Fireworks in Ludington Park to ring in 2021 this New Year’s Eve

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ESCANABA, Mich. (WJMN) – Many New Year’s Eve plans have been canceled but the City of Escanaba Recreation Department is ready to help people ring in the new year. On New Year’s Eve which is Thursday, December 31 will be Fireworks in Ludington Park at 9:00 p.m.

“We like to do the fireworks a little bit early so people can bring their kids down there and it’s a family event,” said Kim Peterson, Recreation Director. “However, this year will be a little bit different. Last year we had it at Ludington Park and a lot of people did stay in their vehicles. So with COVID, social distancing we are once again urging people to come to Ludington Park, stay in their vehicles. Ludington Park is 120 acres. There is plenty of room. People can just park their cars, sit in their cars and watch the fireworks display.”

Organizers are also doing something new this year.

“We are encouraging people to take pictures of their families watching the fireworks,” said Peterson.” If they can even get the fireworks in the background, that’ll be a bonus but we’re going to be doing a random drawing so if anybody wants to watch our Facebook page, Escanaba Recreation Department. We’re going to post what exactly we’ll be doing and we’re just going to have some Yooper package. We’re going to have people post their pictures from the New Year’s Eve fireworks and that way we’ll just do a random drawing with whoever submits their pictures. Something different and fun, just to get everyone involved and get them excited about something.”

To enter the contest, post your picture the City of Escanaba Recreation Department Facebook page. For more information, click here.

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