A good crowd on the Balcón de Europa for the New Year celebrations which this year did not include the traditional pyrotechnic display due to austerity measures.
The Council in Sierra de Yeguas has reduced the Christmas lighting by 50% this year and will not be erecting a marquee in the Plaza de Andalucia or providing musical entertainment for the New Year celebrations. The savings as a result of this action, estimated at around €6,000, are allegedly going towards paying off municipal creditors.
Rincón de la Victoria is the latest municipality to cut back on Christmas and New Year celebrations in order to save money.
The Councillor for Popular Traditions in Vélez-Málaga, Jesús Lupiáñez, has decided to cancel the traditional end of year celebrations as a cost saving measure.
Around 8,000 people attended the New Year celebrations in Bérchules, Granada, at the weekend. The town normally has a population of around 850 people.
The Christmas and New Year celebrations are in full swing in the municipality of Bérchules in the Alpujarras of Granada.
At least the rain stopped and the skies cleared for the New Year celebrations on the Balcon de Europa. There was a good crowd, although by no means as packed as it used to get in years gone by. You could even get a drink at the bar virtually without having to wait in a queue.
Here is a small collection of New Year firework display videos from: London, Sydney, St Petersburg, Dubai, Tapei, New York and Rio de Janeiro.