First Night plans being finalized

First Night plans being finalized

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(KSL News) Some New Year's revelers in Utah will ring in 2008 at the popular First Night Celebration. Salt Lake's First Night will have a Mardi Gras theme this year, complete with bands from New Orleans.

There will be venues scattered throughout the city, including the Gallivan Center, Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center and the Assembly Hall on Temple Square.

With many people planning on attending the event, UTA is offering extended hours on its TRAX service. That's part of the reason UTA is offering extended hours on its TRAX service. Trains will run until one o'clock a.m. on New Year's Eve.

UTA spokesperson Carrie Bohnsack-Ware said, "There's going to be a lot of people going in and out of downtown because of First Night, and we want to be prepared. We have extra trains and extra cabs to shuttle people in and out wherever they need to go."

Downtown, UTA buses will be on detour around the First Night activities.

AAA is also offering its services for those who've had a little too much to drink. The automobile club is offering free tows home to tipsy drivers and their cars. Drivers, party hosts and bartenders only need to call 1-800-AAA-Help for a tow.

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