The ‘2024’ numerals have arrived in Times Square ahead of New Year’s Eve

December 21, 2023

All images courtesy of the Times Square Alliance

It’s nearly time to kiss 2023 goodbye. The iconic, seven-foot-tall numerals that sit under the New Year’s Eve crystal ball arrived in Times Square on Wednesday after a cross-country trip. The towering digits are on view at Broadway Plaza between 46th and 47th Streets through Friday, December 22 when they are placed atop One Times Square ahead of the ball drop on the 31st.

This year’s numerals use a total of 588 efficient LED bulbs, with each number “2” containing 145 bulbs, the number “0” containing 164 bulbs, and the number “4” containing 134 bulbs.

The numbers arrived in Manhattan after a coast-to-coast road trip in a 2024 Kia EV9 that spanned more than 2,800 miles and stopped off in Tucson, Arizona, and in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania along the way to spread some New Year’s cheer before 2024.

After snapping their photo with the 2024 numerals, visitors can write their wishes for the new year on pieces of confetti that will be released at midnight on New Year’s Eve. The New Year’s Eve Wishing Wall is open at Broadway Plaza from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. through December 29 but will be closed on Christmas.

For those unable to see the wall in person, you can also submit your New Year’s wishes on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #ConfettiWish.

“The New Year offers individuals the chance to embrace the promise of a fresh start,” Tom Harris, President of the Times Square Alliance, said.

“As revelers and families and friends watching on TV embark on a new year together, the confetti showering Times Square symbolizes the dawn of renewed hope as individuals not only reflect on their past, but also look forward to new achievements in the year ahead.”


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