This is a sponsored article on behalf of Alexandra Palace.
Time is running out to make your Bonfire Night plans. If you are looking for a night to remember remember on 4 or 5 November, heading to Ally Pally is a no-brainer: but with just under two weeks until the event, tickets are disappearing faster than you can say Guy Fawkes.
Taking place on two consecutive nights for the first time, this ever-popular display is more than just fireworks — it's the ultimate autumnal festival. Against a stunning city skyline, each night the fireworks extravaganza will be preceded by a high-tech laser show, just to add to the spectacle.
As well as filling the sky with lights and colours, Alexandra Palace will play host to a German Bier Festival over the weekend, giving a gunpowder twist to a belated Oktoberfest. Kicking off at 4pm on Friday and 3pm Saturday, the festival will feature live bands and DJs as well as a huge amount of German beer.
With a Queen act on the cards for Saturday, its no wonder that the 5th is now completely sold out. However, there are still a limited number of tickets left for Friday's Bier Festival, which boasts Europe's number one Bowie tribute, Absolute Bowie.
Outside the historic landmark, there'll be a street food market, with over 40 traders to choose from, or take your pick from the many craft beers on offer.
The famous ice-rink will be open as always, for working off the gourmet goods or wearing out the kids.
Fancy dress is optional, but if you do feel like a spot of face painting, prepare to be upstaged by the incredible Day of the Dead Parade.
The Carnival of the Macabre will be awash with sugar skulls, fire and smoke, and will snake its way around the grounds of Alexandra Palace as it starts to get dark. With music from Lady Layton's Big Band Extravaganza and the incredible 20 piece Drum Machine, the parade promises to be just as loud and colourful as the explosive fireworks display.
This is most definitely more than just fireworks — make a whole day of it, and intersperse German beer drinking with parade marvelling, ice-skating, and firework-watching.
End your evening with a mulled wine by the bonfire before dancing to Bowie and Queen tunes until the last notes fade out.
This is set to be the hottest bonfire night event in the capital, and tickets are flying out of the door. With only a couple of weeks left, make sure you grab your tickets before its too late.
Alexandra Palace Fireworks is on 4 and 5 November. The German Bier Festival opens at 4pm Friday and 3pm Saturday; firework displays start at 9pm Friday and 8pm Saturday, with laser shows starting 30 minutes earlier. Adult tickets are £11, children £8.50 (11-15 year-olds); free (under 10s). Family ticket: £30 (2 adults, 2 children or 1 adult, 3 children). German Bier Festival tickets are £16. Get your tickets now from the website.