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CLEVELAND, Ohio — Thousands braved the cold to ring in the new year in Public Square.

It was Cleveland’s first New Year’s Eve Party in more than a decade, and it was all hosted by Cleveland native Drew Carey.

Party-goers attended for a host of reasons: some simply had no other plans, while others wanted to check out the party’s performers: the singing group, Krewella.

“This is our first year actually doing something for New Year’s,” said Greg Brookins, of Toledo. “We always stayed home. We’re from Toledo, there’s nothing there.”

“We love Krewella,” added Reanna Zakar. “We’re so pumped right now.”

Organizers of the event said it was all meant to entertain Clevelanders. The event was free, so many got to the celebration early to get a good spot.

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