This year, the City of Austin will welcome in the New Year with a festive fireworks show. The City of Austin prioritizes safety during events and, for this New Year’s Eve, we will be exercising an abundance of caution to help prevent post-holiday surges. City-organized activities, vendors, and
“In years past, Austin’s New Year has been a family-friendly event with entertainment and activities for kids of all ages. With the vaccine only recently becoming available for children, we are choosing to remain diligent in our efforts to minimize the spread of COVID, while also wishing everyone lots of light and hope for 2022,” said City Manager Spencer Cronk. “Many local events and venues are offering opportunities to ring in the New Year. We encourage everyone to celebrate safely and enjoy the fireworks show from a safe distance,” he continued.
COVID-19 cases are on the rise again as new variants, including omicron, emerge in the area. Hospitals within the state are also filling up with COVID-19 patients again.
The fireworks display will begin December 31, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. at Vic Mathias Shores (700 W. Riverside Dr., Austin, Texas 78704). We encourage everyone to watch from a safe distance.
How to Watch the Show
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The Austin Center for Events (ACE) is a collaborative assembly of City of Austin departments and agencies designed to streamline special event permitting on public and private property. ACE is anchored by teams from Austin Public Health, Transportation, Parks, Music, Police, Fire, EMS, Code, Austin Resource Recovery, Development Services, and partner agencies. ACE works closely with event organizers to guide them through the special event permitting process.