The city of San Francisco's free New Year's Eve celebration will
include fireworks over the Bay, but no public entertainment and police will
be cracking down on any public drinking, police announced Wednesday.
The family event will be held on the Embarcadero just south of the
Ferry Building, with fireworks launched from barges in the bay at midnight,
according to police. The event is alcohol-free.
In addition to a "significant police presence" in the area, the
department "will be enforcing a zero-tolerance policy on public drinking and
any other criminal activity," police said.
The best place to view the fireworks will be on the Embarcadero
between Mission and Howard streets, according to police.
There will be no street closures, but celebrants are encouraged to
take public transportation to the event.
San Francisco Municipal Railways will be free from 8 p.m. until 6
a.m., and Bay Area Rapid Transit will offer special fares and additional
trains until 3 a.m.