BALTIMORE (WJZ) – For the second year in a row, the city of Baltimore canceled its New Year’s Eve fireworks display.
Citing the costs and logistics associated with the annual event, the city announced Wednesday morning that it will not be hosting New Year’s Eve Scenic By 2022.
“We wanted to kick off the New Year with a celebration of fireworks, and after considering the logistics, cost and other considerations posed by our recent Labor Day fireworks event, the City has decided to decided not to set off fireworks this New Year.” Deputy Mayor for Community and Economic Development Ted Carter said. “We are planning to return to a more predictable, traditional schedule in 2022 as we continue to emerge from COVID-19 and resume normal event planning.”
The event is traditionally held in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and features a spectacular fireworks display along with live music.
The Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts, which hosts the annual event, said it stands by the city and Mayor Brandon Scott’s decision to cancel the annual event.
In place of the fireworks display, the city is promoting a host of other holiday events including Thursday’s Memorial Illumination at Mount Vernon, the Baltimore Christmas Village at West Coast Park, and skating at the Baltimore Ice Rink Inner Harbor.
This is the second year in a row that the fireworks have been wiped out. Last year, fireworks The show was canceled due to crowd restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2021/12/01/baltimore-city-new-years-eve-fireworks-canceled/ City of Baltimore cancels New Year’s Eve fireworks show – CBS Baltimore