ST. LOUIS ( -- Across the St. Louis area, the New Year’s Eve celebrations will be cut short due to continued COVID-19 regulations.

At Ballpark Village that means they will ring in 2021 at 9 p.m.

“We’re going to be ringing in with Rio de Janeiro which is a 9 p.m. New Year’s Eve celebration,” said Mike LaMartina at Ballpark Village.

“I thought it was a neat idea because they’re still giving us that moment," said Julie Shick, who rung in the new year with her husband at Ballpark Village. 

The celebration at Ballpark Village included socially distanced tables. Everyone who attended was required to buy a ticket for a table. Entertainment came to them. 

"You got the dancers over there you got drinks coming to you. Everyone is wearing a mask that is walking around. It’s a great atmosphere," said David Gray, who also celebrated the start of 2021 at Ballpark Village. 

In St. Louis City, the curfew for bars and restaurants is 11 p.m. and Mayor Lyda Krewson says it will be enforced.

“Some of our folks will be out visiting various parties and events going on so make sure you're leaving by 11,” said Krewson.

In St. Charles County, the 11 p.m. curfew also remains in place and health department officials there will also keep an eye on businesses to ensure they are following restrictions.

There is no curfew in St. Louis County but the ban on indoor dining and drinking remains in place until Monday. But outdoor events can take place.

“We’re expecting snow, snow’s totally fine with us, we have it set up for snow,” said Brian Hardesty of 9 Mile Garden.

The food truck park in Affton will host a ticketed New Year’s event outside with tents set up and fire pits. Masks will be required.

“It’s a masquerade ball so bring your masks, both of them,” said Hardesty.

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