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VIDEO: Watch as San Antonio sky lights up with fireworks to welcome 2021

Drone and tower cam video shows the celebration as city residents welcomed the new year.
Credit: KENS

SAN ANTONIO — It happens every year: Despite warnings about San Antonio's ban on fireworks inside city limits, thousands of fireworks were seen being used across the horizon on New Year's Eve.

In a year unlike any in recent memory, this was one of the few things that didn't change as 2020 became 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here's a look at the scene above San Antonio on the northwest side (shot using a drone camera) and looking toward the downtown skyline (shot from the KENS 5 tower cam.)