 pm, with fireworks commencing half an hour later. The Family Friendly Area and Streatlife Village are back this year and bigger than ever. Both have good food to enjoy as well as comedy, acitivities and music on show.

Alexandra Palace Fireworks Bonfire
Photo by Lloyd Winters

London’s biggest bier festival

The Bier Festival begins at 4pm, with over 6000 revellers being served by waitresses in (no doubt inaccurate) Bavarian costumes. A host of musical entertainers will take to the stage, including “Wannabe” a Spice Girls tribute act.

Ice Skating on Bonfire Night

Ice skating is available from around 4:15 pm, with an ice disco in the evening. Everything should be wrapped up by 10:45 pm—just enough to rush from a last train home. Tickets for ice skating can be added at the online checkout (details below).

Alexandra Palace Fireworks
Photo by Lloyd Winters

Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival tickets

Tickets are available online with a regular adult ticket priced at £13.50. Children between 11 and 15 are £11.50 while under 10s are £3.50. If you’re coming with family, you can opt for the two-adults-two-children option (£39.50) or the one-adult-three-children option (£35.50). Tickets for the accessible viewing area include an assistant ticket, accessible parking and a special viewing spot for the same price as regular admission.

If you want to access the bier festival or do some ice skating, you’ll need an additional ticket on top of the general admission fireworks ticket. Bier festival tickets are 18+ only, will cost you an additional £16.00, and don’t guarantee a seat—so do what the Germans do and turn up early! Ice skating tickets are split into two 90 minute sessions, and a later two-hour session. The two-hour session tickets are a little more expensive than the earlier sessions.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.

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