Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Going Virtual

To perhaps nobody’s surprise, the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square is going virtual this year.

“Times Square New Year’s Eve 2021 is happening visually, virtually, safely, the Times Square Alliance tweeted.

Plans are still coming together for what that might look like, although they do stress the ball will drop as per usual to ring in 2021.

Mayor Bill de Blasio added, “A new year means a fresh start, and we’re excited to celebrate.”

The celebration typically draws a packed, shoulder-to-shoulder crowd.