City Of Hamilton Gears Up For NYE Celebration

December 27, 2019

The City of Hamilton is gearing up for a New Year’s Eve celebration on the front lawn of City Hall, with the event set to include a 3D digital show, dance troupes, fire performance, stilt walkers, and bubble performers, as well as refreshment options including glow in the dark cotton candy, fish chowder, free hot chocolate, free s’mores station and more.

A spokesperson said, “The City of Hamilton is gearing up for a New Year’s Eve celebration unlike any other. The fesitivities that will usher in the next decade will all take place on the front lawn of City Hall and a free Kids Zone, featuring laser tag, Zoomables, inflatables and more will take over the City Hall Car Park.

“Paintscaping Inc, an LA-based 3D projection mapping company, has created a bespoke digital show that will have the audience spellbound as the façade of City Hall transforms into a virtual moving story with incredible Bermuda-inspired graphics and eye-popping illuminations.

NYE Celebration City Of Hamilton Bermuda Dec 2019

“Event MC’s Qian Dickinson and Ed Christopher will open the festivities at 8:00pm with the first of five screenings of the projection show taking place shortly thereafter. The remaining screenings will take place every hour on the hour with a special extended show for the 2020 countdown.

“Entertainment throughout the night includes dance troupes, Cirqle Circus and their fire performance, DJ Chubb, stilt walkers, LED glow bots and bubble performers and music sets with D.I.A. A jumbo screen will check in on other New Year’s Eve celebrations from around the world and a Twitter resolution feed will encourage the audience to post their promises for the new decade.

“A food court will feature Herbie Bascome’s legendary fish chowder along with Johnny Bread, complimentary for the night. Ashley’s Lemonade will have their famous lemonade for purchase and will also provide free hot chocolate and the Bermuda Cup Cake Factory will be there with glow in the dark cotton candy.

“There will also be a free s’mores station as well as a cash bar for champagne, mulled wine and craft beers provided by Take Five Catering.

“A Decade of Dance video will inspire the crowd to get its groove on and special prizes will be awarded to some of those caught on the Dance Cam.”

Event Project Manager at the City, Jessica Astwood, said of the bash, “We really can’t wait to treat our community to this special evening. The 3D show will mesmerize people, old and young alike.

“It’s never been done in Bermuda so we’re thrilled to bring something so innovative and spectacular to Hamilton. There’s going to be a lot of illumination throughout the evening and we’re just really looking forward to the crowd’s reaction. We’re encouraging people to bring their own chairs and settle in for an evening of jaw-dropping fun and first-class entertainment.”

City Of Hamilton Traffic Advisory Bermuda Dec 2019

“A traffic notice has been issued for the evening. A road closure will start at 6:00pm with Church Street closed between Queen Street and Washington Street [bus terminal]. All traffic traveling up Queen Street will be diverted left at Church Street. Any traffic coming from the west along Church Street will be diverted down Par-la-Ville Road and there will be no access to Dismont Drive.

“City Hall Car Park will be closed for parking but the public is encouraged to use the PLV Car Park. Exit barriers will be raised as of 8:00pm so there will be no reason to visit the pay stations after that time.”

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