New Year's Eve
The ball drop in Manhattan’s Times Square is the world’s most popular New Year’s Eve celebration, watched by hundreds of millions of people around the globe. More than one million people make the trip to Times Square to view the event. It takes sixty seconds for the ball, made out of Waterford Crystal, to fall 145m to its destination and ring in the New Year. The ball itself weighs more than 5,000kg and is 3.7m in diameter.
It’s quite the event, but attending may be more trouble than it’s worth. Security is heavy, and you may have to spend hours standing around in the freezing New York winter. The NYPD siphons the crowd into different pens and bathroom facilities are limited. Anyway, there are New Year’s celebrations going on everywhere and the ball drop is broadcast on most television networks.