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New York City Ball Revamped for Celebrating New Year’s Eve


New York City Ball Revamped for Celebrating New Year’s Eve

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The year 2021 is coming to a close. It wasn’t an exceptionally great year, though one might argue that it was marginally better than 2020. Regardless, time continues to move forward, and we hope for a gradual return to normalcy in the upcoming year of 2022. However, before we embark on the new year, a long-standing tradition awaits us. This Friday marks the arrival of New Year’s Eve, when we gather to witness the descent of a sparkling disco ball.

Once again, the ball is scheduled to make its descent in Times Square, NYC. Each year, the ball undergoes a transformation to maintain its dazzling appearance, and this time, it received a fresh makeover with exquisite new crystals provided by the Irish company Waterford.

“Today, we are in the process of replacing 192 Waterford crystal triangles on the ball behind me with a new design named ‘the Gift of Wisdom,'” mentioned Jeffrey Strauss, the president of Countdown Entertainment in an interview with CNN. “This design is symbolized by a wheel adorned with petals, representing the growth of knowledge.”

Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances, New Year’s Eve celebrations will once again be scaled down compared to previous years. Only 15,000 spectators will be allowed to attend the event in person to ensure pandemic safety measures, while the rest are encouraged to enjoy the festivities from the comfort of their homes. On a positive note, the evening promises to be a grand entertainment spectacle, featuring live performances by KT Tunstall, LL Cool J, Journey, and Chloe.

“We anticipate over a billion viewers worldwide joining us on TV and online to celebrate,” remarked Strauss. “It’s a moment of unity where we all come together, even if only for a brief 60 seconds, as we count down to the start of 2022.”

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