New York New Years Eve 2014
Ball Drop, Events, Live Stream, Webcams, Parties, Hotels
Times Square, NYC, New York, USA, 31 December 2013, Midnight
Well, this is the big one! New York's Times Square hold the party everyone waits up for! The fireworks and the ball drop are the obvious highlight but there are events going on throughout the day - turn up nice and early (you'll need to!) and be treated to a full day of entertainment including live music, celebrity guest appearances, comedy acts and dancers. Fireworks, Events & Party Listings
Times Square is a major component of the NYE 2014 celebration, with the world famous ball drop. The Waterford crystal ball located on the roof of One Times Square begins descending its tower at 11:59 pm, and triggers fireworks at the stroke of midnight when it reaches the bottom. Toshiba's Times Square billboard screen, the "ToshibaVision", also displays a timer with the crowd counting at the final ten seconds.
This practice debuted when ITT branded the sign in 1996, but has been revamped with changes in its sponsorship during the years. From 1981 to 1988, the city revamped the ball to resemble a large apple, in recognition of its nickname as "the Big Apple". Similar ball drops are performed in many towns and cities across the United States. The custom derives from the time signal that used to be given at noon in harbors.
There is so much going on New Years Eve 2014 in New York, it's really difficult to know where to begin! So let's start with the obvious, there will be an absolutely enormous fireworks display in Times Square, second in popularity only to Sydney on a global scale and watched worldwide by an estimated audience in excess of 1 billion, although it you include replays and news broadcasts the number probably far exceeds even this amount.
The Times Square fireworks and ball drop are immediately preceded by the iconic Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year with Ryan Seacrest, where massive stars perform for the crowds and the same worldwide viewers on TV and online.
Streaming, Webcams & Video Places to watch live online: Times Square webcam.
The event is also webcast live here: Ball Drop Live
Hotels & Accommodation New Years Eve 2014 in New York
If you are planning to visit New York for NYE 2014 period, then early reservation is strongly recommend.
Get the List of Hotels in New York City and Check The Availability over New Year 2014 and Get Top Discount Rate Here.