Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Drop Livestream 2017: Here's how to watch online

Source: AP
Source: AP

An estimated 1 million will gather in New York City's Times Square for the New Year's Eve ball drop to countdown to 2017. The annual tradition that began in 1907 — over 100 years old! — is one of the most popular and iconic New Year's Eve festivities for which people travel far and wide. The performances, surprise guests and energy of the crowd make it worth it. But if you can't be part of the reveling in person this year, here is how to watch the 2017 Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Drop livestream online. 


Livestream details

Event organizers have already set up for the festivities in Times Square.
Source: 
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The Times Square Alliance is hosting their own webcast that can be watched here starting Dec. 31 at 5:55 p.m. Eastern. The organization also has a convenient mobile streaming option that allows you to watch the six-and-a-half-hour commercial-free webcast on your phone or tablet by downloading their Times Square Ball App. The app is available for free through Apple and Google Play stores.

For the first time, this livestream will be hosted by actor Jonathan Bennett along with co-hosts Andrea Boehlke and Jeremy Hassell. Performances, interviews with attendees and the iconic ball drop will be aired on the webcast as well.

Confetti pours over Times Square during New Year's Eve 2016.
Source: 
Mary Altaffer/AP

The Times Square New Year's Eve 2017 event will feature performances from Mariah Carey, Gloria Estefan, Gavin DeGraw, Silentó, Don Omar and more. A full list of the scheduled entertainment is here

The star of the show, the New Year's Eve Ball, is made up of 2,688 Waterford Crystal triangles and can illuminate over 16 million colors. 

The evening celebrating the new year ahead looks promising and the ability to enjoy it from the comfort of anywhere through this livestream makes it even better. 

Mariah Carey will be performing in Times Square on New Year's Eve.
Source: 
Richard Shotwell/AP
A close-up of the 2017 Times Square ball.
Source: 
Seth Wenig/AP
Revelers celebrate after ball drops on New Year's Eve 2016.
Source: 
Kena Betancur/Getty Images

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Natelegé Whaley

Natelege covers music and culture for Mic.com. In the past, she has contributed news, culture and identity pieces for BET, VH1, XXL, Huffington Post and VIBE.com.

MORE FROM

The 'RuPaul's Drag Race' finale format change just saved the show from predictability

Predictability seized the last few seasons of 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' but season nine's finale flipped the script.

Journalist Kevin Powell sues 'All Eyez on Me' filmmakers, claims they stole from his Tupac articles

More bad news for the embattled Tupac Shakur biopic.

Who won 'RuPaul's Drag Race' season 9?

A lip-sync battle tournament leads to a surprising winner.

Halsey just started a feud with Iggy Azalea

The pop singer thinks Azalea is a "fucking moron."

'Game of Thrones' author George R.R. Martin has a new TV show in the works

An early, gory novella from Martin is heading to Syfy.

The 'Will and Grace' revival will lay out the "rules" in the premiere

Series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan are addressing that pesky finale

The 'RuPaul's Drag Race' finale format change just saved the show from predictability

Predictability seized the last few seasons of 'RuPaul's Drag Race,' but season nine's finale flipped the script.

Journalist Kevin Powell sues 'All Eyez on Me' filmmakers, claims they stole from his Tupac articles

More bad news for the embattled Tupac Shakur biopic.

Who won 'RuPaul's Drag Race' season 9?

A lip-sync battle tournament leads to a surprising winner.

Halsey just started a feud with Iggy Azalea

The pop singer thinks Azalea is a "fucking moron."

'Game of Thrones' author George R.R. Martin has a new TV show in the works

An early, gory novella from Martin is heading to Syfy.

The 'Will and Grace' revival will lay out the "rules" in the premiere

Series creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan are addressing that pesky finale