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Release Date: Dec 30, 2012

Organizers Test Confetti for Times Square 2013 New Year’s Eve and Place a Wish on the Confetti Wishing Wall

Times Square New Year's Eve Host Allison Hagendorf to Join Annual Test and Toss High Above Times Square

(Times Square, N.Y.) -- New Year’s  Eve organizers will conduct the annual “airworthiness test” of the confetti used for Times Square New Year’s Eve 2013 on Saturday, December 29 at 11 a.m. from the Times Square Alliance office at 165 W. 46th Street at 7th Avenue.  Times Square Alliance President Tim Tompkins, Countdown Entertainment President Jeffrey Straus, and 2013 Times Square New Year's Eve Host Allison Hagendorf (The CW’s “The Next: Fame is at Your Doorstep”) will throw handfuls of confetti from eight stories above Times Square on to the streets below to test its airworthiness in preparation for the release of one ton of confetti -- by hand from various buildings in Times Square -- at midnight on New Year’s Eve.  Partners will also read hopes and dreams for 2013 placed on the New Year’s Eve Confetti Wishing Wall.

Each year, people from around the world, from countries such as Japan, Chile, Australia, France, China and Brazil, write their wishes for the New Year on pieces of confetti that will descend upon the revelers in Times Square on New Year’s Eve.  So far, thousands of people from more than 50 countries have submitted a wish. The public can post wishes on the New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall at the Times Square Museum & Visitor Center until December 30th. Wishes can also be submitted online at TimesSquareNYC.org/newyearseve.

On New Year’s Eve, all of the wishes will be mixed in with the rest of the confetti and, at midnight, the revelers in Times Square will be showered with wishes from revelers celebrating around the globe. For more information on Times Square New Year’s Eve and our World Wide Webcast, visit TimesSquareNYC.org/newyearse.
 

What: NEW YEAR’S EVE CONFETTI AIRWORTHINESS TEST
When: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29 AT 11 AM MEDIA CHECK-IN AT 10:45 AM
Where: TIMES SQUARE ALLIANCE OFFICE,165 W. 46TH STREET, FL. 8 AT 7th AVENUE, TIMES SQUARE