New Year’s Festival Dublin

The New Year’s Festival Dublin will host a new and exciting programme of events to ring in 2018. Dublin city will light up with spectacular events on 31st December 2017 and 1st January 2018. Friends and families will gather together in the heart of Dublin at The Custom House, Dublin’s iconic landmark, which is the centre for NYF Dublin’s countdown and New Year’s Day celebrations this year.

Liffey Lights Midnight Moment

For the first time ever, New Year’s Festival Dublin have created two spectacular Midnight Moment events to countdown to 2018 in style – Liffey Lights Midnight Moment and Liffey Lights Midnight Moment – Matinee. These world-class spectacles will be performed against the backdrop of the iconic Custom House with the River Liffey taking centre-stage. Prepare to be thrilled by the spectacular symphony of lights as up to 100 aqua-beams and search lights dance across the night sky, performing in time with original music created especially for the event. Watch in awe as Heliosphere’s high-flying acrobats spin and spiral through the sky while attached to giant helium balloons and as flyboarders perform incredible aquatic and aerial stunts in unison across the River Liffey. This performance is not to be missed. The stunning, free event will start at 11.30pm with excitement building to a crescendo as the clock strikes midnight. New Year’s Festival Dublin will also host a very special family friendly countdown event, Liffey Lights Midnight Moment – Matinee. For the first time, families and friends of all ages can ring in the New Year together. Entertainment will start at 6.30pm building to the earlier countdown celebrations at 7pm.

Countdown Concert

A special concert will also take place to ring in the new year. New Year’s Festival Dublin revellers can celebrate the New Year at the 3Countdown Concert with Kodaline and special guests Hudson Taylor and Keywest.

New Year’s Day Celebration

Kick-start 2018 at the free, family–friendly New Year’s Day Celebration at the Custom House Quay from 12 noon until 4pm with entertainment from award winning international and national street performers and the annual New Year’s Day Concert. New Year’s Day Celebration will be a fun filled day of entertainment with pop-up performances from jugglers, mime artists, stilt walkers and face painting.

For additional information on all other NYF Dublin events please visit NYF Dublin. Keep up to date with news about all events by using the hashtag #NYFDublin and following @NYFDublin on Twitter and Instagram.


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