The huge – and hugely popular – display over north London also features a funfair, ice skating and German beer festival.
The Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival has now sold out for 2015 and no tickets will be available on the door.
The lofty palace returned to illuminating the skies of north London two years ago following a distressing four-year hiatus, and it's back again for 2015. As well as an impressive firework display (from 8pm) with a glittering panoramic view of London as its backdrop 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. The Mutoid Waste street parade (think Mad Max meets Blade Runner on the back of a huge kinetic sculpture) and a roaring bonfire are the latest addition to the line up for 2015.
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 (from 3pm), 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 from Club de Fromage and headlined by an Elton John tribute act.