People have elaborate plans for the New Year, don’t they? But, one thing is common while ringing in the New Year — cheerfully counting down the final seconds of the passing year to welcome the first moments of the New Year! Most people plan their memorable New Year’s Eve at remarkable locations, one of which is New York, famed for its iconic tradition of the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop!
An air of zest sweeps the Times Square on a typical New Year’s Eve with a million voices (that synchronously count the seconds backward) reaching a crescendo as the dazzling crystal ball gracefully descends the flagpole atop One Times Square and rests exactly at 12 o’clock.
Most of us were almost sure that we couldn’t celebrate the New Year 2021 this way, given that every celebration of this year has drastically been different due to COVID -19. Confirming the same, the organizers of Times Square New Year’s Eve said that the New Year’s Eve 2021 would be ‘virtually enhanced, visually compelling and very different,’ and that the 2021 Ball Drop would be a broadcast-only event ‘in response to the changes and challenges of 2020’. However, there’s enough scope for scaled-back and socially-distanced live elements in the event that will ‘reflect the themes, challenges and inspirations of 2020’.
‘One thing that will never change is the ticking of time and the arrival of a new year at midnight on December 31,’ said Tim Tompkins — President of the Times Square Alliance, which co-produces the event along with Countdown Entertainment. He called for virtual participation of people in this century-old tradition because ‘more than ever in these divided and fear-filled times, the world desperately needs to come together symbolically and virtually to celebrate the people and things we love and to look forward with a sense of renewal and new beginnings’.
Watching the 2021 Ball Drop on TV:
Popular television networks like NBC, Fox, and ABC usually air the New Year’s Eve special programs on December 31, capping them off with the Ball Drop. But there’s no official announcement regarding the coverage of the 2021 Ball Drop from any of these channels yet.
Streaming New Year Eve’s Ball Drop:
You can watch the live streaming of New Year Eve’s Ball Drop on the official website of Times Square or its official social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). Visit TimesSquareNYC.org, NewYearsEve.NYC, or TimesSquareBall.net to view the 2021 Ball Drop online.
Indian Eagle is a leading travel booking company that is committed to modernizing and economizing air travel. Search for flights from USA to India, compare the airfare offered by a range of premium and budget airlines, and book the best itinerary suiting your travel needs!