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‘A Jubilee Celebration’

 Ring in the New Year with the Urban Development Corporation in Kingston, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay

About the Event

The Urban Development Corporation’s ‘Fireworks on the Waterfront’ is arguably the most anticipated calendar event of the year in Jamaica where in excess of 300,000 persons gather along Ocean Boulevard in the country’s capital.

Following a two-year hiatus due to the covid-19 pandemic, the 19th staging is being hosted under the theme, ‘Fireworks 2022: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration’, indictive of the spirit of resilience, hope and togetherness with which we wish to close out the year.  A part of Jamaica’s 60th Independence anniversary year-long celebrations, the event will showcase as it has in previous years, our rich, vibrant culture.    

The scale of the event is far-reaching with meaningful economic and social impact, positively influencing the lives of community members who engage in business transactions during the event and marshals who are drawn from the surrounding communities and receive short term employment with the Corporation.

The event attracts a wide cross-section of attendees including international visitors, Government officials, local and international media and citizens from varying walks of life. The significance of the Fireworks event has caused the UDC to remain committed to its execution to close out the old year and ring in the new one, ripe with prospects and opportunities.

Each year, we partner with a collective group of corporate sponsors and municipal entities to plan and execute the staging of a Fireworks event that surpasses the previous.

This event, now staged simultaneously in Kingston, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay creates a melting pot of Jamaican culinary offerings, craft, entertainment and cultural gems, reminiscent of years past yet with hope for a prosperous New Year, through a stellar fireworks display.

This is the fabric called FIREWORKS.


  • Family-oriented activities with real good Jamaican vibes

  • Food, beverages and craft stalls

  • Kiddies Area with variety of rides

  • Street Party/Stage Show

  • VIP Front Row Party

  • Fireworks display at midnight

  • Live Television broadcast

  • Live Radio broadcast