UDC celebrates milestone with 'Fireworks 2017'
This year's Fireworks on the Waterfront event in downtown Kingston on December 31 will be a special one for the Urban Development Corporation (UDC).
The organisation, which hosts the event, celebrates its 50th anniversary in March 2018.
The fireworks show started in 1999 and has had an impact on the hearts and minds of countless Jamaicans and likewise non-residents and tourists who make the Ocean Boulevard venue the place of choice for welcoming the New Year.
Heralding the UDC's golden anniversary in 2018, Fireworks on the Waterfront 2017 is anticipated to deliver an even greater spectacle, promulgating the rich cultural heritage of Kingston as well as the warmth and celebratory spirit of the people of Jamaica.
As is customary, the event will feature a kiddies' village, a vending village, a street party, and the grand fireworks display, which is the highlight of the event. The day's activities commence at 3 p.m., with the street party starting at 6 p.m. The fireworks display starts at midnight.
Dr Damian Graham, general manager of the UDC, said that the event is family oriented, wholesome, and fun.