Navigating Times Square This New Year’s Eve!

December 27, 2021, 6:16.55 pm ET  

Photos: Times Square Alliance                                                                            

When the ball drops at midnight in Times Square here are some dos and don’ts if you are planning to attend in person.

Attendees need:

- Proof of vaccination

- Valid photo ID

- Must wear a mask

- Only 300 people will be allowed into viewing areas for social distancing

- Revelers won’t be allowed in until 3pm

Here’s what you can expect: 

6:00p.m. to 6:03p.m. - Lighting and raising of the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball

6:04 p.m. to 6:06 p.m - Good Riddance Day Highlights

6:07 p.m. to 6:18 p.m. - SAFA Chinese Cultural Performance

6:25 p.m. - Times Square 2022 Hats, Mittens, Balloons and Scarves Distributed

8:25p.m. to 8:31 p.m. - ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” Performance by Karol G

9:01p.m. to 9:07 p.m. - “Our Love Song”

9:08p.m. to 9:10 p.m. - Waterford Crystal Toast


9:14 p.m. to 9:28 p.m. - KT Tunstall performs her hit songs Black Horse and The Cherry Tree, Suddenly I See and Tom Petty’song I Won’t Back Down.

9:37 p.m. to 9:43 p.m. - ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” Performance by Chloë

10:43 p.m. to 10:49 p.m. - ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”: Performance by Journey

11:01 p.m. to 11:13 p.m. - The USO Show Troupe Performance

11:16 p.m. to 11:20 p.m. - The Associated Press Presents 2021 Year-In-Review Video Highlights

11:39 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. - ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” Performance by LL Cool J

11:55 p.m. to 11:58 p.m. - KT Tunstall performs John Lennon’s Imagine

11:59 p.m. - The Sixty-Second Countdown. The Mayor of New York City pushes the Waterford crystal button that signals the descent of the New Year’s Eve Ball. The Ball is a geodesic sphere, twelve feet in diameter, weighing 11,875 pounds. The Ball is covered with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles and lit by 32,256 LEDs.

12:00 a.m. - At the stroke of Midnight, the lights on the New Year’s Eve Ball are turned off as the numerals of the New Year “2022” burst to life shining high above Times Square.  The world-famous New Year's Eve confetti is released from the rooftops of buildings throughout Times Square creating a celebratory blizzard of colorful confetti as revelers welcome the New Year accompanied by colorful pyrotechnic effects.  The three thousand pounds of confetti includes tens of thousands of wishes from revelers around the world hoping for peace, love, good health and a better future in the New Year.

12:15 a.m. — End of Show.


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