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Happy (cautious) NYE!

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 by Elizabeth Pagano

Given the recent appearance of the Omicron variant, Austin officials are inviting everyone to watch fireworks “from afar” this New Year’s Eve. Though the fireworks will be set off from Vic Mathias Shores as usual, vendors and entertainment will not be in the park, and everyone is encouraged to watch from a safe distance to prevent a post-holiday Covid surge. The show will begin at 10:00 p.m. and will be broadcast on and Channel 6. Roads in the “fireworks fall out zone” will begin closing at 8:00 p.m. and will reopen by midnight. In addition, Lady Bird Lake will be closed from 9:00 until midnight between the railroad trestle bridge and the South First Street bridge.

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