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New Year’s Eve ball drop: Time, TV channel, livestream info

New York Times Square New year celebrations in 2006. (w:en:User:Chensiyuan/WikiCommons)

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More than 1 million people are expected to show up at Times Square on New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop.

Various artists are set to perform — including Post Malone, BTS, Sam Hunt and Alanis Morisette — during the New Year’s Eve special “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2020.”

Presenting sponsor of the broadcast, YouTube, will look back at the biggest trends on YouTube from the past decade and will make a surprise announcement.

The celebration will be broadcast live on Dec. 31 at 8 p.m. on ABC Television Network.

You can also watch the celebration unfold live via webcast. The 11th annual webcast will cover the action and festivities, starting with the ball raising at 6 p.m. Viewers can watch live musical performances, hourly countdowns, behind-the-scenes stories and interviews with celebrities — all before midnight.

You can watch the live webcast below.

Actor and TV personality Jonathan Bennett will host the live commercial-free webcast. Popular rock band X Ambassadors will headline, and will continue the New Year’s Eve tradition of singing John Lennon’s “Imagine” moments before midnight, as well as performing other songs earlier in the night, including “Renegades” and “Unsteady.”

The USO Show Troupe will perform the popular “A Military Salute” to honor our armed forces. Presenting sponsor Planet Fitness will showcase The Marching Cobras Sapphire Danceline and Flag Unit for a performance that will feature student participants from all five New York City boroughs.

Univision will present three star musical performances to be announced later this month.

Here is what you need to know:

What: Time Square New Year’s Eve Celebration

When: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019

Time: 6 p.m. to 12:15 a.m

Watch on TV: ABC, CNN, NBC, Fox News

Stream live on: Facebook, Twitter and the Times Square New Year’s Eve website.


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