Do you have to buy tickets for New Years Eve in Times Square?
You do NOT need tickets to go to Times Square on New Years Eve.
The Times Square NYE celebration is a free event open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Don’t be swindled into buying a “ticket” by anyone on the street.3 Dec 2019
How does the ball drop in Times Square?
Located on the roof of One Times Square, the ball is a prominent part of a New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square commonly referred to as the ball drop, where the ball descends down a specially designed flagpole, beginning at 11:59:00 p.m. ET, and resting at midnight to signal the start of the new year.
How early do you have to get to Times Square for New Years?
The ball drops at midnight as we know, but there will also be live performances and entertainment starting at 6 pm. There is no set time you must arrive by, but to get a prime viewing spot (see below), try to arrive by 3 pm or so.
Does the Times Square ball stay up all year?
The 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles are illuminated by 32,256 Philips Luxeon LEDs. This Big Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball is now a year-round attraction sparkling above Times Square in full public view January through December.