As people around the country gathered to bid farewell to the confusing and chaotic year of 2020, revelers celebrated in a changed nation.
In New York City’s Times Square, police kept the public out of the iconic crossroads as Mayor Bill de Blasio danced the night away with his wife under the city lights. In California, residents were simply told to stay home over fear of COVID-19 transmission.
And in Seattle, Washington, the regular fireworks at the towering Space Needle were abandoned in favor of a spectacular light show.
The impressive and otherworldly show features beams of light, gigantic flying jellyfish and floating heads glowing in the night.
Of course, none of this could be seen if you watched the actual space needle itself as the final seconds of 2020 ticked