The Times Square Ball Drop event is happening every New Year’s Eve since December 31, 1907 in Times Square, New York City (NYC), United States.
Every December 31 at 11:59 PM EST, the ball descends 77 feet (23 m) over the course of a minute, coming to rest at the bottom of the flagpole at Midnight, where a sign lights up with the digits of the new year, as the ball's lights turn off at the same time. Fireworks are then lighted from the building to signal the arrival of the New Year.
Every year up to one million people gather in Times Square to watch the ball drop, and an estimated 1 billion watch the video of the event.
What kind of ball is the Times Square Ball? It is made up of 32,000 Philips Luxeon Rebel LEDs, with each bulb can last up to 1,250 days. It weighs 12,000 pounds and measures 12 feet in diameter.
Today, The Ball Drop event will occur for welcoming the New Year 2012. The "Ball Drop" will be launched by NewYork Mayor Michael Bloomberg and pop star Lady Gaga in Times Square at precisely 11:59 p.m. Saturday.
This year's six-ton ball with the theme "Let There Be Friendship" has 238 new Waterford crystals to the 3,000 crystal triangles from past years.
Visit http://timessquarenyc.org/index.aspx to watch this Ball Drop event online.
You can watch the live of the NYC TimeSquare Ball Drop New Year celebrations by downloading the official Times Square Ball App.
This Free App. is available for both Apple and Android devices.
You can download it from http://timessquareball.net/app
And, watch the Below video about this Times Square Ball App.
Follow @TimesSquareBall to get latest updates about this "Ball Drop" event.
Watch below the Video of previous year's "Ball Drop".
And, you can watch the New Year 2012 celebrations at Burj Khalifa, Dubai thro' this Live Streaming Site.
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