[WATCH] Learn the History of the New Year's Eve Ball in Times Square

The dropping of the giant Crystal Ball in Times Square on New Year's Eve is one of the most watched events on the planet. Starting in 1907, the annual event has brought a new ball to the square each year. In this fascinating video from the Times Square Alliance, learn all about the history of the ball, and the tradition of dropping it on New Year's Eve.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's food scene with his Wife and the outdoors with their dog. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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