New Year's Eve, The Chimes of New Year


The Chimes of New Year, ie the New Year Celebration, will be held at the Magic Fountain of Montjuic. And why chimes? Because with each bell strike at midnight December 31 it is traditional in Spain to eat 12 grapes to the rhythm marked by 12 strokes; one for each month of the next year, and if you do so, then you will have good luck in the new year.

Pyrotechnics, music, light, fire and water to say goodbye to 2019 and welcome 2020

This year, like the previous one, the show that will take us to 2020 between ooooohs! It has been conceived by the French company Group F, also known for having created the opening event of the Rio Games. For twelve minutes, they will tour the twelve months of the year and travel to different places in the world where the year has already changed. Then the 12 bells and the burst of fireworks and flames will arrive that will welcome the new year. And finally, a poetic show with evocative images of the natural world. The result is both great and delicate, very exciting and excellent for a collective celebration. A very special experience for those who want to celebrate the arrival of 2020 on the street.

Light characters on the Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

The show, with the artistic direction of Christophe Berthonneau and the electronic and electroacoustic music by Scott Gibbons, will feature 125 flame and pyrotechnics generators, a large cylinder 15 meters high as a screen and light characters that walk over the Magic Fountain. The soundtrack has been created especially for this show.

Access to the site

From 9:30 pm there will be choreography at the Magic Fountain. The great celebration of New Year's Eve in Barcelona will begin at 11:48 pm. The conclusion of the celebration is scheduled at 12:12 am.

Public transport

Remember that on the new year's eve, the subway will work all the nighty and, as every night, there will be night buses.

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