Crowds of giddy individuals can once again fill the streets of Times Square on New Years Eve.
New York is welcoming the public back to celebrate the upcoming new year in Times Square, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday.
Jammed cheek to cheek, individuals who want to see the ball drop in the Big Apple will have to show proof of vaccination, stated Mayor Bill de Blasio.
“Yes, we are proud to announce that Times Square, wonderful celebration in Times Square, the ball drop, everything, coming back full strength the way we love it,” de Blasio said at a virtual news briefing. “Hundreds of thousands of people there to celebrate. We can finally get back together again. It’s going to be amazing.”Mayor Bill de Blasio
Spectators who cannot get vaccinated will have to provide a doctor’s note, alongside children who are five and up will also be asked to show proof of full vaccination, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
What was once a socially distant celebration during the height of the pandemic, hundreds of thousands of individuals are welcomed back to kiss their loved one when the ball drops or to cheers the new year with friends by their side.
Not to mention, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade will also be returning in full swing showing large balloons floating down the streets of the original parade route.
So remember to bring the white slip of paper stuffed in your wallet to Times Square if you want to ring in the new year, see the ball drop, and be apart of the crowd in celebration.