Manchester will host a free fireworks display to see in the New Year, the city council has confirmed.
It will greet 2013 with a 10-minute display launched from the roof of the Town Hall.
The event will be the first since December 31, 2010, and has been organised after the city council secured external funding.
Organisers are hoping to teach the crowd to do a mass Gangnam Style dance before the countdown to midnight.
The countdown will be led by a city resident chosen by the Manchester Evening News for their work during the year.
The viewing area in Albert Square will open at 11pm. The alcohol-free event is un-ticketed but entry into the square will be controlled.