Cebu City to hold New Year’s Eve celebration with fireworks display at SRP

THE Cebu City Government will hold its first-ever New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Crown Rise celebration, which will also serve as a prelude to Sinulog 2023.

The program will feature local and national artists and a 15-minute-long pyro-musical display at the South Road Properties.

The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. of December 31, 2022, and will conclude at 2 a.m. of January 1, 2023.

Councilor Joy Pesquera, chairperson of the committee on tourism, said in a press conference Wednesday, December 28, that the event has a total budget of around P5 million sourced from donations and government funds.

Pesquera said the ball drop will symbolize the city’s dropping and saying goodbye to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

A total of 200 security and emergency personnel will be deployed in the area to provide security and medical assistance to the spectators. (IRT)