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Wintry Forecast Forces Cancellation of Austin's New Year Celebration

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The City of Austin is cancelling Wednesday night's planned New Year's Eve celebration at Butler Park.

The City of Austin says it is cancelling Wednesday night's planned New Year's Eve celebration at Butler Park, due to the potential for winter weather in the forecast.

There is a possibility of freezing temperatures and rain Wednesday night into Thursday.

“This decision was made for the safety and comfort of the entire Austin community. Austin’s New Year is designed to be a family-friendly celebration featuring the best of Austin arts, music, food and culture,” said the city's Corporate Special Events Manager, WilliamManno, in a press release.

The city says it is exploring alternative dates for the festivities.

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