New Year in Times Square
In New York City, about a million people watch the ball drop in Times Square. Every year on December 31 at 23:59, the ball descends from a 23-meter height and reaches its lowest point at midnight, which symbolizes the arrival of the New Year. Millions of people are watching this live, and billions of people watch it on TV.
Interestingly, the tradition began in the 1907 year and was invented in the newspaper The New York Times. Then the design of the ball consisted of metal, wood and incandescent lamps. Now use crystal panels and thousands of LEDs.
If you want to watch the action in person, you need to book your seats in advance. Admission only upon presentation of proof of vaccination.