Sandown's skies will light up with fireworks this evening (New Year's Day).
A free fireworks display is being held on the Esplanade at 6pm.
The show, which will be Sandown Carnival Association's first organised display for two years, will start with a rainbow-style sequence to honour key workers for all their efforts since the pandemic began.
Paul Coueslant, Chair of Sandown Carnival Committee, said:
'We’re delighted to offer the town something to enjoy after such difficult times and we thank Sandown Town Council and Sandown Pier for supporting the occasion.
"Although there's currently no specific government advice for outdoor events in England, we do encourage people to take sensible precautionary measures including keeping a safe distance from others and to stay away if they have Covid symptoms."