Newcastle sees in the New Year in a blaze of glory

Newcastle's New Year's Eve carnival lights up the city. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees
Preparations for Newcastle's winter carnival. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

People have turned out in their droves for Newcastle's annual New Year's Eve Winter Carnival.

Around 40,000 people congregated in the city centre to see out the end of the year in style with a parade and fireworks display.

The event has established itself as an important part of the festive celebrations for many families in the city.

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New Year's Eve carnival lights up Newcastle

Around 40,000 people have turned out to welcome in the New Year at the popular New Year's Eve carnival in the city centre.