A lot of people try to make it to New York City to watch the ball drop in person, but that’s impractical for virtually everyone who can’t afford to drop a lot of money traveling, lodging, eating and drinking in the metro area. If you don’t have access to a TV, you can still watch the ball drop online for free – we have it embedded right here on this very page (though it won't be running live footage until Monday). But here are some other options:
- On the Times Square website, you can watch the stream we have embedded above. Watch for updates to that page as we get closer to the 31st.
- ABC will be streaming Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rocking Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013 on their website beginning at 8:00 PM EST on Monday as well.
The Ball Drop will be televised on ABC and NBC. Beginning in 2009, the organizers of the event – Times Square Alliance – began producing their own live stream of the event hosted by Livestream, which also features viewer contributions submitted via social media.