Celebrate 2023 with this annual parade through central London, featuring thousands of performers and colourful floats from across the world. Every year, dancers, acrobats, cheerleaders, marching bands, historic vehicles and more assemble in the heart of the capital for a colourful celebration of contemporary performances and traditional pomp and ceremony, with huge balloons, music and confetti filling the air.
The visitors can enjoy watching giant dolls, dancers, acrobats, clowns, wind instruments bands, etc… Due to the numerous visitors during the New Year’s celebrations and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.
The parade is held on January 1st. It starts in Parliament Square and proceeds along Whitehall to Trafalgar Square, Cockspur St, Pall Mall, Lower Regent St, Piccadilly Circus and Piccadilly, up to the junction with Berkeley Street. More than 500,000 spectators stand along it course and enjoy its’ beauty.
This exceptional opportunity gives choirs of young voices the chance to perform to passionate audiences in amazing London locations in performances that are tailored to the singers’ specific skills. Each choir performs their repertoire twice at various locations throughout the Festival. Each group’s size, vocal style, and repertoire are taken into consideration while choosing the locations, which are an essential component of the LNYDP Festival of Music Concert Series. Every choir is given the chance to participate in the LICF Massed Choir Gala Finalé Concert, where all the singers come together to perform while being supported by one of the best Youth Orchestras in Europe. The London International Choral Festival has the good fortune to have Mr. Roger Bramble, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of London, one of Britain’s most distinguished arts patrons, as its patron. It is further supported by the City of Westminster, The London Mayors’ Association, and The Mayor of London.