This year isn’t really different for us on how we celebrate New Years. We always stay at our own home and celebrate just with our kids. But, I know many of you are used to going out with friends, and this year those events are canceled.
Even Times Square in New York is closed to the public for the annual New Year’s Eve celebrations. This is the first time since 1907 that there will not be a crowd there to watch the ball drop. This year it will all be done virtually.
Instead, there will be a 6-hour long webcast hosted by Jonathan Bennett. There will be performances from Gloria Gaynor, Andra Day, the USO Show Troupe, The Waffle Crew. I also read that Jennifer Lopez, Billy Porter, Cyndi Lauper, Jimmie Allen, and Machine Gun Kelly will be performing.
We’re thrilled that global music legend Gloria Gaynor and acclaimed singer-songwriter Andra Day will both be performing on New Year’s Eve! Andra Day will perform her Grammy Award-nominated single “Rise Up,” as well as her song “Forever Mine,” and will continue the New Year’s Eve tradition of singing John Lennon’s “Imagine” just before the Ball Drop. Two-time Grammy winner Gloria Gaynor will be performing her classic, and very appropriate, hit “I Will Survive” on New Year’s Eve, along with two other songs.Times Square Official Website
The webcast for Times Square 2021 will start Thursday, December 31st, starting at 5:55 pm. It will be live until January 1st, 2021, 12:15 am EST. You can watch the official live stream at TimesSquareNYC.org.
Or you can watch it right here! I’m actually kind of happy knowing that most people will be home! This means there will be less drunk driving happening tonight! Enjoy from home and stay safe!