Bob Bone Executive Director, Londonís New Yearís Day Parade

Itís Showtime Ė Roll Up, Roll Up to the Greatest Show on Earth!

Let me bid you the warmest of welcomes to our great city Ė and deliver you a special invitation to come as our guests to one of the Worldís great street spectaculars.

Londonís New Yearís Day Parade, a turn-of-year tradition, which we first produced 32 years ago Ė is a wonderful way to blow away the Christmas cobwebs and welcome in 2018.

Our theme celebrates Londonís unrivalled reputation for putting on a show Ė whether it be theatre, circus, concerts, royal events, rock and roll extravaganzas Ė we know how to entertain the World.

The event is totally free and runs along an iconic route from Green Park Station to Parliament Square via Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Regent Street. St Jamesís, Pall Mall, Trafalgar Square and Whitehall.

More than 8,000 performers from numerous nations will fill the streets with colour, creatures and curiosities from 12 Noon to 15.30 on January 1st. And Londonís boroughs will be represented with some wonderful theme related entries and use the opportunity to raise some much needed money for their mayoral charities.

We are expecting a bumper turn out Ė so make sure you secure your place early.

We thank our partners that have helped make the event such a success: BBC London 94.9, The Corinthia Hotel, TicketMaster, Transport For London, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and The City of Westminster.

Now every great show needs a great audience Ė and thatís where you play a starring role. We need you to have a wonderful day, enjoy the spectacle and show your appreciation.

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Bob Bone
Executive Director, 
Londonís New Yearís Day Parade