‘Fireworks on the Waterfront’ show set for New Year’s Eve night
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) has announced that it will again be hosting Fireworks on the Waterfront on December 31 (New Year’s Eve) along Ocean Boulevard in downtown Kingston.
First staged in 1999, the event has been expanded to Ocho Rios, as the St Ann Development Company (SADCO), a subsidiary of UDC, will host Fireworks on the Bay at the Ocho Rios Bay Beach for the third consecutive year.
The UDC said the family-friendly event is a celebration of the development work of the corporation, its subsidiaries and partners, and will showcase Jamaica’s best by way of live entertainment, food, craft and a kiddies’ village.
"With a history of attracting as many as 300,000 people, Fireworks on the Waterfront is a signature event on the Jamaican calendar, as it brings together people from all walks of life, gathered to usher in the New Year. It also plays an important role in providing economic support to members of the immediate and surrounding communities, as the UDC employs a number of temporary staff to assist with the execution of the event. Similarly, Fireworks on the Bay has rapidly established itself as a must-attend event in Ocho Rios,” said a release from the corporation.
Commenting further on the annual event, the UDC’s Marketing Manager, Michelle Tracey, said “Fireworks on the Waterfront is Jamaica’s biggest New Year’s Eve party and a staple event in the hearts of Jamaicans. There is significant development happening across the island and this is one of the ways that the UDC, along with its partners, is giving back to and celebrating with the Jamaican public. We are thrilled that the production has expanded to Ocho Rios, allowing a greater cross-section of people to experience this phenomenal event.”
"Without Fireworks, the commencement of the New Year would not be complete, and it is our absolute pleasure to be hosting this celebration once again with our fellow citizens,” the release added.
"As is customary, Fireworks is a free, public event at both locations. However, Fireworks on the Waterfront guests in Kingston have the option of viewing the show from The Front Row, which is inclusive of hors d'oeuvres, signature drink and complimentary parking," the release stated.
Tickets for The Front Row are $8,000 (adults), $14,000 (couples) and $3,000 (children).
Tickets can be purchased at the UDC Head Office, Fontana Pharmacy (Barbican), or on entry at the venue.