Make sure you watch the ball drop at midnight tonight, or if you’re up for it, head to Times Square and watch it in person! If you do go, you’ll witness some action like a 10pm confetti drop! Papa John’s will be dropping 6 inch coupons for its cinnapie, and the CEOÂ and founder himself, John Schnatter will be delivering pizza into the crowd. Have fun and Happy New Year!
New Years Eve in Manhattan is famous for its giant crystal ball that drops at midnight in Times Square.Â Gather around 42nd street on December 31st (less than a week away!) to witness the madness that goes on here.Â If you plan on going, I suggest getting there a couple hours ahead of time to get a good spot in the crowd.Â Expect to see hundreds of thousands of people here, the same area where the city has been having outdoor New Years Eve parties since 1904.Â The ball that drops has been a tradition since 1907, excluding years 1942 and 1943 during the wartime “dimout.”
The new ball shown above will be revealed this year, and big news: the ball will be an attraction in Times Square, year round!Â So if you don’t get a chance to see the ball on New Year Eve, you can go visit it any other time that you are free. It is a 12 foot geodesic sphere, making it double the size of previous balls, and weighs 11,875 pounds. If you can’t make it down to Times Square, make sure to watch it drop on TV.
New Years Eve Times Square Website
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