Old Market Square gets ready to welcome the new decade

This New Year’s Eve, Nottingham will welcome 2020 on Old Market Square with a huge free street party and fireworks once again, sponsored by local company Purico in association with Nottingham Care Village.

The event will build on the successful Old Market Square event last year, which took the place of the traditional event staged in previous years on the site of Nottingham Castle.

The family-friendly event will see Nottingham DJ Jeremy Prince Jeremy Prince on the decks in front of the Council House, with a set that is set to feature a musical excursion of popular hits spanning the last 50 years with flavours of disco, dance, soul and reggae to help ensure Nottingham waves farewell to 2019 in style.

At the midnight countdown and the bells of the Council House clock chime midnight, a 10-minute firework and pyrotechnic display will light up the skies around Old Market Square.

The midnight fireworks presented by local company: Sherwood based, 1st Galaxy; will be accompanied for the first time this year by a specially created music soundtrack created by local music producer StarSlinger. Expect 2019 musical highlights, some classic tracks and a uniquely Nottingham themed soundtrack to the fireworks. It includes Nottingham artists Jake Bugg (& Camelphat) and Young T & Bugsey and some of the sounds of the city that everyone will be familiar with – a fitting local accompaniment to the display.

The evening concludes with a massed rendition of the traditional Auld Lang Syne.

Winter Wonderland’s Sur la Piste and Altitude bars will be open (advance tickets available) along with a range of additional food and drink options that will also be open throughout the evening.

While those who love ice skating will be able to skate one final time outdoors this year, as the Winter Wonderland ice skating rink remains open for the final sessions of the 2019 winter season, including a special late session finishing just before midnight (at 11.30pm). The Ice bar will also be open. These attractions are by ticket only and the bars are only open to 18+ after 9pm.

Bookings for skating and the bar areas can be made at: www.whatsonnottingham.com

Another New Year’s Eve option is THOR’s tipi bar at Trinity Square. With a license until 1am, there is a unique opportunity to party in true Viking style. Walk ins are allowed but booking ahead can guarantee your space. Register at: http://bit.ly/THORSNottmNYE

As in previous years, the fireworks and DJ set performances are free. Admission to the Old Market Square is un-ticketed but is limited to the event’s capacity. In the event of capacity being reached, access will only be granted in a one in, one out basis.

This event is one of the many ways to see-in 2020 in Nottingham whether enjoying the celebrations in many bars and restaurants of the city centre, or even friendly neighbourhood pub. While there is a limit to how many people are allowed in the Old Market Square for safety reasons, revellers will be able to view fireworks wherever they can see the Council House dome.

Cllr Dave Trimble: Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said: “Everybody is welcome to join us in Old Market Square to see out the old year and welcome in the new decade which is shaping up to be another great one in the city. We are grateful once again to the Purico Group and Nottingham Care Village for their continued support of this event and look forward to presenting this year’s New Year celebrations. The atmosphere will be amazing and there will be plenty of fun and entertainment for all to enjoy.”

Mary McGowan, Director said; “On behalf of Purico Group and Nottingham Care Village, we are delighted to be sponsoring the New Year’s Eve Fireworks again this year. Over the years we have sponsored this event, it has drawn increasing crowds and has become a big attraction in the city’s calendar. We would like to wish everyone a very happy 2020.”

Edward Mellors, a director of Mellors Group, the organisers of Winter Wonderland said: “We look forward to welcoming lots of people to Old Market Square and Winter Wonderland throughout the evening and to see in the New Year.  There should be a great party atmosphere and we can’t wait.”

Information for Editors

Purico Group
The Purico Group is diverse by its very nature.  Our Companies operate across a broad spectrum of industries and service sectors on three continents.  Based in Europe, America and Asia, they manufacture everything from car badges to sausage casings, as well as the steel structures that have helped form the backbone of Britain.  We run one of the London’s top heritage hotels and have just acquired another country house hotel in Wiltshire.  We have two care homes for the elderly providing personalised care packages and a luxury holiday park set in one of the UK’s most beautiful regions. Purico also owns numerous shopping centres, industrial units and development land, along with a strong investment portfolio and a thriving house building division.

Nottingham Care Village
Nottingham Care Village, set in in the picturesque village of Lambley, Nottingham, and close to the award winning Gedling Country Park, is a 58 bedded state of the art luxury care home.  The care home was awarded a ‘Good’ rating across all five sectors – safe, effective, caring, responsive, and well-led.

The home caters for all age groups and people living with dementia.  As well as residential care, we offer respite, day care and holiday cover.  Our professional staff provide person centred care along with a daily activities programme.  Having lived extraordinary lives with much still to do, our real reward is seeing our residents living happy, fulfilled and independent lives.  With a luxurious yet cosy feel, Nottingham Care Village really is a home away from home.

The Purico Group is committed to the pursuit of excellence and innovation.  We have invested heavily in new technology and a skilled workforce to develop the best products for the market.

Our customers demand quality, affordable goods and services delivered on time.  By pooling the knowledge and experience of our varied businesses throughout the world, we excel in achieving this.

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