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The Confetti Wall Returns to Times Square
December 5, 2023, 12:42.25 am ET


Photo: Times Square Alliance

In anticipation of the upcoming New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square, the New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall has returned. It allows people from around the world a personal opportunity to be a part of the New Year’s Eve festivities as the pieces of confetti are released at midnight on New Year’s Eve.

“The New Year offers individuals the chance to embrace the promise of a fresh start,” said Tom Harris, President of the Times Square Alliance. “As revelers and families and friends watching on TV embark on a new year together, the confetti showering Times Square symbolizes the dawn of renewed hope as individuals not only reflect on their past, but also look forward to new achievements in the year ahead.”

Each wish collected before December 29 via the Wishing Wall in Times Square or submitted online before December 28 will be printed on a piece of confetti and become part of the 3,000 pounds of confetti released at midnight in Times Square on New Year’s Eve. Any wishes submitted online after December 28 will be printed for the New Year’s Eve celebration on December 31 of the following year.

For people visiting Times Square in-person, the Wishing Wall can be found at Times Square’s Broadway plazas between 45th and 47th Streets, every day until December 29 from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. It will not be available on Christmas Day, December 25.

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