All evening at Auditorium Shores people waited for the annual Austin New Year Celebration.
Thousands braved the cooler temperatures at the family fun event.
For those making their way out to other parties New Year's Eve, local law enforcement agencies warned everyone they are stepping up patrols looking for those drinking and driving.
There are many options to get home. Cap Metro is running late, you’ve got Uber, Lyft and cabs which will be more expensive tonight but a lot less than a DWI in the long run.
APD also wants to warn everyone not to consume too much alcohol or you could become a target.
APD wants everyone to have a safe & happy New Year's Eve. If you will be drinking, please don't get behind the wheel and drive. #ArriveAlive— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) January 1, 2016