Eyewitness news covered everything live throughout the night on CNYhomepage after the Utica Comets game ended around 8:00pm. We will also had live fireworks coverage on WFXV-TV from 10:00pm to 12:00am and on WUTR-TV from 11:00pm to 11:35pm.
The celebrations downtown will began at 7:00pm with the inauguration of the newly elected city officials on the main stage and will continued with live entertainment from several CNY area native talents including Grupo Pagan, Ladies of Soul, magician Leon Etienne, and Atlas. Other activities included horse and carriage rides, UPD vs. UFD cook-off, ice sculpting and displays, food and beverage vendors, and of course the countdown clock to mid-night and 2022’s firework celebration!
The festivities were located mainly around the Bank of Utica. The city had closed the “footprint”, including all roadways within at 12:00pm on Friday December 31st. With an exception being made for any businesses located inside the designated area, this order will lasted into the early morning of Saturday January 1st.
There was security located at gate entrances and the city is provided a police detail as oversight throughout. The UPD also provided an outline for entrance & parking locations, road closures, and details on individual security guidelines.
Eyewitness News would like to thank you for watching and wish you a happy and healthy year in 2022!