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Times Square Ball Drop 2024

About 50,000 people will attend Times Square Ball Drop 2024 in New York.

Dec 31, 2023 → Jan 1, 2024

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Rated 4.9 by 400,000+ people

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Celebrating The New Year At Times Square Ball Drop 2024

The Richness Of Times Square Ball Drop 2024

The Times Square Ball Drop is a time-honored tradition that has been ringing in the New Year in New York City since 1907. This iconic event, which takes place from December 31st to January 1st, is a spectacle of lights, dancing, music, celebration and camaraderie that draws millions of people from around the world. The Times Square Ball Drop 2024 promises to be an unforgettable experience, with the dazzling "square ball" descending from the flagpole atop One Times Square to mark the arrival of the new year.

As the clock nears midnight on December 31st, the world and all attendees at the Times Square gaze to the sky to watch the magical moment when the ball drops.

The Event Venue

Times Square, the "Crossroads of the World", is a bustling hub of activity at any time of the year. But on New Year's Eve, it transforms into a sea of revelers, all waiting for the Times Square Ball Drop. This event is one of the most televised New Year's Eve celebrations in the country and globally, with the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Drop being broadcast to an estimated one billion people in all time zones. Join other guests, friends and family for an all-night-long unique experience in NYC.

A Global Tradition and Splendid Experience

New York City is a melting pot of cultures, and this is reflected in the food available at the Times Square Ball Drop. Street vendors offer everything from hot dogs to international delicacies. As for outfits, it's all about staying warm while looking festive. Many people opt for sparkly hats, glasses shaped like the upcoming year, and other fun accessories. The music is a mix of live performances from top artists and popular tunes played by DJs.

Atmosphere and Activities

The atmosphere at the Times Square Ball Drop is expected to be electrifying as always. The anticipation builds throughout the evening, culminating in the final countdown to the New Year. There are also plenty of other activities to enjoy in the surrounding area, from Broadway shows to exploring the many shops and restaurants that Times Square has to offer.

Tips for the New Year's Eve Celebration

Arrive early on December 31st to secure a good spot for the New Year's Eve party, because guests start filling up the streets in the afternoon. Dress warmly and comfortably, as you'll be standing for several hours. As you join other guests to have an amazing New Year's Eve experience, do remember, that public drinking is not allowed, so save the champagne for after the ball drop.

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When you're navigating the crowds at Times Square on New Year's Eve, the last thing you want to worry about is your bag. That's where Bounce comes in. As the largest luggage storage platform, Bounce offers short-term luggage storage solutions in over 2,000 cities worldwide, including New York City. With Bounce, you can drop off your bag for a few hours or a few days at a low, affordable daily rate. Plus, each item stored through our platform comes with $10,000 in BounceShield™ Protection. 

Bag Policy At Times Square Ball Drop

Avoid bringing bags or backpacks as they are not permitted, and their contents will be subject to being searched and will likely be confiscated. Large bags are not allowed in viewing areas and all small bags are searched. Items that are NOT permitted: Backpacks Large, bags, Umbrellas, Lawn chairs, or other folding chairs, Picnic blankets, and Large coolers Alcohol.

Unpermitted items will be confiscated. To avoid your items being confiscated and to eliminate the long queue of bag and luggage inspection, Bounce is available to help you store any kind of bag, for a cheaper price and we are just a mile away.

Things to Do in New York City

Don't Miss Out on These NYC Global Tradition

New York City is a vibrant, bustling metropolis with something for everyone. From world-class museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art to iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and Central Park, there's no shortage of things to see and do.

Shop till you drop on Fifth Avenue, catch a Broadway show, entertainment, live music, premium open bar, and explore the diverse neighborhoods, each with its unique character and charm. And don't forget to try some of the city's famous cuisine, from New York-style pizza to bagels and international fare.

See you in New York City

So there you have it, your ultimate guide to the Times Square Ball Drop 2024. With Bounce by your side, you can enjoy this iconic New Year's Eve celebration and everything else New York City has to offer, worry-free. See you in the Big Apple.

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All you need to know

  • How much does it cost to see the ball drop in Times Square?

    The Time's Square Ball Drop is completely free

  • Do you have to buy tickets for Times Square?

    There are no tickets or entrance free to Times Square or the celebration area for New Year Eve, However, there are certain areas in Times Square that will require visitors to buy entry tickets. The prices of those entry tickets will vary from place to place.

  • When does the ball drops in Times Square?

    Located on the roof of One Times Square, the ball descends down a specially designed flagpole, beginning at 11:59:00 p.m. ET, and finally rest at midnight to indicate the start of the new year.

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