New Year’s Day Parade - Harrow CAN CAN


Get your dancing shoes on and join us on 1 January 2018 for the London New Year’s Day Parade.

Harrow’s going all out this year and our Moulin Rouge float is going to be the biggest showstopper, guaranteed to blow your mind and get everyone in the party mood!

That’s right we’re bringing the beloved Parisian cabaret into the heart of London this New Year and with the theme of ‘Showtime’, be prepared to be dazzled! Handcrafted by volunteers from Wiseworks and Nower Hill High School, there’s no way you’ll miss Harrow’s Moulin Rouge inspired float. It features the iconic red windmill at an impressive 6 metres high, flashing lights and dancers all dressed up in the fiery theme!

During a test run on Thursday, Mayor of Harrow, Cllr Margaret Davine said:

“Our float is just magnificent! We have every chance of winning this year and can’t wait to see the float roll down the streets of London. I would like to thank all our volunteers who have put in a tremendous amount of time and effort into our entry – it looks brilliant! So make sure you bring your family along to this brilliant day out on New Year’s Day, it’s a show not to miss.”

Volunteers from Wiseworks and Nower Hill High School have spent the last three months designing and building the float and are now adding the final touches to what promises to be a showstopper! They will also be taking part in the parade and will be accompanied by Beverley School of Dance, the Kodak Football Club, and Cllrs John Hinkley and Jean Lammiman who have worked so hard in preparing and organising this year’s entry.

The London New Year’s Day Parade is a free event expected to feature more than 10,000 performers. It begins midday on Monday 1 January in Piccadilly and ends around 3.30pm at Parliament Street.

You can support Harrow’s entry by donating to the Mayor’s chosen charities Harrow Women Centre and Harrow Law Centre – for more information email The Mayor’s Office

To find out more about the New Year’s Day Parade, the route and other things going on visit