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Fireworks sales booming with New Year's holiday approaching

Fireworks sales are increasing across the Coastal Bend
Punisher Pyros fireworks stand
Posted at 6:49 AM, Dec 29, 2020

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — There are only a few days remaining until the start of a new year, which means fireworks stands across the Coastal Bend are open for business.

"New Year's, it's a pretty big holiday for a lot of people, said Nina Newton, owner of Punisher Pyros. "They can blow off steam, especially after the year that we've had."

Newton says she was nervous that customers wouldn't stop by this this year, but to her surprise sales have increased.

"People have already started coming out," she said. "We've had a lot more customers since we started selling on the 21st until now."

When purchasing fireworks you can choose to light something small or opt for something with a boom.

El Dibalo is a top seller, according to Carleigh Newton.

"Bunch of different little canisters that you put the shells in two and they have a bunch of different colors little shells and they go pretty high," she says.

Keep in mind, it's illegal to explode fireworks inside Corpus Christi city limits. Anyone in violation could be fined up to $2,000 per package.

And if you can't pop fireworks, the pandemic had helped people come up with creative ways to still enjoy.

Newton says people are connecting via social media.

"If they're not in a large group Facebook live is a really big, big deal so you can Facebook live your fireworks,” she said.

Although most public events have been on hold this year, the Mayor's New Year's Eve Big Bang Celebration is still happening on Thursday beginning at 7 p.m.

If you wish to remain home, the fireworks display will be posted on Facebook.