Thousands of New Year's Eve revelers converged on the Embarcadero in San Francisco on Sunday night to ring in 2018 by watching the city's annual fireworks spectacular out on the bay.
People came from all corners, including families from Modesto, Chicago and Sydney, Australia.
“We’re very excited," Lynne Samany, visiting from down under, said before the show. "My son Googled it, and here we are. We’re waiting, we’ve got our dinner and we’re just waiting for fireworks."
San Francsico police mobilized hundreds of officers for the event. And in an effort to keep the public informed and safe, the city set up public address displays and asked people to sign up for safety alerts to be sent to their cellphones.
AlertSF will send alerts regarding police and fire emergencies, severe traffic and transit disruptions, natural disasters, and citywide post-disaster information to registered wireless devices, the city said.