Kansas City festively welcomes 2015

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - People all over the metro brought in in 2015 in a big way. Dozens at O'Dowds brought in the new year before midnight, on Ireland time.

"There's a lot if Irish in the Kansas City community. To stay together and link that with the parade it's a really nice way to celebrate and start the new year right," Garrett Schehan said.

The Power and Light District rang in the new year with live music, and even a Times Square style ball drop at midnight.

At Union Station dozens are going back in time, 1920s style. A big band and even swing dance lessons to bring in the new year.

"It's something different this is kind of a corner stone with Kansas City it's kind of unique to celebrate here at union station," Will Palmer said.

"We thought it would be really cool to learn some different songs and learn how to dance to them. It's fun!" Melissa Palmer said.

"I love the vintage qualities of union station. Very proud of to be in Kansas City this year," Dave Stephens said.

Whether you're on the Plaza on Irish time, at Power and Light channeling Times Square or Union Station swinging to big band... people all over the metro say Kansas City knows how to bring in 2015.

"Happy New Year!"