More than 2,000 people packed into the Pine Avenue Pier, Monday, for this year’s New Year’s Eve at The Waterfront, said event organizer Crystal Angulo.

The Downtown Long Beach Alliance put on the free event that culminated with a fireworks show over the Long Beach Lighthouse. The 10-minute show was timed to start at 9 p.m., the East Coast start to the new year.

Throughout the evening, the crowd was wowed by spectacular aerobatic shows by the Aerial Butterflies. Long Beach Unplugged packed the dancefloor with a wide-ranging set list. Food was served by Q Smokehouse and there was a children’s area with face painting and a bounce house.

This is the 10th year the festival has been held.

Kaitlynn Fridley watches the fireworks with her dad Scott Fridley at Monday’s New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront on the Pine Avenue Pier on December 31, 2018. It was sponsored by the Downtown Long Beach Alliance. Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer

Karla Felix-Rivera celebrates the New Year at Monday’s New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront on the Pine Avenue Pier. Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer

Alexis Udo-Udoma of the Aerial Butterflies warms up before Monday’s New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront. Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer

The Aerial Butterflies performed at Monday’s New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront. Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer

Blackhawk Productions security guard Jovi Gonzales keeps an eye on things. Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer

Cami Camile, lead singer of Long Beach Unplugged, sings at Monday’s New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront. Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer

Alexis Udo-Udoma takes a selfie at Monday’s New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront.Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer

The Aerial Butterflies performed at Monday’s New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront.Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer

Jordan Hectus was one of the performers at Monday’s New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront.Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer

Brianna Simmons dances at Monday’s New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront.Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer

Dave Landis dances with Socorro Gonzales at Monday’s New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront.Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer

A woman dances with a tambourine borrowed from the band at Monday’s New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront.Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer

Louis DeLosSantos plays his guitar at Monday’s New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront.Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer

A crowd dances to Long Beach Unplugged at Monday’s New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront.Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer

Fireworks finished off the evening at Monday’s New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront on the Pine Avenue Pier.Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer

Fireworks finished off the evening at Monday’s New Year’s Eve at the Waterfront on the Pine Avenue Pier.Photo by Bill Alkofer, Contributing Photographer

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