December 01, 2023

North Korea rings in new year with midnight concert, drone show

Celebrity performances, lasers, countdown mark change in celebrations

The North Korean capital saw a marked change in New Year’s Eve celebrations Monday night, with the new additions of a large-scale concert, drone show, and even a countdown to midnight displayed in numeral-shaped fireworks.

The new elements were part of a more modern and elaborate event in Pyongyang’s downtown Kim Il Sung Square, broadcast in typical fashion live on Korean Central Television (KCTV).