What the London Eye will be doing instead of annual New Year’s Eve firework show

In a year that has been unlike any other, the traditional way in which Londoners wrap up the year has changed too.

For the last 21 years on New Year’s Eve fireworks have lit up the sky over London’s famous skyline but this year the celebrations have been cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The London Eye usually plays a central role in the New Year’s Eve fireworks show but this year they have decided to mark the celebrations a little differently.

The London Eye team have created a virtual way to look back on the year with a unique light show video, pre-recorded earlier in December, that will be published on their social media channels at 4pm on December 31.

The company said the show aims to give people the chance to reflect on 2020 by referencing Clap For Our Carers, the Black Lives Matter movement, Fare Share & Marcus Rashford, Sir Captain Tom Moore’s 100 laps and more.

Sunny Jouhal, General Manager at London Eye, said: “With the London Eye’s annual New Year’s Eve fireworks show not going ahead this year we wanted to create a unique and virtual way to celebrate the start of 2021, whilst recognising those moments in 2020 that made an impact on our lives.

“In what has been a hugely challenging year, even during our darkest days, we’ve still seen a strong sense of community and togetherness focused on celebrating our nation’s heroes, reaffirming the need to come together over inequality in our society and the continued importance of protecting our environment.”

How are you planning to celebrate New Year’s Eve this year? Let us know by sending an email to james.twomey@reachplc.com

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