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Baltimore welcomes 2016

Posted: 11:24 PM, Dec 31, 2015
Updated: 2016-01-01 08:06:03-05

There were lots of smiles, people bundled up against the cold and a whole lot of hopes for the New Year.

This New Year's Eve Spectacular takes place as people take to the ice at McKeldin Square. They're hoping to skate their way into the New Year. 

If ice skating isn't quite your style, the fireworks definitely will not disappoint. The display of lights and sound is set from two barges on the water. 

Security will also be a bit tighter than in years past. Fears of targeted attacks like the terrorism that struck Paris and San Bernadino has city police and federal authorities using an abundance of caution. 

For those who made the trek to the Inner Harbor, welcoming the New Year in the heart of Baltimore is a special celebration.

Watch the video above for more.  

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