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New Year’s Eve fireworks at family-friendly time; spectators can watch from vehicles

Celebration in Downtown Omaha
Posted at 11:45 AM, Dec 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-30 12:57:27-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The New Year’s Eve Fireworks Spectacular will fill the winter sky with colorful bursts of light on New Year’s Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31, starting at the family-friendly hour of 7 p.m. The fireworks will be launched near CHI Health Center (close to 10th & Cass Streets).

Attendees can view the show in the warmth and safety of their vehicle or home. Free parking to view the display up-close will be available in MECA lots A, B, and C (near CHI Health Center) and Gallup lots (1001 Gallup Drive) – lots open to the public at 6 p.m. In addition, all Downtown Omaha parking meters will be free after 5 p.m. on December 31, courtesy of Park Omaha.

The New Year’s Eve fireworks display is one of the largest in the region. The display, which can be seen for miles is created by J&M Displays and is choreographed so that each shell explodes on cue to a unique themed medley of "Everyday Heroes." Spectators are encouraged to tune in to STAR 104.5 to enjoy the accompanying music while watching the dazzling show.