Fireworks and Bikers @ The Trafford Centre

Seasonal events continue at The Trafford Centre, with the north-west's biggest choreographed fireworks display - and a charity toy run to herald the start of Christmas.

Fireworks Extravanganza 2010 COME and see one of the biggest free fireworks display in the Northwest, as The Trafford Centre lights up the sky this November 5th. Thursday 5th November – Fireworks Spectacular from 5.00pm The fun starts on The Orient Main Stage from 5pm with Real Radio’s breakfast presenters Ditchy and Salty as they entertain you with competitions, special guests and much more before the massive firework spectacular at 7pm outside The Great Hall. Last year more than 5000 eager spectators watched the show - before retiring into The Great Hall and The Orient for something warm to eat and drink. FOR more details, or images after the event, please email Justin in The Press Office. • There are a total of 4926 separate firework effects in the 2010 show. • 40% more effects than the 2009 display. • This equates to an average of 4.32 effects per second during the display. • This year’s display has taken 10 months to design and build. • Nearly 3.5 miles of wire is used to rig the display on the day. • Over 5 tonnes of fireworks and equipment is used on this years display. • There are over 700 separate digital cues used to fire the show. • £ for £ the biggest free fully choreographed 5th November display in the North West. • The display is fired using the latest state of the art digital firing system, Firedancer. • We are proud to say this is the 11th year Celebration Displays has fired the November display at the Trafford Centre. Salvation Army Toy Run - Bikers Bearing Gifts Saturday 6th November – Bikers Bearing gifts from 11am on The Orient Main Stage The Salvation Army make their annual visit to the Centre, as hundreds of bikers riding motorbikes, sports bikes, trikes and scooters bring toys - which will be donated to needy children throughout the North West this Christmas. This highly visual event will see fancy-dressed bikers in an enormous cavalcade which sets off from Manchester City Centre, arriving in formation at the portico of The Great Hall. It's a heartwarming story that heralds the beginning of the Christmas period at The Trafford Centre. The Salvation Army band will be playing carols in The Orient from 11am until the bikers arrive around 11.45am outside The Great Hall. Shoppers will be gathering in The Orient for Christmas carols, and seeing how much has been raised for the youngsters. * FOR more details, camera crew access or images after the event, please email Justin in The Press Office: