Ring in the New Year in San Francisco with fireworks and merriment along the Embarcadero. The Ferry Building and Justin Herman Plaza are key spots to watch the show. Monte Francis reports.
The city is gearing up for a big New Year's Eve party tonight, with the most festive and firey festivities to be held along San Francisco's waterfront.
The Embarcadero will be the best spot for the 250,000 people expected to watch the big fireworks display.
The folks at Pryo Spectaculars worked throughout the weekend to set up the "15-minute extragavaganza," said fireworks producer Jeff Thomas. "They do have a soundtrack that will be played over a speaker system, so the closer you can get to the waterfront, the better. But as long as you can see the sky above San Francisco, you’re going to see our show."
The show kicks off at midnight and is free to the public.
Public transportation is extended, and some rides are free, for New Year's. Check out this list to see how to get around: