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St George’s to mark new year with fireworks

While no official new year's events are planned for tonight in the City of Hamilton, many organisations in the city have their own celebrations — and St George's will mark the stroke of midnight with fireworks.

It will be a festive night in the Old Towne, starting from about 9pm, with a party in King's Square culminating with the traditional Dropping of the Onion.

The celebration will be MC'd by Ed Christopher, the Hamilton Town Crier, with live entertainment by Prestige as well as DJ music, food vendors and a fun castle for children.

Meanwhile, at the West End, New Year's Day will be marked by the Progressive Labour Party in Constituency 36 with an Old School Party from 8pm at the West End Sailboat Club on Boaz Island.

Area MP Michael Scott called the event “a safe, inexpensive and mature environment to bring in 2015”, with tickets at $30 and music by “old school” DJ Red Beard.

Kaiya Darrell and Yusaff Pitt, of the Corporation of St George's, apply a coat of paint to the stage in King's Square in preparation for New Year's Eve celebrations (Photo by Mark Tatem)

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Published December 31, 2014 at 8:00 am (Updated December 31, 2014 at 10:44 am)

St George’s to mark new year with fireworks

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