LONDON – YOU’VE GOT AN INVITE
Jurassic Park dinosaurs, Ghostbusters, The Italian Job – and TOWIE Star James Argent, are all starring in the perfect New Year’s party – and you’ve got an invite.
It’s free, fun and just the ticket for all the family – London’s New Year’s Day Parade.
And avid cinema and TV fans will be delighted to learn that the turn of year tradition, on January 1st is themed ‘Lights, Camera, Action’.
The parade has partnered with the nation’s most prestigious movie institution – the British Film Institute (BFI) – which will be supplying archive footage of London down the decades.
More than 8,000 performers from numerous nations will participate in the 31st annual parade – which will be televised live around the World.
The parade, which starts at 12 Noon, runs from Green Park tube station, along Piccadilly to Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent St to Pall Mall, Trafalgar Sq, and Whitehall and ends at the junction of Parliament St and Parliament Sq.
The World’s biggest balloons will be flying high above the streets of the West End – and music and confetti will fill the air.
Executive Director Bob Bone, said: “The entire World has been beguiled by film and television down the decades – and we wanted to pay homage to the men and women that produce such brilliant entertainment.
“Our historic parade route will turn in to one giant film set.”
The theme will be reflected by entries from London boroughs, performance groups, marching bands, historic vehicles, cheerleaders, and a myriad of other spectacular sights.
London’s New Year’s Day Parade has raised more than a million pounds for charities across the Capital.