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Sydney Celebrates New Year's Eve

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Want to beat the crowds to catch the fireworks? Well, according to Fox 28, you don’t have to be downtown to enjoy the Red, White and Boom spectacular. There are plenty of places you can go to watch Friday night’s show.

If you’re looking to avoid the crowd and all of the traffic, one great place to watch the fireworks is from Woodlands Backyard. The place is just off of the Grandview Exit. Danielle Middleton has watched from there for the past two years, “It’s just a lot of fun. No big crowds. People just come out and hang out,” she said.

Another place people gather to watch the show is along the hillside of 670 and 70. And while you can watch from there, police won’t allow you to park your car on the exit ramp and you can’t park your car on the highway.

You can’t even stop along the highway to watch the fireworks. Police say they will give you a ticket.

If you want to avoid the traffic all together, how about getting on your bike and taking a ride along the Scioto trail. There are plenty of spots along the trail to stop and see the event, including watching from the bridge that run crosses over the Scioto river.

If you want to be closer to the show, but still avoid downtown, Goodale park is the place to go.

“It’s one of the best spots. I can avoid the everyone downtown,” says Scott Holmes. He and his family were already at the park by 2 Friday afternoon.

“It’s a great spot, you still have a good, fun environment.”

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