The official city location for New Year's Eve inSan Francisco will be on the Embarcadero, just south of the Ferry Building. The event is free to the public. There will be a fireworks display at midnight at Mission Street and the Embarcadero. This family event is alcohol free. No public consumption of alcohol will be allowed. Additionally, for security reasons, no bottles or cans will be allowed into the area.
Those attending the celebration are encouraged to enter the area using streets other than Market or Mission. The fireworks cannot be seen from Market Street; the best viewing is on the Embarcadero between Mission Street and just south of Howard Street. Congestion on these streets becomes a public safety concern and may make it difficult to access the Embarcadero at all, let alone in time for the fireworks. People are encouraged to use public transportation. Muni will be free from 8:00 P.M. New Year's Eve to 6:00 A.M. New Year's Day, and BART is offering special fares and adding trains to all Bay Area destinations until 3:00 A.M.
There will be no street closures.
The Public Affairs PIO, Sergeant Steve Mannina will be available on the media cell phone line, 850-6808.
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