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There’s hardly a shortage of celebratory events that kick off the New Year, but few get as much national coverage as New Year's Eve in Times Square, New York. A massive annual gathering that dates back to 1904, New Year... ... read more

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New Year's Eve in Times Square Description

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There’s hardly a shortage of celebratory events that kick off the New Year, but few get as much national coverage as New Year's Eve in Times Square, New York.

A massive annual gathering that dates back to 1904, New Year’s Eve in Times Square is attended by up to a million people every year, many of whom begin to arrive several hours before the sun even sets on December 31st.

As such, the streets quickly become a sea of revelers during the event, and the NYPD makes sure to direct crowds into specific areas throughout the night to prevent any unintended stampedes.

New Year's Eve in Times Square is also televised nationally on several different channels, which is odd seeing as there isn’t much going on except perhaps the awkward ramblings of Kathy Griffin with a (now openly gay) Anderson Cooper on CNN.

Dick Clark was easily the most famous host of the TV coverage for New Year's Eve in Times Square, hosting ABC's “New Year's Eve” for decades before his death in 2012. Ryan Seacrest became the host following Clark’s passing, which no doubt made Clark all the happier he had died.

The pinnacle of New Year's Eve in Times Square is watching a large glowing ball drop during the final 60 seconds of the year, when the entire crowd counts down in unison before exploding into massive cheers at midnight.

Would-be attendees should keep in mind that there is a strict ban on alcohol during New Year's Eve in Times Square, and no public restrooms are available in the area.

New Year's Eve in Times Square User Comments

Jacqueline F. Apr 7, 2013
New Years Eve in Times Square can be an exciting and magical experience... if you do it right. Many people prepare for NYE in Time Square by snagging a spot out on the street/ sidewalk hours, (sometimes even a day) in advance. Besides the crowds and frigid weather, most local businesses in Times Square will not let patrons use their bathrooms when there are special events. I recommend those looking for a simpler New Years experience, look into hotels such as the Marriott Marquis- which is right smack in the heart of Times Square. Be sure to find out if they block the entrance/ exits at a certain time, so you do not get caught inside for the night! The year I attended, a friend had an apartment nearby. We enjoyed appetizers and drinks, then ran out a few minutes before the ball drop. Though we were just around the block, it was so crowded that we had to watch it on a big-screen. We still got the overall experience, but without the hassle. All-in-all, a fun and memorable New Years, but I would not recommend it to anyone who does not have the luxury of room and board for the day.
Marcos S. Mar 11, 2013
I went to Time Sq. in 2013 eve and I think is totally overrated. First if you want to go in the middle of all the party you have to wait for more than 8 hours in the cold of NY. Second, the crowd pushed me all the 8 hours, and the worst thing is if you have to go to the bathroom, funny story. In overall I think there are better things to do in New Years Eve and even more in NY, so don't waste your time going.
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