New Year's Eve in Charlotte

Romare Bearden Park in uptown Charlotte hosted the city’s New Year’s Eve party Thursday night.

The city of Charlotte wanted to make sure everyone had a safe and fun time.

City leaders declared the celebration an extraordinary event. It gave police an added tool to keep people safe. Officers were able to stop and question anyone in the area.

The free, family oriented celebration included live music and activities for people of all ages.

The end of the night was capped off with a fireworks show.