Fireworks are reflected in a frozen Ship Creek on New Year's Eve, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020 in downtown Anchorage. (Loren Holmes / ADN)

Many are very glad to see 2020 almost in the rear view mirror. New Year’s Eve is the time to celebrate the coming of a new year.

Fireworks burst over downtown Anchorage during a scaled back New Years Eve celebration on Thursday, December 31, 2020. (Bob Hallinen)

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Tanya Steyaert, right, and Kirin Riddell, center, find a spot to cross as they stand on a moving circle of ice created by people on Westchester Lagoon in Anchorage on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. Steyaert and Riddell, along with a number of others, noticed the display while ice skating and decided to check it out. (Emily Mesner / ADN)
Duna Snedgen warms up by a fire at Westchester Lagoon in Anchorage on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. (Emily Mesner / ADN)
Kestrel and David Wigglesworth watch as a person sets off a firework at Westchester Lagoon in Anchorage on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. (Emily Mesner / ADN)