POLL: Have You Ever Gone to Times Square for New Year’s Eve?

Posted On Wed, December 30, 2015 By

Posted On Wed, December 30, 2015 By In holidays

Yesterday, 6sqft shared a video that explored the history of New Year’s Eve in Times Square. The first celebration was held in 1904 as a celebration of the New York Times’ new building at the crossroads, and in 1907 the first ball drop took place. Since then, the tradition has taken place every year except for 1942 and 1943 due to WWII “dimout” lighting restrictions. Today, the magnificent ball weighs six tons and is made up of 32,256 LED lights. The spectacle draws a crowd of at least 1 million, which to some sounds like a once-in-a-lifetime party. Others, however, are deterred by the claustrophobic conditions and lack of bathrooms. Which side are you on?

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