The Austin’s New Year celebration scheduled to occur at Butler Park has been postponed due to anticipated inclement weather.
City staff has been monitoring weather conditions and a wintry weather mix is forecast to roll in to Central Texas during New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. Due to near-freezing weather conditions that may include high winds and precipitation, the celebration, including fireworks, has been postponed.
“This decision was made for the safety and comfort of the entire Austin community. Austin’s New Year is designed to be a family-friendly celebration featuring the best of Austin arts, music, food and culture,” said William Manno, City’s Corporate Special Events Manager, adding City leaders are exploring alternative dates to hold the celebration at a time when Austin residents will be able to fully enjoy the festivities.
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Ring in 2015 with a FREE New Year’s Eve celebration the whole family can enjoy! Head to Butler Park on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, from 5:30-10 p.m. to Play, Make, and Glow! There will be Glow-in-the-Dark Fun, Food Trucks, Fireworks and more!
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Family-friendly entertainment will include an interactive deejay booth, onsite screen printing, Nerdy Derby races, Polka Dot disco party, Dance It Yourself Nutcracker with The Invincible Czars, and a making station to build a half Godzilla/robotic Hello Kitty!
Before the fireworks finale, Austinites can enjoy vintage cartoons, screenings of local films, puppetry by Glass Half Full Theatre, roving displays by Austin Bike Zoo, captivating art installations, and performances by Brownout, Peelander-Z, Minor Mishap Marching Band, Riders Against the Storm and Mother Falcon.
Visit www.austintexas.gov/ANY for more information. Visit the Facebook page for updates.
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