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A Lot Goes Into Denver’s New Year’s Fireworks Shows

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DENVER (CBS4) – Downtown Denver is once again the place to be to ring in the new year with not one, but two fireworks shows.

It almost 2013 and Denver is getting ready to ring in the new year in style. Everything is in place for the city’s big fireworks show at the stroke of midnight.

“It’s a lot of revelry and a lot of excitement,” said Jim Burnett, who overseas the city’s New Year’s fireworks display.

With the big show just over 24 hours away Burnett is excited and expecting a huge crowd.

“In all downtown Denver, in Denver, of course, coming down here, you have I think 175,000 people based upon how many show up for both performances,” Burnett said.

As in years past, there are two fireworks shows. One is at 9 p.m. for those looking to end the night early, and the other one is at midnight. They both only last about eight minutes, but it takes a lot to make it all happen.

“No, it’s not easy,” Burnett said.

The fireworks are set off from two top secret locations, but no matter where people are along the 16th Street Mall, they’ll still have the best seat in the house.

“Denver, I think, really, especially this particular performance, is really unique throughout the United States.”

The show is choreographed to music and is guaranteed to help everyone ring in the new year with a bang.

“Come dressed warm. I think a little bit of weather tomorrow night.”

Burnett said most people see the fireworks show best from either the clock tower or the Broadway end of the 16th Street Mall.

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