New Year’s Ball Drop 2018 Live Stream Online: When, Where To Watch Times Square Celebration

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Happy New Year 2018 is what everyone will be screaming at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Even though there are many major cities that ring in the new year before, for America, the ball dropping in New York City is the annual tradition that brings all of us into the new year. With new hopes, resolutions, motivation and positivity we welcome a new year.

According to the official Times Square website: “For 113 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.”

At 6:58pm ET at the Times Square stage, Steve Harvey will make an appearance. “As we approach the New Year, Steve Harvey will appear at the Countdown Stage to wish the Times Square revelers “Happy New Year”; and lead the ten second countdown to the 7 o’clock hour accompanied by colorful pyrotechnic effects atop One Times Square,” the website informs. “He will also read several of the Confetti Wishes to be mixed into the confetti release at midnight and share his wish for the New Year.”

At 9:39pm ET Camila Cabello will take the stage for ABC’s broadcast. Camila Cabello performs medley of her hit songs on the Countdown Stage. At 10:02pm Chyno Miranda will pop up on stage for the Univision celebration. Chyno Miranda performs his hit songs on the Planet Fitness Center Stage.

At 10:38pm Nick Jonas take the stage and at 10:46pm Ryan Seacrest introduces American Idol video on the Countdown Stage accompanied by blue and white streamers filling the sky above Times Square.

At 10:57pm and as we approach the New Year, Raul de Molina will appear at the Countdown Stage to wish the Times Square revelers “Happy New Year”; and lead the ten second countdown to the 11 o’clock hour accompanied by colorful pyrotechnic effects atop One Times Square. Raul will also read several of the Confetti Wishes to be mixed into the confetti release at midnight and share his wish for the New Year.

At 11:38pm Mariah Carey will return to the infamous stage and try to make it right this time.

At 11:59pm “The Mayor of New York City joined by Times Square 2018 Special Guest Tarana Burke push the Waterford crystal button that signals the descent of the New Year’s Eve Ball, and lead the final sixty-second countdown to the New Year on the Countdown Stage.”

The Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball
The lighted Ball descends 70 feet in sixty seconds. The Ball is a geodesic sphere, twelve feet in diameter, weighing 11,875 pounds. The Ball is covered with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles and lit by 32,256 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs.

12:00 a.m. -- New Year's Day
2018 Sign
At the stroke of Midnight, the lights on the New Year’s Eve Ball are turned off as the numerals of the New Year “2018” burst to life shining high above Times Square.

Times Square Confetti Release and Pyrotechnic Effects
The world-famous New Year's Eve confetti is released from the rooftops of buildings throughout Times Square creating a celebratory blizzard of colorful confetti as revelers welcome the New Year accompanied by colorful pyrotechnic effects. The three thousand pounds of confetti includes tens of thousands of wishes from revelers around the world hoping for peace, love, good health and a better future in the new year.

You can’t miss any of the celebration with the live stream online video below.

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Armando Tinoco is an Orange County-based writer with a degree in Marketing from Cal. State Fullerton and a degree in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. In addition to reporting for Latin Times and when he is not watching Brazilian and Mexican telenovelas or quoting lines from "Clueless" and "Friends" he is brushing up his skills in CSS and responsive website design. Some of his celebrity idols include Eiza Gonzalez, Paulina Rubio and Amanda Bynes.

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