Times Square New Year's Eve 2021

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.

Happy New Year! We hope everyone enjoyed NYE 2021 safely from the comfort of their own homes.

Special Guests

As the event’s official Special Guests, Times Square New Year’s Eve recognized the “Heroes of 2020,” those who showed the courage and creativity to help us through this year — first responders, frontline and essential workers and their families who sacrificed so much in 2020 to provide care and support for their communities. The Heroes of 2020 were represented onsite by New York families of first responders, frontline and essential workers, whose personal stories from the past year inspire all of us and reflect the best of the human spirit.  These New York stories of sacrifice and public service are representative of family stories in every community in every state across our country and around the world.


Times Square New Year's Eve is presented by:

Times Square NYE Sponsors

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