NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 27: Waterford Crystals are installed onto the Times Square New Year's Eve 2023 Celebration Ball on the roof of One Times Square on December 27, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

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We are just hours away from the New Year and that means people (especially those in Times Square) are working around the clock to make sure everything runs smoothly on December 31.

According to nyc.gov, an estimated one million people will be in Times Square to see the famous New Year’s Eve ball drop in person Saturday night with millions of others watching from afar nationwide.

The ball which descends from the flagpole atop One Times Square has been getting touched up for days now following the installation of its new crystal design. It weighs 11,875 pounds and is covered with a total of 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles.

The official Times Square NYC website revealed that the 192 triangles introduce the new Gift of Love design represented by a circle of overlapping hearts entwined together.

Whether you are heading out to an extravagant house party, hitting up the open bar at your favorite local spot, or even putting on your best sweats to sit on the couch, you’ll want to scroll below to watch the installation of the 2023 New Year’s Eve ball in New York City.

  • 2023 New Year’s Eve Waterford Crystal Triangles

     

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  • What happens to the old crystals?

     

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  • What is behind the famous Times Square NYE Ball?

     

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  • 2023 arrives in New York City . . .

     

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  • Times Square New Year's Eve 2023 Celebration Installation

    Crystal Installation - Times Square New Year's Eve 2023 Celebration

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 27: One of the Waterford Crystals that is installed onto the Times Square New Year’s Eve 2023 Celebration Ball is shown to the press on the roof of One Times Square on December 27, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

  • Times Square New Year's Eve 2023 Celebration Installation

    Crystal Installation - Times Square New Year's Eve 2023 Celebration

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 27: One of the Waterford Crystals that is installed onto the Times Square New Year’s Eve 2023 Celebration Ball is held up to the sk on the roof of One Times Square on December 27, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

  • Times Square New Year's Eve 2023 Celebration Installation

    Crystal Installation 2023

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – DECEMBER 27: Waterford Crystals are installed onto the Times Square New Year’s Eve 2023 Celebration Ball on the roof of One Times Square on December 27, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

  • Don't forget to test the confetti!

     

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  • The History of the Times Square Ball

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