LondonNet News Headlines
12/12/00
Fun Fair for New Year's Eve
- But it'll pack up five hours before Auld Lang Syne

NEW YEAR'S EVE revellers in central London will get an official celebratory event this year after all, despite last month's cancellation of the planned mega-fireworks display.

Instead of the fireworks, a huge funfair is to be staged on The Mall, the road that leads from Trafalgar Square to Buckingham Palace. Sounds all well and good until you read the small print, which yields the party-pooping fact that the fair will close at 7pm on the big night.

Municipal officials hope that, instead of staying in the centre of town until midnight, funseekers will head back to the suburbs where a series of local fireworks displays will be held, apparently using much of the equipment that had originally been earmarked for the West End until last month.

The funfair will open for business on December 30th, from 1pm until 11pm, on New Year's eve from midday until 7pm and on New Year's Day from midday until 10pm.




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