Where would you be celebrating New Year’s Eve on December 31st at the stroke of midnight? One place where many of us would love to be at least once in our lives would be to attend the NYC Ball Drop at Times Square. For those who are unable to make it this year, there is always a livestream of the NYC Ball Drop in Times Square which should help you get a taste of how it is like to be there in person. Even better yet if the New Year’s Eve livestream for the 2017 NYC Ball Drop could be experienced on the Oculus Rift or PlayStation VR -- now that would be extra cool, don’t you think so?
Livestream for New Year’s Eve 2017 NYC Ball Drop at Times Square
You will be able to catch the official livestream here, where it begins on Saturday, December 31st at 9.30pm PST in order to usher in 2017.
Official Times Square Ball App
With the official Times Square Ball app (available on the Play Store and App Store), you will be able to set the Countdown Clock to any time zone, making sure that no one around the world will be left out as we bid adieu to 2016 and welcome 2017 with open arms. Apart from that, the Times Square Ball app also lets you watch a live stram of events in Times Square that begin earlier in the evening all the way up to New Year's Eve -- as well as throughout the year to boot. You can even make use of the app to follow and interact with the Times Square Ball over Twitter, now how about that for being connected? Most importantly, you will be part of history in the making, joining up with millions of other people around the world, celebrating New Year's Eve live regardless of where you are. It does not get any better than that, surely!
Of course, this being the day and age where just about everyone has a smartphone, you need not have to sit in front of a desktop computer or a notebook that is tethered to a power outlet on a cold New Year’s Eve night as midnight approaches. There’s an app for that as well, allowing you to enjoy the kind of crazy revelry people do in New York City’s world famous Times Square as the Ball Drop happens.
How about other livestream options?
Of course, the famous Ball Drop can also be caught online at NewYearsEve.nyc. NBC will continue to play their part by hosting its traditional broadcast, kicking things off at 11:30 p.m. EST. Expect to see Alicia Keys and Blake Shelton light up the stage then. For ABC fans, Ryan Seacrest will play host to a five-and-a-half-hour-long special, beginning at 8 p.m. EST while seeing diva Mariah Carey and DNCE entertain viewers.
Right now, we do know that finishing touches are being prepared in Times Square, where the famous Ball is being worked on to sparkle while the clock ticks toward the inevitable -- 2017 arriving. So far, we do know that 281 new Waterford crystal triangles have been attached to the nearly six-ton sphere in order to make it sparkle and glitter unlike never before, thanks to having close to 2,700 triangles and 32,000 LED lights as it drops. The theme for this year’s crystals would be the gift of kindness, shown through the intertwining rosettes and diamond cuts. To date, there has been seven different versions of the ball ever since the Ball Drop tradition kicked off in 1907, making December 31st this year as the 110th anniversary. The first ball was made using iron and wood, covered with 100 light bulbs, while the current ball was installed in 2008.