Times Square New Year's Eve

Every year as the clock nears midnight on December 31, the eyes of the world turn once more to the dazzling lights and bustling energy of Times Square. Anticipation runs high. New Year's Eve at the symbolic center of New York City has become more than just a celebration — it's a global tradition.

The world holds its breath, and cheers as the clocks strike twelve.

As the famous New Year's Eve Ball descends atop One Times Square, countless people watch Times Square, nationwide, and throughout the world and are united in bidding collective farewell to the departing year and expressing joy and hope for the year ahead.

New Year's Eve 2022 invited revelers back to Times Square to watch the Ball Drop in person, with proof of full vaccination and valid photo identification. The highly anticipated festivities were also broadcast for television and internet audiences, and included a virtual multi-media experience.

Attendees were required to wear masks. Viewing areas were filled with fewer people to allow for social distancing. Revelers were not allowed entry until 3:00pm.

The health and safety of New Year’s Eve revelers was the priority of Times Square New Year’s Eve 2022.  The event worked closely with medical experts to consult on all health protocols and to ensure that everyone followed the state established safety guidelines.

You can learn more about vaccine requrements and more on our Frequently Asked Questions page.


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