New Year's in Times Square 2015

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New Year's Eve
Dec 31, 2014
 to Jan 01, 2015 4:00pm
to 12:30am Official Site

More than one million people are expected to brave the cold to usher in the New Year with a great big party in Times Square.  At the stroke of midnight on December 31st, the crowd goes wild as a symbolic crystal ball descends from a flagpole high atop one Times Square.  

Leading up to the big event are star-studded musical performances and colorful pyrotechnic displays, along with balloons, pom-poms and loads of confetti.  Millions of people watch the celebration each year across the country, and billions worldwide.  Check back soon for more details on who's performing this year.

Here's how it all goes down.

- Revelers start arriving at 3pm ET as 42nd to 47th Streets in Times Square are closed off to vehicular traffic.  Revelers are then directed by the NYPD to various viewing stations.  Be sure to get there early and dress appropriately for the weather.

- At approximately 6pm ET, organizers will flip a giant switch for the lighting and raising of the New Year's Eve Ball high above the city.

- At 11:59pm ET, the countdown begins as the ball slowly descends 70 feet in sixty seconds.

- At the stroke of midnight a blizzard of confetti rains down on revelers along with lots of kissing and horns honking as America celebrates the start of the new year.


The New Year's Eve Ball is designed by Waterford Crystal.  The geodesic sphere measures 12 feet in diameter featuring 2,688 crystal triangles and weighs nearly 12-hundred pounds.  There have been seven versions of the ball since its debut in 1907.  The original was lit with just one hundred 25-watt bulbs.

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[Some information provided by the Times Square Alliance]

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Times Square
42nd St at Broadway
New York, NY 10036

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