Celebrating the new year in Austin

Celebrations will be going on all over Central Texas to ring in the new year.

One that's expected to draw big crowds is Austin's New Year. It's an alcohol-free celebration with entertainment for the entire family.

The festival will showcase a variety of art, food trucks and live music from more than a dozen bands on three stages at Vic Mathias Shores (formerly Auditorium Shores).

The event starts at 3 p.m. on New Year's Eve and ends with a fireworks finale at 10 p.m. The event is pet-friendly, but you're encouraged to take pets home before the fireworks.

For more information visit: www.austinsnewyear.com