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Omaha celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Posted at 6:59 AM, Mar 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-17 08:15:09-04

It's Saint Patrick’s Day and many are getting an early start with celebrations Friday morning. 

Employees at Clancy’s are gearing up for today's festivities. At Clancy’s, near 168th and Center, much like the rest of the metro opened their doors at 6:00 p.m.

This day, it's all about relishing in all things Irish including green beer. Maybe even a little bailey in your coffee. Of course - there's traditional Irish food, corn beef a very popular delicacy and the music!

The famous Omaha Pipes and Drums will make a stop here during its circuit today.

In addition to the holiday, Clancy’s is celebrating 40 years in the business. So, with everything going on - no doubt that will rev the party atmosphere up a notch.

Several metro law enforcement including Omaha PD and La Vista PD will be adding patrols to crackdown on drunk drivers. 

If you plan to drink, there are services available to take you back home safely. AAA is offering a tow to go program available all weekend. From 6:00 am Friday until Sunday morning. A tow truck will take tow your vehicle home if you've had too much to drink It is a free service and available to AAA members and non-members. Cars can only be towed within a ten mile radius.

For more information, click here.

Hauptman O’Brien is once again doing their St. Patrick's day safe ride home program. Free cab rides will be offered from noon until 2:00 am Saturday morning.

Rides will be provided for residents living in Douglas and Sarpy Counties. You can either call Happy Cab and mention Hauptman O’Brien’s safe ride home program to get a free ride home or download the ride Nebraska app and type "safe ride" in the promotion section.