Crowds enjoy Fountain Square fireworks - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Crowds enjoy Fountain Square fireworks

Hundreds gathered at Fountain Square to bring in the new year with fireworks, music and free ice skating.

American Fireworks set up more than 300 fireworks on the roof of Macy's.  The display lasted about nine minutes and was choreographed to the music.

The fireworks are called proximity fireworks because they produce dazzling explosions of color but cool before they hit the ground.

Vicki Monahan says she wouldn't miss it. 

"Actually we came downtown for new year's eve last year….last minute thing and we decided to come down again," she said.

Mark Gonyea says he wanted to spend new year's in the Queen City. 

"We got friends that we meet half way with from Michigan and we decided Cincinnati would be a great place to hang out for new years so that's where we come at," he said.

"This our time square in Cincinnati so everyone celebrates together…it's so much fun to see the melting pot that happens at midnight…I mean you have people of all ages, of all cultures, everyone comes out….it's a true melting pot," said Christy Samad with Cincinnati City Center Development Corporation.

Eric Christophe says the free ice skating is a good deal. 

"We decided to bring the kids out and do a little ice skating and just the atmosphere," he said.

Monahan says nothing compares to Fountain Square.

"We had a lot of options, but to be able to come downtown and to visit all the places down here and have some drinks and some food," she said.

Copyright 2011 FOX19. All Rights Reserved. 

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Butler County corrections sergeant dies after 3-wheel motorcycle crash

    Butler County corrections sergeant critically hurt in 3-wheel motorcycle crash

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:07 AM EDT2018-05-22 14:07:42 GMT
    Raycom Media/fileRaycom Media/file

    A corrections sergeant with the Butler County Sheriff's Office died early Tuesday, just over a week after she was critically hurt in an off-duty motorcycle crash, authorities said.

    Full Story >

    A corrections sergeant with the Butler County Sheriff's Office died early Tuesday, just over a week after she was critically hurt in an off-duty motorcycle crash, authorities said.

    Full Story >
  • Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

    Mass school shootings mostly happening in small-town America

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:34 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:34:14 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:07 AM EDT2018-05-22 14:07:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, mourners wait for the start of a prayer vigil following a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. If you want to know where mass school shootings ar...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File). FILE - In this Friday, May 18, 2018, file photo, mourners wait for the start of a prayer vigil following a deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, Texas. If you want to know where mass school shootings ar...

    Look no farther than small-town and suburban America to know where mass school shootings are most likely to occur.

    Full Story >

    Look no farther than small-town and suburban America to know where mass school shootings are most likely to occur.

    Full Story >
  • The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

    The princes, the president and the fortune seekers

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 12:13 AM EDT2018-05-22 04:13:57 GMT
    Tuesday, May 22 2018 10:04 AM EDT2018-05-22 14:04:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. In emails obtained by The Associated Press, George Nader claims...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File). FILE - In this May 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump shakes hands with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defense Minister Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh. In emails obtained by The Associated Press, George Nader claims...

    A top Trump fundraiser and a senior adviser to a UAE crown prince ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for defense contracts from Gulf countries.

    Full Story >

    A top Trump fundraiser and a senior adviser to a UAE crown prince ran a secretive campaign, trading lobbying against Qatar for defense contracts from Gulf countries.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly