February, 21, 2024
Watch the 2024 New Year's Eve Ball Drop!

Watch the 2024 New Year’s Eve Ball Drop!

Happy New Year’s Eve!

As we approach the iconic Times Square ball drop in New York City on New Year’s Eve, thousands will gather to witness the festivities, while millions more will tune in from the comfort of their homes. This longstanding tradition, dating back to its debut in 1907, has evolved into a global event with cities worldwide hosting their own celebrations.

This year, the honor of initiating the official ball drop goes to Ali Krieger, Kelley O’Hara, and Midge Purce from the 2023 National Women’s Soccer League champion team NJ/NY Gotham FC. However, you can witness the momentous occasion not only by attending Times Square but also by watching the event broadcast and livestreamed on various New Year’s Eve shows.

For those looking to catch the action, here are some options:

1. Times Square New Year’s Eve 2024 Webcast:

This commercial-free live webcast, co-hosted by “Mean Girls” star Jonathan Bennett and Jeremy Hassell, offers hours of events leading up to the ball drop. Musical performances by Flo Rida, Paul Anka, and a Chinese cultural performance are on the lineup.
– How to watch: The free livestream starts at 6 p.m. ET.

2. Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2024:

Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, this annual tradition features artists performing across the globe. Rita Ora co-hosts, and Jeannie Mai leads the festivities in Los Angeles.
– How to watch: The show begins at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

3. New Year’s Eve Live With Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen:

The dynamic duo of Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper returns for CNN’s annual New Year’s Eve show, featuring correspondents reporting on celebrations across the country.
– How to watch: Tune in at 8 p.m. on CNN, or stream the event on CNN Max.

Watch the 2024 New Year's Eve Ball Drop!
Times square ball drop new year’s Eve

4. New Year’s Eve Live: Nashville’s Big Bash:

Headlined by Thomas Rhett, Elle King, Lainey Wilson, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, this event in Nashville at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park offers a non-Times Square-centric celebration.
– How to watch: The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Watch it live on CBS, streaming available for Paramount+ with Showtime subscribers.

5. Cynthia Erivo & Friends: A New Year’s Eve Celebration:

For a Broadway-themed celebration, Cynthia Erivo’s show from the Kennedy Center showcases her musical journey from “The Color Purple” to Motown, with Broadway stars Ben Platt and Joaquina Kalukango as featured guests.
– How to watch: The show premieres at 8 p.m. on PBS and streams on PBS.org and the PBS App.

As we prepare to bid farewell to 2023 and welcome 2024, here are some fun facts about the Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop:

– The ball is 12 feet in diameter and weighs 11,875 pounds.
– It’s adorned with more than 2,600 crystal triangles, each representing a different virtue.
– The tradition began in 1907, with the first ball made of iron, wood, and lightbulbs.
– The ball has been lowered every year except during the wartime “dimout” of New York City in 1942 and 1943.
– Preceding the Times Square tradition, “time-balls” were dropped at England’s Royal Observatory at Greenwich since at least the 1830s.

Happy New year 2024, may this year brings a lot of joys and Happiness in your life.

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