Monday, December 6, 2010

New Year Parade

        The New Year's Day Parade is an exciting and joyous celebration through the streets of the West End of London which takes place annually on 1 January. It started firstly in 1987. Nearly 25 years on, the New Year’s Day Parade London is the biggest event of its kind in the world, boasts a street-side audience approaching 1/2 a million, receives a huge amount of international media coverage, has a list of Patrons that represent the very highest levels of officialdom, and also enjoys the recognition and support of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Put simply, the event has grown from something that started big to something that is now colossal.  It takes about 2 hours 30 minutes for the full parade to pass by.

     1st January 2011 will be the 25th Anniversary of the New Year's Day Parade
The Parade starts at 12 Noon on Piccadilly at the junction with
Berkeley Street
  outside the Ritz Hotel and finishes around 3pm at
Parliament Street
     Dan Kirkby, the communications director for the parade, says it is "vital" for tourism. He said: “We're delighted with the crowd, it's the biggest we've ever had”
More than 10,000 performers representing 20 countries world-wide will assemble for the 2011 Parade.

     3 hours of Live Satellite Coverage will be beamed around the world. Major broadcasters such as the BBC, CNN, Fox news, SKY and CBS are expected to cover the event.
The 2011 Parade will be filled with marching bands, cheerleaders, clowns acrobats, balloons and much more!

New Year Parade Photos


  1. I didnt see Parade before my be the future.

  2. Its not so exciting for me Its usual every year.