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Albany’s New Years Eve midnight fireworks set to return after COVID-19 hiatus

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Albany's NYE fireworks over Princess Royal Harbour.
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Midnight fireworks are set to return to Albany this New Year’s Eve after they were canned last year because of COVID-19 budget constraints.

The City of Albany called off its midnight fireworks display last year, opting only for the 9pm display in a bid to “achieve some cost efficiencies”.

But Albany is set to ring in 2022 with a bang, with midnight fireworks back on the agenda.

Anzac Peace Park will be abuzz with live acts including Pinstripe and The Numbats, food vendors, games and family entertainment.

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Families can bring a picnic to the park to celebrate from 5pm.

The event remains subject to State Government COVID-19 safety approvals and restrictions.

“New Year’s Eve is a key event on our City’s events calendar and it looked a little different last year because of the impact and restrictions of COVID,” City executive director community services Nathan Watson said.

“This year we’ll have a packed program of entertainment, with some of the region’s best bands on stage from 5pm right through until midnight, and having two fireworks shows means everyone, including families with young children, can enjoy the festivities.”

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