HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WHLT) – The City of Hattiesburg will host a New Year’s Eve Celebration for families and friends to enjoy. The event will be held on Front Street on Friday, December 31.

The Downtown Hattiesburg Association will host a kids zone, featuring two showings of Shrek at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., along with popcorn, cotton candy and more.  The live music stage will open at 8:00 p.m. 

Road closures and parking downtown Hattiesburg will transition to pedestrian access only at 4:00 p.m., with key downtown roads Pine, Front, Main and Mobile Streets closing in preparation for street vendors, the drop and fireworks.

Traffic will continue to flow on Mobile Street until 6 p.m. to allow for any closing businesses and employees to leave. Both Hattiesburg Police Department (Official) and Hattiesburg Fire Department will be available throughout the event.

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