BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore City announced it has canceled its traditional New Year’s Eve Spectacular due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but WJZ will still host a virtual event.

Current COVID restrictions prevent such a large gathering from happening in-person.

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The annual event is a special night full of live music, celebration and fireworks.

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Mayor Brandon Scott and other organizers say they will miss the regular tradition, but the public health is a top concern.

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WJZ will host a virtual event starting at 11 p.m. on Dec. 31. You can watch it here.

CBS Baltimore Staff