For New Year's Eve 2018, the city of Graz has come up with an alternative to New Year's Eve fireworks. The main square was lit up on New Year's Eve with a water multimedia show. For this purpose, a 16 x 20-meter water screen was built up, special rotating nozzles were shooting water streams from a 22-meter-long pool 45 meters into the air. Wow moments were ensured by a perfectly coordinated lighting, water and sound concept.
Three shows of 20 minutes each were shown during the evening: «Family cartoon show», «Big Pictures Show» which reviewed the most important events of the year 2018 and also provided a view of the future. In between, a DJ created a dancing mood and the grand finale which delivered a bombastic showdown at midnight.