The City of Brussels has issued a press release announcing the plans for this year’s New Year’s eve celebrations.
This winter has been unlike any other, but the City of Brussels is keen to see in the New Year in style, still following health and safety guidelines. The people of Brussels are being asked to stay at home, but they will be connected symbolically by a network of laser beams filling the sky above several parts of the city. The entire event will be filmed by cameras and drones and shown live on social media.
For months, the City of Brussels has prided itself on taking steps to support and advise the community during these challenging times, in line with current measures. In a similar vein, recognizing the exceptional circumstances, it now wants to mark the start of the New Year.
Thanks to this unifying experience, everyone in Brussels will be able to celebrate another important milestone virtually from the comfort of their couch.
From 23:15, an art installation featuring countless laser beams will form a network of light connecting homes across the city centre and other areas. Powerful, perfectly synchronized and visible from afar, the beams will sweep across the sky. As the curfew comes into effect at 22:00, locals will be able to enjoy this online-only show on their screens.
Captured by several cameras and drones, the show will be screened live on social media, including the Facebook pages of the City of Brussels and visit.brussels, agenda.brussels, BRUZZ and on the site www.brussels.be.
“In the festive season, when people usually come together, we want to bring Brussels a memorable experience. We’re delighted with this initiative not only to stage a live-streamed event, but more importantly to make the transition into 2021 all about connection, as permitted by current health and safety guidelines. With this laser show making the link between north and south Brussels, our capital will burst into 2021,” said Philippe Close, Mayor of the City of Brussels.