TORREVIEJA council will host the city’s first official outdoor party tonight to see in the New Year.

The Plaza de la Constitucion is traditionally a focal point on New Year’s Eve for people to gather to hear the midnight chimes echo out from the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Entertainment over the years has always been self-generated like a few fireworks being let off once the traditional 12 grapes have been quickly consumed.

The council is spending over €87,000 to welcome 2023 with a DJ providing music from the stage already in the square.

A giant screen will do a New Year countdown with a confetti cannon promising to shoot ‘colour’ into the square on the last chime of midnight.

The event will run between 10.30 pm and 1.30 am.

Earlier this Saturday afternoon, the square is hosting activities for children, including an artificial snow cannon that will neither ‘wet or stain’.

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