The huge – and hugely popular – display over north London also features a funfair, ice skating and German beer festival.
The lofty palace returned to illuminating the skies of north London last year following a distressing four-year hiatus, and it's back again for 2014. As well as an impressive firework display with a glitteric panoramic view of London as its backdrop (starts at 7.30pm) tickets include entrance to a family zone with funfair rides and entertainment, an adult funfair and a street food and craft beer village. Discounted tickets for the indoor ice rink can be purchased when booking, too.
Adults who'd like to make a (boozy) day of it should add on a ticket to the German Bier Festival that will take place in Alexandra Palace's Great Hall (3pm-11pm), providing all the fun of Oktoberfest: table service from Bavarian Fräuleins, oompah bands, sausages and plenty of beer. Lederhosen are not compulsory but definitely encouraged. Entertainment for the evening will be a battle of the tribute bands Blurb and Noasis, which hopefully won't seem such a strange fit once you've drained a couple of one-litre steins. Bier Festival tickets include access to the South Terrace for a splendid view of the fireworks.
Book all tickets well in advance on the Alexandra Palace website.
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