By Matt Mueller Culture Editor Published Dec 31, 2020 at 11:31 AM

New York City may have the ball drop, but Milwakee may be starting a bright, beautiful and shiny New Year's tradition of its own this year with a special Hoan Bridge light show to ring in 2021.

Light the Hoan will program the bridge's west side lights with a ten-second countdown shortly before midnight on Thursday night, followed by a confetti-themed show as we welcome in the opening moments of the new year. And for those who can't quite stay awake until midnight for the confetti light display, the show will perform an encore on the Hoan on Friday night at dusk as well. 

For a full schedule of the Hoan's future light shows, click here. And for some ideas on how to celebrate kicking 2020 to the curb safely, check out these virtal NYE parties. And most importantly, happy new year! (*toots on party horn*)


Matt Mueller Culture Editor

As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.

When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.