City of Culture in the UK runs from January 1 until December 31. In 2017 it is my city Kingston-upon-Hull.
Hull is situated on the north bank of the river Humber in Yorkshire.
That means at this time of year it can be wet, cold and damp. Winds blow in off the North Sea and bring a damp chill at various times of year.
Hull stepped into the 2017 City of Culture limelight January 1 and did that with a bang.
A ticketed firework event New Year's Day evening was sold out pretty quickly meaning many local people were excluded.
Starting New Year's Day and for one-week only an impressive light show will tell the story of Hull, and it will do that at various outdoor locations around the city centre.
That event is also free to all but this time numbers are not limited.
From 4pm until 9pm or thereabouts from January 1 until January 7 the light show is available to all.
If you missed the fireworks and cannot make it for the light show check out footage below in this brief report.
New Year's Eve Hull experienced some late night booze related problems in the city centre. The Daily Mail popularly also called the Daily Fail happily shared that news with a headline worded to grab views - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4081198/Welcome-UK-s-Capital-Culture-Hull-descends-drunken-carnage-just-hours-marked-new-status-Britain-s-art-city.html
2019 - Check out Absolutely Cultured online for more details of post Year of Culture events