New York City is known for hosting the biggest New Year’s celebration in Times Square, where thousands of people go to watch the ball drop when the clock hits midnight. Every year they pick artists to perform as entertainment for the people. This year’s host will be Lucy Hale next to Ryan Seacrest, who has been hosting the NYE parade since 2006. It’s celebrated on December 31st and people usually arrive early to get in the front rows so they can get a great view of their favorite performances. This has become more than just an event but more of a worldwide tradition. For people who can’t be there in person, there is always the option of watching it through television or radio stations at home.
You might be asking yourself, what about this year’s New Year’s Eve? Aren’t we in the middle of a pandemic? Should people get together? The answer is simple, this year there won’t be public, and everything will be virtual! There is no need to purchase tickets for this live stream and it will start around 6 pm Est. All the live performances will still remain and the same traditions will stay, but this time from inside your home. “One thing that will never change is the ticking of time and the arrival of a New Year at midnight on Dec. 31. More than ever in these divided and fear-filled times, the world desperately needs to come together symbolically and virtually to celebrate the people and things we love and to look forward with a sense of renewal and new beginnings,” said Tim Tompkins, president of the Time Square Alliance. (Durkee, 2020)
The artists performing this year still haven’t been announced, but closer to the date we will have more updates. It’s still going to be taking place at time square and nothing is going to change, just the presence, but besides that everything will be as usual. We are all hoping they will feel as cool and fun as the years before and that everyone has a great time watching the countdown and waiting for the ball to drop.