KVUE -- City leaders unveiled plans for A.N.Y. (Austin's New Year) celebration Thursday at City Hall.
Russian folk band The Flying Balalaika Brothers gave attendees a sneak peek of their performance, as did dancers from the Austin Chinese Arts Association.
To usher in 2013, Auditorium Shores will be transformed into a festival with three live music stages, a short film screening area, catapult, interactive lights shows and of course, fireworks.
"We encourage the community to bring out their lawn chairs and blankets and ring in the New Year in, Austin style," said Laura Esparza of Austin Parks & Recreation.
A.N.Y. will kick off at 5 p.m. on December 31.
Getting to the family-friendly event should be pretty easy. Capital Metro will offer free rides to and from downtown from 6 p.m. until 3 a.m. Austin Police Department is helping to pay for the service.