In my opinion New York City is one of the most amazing places in the world to celebrate New Year Year's Eve. And you can be a part of this amazing happening.
The most popular place to celebrate New Year's Eve in New York City is a Times Square.
Times Square is one of the most popular to place to celebrate New Year's Eve since 1904. And the most memorable way to celebrate New Year's Eve in Times Square is to see The Times Square Ball drop.
The Times Square Ball is a time ball located on the top of the One Times Square building in NYC. First Ball drop happened in 1907. Since 1907, balls drops every year(except in 1942 and 1943 due to wartime restrictions on lighting in NYC).
There have been several different balls dropped from One Times Square during many years. A new ball was introduced in 2008, and it's a 12 foot geodesic sphere and it is double the size of previous Balls, and weighs 11,875 pounds. The new ball is a year-round Times Square attraction.
So, every year 11:59 p.m. EST on December 31, the ball is lowered 77 feet (23 m) down a specially designed flagpole, resting on the midnight to signal the start of the new year. When Ball Drops there are realeased 1 ton of confetti over Times Square.
The Times Square Ball drop is on of the best know New Year's celebrations in the world. During New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square usually is more than one million people with global audience of at least 1 billion around the world.
By the way it is free event and you don't need tickets to attend the New Year's Eve Ball Drop in Times Square. So, everybody can be part of this spectacular celebration.
Read more about Ball drop in Times Square on wikipedia.