Espoo first in Finland to opt for laser show as public sours on fireworks

The city of Espoo is moving away from using fireworks for New Year celebrations and will be the first municipality in Finland to provide a laser light show instead of rockets and firecrackers

According to Espoo culture services chief Lea Rintala, the city has long since left behind the noisy, smoky shows. "We are a sustainable development city and rockets don’t really sit well with that. However, over the years we have received some feedback about this, so we are now trialling a laser show," Rintala said. Residents and visitors can expect a light park with a laser show that covers an area including the Espoo cathedral, the nearby Kirkkopuisto park and the river bank. Turku, in southwest Finland, is also said to be contemplating following in Espoo’s footsteps.

- Yle -
2. 1. 2019