Nearly 2 million people will ring in the new year standing in a relatively balmy Times Square on Saturday night, as countless others all over the world watch from afar.
The Times Square Alliance will stream a live webcast of the festivities from 6 p.m. Eastern until 12:15 a.m as host Jonathan Bennet of â€œMean Girlsâ€ fame chats with guests and revelers to mark the end of 2016. Silento, Gloria Estefan and Gavin DeGraw are among the entertainers scheduled to perform.
This yearâ€™s New Yearâ€™s Eve ball, designed around the theme â€œThe Gift of Kindness,â€ is 12 feet in diameter and will sparkle with more than 2,000 Waterford crystal triangles. Itâ€™ll make the quick descent from the top of One Times Square in the last minute of the year, setting off a fireworks display and the famed hurricane of confetti.
Watch the feed above, which will feature a 10-second countdown at the top of every hour until the ultimate event at midnight.