LateRooms.com - Spend New Year's Eve at Times Square in New York
December 16, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsTimes Square in New York is one of the world's most famous venues for New Year's Eve celebrations.
The bustling intersection in central Manhattan draws revellers from far and wide on December 31st, with an estimated one million people squeezing into the square and the surrounding streets for a huge party.
Perhaps the most recognised aspect of the celebrations is the Times Square Ball, which is traditionally lowered down a 20 m flagpole as the clock approaches midnight to signify the arrival of the new year.
As it touches the bottom, the crowd goes wild and much hugging, kissing and well-wishing for the next 12 months ensues.
Other highlights of New York's iconic new year celebration include musical performances and spectacular pyrotechnics.
People who have yet to experience Times Square at new year will no doubt have seen footage of the festivities, which are viewed by roughly one billion people worldwide each year.
Those planning to see it for themselves this year are advised to remember some warm clothing and get there early, as the area starts to fill up with people in the late afternoon.
LateRooms.com offers a wide range of New York hotels that could appeal to new year revellers, including the Candlewood Suites New York.
For more information on the event, visit http://www.timessquarenyc.org/index.aspx
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