Your Ultimate Guide to Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Drop 2023


Experience the Magic of  new year's eve  in New York City

Join the excitement as we approach the iconic Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Drop on December 31st, 2023. Here's everything you need to know to make your experience unforgettable.

Event Overview

The celebration kicks off on Sunday, December 31, starting at 6 pm. Witness an array of performances and the dazzling ball drop as we welcome 2024.

Performers and Entertainment

Starting at 6 pm, enjoy performances from Megan Thee Stallion, Flo Rida, Maria Becerra, Yng Lvcas, Paul Anka, and more. The event will also feature Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest and CNN’s special hosted by Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen.

Tuning in to the Event

Can't make it to Times Square? No problem. Watch the live stream starting at 6 pm on,, or tune-in one of the major networks – CBS, ABC, etc.


It's free to attend in person.

Street Closures and Arrival Time

Streets close starting at 4 am, and parking restrictions apply. Plan to arrive as early as possible for a good view, with entrance to viewing areas on a first-come, first-served basis from 3 pm.

Viewing Area Access Points

Enter the viewing area from:

  • 49th Street from 6th and 8th Avenues
  • 52nd Street from 6th and 8th Avenues
  • 56th Street from 6th and 8th Avenues

General Tips

  • Dress warmly and check weather forecasts for proper attire.
  • Bring snacks and water, but remember that large bags and coolers are not allowed.
  • Portable toilets are not available and you will not be able to leave your spot for a potty break and then come back to the same spot – so plan accordingly!

New Year’s Eve Ball Design

The 12-foot diameter geodesic sphere Ball, adorned with 2,688 crystal triangles, will illuminate Times Square with over 16 million colors and billions of patterns. This year the pattern is a special Bowtie!

History and Significance

A tradition since 1907, the NYE Ball is a symbol of hope and renewal. This year's ball showcases designs symbolizing love, wisdom, happiness, and more.

Get ready for a night filled with wonder and celebration. Follow us on Instagram @NewYorkWelcome for live updates and use #NYWelcome2024 to share your experience.

Happy New Year from all of us at New York Welcome!












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