No Crowd for 2021 New Year’s Virtual Ball Drop in Times Square

(New York, NY) — No one will be allowed into Times Square on New Year’s Eve to watch the ball drop this year. It’s another casualty of the ongoing pandemic in New York City. Organizers of the annual event are planning a virtually enhanced celebration. The Times Square Alliance says a very small group of in-person honorees, who are social distanced will be the only ones to witness the ball drop in person.

The ball drops during the New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square on Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP)

The alliance says more details about the virtual event will be released as December 31st gets closer.