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New Year's Eve Times Square Ball Drop

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New Year's Eve Times Square Ball Drop

New Year's Eve Times Square Ball Drop

Monday, December 31, 2018 December 31, 2018 LUMA Hotel Times Square

The Times Square Ball is a time ball located in New York City's Times Square. Located on the roof of One Times Square, the ball is a prominent part of a New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square commonly referred to as the ball drop, where the ball descends 141 feet (43 m) in 60 seconds down a specially designed flagpole, beginning at 11:59:00 p.m. ET, and resting at midnight to signal the start of the new year. In recent years, the festivities have been preceded by live entertainment, including performances by musicians.

The event is organized by the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment and is among the most notable New Year's celebrations internationally: it is attended by at least 90,000 spectators yearly, and is nationally televised as part of New Year's Eve specials broadcast by a number of networks and cable channels.