‘2022’ numerals arrive in Times Square after cross-country trip

Posted On Wed, December 22, 2021 By

Posted On Wed, December 22, 2021 By In Events, holidays, Midtown West

Image courtesy of Times Square Alliance

The New Year has arrived in New York. The iconic seven-foot-tall numerals that sit beneath the New Year’s Eve crystal ball arrived in Times Square on Monday. The numbers are available for viewing at Times Square Plaza between 46th and 47th Street until noon on December 23 until they take their place on top of One Times Square.

Image courtesy of Times Square Alliance

According to the Times Square Alliance, the 2022 numerals use a total of 599 energy-efficient LED bulbs, with each “2” containing 145 bulbs and the “0” containing 164.

Visitors can snap pictures in front of the illuminated numerals in a socially-distanced manner and slip their wishes for the new year into the New Year’s Eve Confetti Wishing Wall. From 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day until December 25, guests can slip their wishes into the wall that will come down with the confetti as the clock strikes midnight. Participants can also add their wishes virtually by sharing them on Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #ConfettiWish.


Image courtesy of Times Square Alliance

The arrival of the numerals followed a cross-country road trip via a Kia, which started in California and gave Americans across the entire nation an opportunity to celebrate the New Year.

Unlike the 2020 event, this year’s Times Square celebration will be held in person, with proof of full vaccination and photo identification required. However, because of the recent surge in Covid cases in New York City due to the Omicron variant, the event may be canceled. Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to make an announcement regarding the event before Christmas.

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