By CBS Baltimore Staff

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Annapolis is canceling the in-person portion of their planned annual New Year’s Eve festivities due to a spike in Omicron COVID-19 cases.

The cancellations will apply to the bands, DJs and dancing that were going to take place at Susan Campbell Park on City Dock.

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The fireworks will still take place as previously planned, occurring at 5:30 p.m. and again at midnight.

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“This wave of infections is putting a strain on resources in public safety and health care,” said Mayor Gavin Buckley. “We want people to celebrate, but to do so safely and in a way that doesn’t further tax hospitals and public safety personnel.”

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CBS Baltimore Staff