New Year’s Eve in Times Square 2015
Times Square is THE place to be in New York City on New Year’s Eve. As the clock nears midnight on December 31st, the famous New Year’s Eve Ball descends from the flagpole atop One Times Square in front of an estimated one million people gathered in Times Square, millions watching across the United States and over a billion people from all over the world.
The Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration features star-studded musical performances, balloons, handouts, confetti, a colorful firework display at the strike of New Year.
Who will be performing at New Year’s Eve in Times Square 2015?
The official event lineup for the ball Drop in Times Square features live performances by headliner, pop sensation Taylor Swift and other performers including Charlie XCX and Meghan Trainor, as well Gavin DeGraw and Lady Antebellum (live from Nashville) and One Direction (from the Billboard Hollywood party).
When and Where:
December 31st, 2014 from 6PM to 12:15 AM
The Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball descends from a flagpole at the top of One Times Square. It can best be seen along Broadway, from 43rd Street to 50th Street, and along Seventh Avenue, as far north as 59th Street.
Tips from NewYork-Visit.com
– Arrive as early as possible. Revelers start coming in to Times Square around 3 PM and as the viewing areas fill up, the police start closing off each area.
– There are NO Public restrooms available.
– Dress Warmly. Temperatures in New York City during the winter can go well below freezing. Wear multiple layers of tops and pants. Keep hats, scarves and gloves handy as well.
– Alcohol is NOT allowed. Public drinking is illegal in NYC.
– NO food or drink vendors are present in the viewing area. So pack some snacks.
– Backpacks and Large bags are NOT allowed.
– Tickets are not needed. NO public viewing spaces are available for purchase.
History of the New Year Celebrations in Times Square
For 109 years, Times Square has been the center of worldwide attention on New Year’s Eve, ever since the owners of One Times Square began in 1904 to conduct rooftop celebrations to greet the New Year. The first Ball Lowering celebration occurred in 1907, and this tradition is now a universal symbol of welcoming the New Year.