NYE revelers celebrate in less crowded Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Broward County officials hope the coronavirus pandemic’s 1 a.m. curfew will give revelers just enough time to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the sea breeze of the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk.

Many have traveled far for the coastal views of the 2.2-mile-long pedestrian promenade. Officials estimate that about 940,000 tourists were in Broward County to celebrate.

Samatha Bradford is among the Broward County residents who will be celebrating New Year’s Eve at Fort Lauderdale Beach.

“I am just grateful for the things that are open and I am just going to make the best of it,” Bradford said.

Fort Lauderdale will have a small firework display near City Hall and a virtual celebration featuring live bands instead of the concerts on the beach, the Himmershee Street countdown and the anchor drop.

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