First Night Celebrations Around the World

by , SmarterTravel Staff - December 12, 2007 See all photo galleries
New Years festivities in Times Square

New York City, New York

Times Square is the classic New Year's Eve destination, with its annual celebration dating back more than 100 years. Approximately one million people jam the square every December 31 for the yearly tradition of watching the ball drop, confetti bursts, pyrotechnics, and other revelries. If you're planning on seeing the action in person this year, bundle up and get there early: The crowds start showing up in the afternoon, and first arrivals get the best viewing spots. For all the details, visit the Times Square Alliance New Year's Eve website.

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