Will you be at home with a billion people watching the festivities on TV or are you going to be one of the million bidding a collective farewell to the departing year in New York’s Times Square?
The crowds are daunting. People will clatter into you. Bathrooms are a hike away. But keep your cool and enjoy the bash. Like you people are there ticking off a bucket-list item so slow down, chill out and keep calm.
The fireworks begin early, at 6 pm when the New Years Eve Ball begins its slow ascent of the top of One Times Square. To get the party started the Times Square Alliance sanitation crew, those people in the bright red uniforms, are busy handing out party favours to revellers.
Crowds come for the New Year’s Rockin’ Eve performances! The lights go up on the stage at 8. Over the years performances by U2, Elton John, Pink, The O’ Jays, Busta Rhymes, Destiny’s Child, the Pussycat Dolls, Jennifer Lopez, Robin Thicke, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber and (famously last year) Mariah Carey, have kept the crowds warm.