New Year’s Eve is here! And the long-standing tradition of the Times Square ball drop is finally returning to its full capacity.
The year 2023 is knocking at out door and its finally time to bid farewell to 2022. The Times Square Ball Drop has been one of the most awaited things on the new year’s eve that millions people wait to get a glance of.
After being scaled back for two years due to the coronavirus breakdown, the Times Square ball drop is finally coming back in full force to mark the year 2023. Once more, we will be able to ring in the new year with hopes and glee as we watch the glittering ball drop to welcome 2023.
Are you excited to watch the Times Square Ball drop too? If yes, here is all you need to know about the new year eve’s special event:
When does the celebration of the New Year’s Eve Ball drop start?
Times Square Ball drop is one of the major new year eve celebration around the world that is viewed and enjoyed by millions both online and offline.
The new year’s eve special celebration party this year will start a little before six o’clock Eastern Time.
The celebration party will get started at around 3 o’clock in the Pacific Time.
The glittering ball that millions gather to watch as they welcome the new year will be atop the pole at One Times Square around that time.
The most awaited moment of the one of the most amazing nights of the year, i.e., the Times Square Ball Drop will start at 11:59 p.m. The ball drop lasts for 60 seconds, so it ends exactly as everyone welcomes a new year full of new beginnings.
Who will be performing at the special celebration?
Chelsea Cutler and JVKE will be performing as the musical leads at the New year’s eve special event at the Times Square.
There will also be performances by the Sino-American Friendship Association and the dance troupe ANEW. Several other acts will be televised on different networks.
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How can I watch the new year eve’s special event in person?
Times Square Ball Drop is one of the awaited new year eve celebrations that everyone wishes to see in person. If you wish to watch the new year eve’s special celebration at the Times Square in person too then here is what you need to know about it.
Anyone and everyone can watch the year’s old tradition of the ball drop at the Times Square. You do not need any ticket for watching the celebration or the ball drop.
In the afternoon, a large number of celebrants converge to snag prime viewing positions. The viewing places are open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. So, if you want to have a clear view of the event, you might want to reach there as early as possible.
The Times Square ball drop can easily be watched along Broadway, from 43rd Street to 50th Street. You could also view it along Seventh Avenue as far north as 59th Street. Anyone with physical impairments can go to 44th Street and Sixth Avenue from where they can enter to an area at 44th Street and Broadway. This area has been specially reserved for those with disabilities.
You can also enjoy watching the ball drop from a number of nearby hotels and restaurants. Some of these hotels includes Renaissance New York, the Knickerbocker, Olive Garden, R Lounge, Marriott Marquis, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, and the Beast and Butterflies at the M Social.
Where can I watch the Ball Drop at Times Square online?
TimesSquareNYC.org will be hosting a live stream of the glittering Times Square Ball Drop starting at 6 p.m. ET. The online streaming will last for six and a half hours. There will also be no commercial during the online live streaming which makes it one of the best ways of witnessing the new year’s eve special celebration.
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Which TV networks will broadcast the glittering ball drop?
If you cannot witness the Times Square Ball Drop in person, there is nothing to worry about. Quite a number of TV networks will also broadcast live New Year’s Eve specials from Times Square. So, you can enjoy the ball drop as you welcome the upcoming year from the comfort of your home.
ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” will be broadcasting the special event this year again. Ryan Seacrest will be hosting the show. The show will air at 8 p.m.
CNN will also be broadcasting the Times Square Ball Drop. Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen will host CNN’s event, which will also start at 8 p.m.
NBC is another channel that will broadcast the live celebration of the new year’ eve special event. Miley Cyrus will co-host NBC’s event with Dolly Parton. The event will air around 10:30 p.m.