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How to Watch 2023 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Free Online

So many people are going to be celebrating New Year’s Eve in different places around the world. Some people will be in New York City, where they can watch the famous Times Square Ball Drop live without commercials. There will also be lots of performances going on and lots of other fun things happening.

The Times Square 2023 livestream will start at 6 p.m. on Dec. 31, 2022, and end at 12:15 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2023. The livestream will be available on multiple websites, including TimesSquareNYC.org, LiveStream.com/2023 and TimesSquareBall.net, powered by Vimeo’s Livestream platform.

The Times Square New Year’s Eve livestream will feature a variety of artists who will perform different songs at different times throughout the night. Chelsea Cutler will perform several of her hits around 7 p.m. ET, and she will also sing John Lennon’s “Imagine” just before midnight. JVKE, Jax, Ava Max, J-Hope, Osmani Garcia, New Edition, Sech, and Duran Duran will also perform.

Traditional TV stations will air different programming at Times Square on New Year’s Eve. ABC will have “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” (featuring live performances by Duran Duran, Jax, J-Hope and New Edition), CNN will have “New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen” (featuring Ava Max) and Univision will have “¡Feliz 2023!” (featuring Sech and Osmani Garcia).

The New Year’s Eve celebration will start at 6 p.m. ET and the ball will be lit and raised at the top of One Times Square. Jonathan Bennett (actor and TV personality) will be the host of the livestream and Jeremy Hassell (who has been part of the Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration since 2016) will be his co-host.

The Times Square livestream will also be available in the free VNYE app (vnye.com). This will let you explore Times Square sights, play games, and livestream New Year’s Eve celebrations in Times Square and around the world.

The New Year’s Eve celebration happens every year and is organized by the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment. This year, it’s the 118th time it’s been held in Times Square.

In 1907, the first ball-lowering ceremony took place in Times Square. This New Year’s Eve, the nearly 6-ton ball – which is 12 feet in diameter and outfitted with 2,688 Waterford crystal triangles and 32,256 light-emitting diodes – is scheduled to descend from atop the 26-story One Times Square building starting 60 seconds before midnight local time.

Here’s the schedule of events for the 2023 Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration:

6:00-6:03 p.m.: To light the ball and raise it in the air, we use a lot of electricity.

6:07-6:19 p.m.: SAFA Chinese cultural performance

6:20-6:27 p.m.: Performance by ANEW

6:30 p.m.: Times Square 2023 hats, balloons, necklaces, gloves and scarves

7:03-7:19 p.m.: Musical performance by Chelsea Cutler

8:03-8:17 p.m.: Musical performance by JVKE

8:23-8:29 p.m.: ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” performance by Jax

8:40-8:43 p.m.: Waterford Crystal toast

9:15-9:29 p.m.: CNN’s “New Year’s Eve Live” performance by Ava Max

9:34-9:40 p.m.: ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” performance by J-Hope

10:04-10:10 p.m.: Univision’s “¡Feliz 2023!” performance by Osmani García

10:16-10:19 p.m.: Highlights of Good Riddance Day presented by Netspend

10:19-10:22 p.m.: Planet Fitness world premiere

10:23-10:25 p.m.: Carnival “Choose Fun” moment

10:31-10:34 p.m.: Hip Hop Museum announcement

10:45-10:53 p.m.: ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” performance by New Edition

11:02-11:10 p.m.: Univision’s “¡Feliz 2023!” performance by Sech

11:11-11:15 p.m.: Kay’s New Year’s Eve Kiss

11:17-11:19 p.m.: Times Square celebrates with NYC Mayor Eric Adams

11:20-11:25 p.m.: Associated Press presents 2022 year-in-review video highlights

11:39-11:46 p.m.: ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” performance by Duran Duran

11:55-11:58 p.m.: Chelsea Cutler performs John Lennon’s “Imagine”

11:59 p.m.: The 60-Second Countdown

12:00 a.m.: “2023” sign illuminated at the top of One Times Square, alongside confetti release and pyrotechnic effects

12:15 a.m.: Show End

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