Britain's best New Year's Eve parties ~ World Amazing Information, Facts & News

Thames fireworks The big event for New Year's Eve 2007 is once again a free fireworks display on the South Bank of the Thames.

The display will start after Big Ben chimes midnight and will mark the dawn of the new year for around 350,000 people, as well as millions more watching on BBC1.

The best places to watch the display are from Westminster Bridge and the north embankment, opposite the London Eye.

BRISTOL: New Year's Eve Gala For a traditional experience, Bristol's Colston Hall is hosting an evening with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Tickets cost £23.

CARDIFF: Admiral Family Fireshow A free event in Bute Park, in the grounds of Cardiff Castle, will feature displays from circus performers, acrobats and pyrotechnics from Cirque Bijou.

GLASGOW: George Square Hogmanay Party Music provided indie rock band The View and Scottish singer-songwriter Amy Macdonald. Tickets (£10) available on 08444 77 77 00.

EDINBURGH: Hogmanay Concert in the Gardens Kasabian, Idlewild and Calvin Harris performing live in Princes Street Gardens. Tickets are £37.50, available from the venue.

NEWCASTLE: Fireworks display Newcastle's Foreshore Park puts on fireworks display, live entertainment and fairground rides.

MANCHESTER: CBeebies Live For a family-friendly New Year's Eve, the event at the MEN Arena features Teletubbies, Postman Pat and Bob the Builder Tickets available online or from the arena box office.

LIVERPOOL: New Year service The Love & Joy Gospel Choir will be singing at this free event at the Anglican Cathedral, at the dawn of the city's year as European Capital of Culture. Doors open at 10.30pm.


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