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New Year’s Eve in Brussels: All the lowdown to join the party
The City of Brussels has released practical information for revellers celebrating in the capital on 31 December at the Atomium in Heysel.
The party kicks off at 21.30 with DJ Simon LeSaint spinning timeless tracks from 21.30. Party-goers are invited to arrive at the site no later than 23.00. Two fairytale light shows are planned to illuminate and entertain before the final countdown.
On the stroke of midnight, an 18-minute firework display will erupt from Place de la Belgique. Following the pyrotechnic show, the musical programme continues until 1.00.
From 18.00, the event site is closed to the public. Visitors can access it from 21.30 via the following entrances:
A Avenue de Bouchout
B Avenue de L’Atomium
C Avenue du Gros Tilleul
D Place Saint-Lambert (bottom of Boulevard du Centenaire)
There will be controls at each entrance. To speed up the process, backpacks and bulky objects are banned, as are glass bottles, dangerous objects and fireworks and bangers intended for personal use (on police orders).
A security presence will be maintained at the site throughout the event.
If driving to the site, car park C is free of charge from 17.00 and accessible via the Ring and/or Chaussée Romaine. Once parked, visitors can walk via Chaussée Romaine (corner Star Casino) entrance B via Avenue de Madrid and Avenue de l’Atomium.
A car park reserved for reduced mobility visitors on Avenue Bouchout (via Avenue Houba de Strooper), is accessible on presentation of PMR card. A specially-adapted entrance is available at Avenue de Bouchout and an area is reserved in zone 2, 150m from the entrance.
More information from the City of Brussels here.