5, 4, 3, 2, 1! There’s just one hour until the ball drops in Times Square this New Year’s Eve, and 2016 officially begins! Even if you can’t be in NYC for NYE, HollywoodLife.com has the live stream of the entire event RIGHT HERE!
Happy New Year, HollywoodLifers! It’s nearly 2016, and the Times Square ball drop is quickly approaching. When the massive Swarovski crystal ball drops down, a whole new year is finally here! Are you anxious to see the annual event, but don’t have tickets to party in New York City? No worries; HollywoodLife.com‘s got you covered with a live stream! Click through to watch!
There’s nothing quite like seeing the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square. Thousands of people will be gathering in the streets to ring in 2016, braving the cold and crowds to sing “Auld Lange Syne” with their loved ones. It’s a flurry of confetti, noisemakers and good cheer — and that iconic crystal ball dropping down just 10 seconds before midnight! CLICK HERE to watch a live stream of the ball drop! If that’s not working a second live stream is available RIGHT HERE!
New Year’s Eve in Times Square actually started way back in 1904, when New York Times owner Alfred Ochs wanted to commemorate the grand opening of the newspaper’s headquarters. It was a celebration unlike anyone had ever seen before: an all-day street festival capped off with fireworks blasting from the bottom of the Times Tower (Broadway and 42nd) at midnight. Nearly 200,000 people celebrated with confetti and noisemakers — sound familiar?
Two years later, Alfred started the tradition that’s happened every year since, vowing to go bigger and better than before. He arranged for an illuminated seven-hundred-pound iron and wood ball to be dropped from the top of the tower exactly at midnight to ring in 1908. And the rest was history!
There are so many other amazing NYE celebrations happening throughout the country tonight; it’s going to be hard to pick just one to watch! On NBC, you can see New Year’s Eve With Carson Daly starting at 10:00pm EST. Live from Miami on Fox, Pitbull is bringing the star-studded Pitbull’s New Year’s Eve Revolution, starting at 8:00pm EST. And on ABC, the legendary Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin Eve with Ryan Seacrest is happening once again. Seriously, the number of stars and musical acts at each of these shows is insane! One Direction and 5SOS in the same place? Happy New Year!
HollywoodLifers, what’s your New Years resolution? Tell us in the comments!