Every year as the clock nears midnight on December 31, anticipation runs high. The eyes of the world turn to the dazzling lights and bustling energy of Times Square. Everyone holds their breath, and cheers as the clocks strike twelve. New Year’s Eve at the symbolic center of New York City has become more than just a celebration, it’s a global tradition. As the famous New Year’s Eve Ball descends atop One Times Square, billions watching around the world are united in bidding farewell to the departing year and expressing joy and hope for new times to come. While watching the ball drop among the crowd is completely free, if you want to shell out some cash you can attend one of the many Time’s Square viewing parties and watch the din from above.
Time’s Square (42nd & 7th)
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