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Blog: Ally Pally Fireworks Festival Is Back and Bigger Than Ever This November

On Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd November, London’s only Fireworks Festival returns to Alexandra Palace for a weekend full of dazzling entertainment set against panoramic views of London. Far more than just a display, this year’s event will see the return of the UK’s largest German Bier Festival, an awe-inspiring laser show, a spellbinding performance by Cirque Bijou and the Bullzini Family, and an unforgettable DJ set on Friday night from the legendary Norman Jay MBE. Expect a giant bonfire and more street food vendors than ever before, plus loads more to discover around the park and inside the Palace. Early bird tickets are on sale now from £7. Visit for tickets and more information.

Guests can experience all the fun of the fair at Alexandra Palace this November, as London’s premier Fireworks Festival display joins the celebrations of 250 years of circus. Helping to bring the theme to life, Alexandra Palace has collaborated with Bristol-based Cirque Bijou and the Bullzini Family. Expect to see fantastic feats of balance performed with daredevil ease by performers suspended high above the audience and a live choir accompaniment.

Much more than just a display, Ally Pally Fireworks Festival will also feature an awe-inspiring laser show, while the Palace’s iconic Great Hall will be transformed into a Bierkeller of gigantic proportions for the UK’s largest German Bier Festival. An army of Bavarian wait staff will be on hand serving steins of the finest imported beer before revellers head outside to witness the display from the Terrace. A full evening of live music will be headlined by a Queen (Friday) and Take That (Saturday) tribute band and Club De Fromage DJs.

The famous ice rink will also be open for public sessions throughout the day, before transforming into an ice disco following the display.

StrEATlife returns following its summer outings and will play host to over 50 mouth-watering street food vendors, craft beer, mulled wine and cocktails, and a live music tent. Expect incredible food, big beats, big brass and a big party vibe.

Headlining StrEATlife on Friday will be Norman Jay MBE, one of the finest and most respected DJs in the world today. Jay’s career has spanned the best part of four decades, and his Good Times Sound System is a major attraction to those who attend Notting Hill Carnival.

In the lower field, this year’s Family Zone has been expanded with more food and drink stalls than ever before, with lots of space for families to soak up the atmosphere and enjoy entertainment from day through to evening. There’ll also be a giant bonfire lit on both nights, a live music tent, special appearance from Horrible Histories and a funfair full of rides that all the family will enjoy.

Since it opened in 1875, Alexandra Park and Palace has been home to incredible firework displays and theatrics. The 196 acre Park was once home to a permanent Big Top with sideshows and performers across the site, while themed displays, like the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius, used to dazzle visitors.

Tickets start at £7 for adults, £5 for children (aged 11-15) and £1 for children under ten. For more information and tickets please visit

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