Come and support Merton’s entry in the 2018 New Year’s Day Parade at 12noon on Monday 1 January 2018 in the heart of London.
The 32nd parade is expected to attract more than 500,000 spectators, who will line the streets to watch the multi-cultural and multi-national parade weave its way along the 2.2-mile stretch, starting in Berkeley Street Piccadilly and finishing in Parliament Street.
The theme for this year’s parade is, Showtime, roll up, roll, up to the greatest show on earth! In keeping with the theme, Merton’s entry, Nature, the greatest show on earth, will include fabulous giant puppets from land, sea and air, whilst an enormous David Attenborough lookalike will lead Merton’s entry. Pupils from Links Primary School choir will sing a themed song specially composed by Councillor Linda Kirby for the parade.
Mayor of Merton, Councillor Marsie Skeete said; “I am really looking forward to this year’s celebrations. The parade is a perfect opportunity for the borough to celebrate its contribution to the capital.
I would like to personally thank all of those that have offered their help and support, especially Councillor Linda Kirby for organising the Merton entry and Wimbledon College of Art year 1 students for their work on the magnificent puppets and costumes. ”