Thousands of performers from all around the world will be taking part in London’s spectacular 21th annual New Year’s Day Parade from noon on January 1.
Marching bands and dance troupes from the United States, Japan and Europe will perform alongside specialty acts from the UK in what promises to be another magnificent year opener.
Since its inception in 1987 the New Year's Day Parade - London has raised or donated about two thirds of a million pounds to charities. Monies raised have benefited a wide range of London based charities.
The two lucky winners of the BBC London New Year's Day Parade will also perform with the Fort Myers High School marching band.
Lucy Hilton, aged 15, from North Harrow and Vincent Yong, aged 17, from North Finchley, were picked from the hundreds of hopefuls that entered The New Year’s Day Parade competition run by BBC London 94.9.
The talented twosome, jetted off to Florida in November to join the Fort Myers High School Marching Band for a week to prepare for the 21st Anniversary New Year’s Day Parade in London.
BBC London 94.9fm at the parade
|Luck Hilton and Vincent Yong on 94.9|
As ever BBC London will be bringing you the sounds of the parade.
We'll have a full complement of presenters and reporters out and about giving you a real flavour of the spectacle.
Starts at 12 Noon in Parliament Square and finishes on Piccadilly, at Berkeley Street approximately 3pm.
The Parade route is as follows: Parliament Square, Whitehall, Trafalgar Square, Cockspur Street, Pall Mall, Lower Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus and Piccadilly up to Berkeley Street.
Click on the links on the right hand column for a route map, more information and ticket details.