Times Square hosts the last (and most raucous) of the City’s holiday-season spectacles, with more than a million revelers turning out to watch the Waterford Crystal ball drop from atop its perch above 1 Times Square, marking the final seconds of the year. Top-name musical performers will be on hand to pump up the volume at the nation’s largest New Year’s Eve party.
Celebrate the arrival of 2017 with the world’s biggest New Year’s celebration with the Times Square Ball Drop 2016. It’s a chance to catch live music and other performances before and after midnight, and be part of the party the whole world is watching. Last year’s headliner was country superstar (and 2005 American Idol winner) Carrie Underwood. It’s best to get to Times Square as early as possible; street closures begin during the midafternoon, and the choicest spots are usually filled by 3pm or earlier.