3, 2, 1 HAPPY NEW YEAR! Every year as the clock winds down on December 31st, hundreds of thousands of New Yorker natives and AAMCAR New York Car Rental customers look to the sky in preparation for the biggest New Years celebration in the world! The annual New Years Eve in Times Square celebration, in collaboration with Dick Clarks Rockin New Years Eve television special is, by far, one of the citys most popular and highly anticipated annual celebrations. More than just a celebration, the annual New Years Eve ball-drop has become somewhat of a global tradition, providing billions of live participants and at-home viewers with an energetic evening of fun and entertainment. This tried and true holiday celebration has been happening for nearly a hundred years in NYC, and each year it just keeps getting better and better! Dont let another year pass you without experiencing this one-of-a-kind event plan on celebrating your upcoming AAMCAR New York Car Rentals yearend vacation at the famous Times Square Rockin New Years Eve celebration!
About the Legendary New Years Eve Ball
The original New Years Eve Ball, which consisted of iron, wood and nearly 100 25-watt light bulbs, was first suspended above the city on December 31st, 1907. Since its maiden voyage in 1907, the New Years Eve ball has made nearly 100 descents, with the exception of 1942 and 1943 when the celebration was suspended due to wartime dimout regulations. In 1955 the original ball was replaced by a new state-of-the-art aluminum ball which remained unchanged until the mid 1980s when red bulbs and a green stem converted the tradition ball into an apple for the I Love New York marketing campaign. The current New Years Eve ball was totally redesigned in 2000 by Waterford Crystal in tribute of the millennium celebration. Composed of a total of 504 tiny crystal triangles, 168 external clear Philips Halogena Brilliant Crystal Light Bulbs, 432 internal Philips Light Bulbs (208 clear, 56 red, 56 blue, 56 green and 56 yellow), and 96 high intensity strobe lights. Ninety rotating pyramid mirrors are also utilized on the geodesic sphere, allowing the ball to produce a state-of-the-art light show and kaleidoscope affect atop One Times Square. An impressive feat of designed and engineering, the Waterford Crystal ball weighs approximately 1,070 pounds and takes exactly one minute to descend the spire atop Times Square.
The New Years Eve ball drop in Times Square has become an important part of the annual New York City celebration, but what about other events in the area? If you and your AAMCAR New York Car Rental friends are looking for a New Years Eve celebration thats a little less crowded and a whole lot warmer, look no further than the Times Square Alliance New Years Eve Party hosted by the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company on Broadway. This one-of-a-kind part features a buffet dinner, hors doeuvres, desserts, an open bar, an official New Years Eve souvenir bag and midnight champagne toast. Festivities get underway at 9pm, so dont be late! Tickets for this amazing event go on sale to the public every year, so be sure to reserve yours today! Other area business and residents also feature a stunning view of the New Years Eve ball drop festivities, including the Renaissance New York Hotel, the DoubleTree Guest Suites, The Marriott Marquis, TGI Fridays restaurant, Sbarro Pizza, the Olive Garden, and Foleys Fish House.
AAMCAR New York Car Rental customers interested in learning more about the annual New Years Eve in Times Square celebration should consider visiting Times Squares official New Years Eve webpage at www.timessquarenyc.org/nye/nye.html. This website has all the latest news on the years upcoming celebration, past festivities and potential performers; AAMCAR New York Car Rentals customers can even keep track of the time by watching the 365 day homepage countdown clock! Customers can also contact the Times Square Alliance for more details by calling 212-768-1560.