Ball Test & Special Guests

In final preparation for New Year’s Eve, the iconic Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball is illuminated and sent up the 130-foot pole atop One Times Square.

Event co-organizers Tim Tompkins, President of the Times Square Alliance, and Jeffrey Straus, President of Countdown Entertainment, flip the giant switch to initiate the spectacular, kaleidoscope lighting effects, illuminated by 32,256 energy efficient LEDs and enhanced by 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles.

Joining the ball test are some of this year’s Special Guests, including teacher Jared Fox and students Ricardo Herrera, Daniel Soto and Van Troy. The teachers and students, are being honored in recognition of original, innovative ideas developed to address the climate crisis.

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