Taking Bonfire Night to the max, the Ally Pally fireworks display has been running for over 150 years.
What to expect at the Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival 2023
Park entry is from 4pm. The spectacular bonfire will be lit in the lower field at around 6pm and is a great place to keep warm while you await the fireworks; there will be a funfair where you can buy tickets for rides on the night. The lazer and fireworks show begins at about 9pm on Friday with a club classics soundtrack, and 8pm on Saturday with music from your favourite movies. Tickets also include a show from the impressive Lords of Lightning.
Streatlife Village is back this year and bigger than ever, with craft beer and cocktails, over 35 of London’s best street food vendors and DJ sets from legends Fat Tony on Friday and DJ Spoony on Saturday.
Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival tickets
Tickets are available online with a regular adult ticket priced at £17.00. Children aged 11-15 are £11.50 while under 10s are £4.50.
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 an Elton John tribute act (Friday) and a Kylie tribute act (Saturday) plus the obligatory oompah band.
Bier festival tickets will cost you an additional £18.00 on top of the general admission fireworks ticket and don’t guarantee a seat. This part of the festival is 18+ only, so don’t forget your ID.
Ice skating sessions are on the indoor ice rink and are for one hour; times vary but both days finish with an ice disco.
Tickets for both the bier festival and ice skating can be added at the online checkout.Organisers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.