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New Year Fun and Fireworks
31st December 2016 - 1st January 2017
A SELECTION OF NEW YEAR FIREWORKS AND EVENTS
Please check with local tourist offices to confirm that these events are going ahead.
*Fireworks not confirmed for this year due to continuation of the state of emergency.
New Year’s Eve
From 21h onwards – ‘Bodegas’ (food and drink stalls) – tent set up on beach – champagne, smoked salmon, foie gras, oysters……
*Firework display at midnight (not confirmed for this year as fireworks banned during state of urgence).
23h30 Plage du grand large (Font Cote Vermeille car park) – hot wine and music followed by a musical *firework display on a Mediterranean theme. Hot chocolate and wine. Music and dancing to welcome in the new year.
Dancing on the beach until the early hours. Heated marquis (tent, not the nobleman!)
Descente aux flambeaux (torchlit descent) from 19h followed by *firework display, wine and hot chocolate. 22h30 – disco with DJ. Free admission.
Antique and bricabrac market – 8h – 17h – les allées Maillol (opposite the Palais des Congrès)
Many bars and restaurants in Perpignan will be open until the early hours.
New Year’s Day
DONT FORGET THAT FIRST SWIM OF THE YEAR!
Premier bain de l’année (first dip of the year!) – meet up at 10h30 at the rond-point d’arrivée by the beach – et bonne chance!
As above. First swim of the year for the slightly insane or the incredibly courageous!
8 h 00 – 13 h 00 : flea market – parc des expositions