Transformers, music and fireworks: What to see at Sunderland's New Year celebrations

A firework display will be staged at Cliffe Park on New Year's Eve

A firework display will be staged at Cliffe Park on New Year's Eve

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Transformers, live music and fireworks will form part of seafront celebrations as Sunderland gets ready to welcome in 2017.

Seaburn's Cliffe Park will be the venue for family entertainment from 5-6pm on New Year's Eve.

Penella Bee will be part of the New Year's Eve celebrations at Cliffe Park

Penella Bee will be part of the New Year's Eve celebrations at Cliffe Park

Attractions will include a children’s fairground, live music performed by local singer Ashleigh Humble as well as Sunderland based artist Penella Bee and her team performing a range of dazzling acts using fire and lights.

Penella said: "We’re really proud to be asked to help celebrate bringing in the New Year in Sunderland.

"I look forward to seeing as many people as possible on New Year’s Eve as we have some very special routines planned that we hope everyone enjoys."

A firework display will start at about 5.50pm. It will be organised by award-winning County Durham firm Reaction Fireworks.