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Brussels to celebrate New Year with firework display in front of Royal Palace

14:25 23/12/2022

After two years of coronavirus disruption, Brussels will ring in the New Year with a festive firework show in Place des Palais, the city has announced.

Spectators will be able to access three viewing zones around the site from 23.00 on 31 December. They’re invited to arrive “as early as possible” to join in the experience.

The viewing areas are as follows:

Zone A: Place des Palais, access via Rue Royale
Zone B : Place du Trône, access via Porte de Namur/Boulevard du Regent
Zone C : Parc de Bruxelles, access via Rue Royale and Rue de la Loi (intersection Rue Ducale)

A zone is provided for people with reduced mobility people in Cour d’Arbritrage (corner Ducale/Place des Palais).

There will be security checks at each entrance; backpacks and other heavy items are banned as well as glass bottles and other potentially dangerous objects, including firecrackers.

Place des Palais will be closed from 14.00 and other streets in the Brussels Park neighbourhood closed from 21.00.

Organisers of the event ask spectators to use public transport. Metro, tram and bus services are scheduled to run until 2.00, and the Noctis bus until 5.00. Due to preparations for the firework show, Parc metro station will be closed from 20.00, Trône from 22.00. More information from Stib-Mivb.

Cyclists are informed that bike-parking spots will be installed on Place Royale, Boulevard Regent and between Porte de Namur and Place du Trône.

Written by The Bulletin