The New Year's Eve Fireworks display will have a total duration of approximately eight minutes, distributed by a total 38 fire stations. Funchal's amphitheatre fire stations are scattered along the seafront and downtown area, in a total of 33 fire stations. In addition four fire stations are placed in a sea platform and finally there is one station located in Porto Santo Island.
This year's edition is inspired under the theme "600th Anniversary" a tribute to the 600th Anniversary of Madeira Islands discovery, internationally acknowledge as the "Pearl of the Atlantic".
This magnificent fireworks show one of the most important tourist attractions in Madeira, was internationally recognised in 2006, by the Guinness Book of Records as the "Largest fireworks display in the world".