As we reach the end of 2020, you won't be seeing any epic firework and light displays at the London Eye this New Year’s Eve.
Instead their team have created a virtual way to look back on the year with a unique light show video, pre-recorded earlier in December, shared on their social media channels on Dec 31.
This show draws upon those times in the past 12 months where we celebrated our nation’s heroes, reaffirmed the need to come together over inequality in our society and continued raising awareness about the importance of protecting our environment.
As an iconic part of the city skyline, and the usual New Year’s Eve celebrations, the London Eye has lit up for a number of different moments this year. This pre-recorded light show video looks back on these and aims to give people the chance to reflect on 2020 by referencing Clap For Our Carers, the Black Lives Matter movement, Fare Share & Marcus Rashford, Sir Captain Tom Moore’s 100 laps and more.
“With the London Eye’s annual New Year’s Eve fireworks show not going ahead this year we wanted to create a unique and virtual way to celebrate the start of 2021, whilst recognising those moments in 2020 that made an impact on our lives. In what has been a hugely challenging year, even during our darkest days, we’ve still seen a strong sense of community and togetherness focused on celebrating our nation’s heroes, reaffirming the need to come together over inequality in our society and the continued importance of protecting our environment.”Sunny Jouhal, General Manager at the lastminute.com London Eye
Each moment is represented by different colours and changing light patterns throughout a three-minute show.
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