Eye-catching firework displays and electrifying musical gigs will form part of the menu as Lilongwe and Blantyre city councils will be celebrating the dawning of 2018 with the cities’ residents.
With the final hours of 2017 ticking away, Gateway Mall in Lilongwe and Old Town Hall along the Victoria Avenue in Blantyre will be the centres of attention as residents will be bidding farewell to the year and welcoming 2018.
In Blantyre, the event dubbed Makombola night, will have live band performances from Mingoli Band.
In Lilongwe, the celebrations will start at 10:00am with children’s activities.
This will end at 4pm, but each child will have to pay K1 000 to access to all the play facilities.
Then from 6pm until 2018, the city residents will be hosted to a free event with performances from Lulu, Sanjie and Faith Mussa.
“As a council we realise that it’s been a rough year  and with quite some challenges. However, one of the key issues we want to enhance is a more participatory approach between the council and the city residents from 2018.
“We believe there is a lot of goodwill out there and despite the rough times, this festive season brings a new feeling to be embraced,” said Tamara Chafunya, Lilongwe City Council spokesperson.
The fireworks displays at both events will be carried out by Henkus Group whose projects coordinator Livayo Kumbukani said all was set to entertain the patrons.