Fireworks displays 2016: Alexandra Palace, London

PUBLISHED: 14:55 17 October 2016 | UPDATED: 18:35 29 October 2016

Fireworks will light up the night sky for Bonfire Night on November 5

Fireworks will light up the night sky for Bonfire Night on November 5

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A huge fireworks extravaganza is planned for Alexandra Palace in London this Bonfire Night.

North London’s legendary fireworks event at Alexandra Palace – just a few stops down the Great Northern railway line from Potters Bar – returns with a bigger bang than ever this year.

The event now spans two days due to public demand – Friday, November 4 and Bonfire Night itself, November 5.

The spectacular display will light up the sky with fireworks and a dazzling laser show, all set against a panoramic view of London.

Tickets are flying out of the door for the awesome Ally Pally display.

More than just a firework display, the event features a giant bonfire, ice skating, funfair, a huge street food and craft beer village, as well as a massive German Bier Festival, and even an epic Day of the Dead parade.

Gates open at 4pm on the Friday, with the fireworks display at 9pm.

Times for Saturday, November 5 are an hour earlier – 3pm and 8pm.

Regular price adults tickets for the fireworks cost £10, plus online booking fee.

As part of the Fireworks Festival, the now legendary German Bier Festival will be taking place over the two days.

Grab your extra tickets to enjoy the finest German Bier served by an army of Bavarian waitresses.

There will be live music from a traditional oompah band, DJs from London’s infamous pop purveyors Club De Fromage and a different tribute act each night, with Bowie on the Friday and Queen on Saturday.

New this year is a dazzling Day of the Dead parade, set to be the largest London has ever seen.

The parade will feature Lady Layton’s Big Band Extravaganza, marching bands from New Orleans, an amazing 20-piece drum machine, fire dancers, Aztec Angels, giant illuminated colourful skeletons and even the actual puppets used in the latest James Bond film, Spectre.

A carnival of the macabre, Friday’s parade starts at 6.45pm and Saturday’s parade is at 5.45pm.

• For more information and to buy tickets visit http://www.fireworks.london/

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