Fireworks, freezing and flames: How the New Yr was celebrated throughout America (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

From New York to Las Vegas, America’s main cities placed on spectacular events to ring within the New Yr on Sunday night time.

New York

New Yorkers braved temperatures of 10°F (-12°C) with a purpose to usher in 2018 in Occasions Sq. – probably the most famend New Yr’s celebrations on the earth.

After a calamitous outing final yr, throughout which she stopped singing and requested the viewers to complete the music for her, Mariah Carey efficiently made it via her set on the well-known New Yr’s Rockin’ Eve present. Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson additionally carried out on the ABC program.

The freezing temperature made it the coldest New Years’ celebrations within the metropolis since 1917.

Las Vegas

Some of the spectacular exhibits within the US befell in Las Vegas, the place an eight-minute-lengthy occasion launched hundreds of fireworks from the rooftops of seven casinos.

Safety was extremely tight on the occasion within the metropolis, which suffered the most important mass capturing in trendy US historical past in October. “It isn’t nice to see so many officers… They’re in all places,” one of many spectators, Dominguez, told the Las Vegas Solar in the course of the celebrations.

Remarkably, the paper studies that 300,000 guests congregated on the Las Vegas Strip to ring within the New Yr.

San Francisco

Safety was additionally a notable function on the San Francisco occasion, the place individuals might join emergency textual content alerts that might make them conscious of any vital incidents within the metropolis.

“This provides them an opportunity to get related to us, we will ship emergency alerts for something that could be happening. It could possibly be police exercise, hearth exercise, or perhaps a main visitors disruption,” explained Francis Zamora of the Division of Emergency Administration.

Los Angeles

It was a barely extra subdued affair in LA, the place round 20,000 individuals flocked to Grand Park for a celebration that includes reside performances and three-D video projections.


Seattle additionally had an eight-minute present with the town’s well-known Area Needle appearing as a really perfect backdrop for the beautiful pyrotechnics show.


Reunion Tower hosted Dallas’ spectacular New Yr’s celebrations. Nevertheless the occasion didn’t run totally easily as the town’s hearth division was referred to as to the constructing within the early hours of the morning to deal with a fireplace that sprang up after the remnants of the fireworks caught hearth. Greater than 15 models of the hearth brigade attended the scene, NBC reports.


Chicago additionally skilled freezing climate circumstances because it rang out 2017 and ushered within the New Yr. Regardless of the temperature dropping to zero°F (-17°C) hundreds of individuals packed Navy Pier to see fireworks mild up the skies over Lake Michigan, warming up the town’s coldest New Yr’s Eve since 1969.

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