If you are one of the thousands who will be attending tonight's New Year's Eve fireworks spectacular at the Gene Leahy Mall be sure and bundle up. Bitter cold and winds around 20 miles per hour will produce wind chills around 0.
The fireworks display is one of the largest in the region and the last signature event of the Holiday Lights Festival. The official viewing will be at the Gene Leahy Mall at 14th and Farnam Streets with the show visible for miles.
This will also mark the final fireworks display over the water at the mall. The lagoon will be filled in and developed into a newer type of park.
The sky fire show, created by J&M Displays, is choreographed so that each shell explodes to the beat of a musical medley featuring a 60s theme. The skies will light up beginning at 7:00 and dozens of large shells will exploded during the 13 minute show.
Parking meters will be free after 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve in Downtown Omaha. Those needing or requesting special accommodations are welcome to view the fireworks from the third floor of the W. Dale Clark Library at 215 S. 15th St.
For more information, visit holidaylightsfestival.org.