Ringing in the new year on Mill Avenue in Tempe may look a bit different this year

Posted at 4:16 PM, Dec 31, 2016
and last updated 2017-01-01 00:36:41-05

The fireworks are coming back to Tempe, however, the usual block party is still a no-go.

Four Peaks Brewing Company announced earlier this month that it'll be funding the fireworks display over Mill Avenue in downtown Tempe.

The restaurant and brewery agreed to step up and fund the fireworks show at midnight after the Downtown Tempe Authority announced there isn't money in the city budget for the fireworks this year.

Additionally, the Tempe's New Year's Eve block party — an annual tradition — is going to be "scaled back" because of issues with funding and support.

According to DTA officials, restaurants and bars along Mill Avenue will be hosting their own individual celebrations instead.